Escape Surf School

35 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1HD

At the Escape Surf School our aim is to give everyone an insight into the surfing lifestyle. You will experience professional surf lessons run by one of our BSA qualified coaches. For most of our students the first lesson is a life changing experience and it is just the beginning, so we offer surf lessons at all levels, from complete beginners and intermediate, through to advanced and contest surfers through our elite surfing academy.

At the Escape Surf School we are proud to specialise, not generalise. We teach surfing and surfing only, not kiteboarding, body boarding and so on!! This means we can concentrate on teaching surfing to the best level possible and guarenteeing you will find the whole experience a life changing event! Our coaches are specialist Surf Coaches and qualified to the highest level.

All ages and abilities are welcome (although we ask that all children are at least 8 years old) and courses run all year, subject to availability. We provide surf lessons for individuals, families and small and large group  (stags and hen parties are very welcome).

We are one of the only surf schools in Newquay to boast a professional surfer as Head Coach; Mike Young has been surfing for 25 years with 15 years professional experience on the World Tour. Mike is currently ranked 9th in the UK on the UK Pro Surf Tour and is Head coach for the British Junior Surf Team.

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15 Reviews for Escape Surf School

  1. Richard Dymond
    5 November 19, 2017

    Escape was recommended to me by a friend, and I would recommend it to any of my friends! The entire team are super friendly, they work hard to make sure you have a good time and achieve what you want! They have the ability to coach at all levels, so they can help you out regardless of your current abilities. There are good sized changing rooms for males and females, with hot showers that are just amazing after a cold surf session! The equipment is always in great condition too! The whole team do the business proud!

  2. Glen
    5 November 18, 2017

    Escape is run by a Ex pro surfer so who better to learn from. Need I say more, yes because you won’t just learn how to stand up they will teach you how technical surfing turning, paddling watercraft of how to spot a wave and all types of other interesting stuff like reading your surrounding and the beach for signal of what to expect of the waves. Every time I have taken a surf lesson here I have learnt 10 times the amount of the time before. Can’t wait to get back for more surfing!

  3. Lesley
    5 November 17, 2017

    Best surf school I have had lessons with. Love the crew especially Mike and Lyndsey. Looking forward to my next visit to the South West

  4. Vicky
    5 November 17, 2017

    I’ve surfed with Escape several times over the years. The staff are friendly and fun. The instructors are knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I wouldn’t surf with anyone else.

  5. Gooders
    5 November 16, 2017

    The best memories and the most exciting future all feature Escape Surf school … amazing vibe and unreal tuition and insight into surfing

  6. Jill Withers
    5 November 16, 2017

    Mike and his team are simply amazing. Their teaching methods, facilities and equipment are second to none and the friendliness and professionalism of the team is out of this world. Look no further for the most enjoyable experience you could wish for!!

  7. V-man
    5 November 15, 2017

    Happy days it’s the first word you will hear from Mike and Will the head coaches of the school. The atmosphere is fantastic and the methods of teaching unique. It’s just a great experience!

    5 November 13, 2017

    Top class , amazing time learning to surf with these guys . Instructors are top class , passionate and luckily for me patient . I will be back !!

  9. Ethan claridge
    5 November 13, 2017

    These guys are the greatest team of surf instructors ever. Cannot rate them high enough. If you want to learn to surf. This is the place to go

  10. Zdenka
    5 October 28, 2017

    The loveliest bunch of people! I was persuaded by friends to try one lesson and got hooked, now have been back twice more in the same year. The expertise and love Mike and his team have for the sport and teaching is my reason. Not only are they friendly and nice, they really care for you to do well too. What’s more, rather than just make money, they don’t push on with lessons if the conditions are not good or safe. So based on numerous experiences I guarantee anyone who ops for Escape Surf School to love it, have fun and learn heaps. My family and I can’t wait to be back

  11. Lord Draper
    5 October 20, 2017

    A great school a great team great facilities suitable for a lord

  12. Chris
    5 October 20, 2017

    I’ve had surf lessons around the world and can honestly say my lessons with escape were the best. Great gear, nice hot shower after but most importantly great instructors. Cheers

  13. Andrea
    5 October 19, 2017

    Mike was one of THE best instructors I have ever had. Really helped with technique – can definitely recommend to anyone who wants to improve!!!

  14. Dan
    5 October 19, 2017

    Great school. All the guys and gals are super friendly and helpful. I’d never surfed before but their method had me standing after a few attempts. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough

  15. iZak
    5 September 13, 2016

    Great school to learn to surf. Their method is great.

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