A new year means a fresh start- its the perfect time to learn a new skill. This year, why not challenge yourself and master a watersport? Whether it’s standing up on a surfboard for the first time, rock scrambling on a coasteering adventure or riding the biggest waves of the set inshore on a bodyboard, we’ve got the activity sessions for you!
It’s more important now than ever to look after our physical and mental health. Staying active is an excellent way to do that, and learning a water based skill will challenge you, provide you with goals to aim towards and get your body moving. Being out in nature and around water is proven to be good for our wellbeing, releasing feel good hormones. So this year, prioritise you- embark on a journey of self care and skill acquisition, and have a great time in the process!
Staycations are looking stronger than ever in 2022 and we urge you to book your activities early to avoid disappointment and to enjoy 2021 prices. After the current guidelines and requirements for foreign travel we are expecting another great season in Newquay and we are encouraging all of our customers to get ahead of the crowd and book in as soon as possible.
We’re grateful to be able to continue to stay open and to help groups and individuals get the absolute most of the outdoors during these challenging times. The mental health benefits, fun and fitness are well documented as the key to thrive during times of restriction. We’ll safely deliver activities outdoors following safe, government guidelines.
So what are you waiting for? Here’s our pick of 5 new activities to try this year.
Try the sport of Hawaiian Kings and Queens in the UK’s cultural hub of surfing, Newquay! Our English Surfing School, sponsored by Rip Curl, is an ISA and Surfing England Awarded Centre of Excellence, making it a top choice for surf schools in Newquay! Surfing is one of the most rewarding watersports to master, being physically challenging and mentally thrilling. There’s no surprise that it’s our most popular activity!
Home to nine pristine beaches including the famous surf of Fistral, there are plenty of waves to be ridden around Newquay’s Atlantic coves. Our professional instructors offer tuition for all ability levels and have years of personal surfing experience to underpin their beach lifeguard and coaching qualifications. Whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro looking to tighten up those turns, we’ll make sure you are progressing quickly and loving the process.
We run a range of different surf lessons at a variety of abilities, from beginners sessions, family lessons, private one-to-one instruction and surf weekends.
See the coastline up close like never before and get hands-on with Newquay’s ‘Gazzle’ cliff line. Steeped in history, this sheltered stretch sits opposite Fistral beach and is pocketed with smugglers coves and tea caverns. There are routes cut by Atlantic waves just waiting to be explored and it’s one of our favorite adventure activities at Newquay Activity Centre.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, adventure-loving family or raucous group of stags or hens, we offer nine coasteering experiences tailored to you and your requirements. Our Cornish coastline is a special ecosystem hosting extensive flora and fauna. History comes alive on our Heritage coasteers, wildlife takes centre stage on our low-tide experiences and you’ll leap your way from the highest outcrops for maximum adrenaline on our high-tide extreme coasteer.
After a full safety briefing and tutorial about the correct techniques, you’re ready to hit the crags with our expert coasteer instructors.
You’ll traverse the rocky inlets once lit by candlelight before crossing natural rapids and leaping into deep water plunge pools. We provide wetsuits, helmets, buoyancy aids and heated changing rooms so all you need to bring is a towel and pair of well-fitting trainers.
Join us for the ultimate Stand-Up Paddleboard adventures in Newquay on our group based Super SUP, or individual SUP activities. A more relaxed activity to master, the SUP is super rewarding, as you’ll navigate your crafts along the coastlines into natural caves and rocky inlets accessible only from the water itself, and spot rare wildlife up close. Once you’ve learnt how to stand up, it’s all smooth sailing!
Superstition and ceremony were once commonplace where suspected witches sunk and ships became wrecks in Dead Man’s cove. Storms in the past took the lives of many smugglers and sailors, making secrets of their treasures and myths of their plunders. Only now can these secrets be uncovered as you retrace their routes once forged by the sea.
We’ll take you along some of Newquay’s most picturesque places, through crystal-clear tidal caves and glassy, wildlife-rich pools. See Newquay’s stunning coastlines from a whole new perspective on our epic SUP adventure activities with Newquay Activity Centre.
Take your boogie boarding abilities to the next level and learn to bodyboard like a pro with the No.1 Bodyboarding School in Europe!
Simple to learn and addictive to master, bodyboarding is the perfect activity for maximum wave riding pleasure without the pressure of stand-up surfing. If you’re looking for an easy fix of ocean therapy, this activity is your go-to.
We guarantee you will catch your first wave within 5 minutes of the lesson and, after learning the basics, we’ll take you to the next level. Whether you stay and play in the white water, or push out towards green waves for longer rides, our instructors will support and guide your progression on the best bodyboarding experience in Newquay!
Already tried your hand at the classic watersports and looking for something unique? Our Coastal Adventures really break the mould and push your boundaries to an exciting yet enjoyable level of enjoyment.
If you’ve ever watched the RNLI patrolling the beaches of Cornwall and wondered what life would be like, well now you can cast doubt aside and try for yourself! Our Lifeguard Trials put you in the centre of the action with a full day of fitness challenges, ocean rescues and paddleboard skill tests. Combining three epic ocean activities, (rescue skills, coasteering, super SUP) our Lifeguard Trials were born out of a special request from the RAF. They were looking to provide their servicemen and women with a comprehensive course in watersport skills and beach safety activities. Our Lifeguard Trials are rewarding, motivating and confidence boosting!
Maybe you’d prefer to explore the history of Newquay and try our Cornwall Castaway experience instead. Taking place 100 years after a legendary shipwreck just off the town’s shoreline, our Cornwall Castaway recreates the challenges faced by the brave servicemen of the time. You will experience coasteering in Cornwall (escaping the shipwreck), bushcraft lessons and techniques (making a local cave your make-shift home) and also a super SUP tour of Newquay’s stunning coastline (making your way back to dry land). Adventure is rife on our Cornwall Castaway!