Heading to Cornwall for your holidays and want to learn to surf? There are hundreds of surf schools across the county so to make it easier to find one that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get you up and riding waves in no time, here’s our run down of the top 10 surf schools in Cornwall.
Westcountry Surf School
Based at the beautiful Watergate Bay, Joel Bishop and the guys at Westcountry Surf School operate a small instructor to student ratio for a more personal tuition experience. They also take go-pro’s out in the water so you can see your progress and if transport is an issue, they’ll even pick you up and drop you off if you are staying in and around Newquay!
Adventure Bay Surf School
Whitsand Bay offers three miles of gorgeous beach in a hidden part of Cornwall. Based on the south east coast, Adventure Bay Surf School focuses on fun and safety in small groups. They cater for couples, families, individuals and private groups, and offer coasteering too if the waves are flat.
Bude Surfing Experience
Based at Summerleaze, Bude’s main beach, Scott and his team of highly qualified instructors cater for all abilities and ages. And if you’ve already tried surfing and want to have a go at something different, Bude Surfing Experience also offer lessons in Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Gwithian Academy of Surfing
The constant swell from the Atlantic and gentle waves make Gwithian an ideal beach to learn to surf. The guys at Gwithian Academy of Surfing are qualified surf coaches, lifeguards and first aiders. Facilities on-site include a classroom for teaching surf theory, video analysis, large car park, surf shop and nearby cafe.
Shore Surf School
Fun and safety is top of Shore Surf School’s agenda. They are Surfing GB approved and fully mobile but also run lessons from St Ives Bay holiday park and their surf camp on the National Trust beach of Godrevy. Friendly and professional, these guys will have you up and riding in no time-which is probably why they have so many great reviews on our website!
Smart Surf School
Run by a family of professional surfers the Smart brothers provide group and private lessons at the mile-long beautiful stretch of coastline at Sennen Cove. They operate a small staff to student ratio and are passionate about surfing. Smart Surf School also offer professional photos to capture your surfing skills and provide a pick up service to and from Penzance.
The guys at Kingsurf definitely put the fun factor in surfing! Friendly, energetic and highly enthusiastic, head coach Pete and his team guarantee to put a smile on your face that will last for weeks! Situated at beautiful Mawgan Porth, Kingsurf is right opposite the beach and offers taster sessions, couples classes, private lessons and intensive courses.
St Ives Surf School
Based at Porthmeor beach, St Ives Surf School are a team of fully qualified instructors and trained lifeguards. Catering for absolute beginners right through to advanced surfers, they also offer SUP, sea kayaking and coasteering. Thier focus is on providing an unforgettable experience in a fun and friendly environment.
Quiksilver Surf School
What better place to learn to surf than in Newquay, surf capital of the UK! Quicksilver Surf School is based on the south end of the world famous Fistral Beach making it accessible and less crowded. The school’s facilities include free parking, indoor changing rooms, secure lockers, hot showers, an indoor coaching area and video analysis of your lesson (extra cost for video analysis).
Lusty Glaze Surf School
Based on a privately owned tranquil beach in Newquay, Lusty Glaze Surf School offers access to some of the best waves in Cornwall. The only surf school to operate from this beach, the team provide group lessons on a 1:10 (instructor to student) ratio, couples lessons and one to one sessions. And if surfing’s not quite your thing or if you want to branch out and do something different, they even do bodyboarding lessons!
Spaces fill up quickly for all these surf school especially throughout the summer months. Don’t miss out by booking your lesson today!