Learn To Surf

Learn To Surf

What's a week away in Cornwall without a sampling of the local delights? 300 miles of coastline wraps Cornwall offering the spectacular beaches and pounding surf providing our natural playground. You can get in the water at any point during the Boardmasters week; there are plenty of peaks along the length of Fistral and Watergate Bay... it's the best thing you'll ever do!

Whether you have lugged your land locked board back to the beautiful Cornish coastline for the first time in years, want to lose your surfing virginity or just in need of some surf hire, this is the place to be. You will find all you need to know for any ability right here.  Newquay is justifiably king of the UK surf scene, with consistent waves and a fantastic array of beaches to suit different tides, weather conditions, mood and ability. If you want to surf at Boardmasters this summer, we recommend checking out Fistral Beach, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth. 


FISTRAL BEACH SURF SCHOOL - Located on the golden sands of Fistral Beach is Fistral Beach Surf School, a family run business that has its doors open all year. The school offers surf, bodyboarding and stand up paddle boarding coaching to all ranges of abilities. Their dedicated and friendly team have over 20 years of experience and strive in providing professional coaching. Their equipment is carefully handpicked providing the best quality possible to ensure that you have maximum satisfaction, all equipment is included in the lesson prices. No matter what time of year Fistral Beach Surf School has you covered and you are guaranteed to be in safe hands.
• 01637 850 737

FISTRAL BEACH SURF HIRE - Located next to the surf school Fistral Beach Surf & Beach Hire is a dedicated surf hire centre that takes immense pride in sourcing the best equipment. Stocking kayaks, SUPS, bodyboards and surfboards of all varieties, from beginner foamies to custom hard boards. Most recently the hire centre has stocked a wide range of softech surfboards and hybrid shred stick beater boards, which can be utilised in all conditions. You are guaranteed maximum enjoyment in the water and on the beach. Open all year ‘round the hire centre has all the equipment to keep you stoked and toasty no matter what the Atlantic Ocean throws at you, from toasty summers to frosty winters the hire centre has you covered.
• info@fistralbeach.co.uk
• 01637 850 584

ESCAPE SURF SCHOOL - The Escape Surf School is proud to offer a total surf experience in Newquay, the home of UK surfing. They have been operating for 13 years and provide surfing lessons 12 months of the year, 7 days a week. Their team of surf coaches, all ISA and RLSS qualified, led by 2015 British Masters Surf Champion & 2016 English Masters Surf Champion Mike Young, offer a lot more than just a standard surf lesson. It’s all about the level of coaching; so whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, they tailor the coaching program to suit you. As the only surf school in Newquay offering regular advanced coaching sessions, you will be sure to progress quickly to the next level of surfing. They also offer daily beginner sessions too! As well as surf coaching they can also find you accommodation to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The Escape Surf School is situated on the cliff top with stunning views over Newquay Bay, with cafes and bars right on your doorstep. They have hot showers, heated changing rooms, and their lessons are inclusive of all equipment. With weekend deals for only £60 per person, there is no better time to suit up, grab your board and live the dream with Escape Surf School.
• info@escapesurfschool.co.uk
• 07810805624

NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE  - Newquay Activity Centre is your one stop destination for awesome outdoor ocean adventures in Cornwall. Whether you want to learn to surf, bodyboard, coasteer, stand-up paddle or even try out their legendary Super SUP, Cornish Challenge and Surf Survivor activities – these guys have it all! Alternatively, if you’re looking to really progress your riding, they have got that covered too, and offer a range of intermediate to advanced progression packages led by their Surfing England qualified coaches who will have you ripping in no time. They are a recognised Surfing England Centre of Excellence and the only surf school in Cornwall that use a 1:5 ratio of instructors to students, so you are guaranteed to get the best tuition around! Newquay Activity Centre is brilliantly located right in the heart of the action on Newquay’s Towan Headland, where on one side of this iconic peninsula lies surfing’s world famous Fistral beach, and on the other, the Gazzle, where they hold exhilarating coasteering and SUPing tours. Both stunningly beautiful locations, and just a 2-minute stroll from the NAC’s heated changing facilities and hot showers. Surfing in the UK really doesn’t get any better than this.
• 01637 877722

BLUE SURF SCHOOL offers the ability to book and pay securely on-line for surfing equipment and surf lessons. This is the nearest surf school to the festival campsite and has changing facilities, warm showers and a free shuttle bus service that we use for transport either to Watergate Bay (our preferred beach for lessons) or other nearby beaches depending on surf and weather conditions on the day of lessons.
07856 692 869

WATERGATE BAY EXTREME ACADEMY - Learning to surf is the just the beginning at the Extreme Academy... Try a new sport or get to the next level with ready-to-ride surf lessons from experienced instructors. With all the kit you need to keep you warm. they’re one of the closest surf schools to the sea, located right on the beach with hot showers, changing rooms and lockers. Open 9am – 5pm seven days a week with surf, stand-up paddleboarding, handplaning and kite surf lessons throughout the year.

KINGSURF SURF SCHOOL - Kingsurf surf school provides fun, professional & safe surfing lessons for all abilities. From one lesson taster sessions to week long progressor surfing courses, we are the areas No.1 provider of quality surf tuition!Kingsurf surf school has operated at Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, as a B.S.A and Surfing England approved surf school since 1997, giving us the knowledge & experience to help you progress both quickly & safely. Our base offers warm, dry changing facilities and is ideally situated opposite our own privately licensed beach – guaranteeing uncrowded perfection in a unique, unspoiled location. Mawgan Porth beach, just a 3 minute drive North of Watergate, faces the same direction as its better known big brother, Fistral, which enables it to attract some of the best surf Cornwall has to produce.If you want to escape the crowds, come and join Pete (the most enthusiastic man on Earth) and the team, over the Boardmasters week for an experience you'll never forget!
• booking@kingsurf.co.uk
• 01637 860 091

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