Surfspiration From Old School Sessions Vol. 1 Part i
By James Fisher
We all like to reminisce sometimes – it’s part of human nature. Remembering the finest parts of our journey and how we got to the here and now. Here at Newquay Activity Centre we’re no different. Our journey has been a long and, luckily, fairly successful one; we think that comes down to the variety we offer. Surf lessons in Newquay are a rite of passage for many when visiting Cornwall. The surf capital of the UK offers fantastic swell, crystal-clear waters and a relaxed atmosphere to boot.
Like many journeys, we have made twists and tweaks along the way. Adjusting as we go and moving forward as a company. Everything we’ve done has made us into who we are today – and we think that’s worth celebrating.
In this mini-series of blogs, we’re going to look into the past to gain inspiration for the future. Remembering, always, that the paths we choose create our ultimate journey. Each part of this mini-series will take a look at a lesson or session previously on offer. This time, it’s the turn of our Explorer Surf Lesson. Let’s take a look at how we used to run things…
- The ultimate option for beginners
- Comprehensive instruction to help you learn to surf quickly
- Small group size – max 5
- Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included
Learn to surf at our Newquay Surf School with our expert team of instructors. Our Explorer surf lessons are the ultimate beginner package with a small group size and personalised coaching. You are guaranteed to build confidence in the water and boost your surfing skills.
Always wanted to learn to surf?
Not only is surfing the coolest sport around, it’s good for the mind, body and soul. Take the plunge with our world-class instructors for the ultimate beginner surf lesson. Whatever your age, ability level or motivation, our expert team will have you catching waves and surfing in no time with the best moments captured on camera for you to take home.
How does it work?
Our Explorer Surfing Lessons are specifically designed to get you up and riding as soon as possible. You’ll receive a master class in core surfing skills and practice under the expert guidance of our International Surfing Association instructors. It’s an immersive, comprehensive and addictive experience that you’ll want to keep practicing over and over again. With the smaller group you’ll receive feedback on every ride.
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. We use premium quality Swell foam surfboards for our Explorer Surfing Lessons as they offer the most stable platform on which to learn.
There is no better time to start surfing
“Am I too old? …I’m terrible at sport!” I hear you cry. Well in fact, it’s never too late or too early to start surfing regardless of age, background, experience or even balance. With our highly qualified and enthusiastic instructors we’re confident you’ll have an enjoyable first blast, and sure you’ll be coming back for another fix!
- Allocation of equipment, wetsuit and surfboard at the surf school
- Two-hour surfing lesson with a small group
- Assessment of ocean conditions
- Beach safety talk
- Familiarisation with surfing terminology
- 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
- Official skills classification using iAM Band Scheme
- Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)
Nowadays, if you want to book onto something similar, you might want to head over to our Taster Surf Lessons page. Taster Surf Lessons are perfect for beginners, giving you the opportunity to learn everything from the ground up. Delivered by our highly experienced and qualified surf coaches, these lessons will give you a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build your new favourite hobby!
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 in Cornwall activities here. 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!