Whether you want to learn to surf, bodyboard, coasteer, stand-up paddle or even try out our legendary Super SUP, Cornish Challenge and Surf Survivor activities, the Newquay Activity Centre has it all!

We’re a one stop shop for awesome outdoor ocean adventures in Cornwall. Alternatively, if you’re looking to really progress your riding, we’ve got that covered too, and offer a range of intermediate to advanced progression packages led by our Surf GB qualified coaches to have you ripping in no time.

We offer daily surf sessions, multi day lessons, weekend camps and even overseas holidays for surf lovers who just can’t get enough! We are a Surfing GB Centre of Excellence and the only surf school in Cornwall that uses a 1:5 ratio of instructors to students, so that our surfers receive the most attentive tuition around! You can opt for a group lesson, one-to-one clinic, a family package, or organise a private group session for a stag party, hen do, corporate event or even a military adventure training day. Or how about joining one of our action-packed kids activities? There’s loads of seaside fun for youngsters to explore! 

Open seven days a week, all year round.


At the Newquay Activity Centre, we like to work hard and play hard! And in doing so we make sure the quality of your ocean experience is second to none! With an experienced team of adorably friendly, contagiously enthusiastic and Surf England qualified instructors, we offer expert yet fun packed tuition that is unrivalled anywhere in the industry. We’ll always put you in the best and most suitable conditions for your ability. We never throw people straight in at the deep end, we’ve got your back whatever your level, and that’s a promise! 

It’s no coincidence that we are proudly ranked number one on Tripadvisor, are two time winners of the Cornish Tourism awards, two time silver winners of the South West Tourism Awards, and the longest running and most reputable surf school in Newquay. With us, you really are in the right hands! 

We’re strategically located right in the heart of the action on Newquay’s Towan Headland, where on one side of this iconic peninsula lies surfing’s world famous Fistral beach, and on the other, the Gazzle, where we hold our exhilarating coasteering and SUPing tours. Both stunningly beautiful locations, and just a 2-minute stroll from the NAC’s heated changing facilities and hot showers. Surfing in the UK really doesn’t get any easier than this!

And if the conditions don’t deliver at Fistral, we are just a short drive from Newquay’s 6 other surfing beaches (Crantock, Towan, Tolcarne, Great Western, Lusty Glaze & Porth) that provide rideable waves on a variety of different swell sizes, wind directions and tide. With such variety we’re able to find a surfable wave everyday of the year!  

We’re mad about the ocean and so eagerly open our doors 7 days a week, 360+ days a year. We’re even open on Christmas Eve for a festive splash and are proud to host an annual New Year’s Eve charity coasteer. So get in touch today and prepare for some serious outdoor ocean fun. The hardest part now is deciding on which of our awesome activities to try.