Bodyboard Lesson & Hire

Bodyboard Lesson & Hire

£85 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
Expertly coached lesson plus half-day bodyboard hire
 Equipment, changing rooms, storage, insurance and hot outdoor showers
 Useful guidance on safety, best beaches and conditions
 Use of our centrally-located HQ as a base for the day
It’s new, progressive and unique to Newquay Activity Centre. Learn to bodyboard in Newquay and pack in stacks of water time with our Bodyboard Lesson and Half-Day Hire!

What's Included

  • Allocation of wetsuit, bodyboard and fins
  • Group lesson with individual focus for maximum progression
  • Half-day hire of full bodyboarding equipment
  • Expert guidance on suitable beaches for post-lesson practice
  • Comprehensive tuition and feedback
  • Heated changing rooms and secure storage for valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
  • Assessment of ocean conditions and identification of hazards
  • Full beach and ocean safety briefing
  • Introduction to board handling & prone riding
  • Familiarisation with bodyboarding terminology and equipment features
  • A lively warm-up on Newquay’s stunning Towan or Fistral Beach
  • Discount card for apres bodyboard food and drink at local eateries
  • 10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • A dog sitter if you require it.  Just contact us for more details.
  • 15% discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept store


Our Bodyboard Lesson & Half-Day Hire package is broken down into two parts. Each section gives you the opportunity to gain experience in bodyboarding and boost your confidence in the water. Depending on availability and swell size, you may have your lesson in the morning or the afternoon. We always keep an eye on the surf forecast and optimise your learning around the best ocean conditions.


You will receive an enjoyable and supportive first-rate bodyboard lesson from our qualified and experienced coaches. The lessons are designed to match your riding ability and progressively build your bodyboarding confidence. No previous experience is necessary as our expert instructors are there to help you every step of the way. Our bodyboarding lessons in Newquay are an ideal way to soak in expert tuition from some of Europe’s best bodyboard instructors – all within a safe and friendly environment!

During your lesson you will learn about ocean & beach safety, including identifying hazards and how to avoid them. You’ll also be familiarised with your bodyboarding equipment and how each independent component works. On the water you will learn how to catch waves, how to increase speed and how to trim correctly. If you’re feeling confident, why not let our instructors teach you some epic moves such as the 360º spin or barrel roll!


A half-day hire of our top quality bodyboarding equipment either before or after your lesson. Your helpful instructors will identify the best beach for your ability and provide you with the correct equipment to either familiarise yourself or consolidate your learning. Don’t worry if you can’t remember everything from your lesson, our coaches are there to share top tips with you before you set off. And don’t forget to update us on your adventures at the end of the day!

At our Newquay Bodyboard School, we’ve noticed that people often learn quicker when they get the opportunity to practice what they’ve learnt in a pressure-free session – The Bodyboard Lesson & Half-Day Hire enables you to do just that.


This bodyboard lesson is open to anyone and everyone. The great thing about this package is that it gives you the opportunity to spend almost an entire day in the water, learning and consolidating as you go. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or absolute beginner, everyone is welcome!

Please note: Children under the age of 8 are more than welcome to bodyboard with us, however, they must be accompanied by an adult and book onto one of our Private or Family Bodyboard Lessons.


Our purpose-designed HQ is centrally located in Newquay town with surf shops and local eateries just a few-minutes walk away. World-famous Fistral beach is just a 10-minute walk from our centre, with Towan beach only a stone’s-throw away in the opposite direction. Here you will find Atlantic swell wrapping around the local headland into our sheltered bay, creating the ultimate bodyboarding conditions!

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 lessons, 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 lesson.

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!

To find out more, check out our ultimate guide to bodyboarding.


Back in 1995, bodyboarding was the fastest growing watersport in the world. Yet there was no official pathway to learn how to do it. Born out of necessity, we developed the world’s first bodyboarding lessons, which followed with us writing the world’s first bodyboard instructor training course for the International Surfing Association and Surfing Australia. Our Director Rob Barber has been British Bodyboarding Champion multiple times and even European Champion! He’s surfed and competed all over the world.

Nearly 30 years later we have delivered over 200,000 coastal activities from our base in Newquay. We have the biggest bodyboard instruction channel on YouTube and we have diversified to offer bodyboard coaching weekends around the UK and bodyboard coaching holidays around the world. Recently we have created the first bodyboard specific rescue protocols in order to keep our guests safe.


We take huge pride in providing the best bodyboarding lessons in the business and offering an amazing experience for our guests.  Don’t just take our word for it though, our reviews back this up!  We have over 3000 5 star Tripadvisor reviews and some amazing Google reviews…

We’re number one rated for Outdoor Activities in Newquay for a reason!


We are licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) and are a recognised Training centre for SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain), the only one in Newquay.

 qualified Beach Lifeguards. More recently, 

Our team of Bodyboard instructors are qualified to the following standards:

  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • They have also completed our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor module qualification which comprises the bodyboard instructor qualification which we wrote for the sports biggest governing bodies.
  • Our staff team have worked with trainer assessors from Surf Life Saving Great Britain to develop bespoke rescue techniques which enable rescues to take place using bodyboards and swim fins.
  • Ongoing inhouse training


You can learn more about our instructors qualifications and what they mean on our blog.


We are 3 x Cornwall Tourism Awards Winner and 1 x South West Tourism Awards Winner

As well as the general public we have also delivered activities for a number of special clients including:

  • The England Rugby team
  • England Surfing Team
  • BBC Radio One
  • The Gadget Show
  • The Sunday Times
  • Cristian Dior


We are the number 1 choice for all local schools including:

  • Newquay Tretherras
  • Newquay Treviglas
  • Newquay Junior School
  • Mawgan in Pydar School
  • Cornwall College


Our safety record is unblemished, as we work alongside the RNLI to ensure conditions and activities are appropriate for our activities.  We also hold an Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority Licence (AALA) which ensures our standards are maintained at all times and checked by external bodies, we hold extensive public indemnity insurance with up to £10,000,000 cover, so you know you’re in safe hands, whatever outdoor activity you decide to do with us.

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