Family Bodyboarding Lesson

Family Activities

Family Bodyboard Lesson


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. Our family lessons are suitable for all ages and abilities. Perfect for some family-friendly competition!


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.

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 bodyboard 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.



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.


On site 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.


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!


If you don’t see availability for the date you would like then please contact us using our Online Chat or by calling 01637 877722

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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

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01637 877722

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