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Surfspiration From Old School Sessions Vol. 1 Part iii

By James Fisher 

Concluding Vol. 1 in our mini-series of throwback blogs is a quick look at how we used to deal with structured progression. Here at Newquay Activity Centre, we know what it takes to turn the dream of surfing green waves into a reality. As the old adage goes, ‘practise makes perfect.’ – and surfing in Newquay is no different! Booking a surf lesson in Newquay is a great first step towards discovering an entire new world just past the shoreline. But what’s better than one surf lesson on the beautiful Cornish coast? Easy – multiple surf lessons on the beautiful Cornish coast!

Part of our understanding of valuable water time came through the trial and error of sessions such as the Apprentice Surf Lesson. This really helped us evolve and shape our teaching into quality lesson time, in turn giving our students maximum progression where they needed it most. 

As time went on, we understood that different people required different lessons and, unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all method of teaching. As unique as we all are as humans, so too is our ability to learn and progress when practicing something new. Surfing in Cornwall falls under that same bracket and to combat this, we’ve created the Surf Lesson & Hire Package.

But before that, our apprentice lessons looked a little something like this…

“Apprentice Surf Lessons”

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

Surfing can take a lifetime to master, so the more water time and practice you put in the better your riding will be! Why not learn to surf or advance your surfing with a course of Apprentice Surfing Lessons at our prestigious surf school in Newquay.

Do you want to build your surfing skills?

Are you someone that wants to get the most out of surfing during your visit to Newquay? The Apprentice Surfing Lessons at our number one surf school in Newquay could be just for you! Regardless of age, level or ability we’ll have you practicing, consolidating and building on what you’ve learnt over three awesome surf sessions, until it’s hard wired.

Lessons at our surf school in Newquay are structured to offer a progressive format of tuition, the number and frequency of Apprentice Surfing Lessons means you’ll learn, practise and remember techniques that help develop important muscle memory.

How does it work?

You and our expert instructors will work closely to set progressive goals whilst our team provides feedback on every paddle, pop-up and wipe out! Reviewing performance and analysing images is a visual way to help analyse your progression, and our Apprentice surfing lessons are the perfect way to see progress. It’s an immersive, comprehensive and addictive experience that will keep you coming back for more as you see the improvements.

At our surf school in Newquay, our friendly and highly qualified surf instructors will provide you with first-rate equipment, top of the range toasty Rip Curl wetsuits and ID vests, a warm and safe place to get changed and leave your belongings. What’s more, the Apprentice surfing lessons offer the unique opportunity to experiment with a range of different boards, and systematically log your progression.

Three surfing lessons tailored to your needs

From paddling, board control and balance techniques for novices to surfing different types of waves, different kinds of surfboards and challenging bigger waves for improvers. No visit to Cornwall is complete with out attending a surf school. So why not make the most of your time in Newquay and spend as much water-time as you can. Our Apprentice Surfing Lessons offer intensive tuition but they move at your pace. Something you won’t experience in regular group surfing lessons.

What’s Included

  •  Bespoke surfing tuition for your ability and requirements
  •  Small group size – Max 5
  •  Two-hour surfing lesson
  •  Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included
  •  Allocation of equipment, wetsuit and surfboard at the surf school
  •  Assessment of ocean conditions
  •  Beach safety talk
  •  Familiarisation with surfing terminology and etiquette
  •  A lively warm-up on Newquay’s stunning Towan Beach
  •  Introduction to board handling
  •  Introduction to prone riding
  •  Jumping up, accelerating and stopping safely
  •  Skills analysis and feedback over the three sessions
  •  Official skills classification using iAM Band Scheme
  •  Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)

The Apprentice Surf Lesson has since gone on to bigger and better things. We are constantly looking for ways to improve, evolving the Apprentice Surf Lesson into something new was part of that process. For a flexible approach to surf lessons, head over to our Multi-Surf Lesson + Hire Package page where you will find today’s lessons with yesterday’s values. 

If you would like to see what surfing in Newquay can offer you, feel free to get in touch via our online chat or give us a call on 01637 877722. Alternatively you can head over to our surfing FAQ page where you’ll likely find all of the answers you’re looking for. Check out our full range of surfing lessons in Cornwall.   Booking can be completed quickly 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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