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Westcountry Surf School

Watergate Bay Car park,Newquay,Cornwall,TR8 4AD,GB

Westcountry Surf School is a fun, personal and professional surf school based in Newquay, Cornwall. We are a family operated surf school and we want you to feel part of our surfing family after your first surf lesson. As well as having as much fun as possible, we give out expert coaching with a very personal tuition of 1 coach to a maximum of 6 students per lesson ratio. This means we can give you the time to help your surfing progress. Your day surfing will also be captured with GoPro cameras in the water. This is a great way to progress quicker but also it captures your fun and smile. We offer a FREE local pickup and drop off service. So if your staying in and around Newquay, its completely hassle free. We are all active RNLI lifeguards and have been working on the beaches since we were 17. We want to pass on the key beach safety knowledge that we have learnt over the years to you guys, so you can be self-sufficient in the water.

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Group Lesson - Single Session

This is a single lesson which lasts 2 hours. All equipment is included.

Price £30

Group Lesson - 3 Day Course

Our most popular Course. This is a 3 day course with 2 hours of lesson time per day. Please select the day on which you would like the course to start. Price is total for all 3 sessions.

Price £75

Group Lesson - 5 Day Course

This is a 5 day course with 2 hours of lesson time per day. Please select the day on which you would like the course to start. Price is total for all 5 sessions.

Price £100

Family Lesson

1 1/2 Hours per lesson. The price is per person for a family of minimum 4 learners. All equipment is included.

Price £24.75

One on One

1 1/2 Hours per lesson. Price is for one session.

Price £65

Couples Lesson

Private lesson for 2 people, 1 1/2 Hours per lesson. Price is per person, please enter a minimum of 2 people.

Price £50

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14 Reviews for Westcountry Surf School

  1. John
    5 August 22, 2018

    Fantastic day ! Great instructors, made to feel welcome from the second we pulled up. Two 6 year olds and one 8 year old standing up on their first lesson. They haven’t stopped talking about it. Joel and the team, Thank you.
    Highly recommend Westcountry surf school .

  2. Shaun
    5 November 10, 2017

    Great team & great tuition – will be back again!

  3. Phil
    5 July 11, 2017

    I would return & recommend to anyone in the area!
    It has exceeded my expectations on every single level.

    Right from the very beginning, you feel like you were really important & valuable part of the surfing family and not as if you were just buying a service and never to be seen again. That personal touch won me over instantly!

    Joel was very flexible and accommodating and worked around my schedule to fit in the lessons 3 days in a row. It all felt very personalised with daily text messages and staying in touch when needed. His lifelong experience as a lifeguard on the Cornish beaches adds a lot to the safety aspect. There’s plenty of equipment for different age groups, experience levels, etc. Group and single lessons are also available & free parking for motorbikes (yay!!). Bean bags for chilling out after the session and free water for hydration!

    Knowing myself and how uncoordinated I am I wasn’t expecting I’d be able to stand up so quickly! So much fun! You really got to try it!

    A big thank you to Joel, Luke & Kerry for every piece of time spent together!
    See you next time!

  4. Ross
    5 November 13, 2016

    I have had lessons with Westcountry Surf School since areiving in Newquay in July and have come on leaps and bounds thanks to the amazing work of the instructor. I have had other lessons with different surf achools before coming to this one and they dont compare. I was up on my feet within 15 minutes of getting in the water. Would definitely recommend this surf school.

  5. sheldon_jane@hotmail.com
    5 November 10, 2016

    My Grandson is physically small but keen to surf. Watergate Bay has BIG waves but you Boys managed to teach him all the vital stuff & he had fun too. Respect. Just what every granny needs, Granny Jane

  6. Grant Attwell
    5 November 6, 2016

    Simply cannot fault the guys at WCSS made our summer awesome! Lessons suit all abilities, are really reasonably prices and loads of fun. All safety properly covered and really good fun. Highly reccommend these guys! ✌

  7. Joshua Hawkes
    5 October 12, 2016

    My and my partner headed down to Cornwall for the annual Boardmasters Festival that takes place in August every year. We wanted to try our hand at surfing (both first timers), but were both a little intimated by the sport in all honesty! We found West Country Surf online, and thought the school seemed like a relaxed and laid back place where we could give it go… boy were we right. We felt very comfortable from the off, and even managed to bag ourselves a ‘private lesson’, due to the simple fact that no one had booked the same slot as us. The people as West Country we’re really friendly and informative, and all-in-all added to a superb weekend…HIGHLY recommend! :)

  8. Ben Jenkins
    5 September 24, 2016

    having spent years just body boarding, it was good to be able to have a lesson and get some good tips as to how to surf (or attempt to surf)
    Joel was very good and very patient – would definitely recommend

  9. Lenka C
    5 May 18, 2016

    It was my first time surfing and it was a great experience. Joel is a very good instructor with years of experience both as a surfer and as a lifeguard in the RNLI. Safety in the water was his main priority and took time to explain beach safety (flag types, riptides etc..) It wasn’t long before we were in the water and catching waves! his positivity and constant encouragement rubs off very quickly, and at the end of the 3 days I was able to catch waves and stand on the board. I would highly recommend this surf school for beginners and even higher level surfers looking to improve, as Joel has a wealth of knowledge to share. I cant wait to get back into the ocean and practice my new skills! Thanks again Joel.

  10. Kirsty
    5 May 17, 2016

    Having surfed for 3 or 4 years but quite sporadically, I needed some help with improving my confidence in the water and getting out of the white water onto green waves.

    Joel was extremely patient, encouraging and friendly and as a fully trained RNLI lifeguard I felt safe at all times. In just one lesson he helped me get over my confidence issues! Joel is friendly and relaxed yet his safety conscious approach makes him a fantastic surf coach and I will be booking with him again over the coming months.

    Highly recommended and Watergate Bay is such a fantastic beach to learn to surf.

    Thanks again Joel!

  11. Paul
    5 June 20, 2015

    A great experience. The tuition was top notch. In particular, Joel was great at spotting what was going wrong and showing to put it right easily. Not only was the teaching great, but the whole thing was convenient, with Joel collecting me from the hotel for each lesson and dropping me back again afterwards. And, most of all, it was fun!

  12. Kerry
    5 May 23, 2015

    Had a surf lesson with Joel, literally had no experience surfing and after his clear tuition I was up and riding my first wave. I will always go back to these guys. Thanks again, I will highly recommend you!

  13. Candice Goodwin
    5 April 8, 2015

    What an absolute pleasure it was to be taught by Joel! I was so nervous before I got in the water but as soon as Joel started teaching me I felt at ease and relaxed. I was popping up on the board in no time.

  14. Rachel
    5 April 8, 2015

    Top notch surf lesson!! Would recommend. Friendly instructors no hassle.

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