The Cornish coast is famous for its beautiful beaches and the perfect waves for surfing, and the sport is extremely popular among the locals there, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t take part when you go on your holiday. Cornwall has many different surf schools that can help you learn to ride the waves like a pro, even if you’re a complete beginner!
Escape Surf School
The Escape Surf School, which is based in Newquay, has been teaching surfing for over 17 years and their teaching team boasts two ex-professional surfers. The school offers surfing lessons for beginners, intermediate level and advanced level surfers. One of the reasons why the surf school is so good, is because it only teaches surfing, this means that all of the staff there are specifically surfing teachers and not kayaking or paddle boarding teachers. This means that they are very passionate about the sport and will give you the best lessons possible. Escape Surf School offers both group lessons and private lessons, so if you want to go for your hen or stag party for a bit of fun, or if you want to seriously get into surfing, then they can help you. They also offer kids school holiday surf sessions to get the little ones involved. The surf school runs sessions 7 days a week, 12 months of the year and they are only closed for Christmas day, boxing day and new years day. Book your lessons with Escape Surf School here!
Fistral Beach Surf School
Fistral Beach Surf School is the only surfing academy that operates on Fistral beach. They offer lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. They also operate as a surf hire shop so if you feel like riding the waves even after your lesson has finished, you will be able to hire all the gear you would need to continue your surfing experience. If you choose to learn at this school, then you are guaranteed to have a professional surf coach teaching you. They will be a qualified surf instructor and lifeguard who have a lot of experience surfing and are very passionate about getting everyone involved in the sport. TThe school is equipped to be open all year long and any equipment that you would need will be provided during your lesson, the hire shop also has both summer and winter wetsuits available. Those learning to surf can do so in family sessions, group sessions individually, or in child only lessons. Book your lessons with Fistral Beach Surf School here!
Harlyn Surf School
Harlyn Surf School is based in Harlyn Bay, and has been operating for over 24 years, and they have recently been named the “best surf school on the north Cornish coast” by the Sunday Times. One of the ways Harlyn surf school differs from the other is that it offers not only surfing lessons, but also lessons for various different water sports, such as paddleboarding, coasteering and kayaking. This means that there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. The school is based on a ⅔ mile crescent of golden sand that is accompanied by stunning rock pools and it is known as one of Cornwall’s safest family beaches. They have a professional team of instructors which is led by Chris Rea who is the director of the water skills academy. This academy specialises in water safety and instructor training so you know you will be safe in his hands. The Harlyn Surf School is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, so why not book you lessons with them now! You can book your lessons with them here. So with this many options of safe and qualified surfing schools, what's stopping you ? Get involved in the fun on your holiday to Cornwall this year and make memories that will last a lifetime.