Terms and conditions
Please read carefully and keep for your reference and the reference of any participants within your booking group.
Your contract is with Blue Surf School (hereinafter called 'we or us'). These booking conditions together with the details in our brochure or website form the basis of your contract with us. When booking a course, a contract is made when we confirm the booking. The person making the booking (hereinafter called 'you' or 'the client') accepts responsibility for ensuring that all other persons in your group read these booking conditions and are fully aware of the booking conditions and course details and requirements.
Changing your booking
We will make every effort to arrange any changes you request after the booking has been confirmed, providing it is more than 2 days before the course start date. If we receive notification less than 2 days before the course start date we may not be able to change your booking. Any changes are subject to availability of course places. If you or anyone in your group is prevented from taking part on a course you may transfer the booking to another person who is known to you.
Should you and any person on the booking form need to cancel your booking once it has been confirmed, we must be notified by the person making the booking. Cancellations will be fully refunded if at least 7 days notice is given. A 50% refund will be given between 7 days and 48 hours. Less than 48 hours notice of cancellation will not be refunded at all.
Course participation, liability and other important information
The activity of surfing carries with it a degree of risk both to people and property, even if enjoyed under proper supervision by qualified instructors. It is also a strenuous activity that requires those taking part to have a reasonable standard of swimming and fitness. You must therefore make us aware of any medical conditions, illnesses or allergies you have and any prescribed medication you are taking on the booking form at the time of booking and to your surf instructor prior to the course start. For course participants under 18 years old it is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to inform us of any medical conditions. You should not participate in any surfing course if you are suffering from a heart condition or any other injury / illness which may affect you physical ability or if you are pregnant. You must be able to swim at least 50 metres and must in no circumstances be under the influence of any alcohol or illegal drugs. Also, you must not be under the influence of medication which may adversely affect your physical abilities. You must agree to abide to all instructions and decisions that Blue Surf School and our instructors make in order to secure the safety and comfort of all participants. You will have the use of Blue Surf School equipment during your lessons. Whereas we take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and good condition of that equipment, you are responsible for immediately reporting any damage caused to the equipment or which becomes apparent whilst the equipment is in your possession. Blue Surf School does not seek to limit or exclude any liability for personal injury or loss of life to participants which may occur as a result of its own negligence or that of our employees. However, Blue Surf School assumes no liability in respect of any personal injury loss, damage, consequential loss or third party claims which occur through no fault of our own or caused by the negligence of you or one of the participants in your group.
We follow governmental recommendations for outdoor activities and the Surfing England regulations that state that children under 8 years old are not permitted to take part on surfing courses.
In the rare event that Blue Surf School or our employees consider the sea, beach or weather conditions to be unsuitable for surf instruction, we will give a credit voucher for any lessons cancelled by us. Credit vouchers for any lessons can be used within one year from the date of the missed lesson.
Brochure and website accuracy
Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of Blue Surf School’s brochure and website, it is intended only as a guide to the services it provides. We are relieved of any liability due to any errors or omissions it may contain, or any minor discrepancies between the brochure or website's content and that service.
Any likeness or image of you secured or taken on any of our courses may be used by us without charge in all media for genuine promotional or marketing purposes. This includes promotional materials of any kind, such as brochures, leaflets, videos and the internet. If you would prefer not to be used in any promotional materials please inform us in writing prior to your course.
Law and Jurisdiction
These conditions form a contract between us which will be construed in accordance with English Law and it is agreed between us that each will submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.