Private Bodyboarding Lessons

Private Bodyboarding Lessons

From £85 to £130 pp

2 hrs
1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4
Over 3
Personalised instruction from expert instructors
Individual goal-setting and feedback on every ride
Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included
Excellent for bodyboarders who want to progress quickly
Our Private Bodyboard Lessons are individually tailored to suit your particular skill level and are perfect for beginners seeking a personalised approach to comprehensive learning.

What's Included

  • One-to-one instruction from an experienced & qualified instructor
  • Allocation of Rip Curl wetsuit, fins, ID vest and bodyboard
  • Personal goal-setting – the lesson is tailored to your needs
  • Senior Bodyboard Holidays coach for Progression Session
  • Video analysis for Progression Session
  • 50% discount on bodyboard equipment hire for half a day
  • 10% off all further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • 15% off at Newquay’s Rip Curl store
  • Discount card for apres surf food & drink at local eateries


Our Private Bodyboard Lessons begin with the basics – paddling out, learning to trim correctly and selecting the right waves for your ability. However, new goals are quickly attained when you first start bodyboarding, and it’s this quick progression that will really allow you to make the most from your private lesson.

Our Private Bodyboard Lessons offer an intensive level of one-to-one tuition that you won’t experience in regular group lessons when bodyboarding in Cornwall. You also get feedback on every ride so your performance will skyrocket, even if you’re a complete beginner. With our private lesson option, you receive all the instructors’ focus; this makes it easy to tailor the lesson to your particular needs.

We also offer a private group option if you want to learn with your partner, your friends or even your colleagues!


From the comfort of our heated changing rooms, you will be supplied with a top quality Rip Curl wetsuit, high visibility ID vest, fins and bodyboard. We also have storage and lockers to store your clothes and valuables before warming up on Newquay’s famous Towan Beach. Not only will you have your instructor’s undivided attention, but also they will carefully plan and adapt the lesson according to your learning style and personal goals. You’re guaranteed to boost your confidence in the water as well as your bodyboarding skills.


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!


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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