5 23 Reviews "This surf school is amazing! No place in the world you could learn better to surf!..."

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Smart Surf School

The Blue Lagoon, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 7DF

Based at Sennen Cove Cornwall, Smart Surf School is a small family business run by the pro surfing Smart brothers. All of which are former experienced beach lifeguards and national level surfers including a British champion. Open since the year 2000, the school operates all year round at one of the UK’s most beautiful locations in the pristine waters of Sennen, near Lands End. The school specialises in 1 – 5 day surf courses for beginners but offer coaching for all levels and abilities. This award winning surf school was classed as “one of the great 5 surf schools of the UK” by the THE TIMES

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'STAND' 1 x Group Lesson

'Stand' surf lesson at Sennen Cove with Smart Surf School A 2 hour group surfing lesson by our qualified pro surf coaches includes use of a fitted, warm wetsuit, a soft surfboard and guarantees you will be up and riding within the first hour of the lesson. This is a must as you will learn key safety points before entering the ocean! If you are hungry for more after your first lesson and want to upgrade to one of our other packages, simply pay the price difference and we will count your first surf lesson as lesson 1 of 3 or 5. We will be focusing on beach safety, board control, catching your very first waves and getting you to your feet. Stand up on your first lesson Board and wetsuit provided free of charge *Students must be over 8 years old

Price £30

'TRIM' 3 x Group Lessons

Trim surf lesson at Sennen Cove with Smart Surf School This package includes three 2-hour lessons which can be taken over any time period that best suits your schedule. We will cover surf etiquette, safety around other surfers, wave negotiation, turning your surfboard and paddling to ensure your techniques and style are up to scratch. 3 x 2 hour lessons Become a self sufficient surfer Board and wetsuit provided free of charge *Students must be over 8 years old

Price £75

'Out Back' 5 x Group Lessons

Out the back surf lesson at Sennen Cove with Smart Surf School This package includes 5 x 2 hour surf lessons, which can be taken over a period of days to suit your schedule. We cover everything from surf safety and ocean awareness, to paddling technique, how to stand up and surf the waves, turning and trimming green waves to wave selection and surfing etiquette. After five surf lessons you are guaranteed to be stoked and ready to venture off into the appropriate surf on your own. Our experienced coaches will give advise on what equipment is best for you and should you decide to purchase your own gear, we will even arrange discounted prices on equipment brought from Smart Surf Shop. 5 x 2 hour lessons Ocean awareness Paddling technique Turning and trimming green waves Wave selection Surfing etiquette Board and wetsuit provided free of charge *Students must be over 8 years old

Price £100

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23 Reviews for Smart Surf School

  1. Carina Meurer
    5 November 20, 2017

    This surf school is amazing! No place in the world you could learn better to surf! I came from germany and now I’m addicted to surfing! These surf instructors are legends and became friends to me! Thanks for showing me what life is about: “Surfing”

  2. Vanda Perrett
    5 November 18, 2017

    Seb and Sam are amazing teachers with a real passion for their sport, and a fantastic ability to appoint other instructors who are professional and great fun, and share their passion. My grandson’s best part of visiting are his surf lessons, and sees the instructors as his heroes too. Nothing is too much trouble for the Smart Surf School, a nice more genuine bunch of people would be hard to find. Bless ‘em!

  3. barbara griffiths
    5 November 18, 2017

    Smart surf school, awesome guys. Think sea, think safe …..STAY SMART

  4. Bex Clark
    5 November 17, 2017

    Friendy, fun & informative. Great atmospheric, family run surf school. Personal, tailored services offered!!

  5. Carmen Lorente
    5 November 16, 2017

    Had the most amazing time surfing in Sennen with the Smart team. I was so motivated by their enthusiasm and passion. Thanks for an amazing time!

  6. Chris
    5 November 16, 2017

    Friendly, informative and fun surf school run by a local family,

  7. Andy
    5 November 16, 2017

    Amazing school the passion that the entire team put into the day to day running of the place is amazing always a pleasure to be instructed by some of the best surfers in the land.

  8. Gavin
    5 November 16, 2017

    Evetrhing you would want from a surf school, highly skilled and patient instructors plus one of the best beaches in the UK to learn at. The family chip pie next door is cracking too!

  9. Levi
    5 November 16, 2017

    Very friendly environment and lovely staff, seb and sam definitely helped me progress in my surfing, I’d highly recommend them!

  10. Guido Meurer
    5 November 15, 2017

    All my three daughters learned surfing at Smart Surf School. Amazing family. YouTube just feel welcome. That’s where professionalism meets fun. The Smarts are simply the best.

  11. Tim Stone
    5 November 15, 2017

    Lou, Sam, Seb have taught our whole family to surf over the last ten years. From an ageing 50 year old Dad to a highly enthusiastic 5 year old son, with mum and daughters as well! They are always fun, enthusiastic and professional! They definitely get OUR vote!!!!!

  12. Chris Mawer
    5 November 15, 2017

    best family business, expert coaches ‘& local knowledge’ – they know their sea!

  13. Blacky Blackburn
    5 November 4, 2017

    Been using Smart Surf School for myself family & friends since they first started , always great fun , always make you feel safe & you always come away feeling proud of what they have helped you achieve .

  14. Jon
    5 October 30, 2017

    SIMPLY THE BEST….. Great Attitude, Great Enthusiasm, Great Facilities and Graat Location and fantastic with kids and adults alike. Put the fun into surfing on a levels and abilities.

  15. Kristi Stone
    5 October 30, 2017

    Truly an incredible surf school! By far the most committed, passionate and knowledgeable coaches out there! Beautiful location and a surf school run with amazing values, providing amazing enjoyable lessons every time!

  16. Anna Locke
    5 October 29, 2017

    We came back to Cornwall a second year just to go surfing at Smart Surf School. We love the friendliness, ethos and great teaching. Looking forward to returning as soon as possible.

  17. Adele Tagg
    5 October 29, 2017

    My son thoroughly enjoyed his surf lesson with Smart Surf School at Sennen. Very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful instructors. My son will definitely be returning for more!

  18. Aidan
    5 October 29, 2017

    Great instructors, perfect location. Ideal for anyone wanting to try surfing for the first time or for experienced surfers looking to improve.

  19. Aaron Jenkin
    5 October 29, 2017

    These guys are legends, and some of the top surfers in Cornwall.

  20. Kate
    5 October 29, 2017

    Had a brilliant week with Smart, and their syllabus worked perfectly for the whole family – our ages range from 52 to 10. Excellent safety briefing which we all learned from and which the kids will remember for life; and the instructors had us all standing first lesson. Loved their positive attitude and the way everything we did (even the things we got wrong or struggled with) were used in a positive way to help us improve. We learned & laughed loads, and the whole team’s passion and dedication to the sport was utterly infectious. Will definitely be back.

  21. Maor
    5 October 29, 2017

    I came here with my girlfriend for a week’s surfing lessons. Sam smart was super friendly and helpful – he welcomed us when we arrived in Penzance and gave us lifts to/from Sennen Cove, which is absolutely beautiful! The waves were perfect and it was September so a little cooler, but still perfect with wetsuits. The lessons were great because there was no rushing, we went through everything methodically and carefully. Sam also led us through relaxed warm-ups before each lesson which included fun ‘boxing style’ exercises (as he used to be a boxer!). They also did a free photo session for us. We learnt so much and had a wonderful holiday! It’s also wonderful to walk to land’s end and the family’s fish and chip shop next door comes in handy too for hot chocolate and fab fish n chips! Such a great school and family business.

  22. Suzanne
    5 October 25, 2017

    Absolutely top class, keep going back year after year

  23. Chris
    5 October 18, 2017

    These guys are the nicest, most welcoming and fun instructors you could hope for… they do the safety stuff properly and make sure you push yourself and have loads of fun. They’ve made our holiday on more than one occasion and we love them and sennen in equal measure!

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