Family Bodyboard Lesson

Family Bodyboard Lessons

£225 + £50 per additional person

2 hrs
Over 3
Private lesson for your family
Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included
Qualified instructors experienced at coaching all ages
Suitable boards & wetsuits for all shapes and sizes
Experience the thrill of bodyboarding on a Cornwall family day out with Newquay Activity Centre! Easier than stand-up surfing, bodyboarding offers a quicker route into the adrenaline-packed world of wave riding.

What's Included

  • Allocation of all equipment with suitable sizes for all ages
  • Bodyboarding technique and wave selection
  • Bodyboarding signals and how to wipe out
  • Run through of terminology and kit familiarity
  • Functional warm-ups, comprehensive family 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
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • Introduction to board handling & prone riding
  • Discount card for apres bodyboard food and drink at local eateries


Bodyboarding is an exhilarating step-up from your traditional boogie-board specials. Simple to learn and addictive to master, your family will be catching white-water waves in no time! Learn a variety of wave riding skills under the expert eye of our experienced instructors. We’ve been introducing people to bodyboarding in Cornwall for over 20 years – kids, teenagers, parents and grandparents are all capable of learning and enjoying this hugely accessible sport!


Our team of coaches are all beach lifeguards as well as experienced and qualified bodyboard instructors. With a passion for the ocean, they have years of personal experience in the water too. We underpin their qualifications with in-house training by former European #1 and World Tour bodyboarder, Rob Barber. We’ve thoroughly equipped our instructors to provide the best bodyboarding experiences in Cornwall – you are in safe hands. The lesson is consistently pitched at a suitable level to engage each member of the family.


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!


We will tailor your bodyboarding lessons to ensure every family member feels confident and rewarded, whatever their ability. You’ll also learn basic lifeguarding skills and vital elements of beach safety! Our Family Bodyboarding Lessons are a safe place to learn, develop, encourage and enjoy something new and exciting as a family unit. They’re also fantastic for settling that age old dilemma of sibling rivalry!

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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