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Beginners’ Surf Experience in Newquay

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 98 reviews.Newquay, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Jey

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Arriving at our central base in Newquay, you'll be welcomed by myself or one the team. After an introduction and a quick overview of your activity, it's time to jump into wetsuits and start getting kitted up for your experience.

Once everyone is ready, we'll make the short walk to either of the Newquay's famous surfing beaches.

We break the lesson down into two parts and explain everything you need to know in stages.

Remember you don't need any previous experience and you'll have the support and guidance of your surf coach throughout the lesson.

From explaining beach safety, how to manage your surfboard to catching waves, the first part of the lesson is designed to make you feel comfortable in the sea.

After a quick break and​ recap on the beach, we'll cover some tips and techniques on how to 'pop up' and ride a wave back to the shore.

The majority of our lessons take place form waist height in the surf so you don't need to be a strong swimmer. Just keen to give it go!
Arriving at our central base in Newquay, you'll be welcomed by myself or one the team. After an introduction and a quick overview of your activity, it's time to jump into wetsuits and start getting kitted up for your experience.

Once everyone is ready, we'll make the short walk to either of the Newquay's famous surfing beaches.

We break the lesson down into two parts and explain everything you need to know in stages.…

Jey's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Wetsuits and surfboards
From $47
/ person
Tue, Oct 6
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Wed, Oct 7
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person
Thu, Oct 8
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$47 per person
$47 per person

Meet your host, Jey

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 98 Reviews
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Born in South Africa I've always had a passion for outdoors, sharing experiences with friends and the memories of those times.
I've lived and worked all over the world delivering a variety of adventure activity experiences. Founding and delivering adventure activity experiences through Cornish Wave is a continuous culmination of these skills, experiences and passions gained over the years.

I love nothing more than being active around water whether it be rivers, lakes or the ocean. The variety of ways you can enjoy being in it, on it or simply next to always fills me with excitement​.
Born in South Africa I've always had a passion for outdoors, sharing experiences with friends and the memories of those times.
I've lived and worked all over the world delivering a variety of adventure activity experiences. Founding and delivering adventure activity experiences through Cornish Wave is a continuous culmination of these skills, experiences and passions gained over the years.

I love nothing more than being active around water whether it be rivers, lakes or the oce…
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

Newquay is famous for surfing and it's golden sandy beaches. Depending on the waves and tide we'll be surfing at either Fistral beach or Towan beach. Both just a short walk away from our central​ base.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Bethany
September 2020
Greg and Ben were great instructors, I had never tried surfing before and would recommend to anyone to just try while in Cornwall! Even though I struggled to get the hang of surfing they were both very patient and attentive and ready to help everyone in the group making me feel safe in the water. The weather was amazing and Fistral Beach was beautiful and I will definitely be trying surfing again! The only downside was the walk from the surf shop to the beach and back with the surf boards which became very heavy, thankfully Greg carried mine on the way back - upper body strength is required to be a surfer!
Greg and Ben were great instructors, I had never tried surfing before and would recommend to anyone to just try while in Cornwall! Even though I struggled to get the hang of surfin…
Megan
September 2020
Greg was our instructor and he was friendly and worked closely with us individually to offer personal advice and tips. Great value for wetsuits and boards. Thank you for the wonderful experience!
Pat
September 2020
We had 2.5h surfing lesson which exceeded our expectations. The value for money is incredible and our trainer was informed and friendly. We had amazing time. Cannot recomend enough !
Alan
September 2020
Greg was our coach, and he was very friendly and supportive. A great introduction into surfing at a very reasonable price, with wetsuits and board included in the price. Thanks
Lisa
September 2020
Awesome experience coasteering with Sean. He was knowledgeable, friendly, funny and super encouraging and supportive when I lost my nerve a bit. My partner and I loved it.
Geghani
September 2020
It was our first time surfing and we had so much fun! The experience was much better than I thought and Jey is the loveliest instructor :) Can't wait to try surfing again. Just one tip - take flipflops.

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, Oct 6
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Wed, Oct 7
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Thu, Oct 8
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Fri, Oct 9
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Sat, Oct 10
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    $47 per person
  • Mon, Oct 12
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Tue, Oct 13
    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    $47 per person
  • Wed, Oct 14
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    $47 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

Please send us a message for our latest availabilty.​

What to bring

Something to wear under a wetsuit (bikini or trunks) shoes to walk to the beach, and a towel. If it's sunny we recommend suncream and a bottle of water.