Expert guides take you to the best beaches
Guaranteed improvements over two days for all abilities
Social weekend in the UK’s surf capital
Excellent onsite facilities and top-quality kit
Whether you’re an aspiring pro or a complete beginner – our Bodyboard Coaching Weekend in Newquay offers tiered tuition and expert knowledge for all. Our experienced instructors will assess the conditions daily and guide you to the best spots for each session. Our weekends are a fantastic place to learn new skills and meet new people with shared values and passions.
Have you hit a speed bump on your bodyboarding road to perfection? Or perhaps you’re interested in learning something completely new while enjoying the delights of the Cornish coast? Our Bodyboard Coaching Weekend in Newquay is designed to provide you with a full weekend of expert tuition under the guidance of our passionate instructors.
Throughout the weekend, you will be taken to some of the best bodyboarding spots in and around the vibrant town of Newquay. It’s gained the reputation as being the surf capital of the UK for good reason, and our coaches will do everything they can to live up to that name over the course of the weekend. We have unique knowledge of seven local swell-filled sandy bays; and it’s here that you will ply your trade and absorb the invaluable expertise of our experienced instructors.
With our centrally-located state of the art HQ, we also benefit from being just a short walk from both Towan and Fistral beach. Each beach provides different waves on different days and our weekend guides will be keeping an eye on the forecast each evening. This allows us to steer you towards the best waves for your ability and skill level.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Don’t be fooled into thinking only the most hardcore bodyboarders book out an entire weekend of coaching; this isn’t the case at all! You don’t need to have any experience in bodyboarding, just a sense of adventure and a passion for learning. What better way to be introduced to this highly accessible and enjoyable sport than spending a whole weekend on the best waves with expert coaches!
Conversely, if you’ve already mastered the beginning steps to bodyboarding, our coaching weekends will help you take your ability to the next level. Our instructors devote every waking minute to catching waves in and around Newquay, so there’s not much they don’t know and they’ll be excited to share their knowledge.
WHY NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE?
We don’t send our customers out on bodyboards that we wouldn’t be happy to ride ourselves; that’s why we only invest in the best quality equipment available on the market. We supply first-rate bodyboards, wetsuits and swim fins on our bodyboard Coaching Weekends, putting you in the best possible position to kick-start your learning.
Our helpful instructors will provide you with the correct size bodyboard for your weight, the right size wetsuit for your height and the best fitting swim fins for your feet. This top-quality kit enables faster progression, bigger improvements and makes for an all-round more enjoyable weekend.
All equipment including wetsuits, bodyboards, ID vests and swim fins are provided along with changing facilities and safe storage for your valuables. We also have on-site lockers for bags and clothes so you don’t have to leave your gear unattended on the beach!
WHERE WILL I STAY?
We offer our own bodyboarder-friendly luxury apartment, overlooking the inspiring waves of Fistral beach.
This spacious and modern two bedroom apartment can comfortably sleep six people. Overlooking Pentire headland with amazing sea views, your accommodation is perfectly located close to golden sandy beaches as well as Newquay town centre.
Fistral Beach is just eight minutes walk away, with the Gannel estuary, and a relaxing walk to Crantock beach, even closer. This unique coastal location gives guests the option of taking either a coastal path or main road to nearby hotspots.
Based on the third floor (with elevator and stair access) our apartment benefits from a large lounge with adjacent private south-facing balcony; both perfect for catching some sun, checking the surf and taking in the amazing pink sunsets. The cost of our luxury apartment is dependent on the number of guests staying. It is generally charged between £40 to £50 per person per night, please contact us for further info.
As a Bodyboard-Holidays customer you will qualify for an exclusive discount at one of our favourite places – The Carnmarth Hotel. This contemporary and bright hotel has spectacular sea views over Fistral beach, modern and comfortable rooms, and what’s more, it’s also dog friendly! For a minimum of 10% off the cost of your stay, use code NQYac10 when booking.
There are also many other accommodation options within walking distance of our centrally-located HQ. These include: Travelodge, Smarties Surf Lodge, Hotel Victoria, Lazy Waves and Kiribilli Guest House. There are some great AirBnB options too, such as Sea View House overlooking Towan Beach, and Sunset Views at Pentire.
For those that would like to camp or park their motorhome or van, we can recommend Trethiggey Holiday Park Camping. There are also lots of options on Booking.com – our postcode is TR7 1LW if you would like to find somewhere nearby.
The Newquay Activity Centre Bodyboarding School is the longest running provider of its kind in Newquay. We have been introducing customers to the world of bodyboarding since 1997 and over the years we’ve helped thousands of happy students catch their first waves.
We have the necessary qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards.
All of our bodyboarding lessons and courses have been designed by British Bodyboard Team Coach, Rob Barber. This means that when you learn to bodyboard with us, you’re guaranteed the highest level of unparalleled tuition in the industry.
With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are welcome to bodyboard with us but they should be accompanied by an adult and book onto a Private or Family Bodyboard Lesson.
NEWQUAY ACTIVITY CENTRE – YOUR HOME FROM HOME
Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need. We welcome you to use our centre as a base during your coaching weekend, this helps to make your bodyboarding experience as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.
We have hot showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male & female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson.
Bodyboarding really is the basis of our business. Newquay Activity Centre was founded on the success of our #1 European Bodyboard winning director, Rob Barber. This passion for bodyboarding filters down throughout the whole team and we love introducing new people to this easily accessible sport.
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Book online today or contact us via our online chat and our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!
Two or three separate in-water sessions throughout the weekend depending on the season. We will use our experience and knowledge of the conditions and may vary the session times to surf longest when the waves are at their best.
Autumn/Winter coaching sessions are extended on the Saturday with free hot chocolate and snacks
Two of your in-water sessions will be filmed and these will be analysed over two feedback sessions
Demonstrations and move-by-move break downs to help you conquer every aspect of the sport.
Q and A sessions about bodyboarding equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction and bodyboarding fitness.
Photographs and video will be taken to help you to improve your riding. These will be yours to take home at the end of the weekend.
Discount card for Bodyboard-Depot, Rip Curl concept store and local bar and restaurants.
Goodies from sponsors and the chance to be presented with a new board at certain events
Free Tea and coffee from our centre
Heated changing rooms and secure storage for valuables
A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets at purpose-built centre