Ralph's Surf Shop

Ralph’s Surf Shop is a surf and hire shop based in North Devon’s surfing hotspot of Croyde. The shop is entirely locally run and not part of any chains, so when you shop at Ralph’s you can be sure that you are supporting a local business. The shop is frequented by local surfers who have grown a close relationship with the store and its owners. It is also incredibly popular amongst holidaymakers visiting Croyde who are seeking sports and recreational equipment to make the most of their time in the village. Ralph’s Surf Shop is notable for its friendly and personal relationship with shoppers, delivering every customer with a helpful, comprehensive and reliable service.

The shop is situated in an excellent location in the heart of the village of Croyde. The location of the shop is also a mere few minutes’ walk to the renowned Croyde Bay, which is especially convenient for surfers who are wanting to head straight from the Surf Shop to the water. The central location of the shop is no doubt one of the many reasons why it is so popular.

Ralph’s Surf Shop was set up by Ralph himself, an international surfer who came to Croyde in the early 1980s. Ralph had been surfing across the world for many years before settling in Croyde, as the combination of world-class surf and old-world village charm won him over. Ralph has an extensive knowledge of surfing and the surf industry, and this is channelled in the service he provides in his shop. The shop is run by him and his wife, Shae, who provide an entirely personal and trustworthy service based on pure passion for the industry.

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Buy surf apparel, equipment, boards and accessories

Surfers looking for new apparel, equipment, boards and accessories will be able to find a varied and high-quality selection stocked at Ralph’s, including the latest offerings from some of the most well-known names in the sport. There is a large assortment of surfboards in a range of sizes and styles that have been hand-selected by Ralph based on his exhaustive surfing knowledge. Those that need a hand finding the right board for them need only ask a member of staff for help and they will be happy to offer their expertise to help you choose. Ralph’s even stocks a range of products that will be of interest to non-surfers, such as beach footwear – an essential for a trip to Croyde.

Surfboard and wetsuit hire

Ralph’s Surf Shop also offers an extensive surf hire service, ideal for tourists wanting to try their hand with Croyde’s famous surf, or travelling surfers who didn’t bring their board. Their hire service offers surfboards, bodyboards, skimboards, longboards and wetsuits. They also offer packages such as surfboard and suit, or bodyboard and suit. Each item can be hired for periods of four hours or more, and every service comes at a completely affordable rate. Whether you’re a Croyde local, a holidaymaker, a pro surfer or a first-timer, Ralph’s offers a convenient and affordable service to please everyone and help them make the most of their time in Croyde.

Address: 11 Hobbs Hill, Croyde, EX33 1LZ

Phone: 01271 890147

Web: www.ralphssurfshop.co.uk