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Newquay Activity Centre – Visitors From Far And Wide

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Summer Surf Lessons In Full Swing

Summer has well and truly arrived at the Newquay Activity Centre and with it we have had a whole host of school groups joining us on their activity weeks and summer camps.

Cornwall Summer Activities Bring Clients From Further Afield

Each year we are noticing that more and more internationals are visiting us for activities. Cornwall’s beautiful landscapes and well-known surf spots seem to be popping up on the radars of holiday makers and schools from further afield and we don’t blame them! Last week we had Kings Language Academy join us from Spain for a week of surf lessons and we decided to ask our surf instructor Johnny Fryer what it’s like teaching our international clientèle.

Surf instructor and ex British champion Johnny Fryer doing what he does best.

What different nationalities have you taught?

I have taught plenty of different nationalities including Spanish, German, French, Italian, American, Portuguese and Indian.

Is it hard teaching someone to surf who doesn’t speak English?

No not at all. Even if there is a language barrier, surf lessons are taught mainly using visuals and demonstrations, which I find is a more successful way for people to learn anyway.

How do you know they are having a good time?

When you see their beaming smiles and whooping screams it’s pretty easy to see they’re loving it regardless of what language they speak.

What do they think about Newquay and the Cornish coast?

They are always amazed at the beauty of the coastline even those who are from some distant paradise shores of their own. They are often amazed by the tidal reach and quality of waves we have as well.

The kind of wave you can expect to find at Fistral Beach.

Check out the shots of the Spanish students from the kings Language Academy surfing at Fistral last week.


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