This 2 hour Cornwall surfing lesson is a perfect introduction to the ultimate extreme sport. The expert instructors at this Cornwall surf school will have you on board and riding waves in no time!
- Cornwall (Cornwall)
- Price for 1 Participant
With this wonderful Cornwall surfing lesson, you not only get to
try one of the most addictive and exciting sports in the world, but
you get to do it at a top UK surfing beach. Surfing is a whole lot
more than just a sport - for many, it is a whole way of life. Of
course, to get into that way of life, it helps if you can stand up
on a surfboard, and that's where these fantastic surf lessons come
The expert and experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of surfing, starting with land-based practice to get you used to popping up to a standing position. After two hours of practice, you may just have managed to catch a wave, get up on the board and ride your first wave!You will arrive at the Cornwall surf school and get signed in for your lesson. After you have been kitted out with your wetsuit and board, you'll head for the beach to start the surfing lesson. The instructor will first get you familiar with the board while you are on dry land. You will place the boards on the sand and he will take you through a dry run, practicing paddling and popping up to a standing position.
Once you have tried this a few times, you will head for the surf to try it for real! Quite a bit of your lesson may be spent trying to just catch a wave and get up on the board (which is a lot of fun), but nothing quite compares to that moment when you finally get a wave at the perfect moment, start to move toward the shore, and manage to get to your feet. Hopefully, by the end of this 2 hour you will have gotten a feel for the joys of surfing.
The surf school is open all year round, for those brave enough to face the winter swells!
Minimum Age: 7
There is no upper age limit for surf lessons - 67 is the surf school's current record, but you are welcome to try and beat it! The surfing lessons are not suitable for pregnant women or for people with neck/back injuries.
Experience Duration: 02:00
Time at Venue: 02:00
This is a 2 hour surfing lesson.
Participants: The 2 Hour Cornwall Surfing Lesson is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are very welcome to come and watch the surfing lessons from the beach.
Your surfboard, wetsuit, and any other necessary surf gear will
be provided at the centre.
Please wear a swimming costume, and bring a warm change of clothing for after your surfing lesson. You should also bring along some sunscreen to protect your skin.
In extreme conditions the surfing lessons may have to be rescheduled. If you are concerned, please contact the surf school directly on the day of or before your surfing lesson.
With summer looming, grab your wet suit, your board, your best surfer dude impression and head out to the water. If you need a few tips from the best in the surfing trade, we’ve spoken to Dan at Adventure Bay Surf School in Cornwall (one of the UK’s hottest spots for catching a wave) to find out what sets his experiences apart from the rest. Here’s all you need to know…
Q: How did it all start for Adventure Bay Surf?
A good friend of mine started Adventure Bay surf school 6 years ago. I was working as a surf coach at A-Bay when he made the decision for his family to find more year-round work. It felt like a natural progression to step into his shoes and fulfil a dream of owning my own surf business. Now I just want to offer the best possible experience to people that come down to S.E. Cornwall whether that’s surf lessons, coasteering experiences or just visiting the beach.
Q: What is the best part of the surfing experiences you offer?
For me, the best part of my job is seeing the expression on people’s faces as all the hard work and determination pays off and they get their first proper wave and ride the whole way to the beach. Being surrounded by the tall cliffs of Whitsand Bay means that it is a truly majestic place to learn to surf.
Q: It must be pretty chilly in the winter months! How do you ensure customers can still have a good time when it’s cold out?
Wetsuit technology has improved so much in the last 10 years. We have partnered with Sola wetsuits to offer the best, warmest and most comfortable wetsuits we can. Besides, when you’re concentrating on your next wave the cold doesn’t seem to matter anyway.
Q: What are customers most frequently asked questions?
Probably, “Will I stand up?” or “Where do I park?” Part of the charm of Whitsand Bay is that it is off the beaten track and far from the bustling crowds of Newquay or St. Ives. Whilst we do have a small café and facilities here at the beach it does mean people have to park roadside and find their way down the cliff to the beach.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add? Or any funny anecdotes you could share with us?
Just that with brand new surfboards and paddle boards from Skunkworks, brand new wetsuits from Sola and an epic crew of coaches Adventure Bay is ready to make sure that everyone; old, young, couples or families has the best possible time in the sea this year whether surfing, coasteering or paddling!
Thanks Dan! Now it’s time to head to the beach, see ya there…