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Boogie Down Memory Lane – Bodyboarding In Cornwall. Vol 1 Part I

By James Fisher

Here at Newquay Activity Centre, bodyboard lessons in Cornwall come in many different shapes and sizes. We live and breathe this enjoyable and highly accessible sport, so we know there’s no one-size-fits-all method of teaching. However, with a tailored lesson and an experienced coach, bodyboarding in Newquay is quick to learn and addictive to master. 

The very fibres of our bodyboard lessons take inspiration from all four corners of the world. Our coaches have over 20 years of personal and professional bodyboarding experience through international competitions, bodyboard holidays and personal time in the water. We truly believe that having this international inspiration helps to keep our bodyboard lessons in Newquay consistently at the top of their game.

Through evolution and improvement, we are always seeking new ways to help our customers refine their riding skills. And, just as sunsets fade for new days, so too do old sessions make way for new lessons. So with this two-part blog series, we’re taking a moment to remember the classics that helped pave the way for our future. 

Today we’re looking at our previously offered Apprentice Bodyboard Lesson. 

Apprentice Bodyboard Lessons

(Three lessons)


  •  3 lesson format
  •  Small group size – max 5
  •  Progressive goal-setting and log for maximum progression
  •  Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included

Learn bodyboarding in Cornwall or progress your level of riding with a course of Apprentice Bodyboarding Lessons at Newquay Activity Centre, open to all ages. This series of three lessons is the perfect way to build a strong foundation of bodyboarding skills.

Learn to bodyboard at Europe’s first dedicated school!

Offering a progressive format of tuition, the frequency and number of Apprentice Bodyboarding Lessons will enable you to learn and practise bodyboarding techniques quickly and more efficiently than you would with a one-off lesson.  The initial goals come quickly so expect fast improvements that will prepare you for most ocean conditions.

How does it work? 

Certain bodyboarding tricks can take a while to master so the more practice you put in the better you’ll be. You’ll get suited up in Rip Curl wetsuits and ID vests in our heated changing rooms, with lockers to store your clothes and valuables, before hitting Towan Beach to begin your bodyboarding lessons.

We’re the best in the business!

Newquay Activity Centre is the only specialist bodyboarding school in Cornwall that uses a 1:5 ratio of teachers to students, we’re a certified Surfing England Centre of Excellence and all our bodyboarding lessons have been designed by British Team Coach, Rob Barber. This means when you learn bodyboarding in Cornwall with us you’re guaranteed the highest level of unparalleled tuition in the industry.

To find out more, check out our ultimate guide to bodyboarding.


What’s Included

  • Three epic bodyboarding lessons
  • One free half-day hire of bodyboarding equipment to practice in between sessions
  • Allocation of equipment, Rip Curl wetsuit, fins, ID vest, finsocks and bodyboard
  • A range of boards to improve your riding
  • Consolidation of skills and personal goal-setting
  • Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included
  • Bodyboarding Progression Log
  • 10% discount for your following session to feed your addiction!
  • 10% discount for a coasteer, kayak, SUP or surfing experience with us
  • 10% discount on Found and Core bodyboards at the Bodyboard-Depot
  • 15% discount at the Rip Curl store in Newquay
  • Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)

This lesson came about due to the importance of solo water time after your bodyboarding lesson in Newquay. Having the chance to consolidate what you’ve learned, at your own pace and in your own time is paramount to achieving success long after your lesson has finished. 

If a series of expertly coached bodyboard lessons is something you feel you would benefit from, why not check out our Bodyboard Coaching Weekends and skyrocket your skills over just a few days.

If you would like to see what else bodyboarding in Newquay can offer you, feel free to get in touch via our online chat. Alternatively you can head over to our Bodyboarding FAQ page where you’ll find all of the answers you’re looking for. Check out our full range of bodyboarding in Cornwall activities. Booking can be completed quick and easily online through our website for any activity you may be interested in. We hope to see you in our new centre soon!



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