Kids Bodyboarding Lessons

Kids Activities

Kids Bodyboard Lessons

£ pp | Age 8+

Epic bodyboarding fun on Newquay’s golden beaches
Wetsuits, bodyboard and swim fins provided for all ages
Quick to learn and addictive to master
Qualified, insured and experienced bodyboarding instructors

Bodyboarding in Newquay is a sure-fire way to catch waves within minutes of hitting the water. The best bodyboarder is the one having the most fun; so why not open your child’s eyes to something new and invigorating with a bodyboarding lesson in Newquay! They’ll be mastering epic moves and skyrocketing their water confidence in no time at all.


Bodyboards are smaller and lighter than surfboards; this means they’re generally easier to manoeuvre and quicker to learn on. These smaller boards, combined with a lower centre of gravity, make bodyboarding much less tiring than surfing. It’s also widely considered a much safer sport as the boards are made from foam and they avoid the sharp edges and fins synonymous with surfing. What better way to introduce your child to the ocean!


Due to the nature of bodyboarding, your child’s lower centre of gravity increases the feeling of speed. This means that catching even the slowest of waves will make them feel like they’re whizzing past the rest of their group in a magnificent blur!


If they’re a complete beginner, we guarantee they’ll be catching their first white-water wave within the first 10 minutes of the lesson! We’ll teach them how to paddle out, trim correctly and how to select the right kind of waves for their ability.


Bodyboarding is addictive to learn due to early goals being quickly attained. The initial learning curve of bodyboarding skyrockets exponentially with solid practice and time in the water.



Our junior Bodyboarding Lessons are open to any child who wants to learn or progress their bodyboarding ability. Whether they’ve never touched a bodyboard before or if they’re already adept at riding the inside of a tube; our expert and child-friendly instructors will be able to boost their confidence and improve their skill within their first lesson.


We provide young riders with the chance to surf together, learn from our industry experts and analyse each other’s technique all within a safe and supervised environment.



Our Surfing England qualified, experienced and insured coaches are second to none when it comes to beach safety and tuition. These include British Team Coach and former European bodyboarding champion, Rob Barber. Our sessions offer a safe environment for young riders to enhance and progress their ability within their comfort zone.


Competition standard or a brand new booger, we welcome everyone. Through our outdoor activities for kids, we’re here to ensure the next generation of UK bodyboarders are the best yet!

Newquay Activity Centre takes the fun of kids educational activities seriously; we have the qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and enjoyment. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards. Our children's adventure activities in Newquay are days-out to remember!


Our friendly and knowledgeable instructors are experienced in delivering kids activities in Cornwall with as much fun as is safely possible. All of our instructors hold the current DBS requirements for working with children. We pride ourselves on inclusion and adapt our sessions to suit all ages and abilities. We’re not happy unless you’re happy, so book your kids activity today for a coastal experience that every child will remember!



Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.


On site we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your session. Extend your child’s day of fun and check out our hire equipment.


Book online today or contact us via our online chat where 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

Safety and ocean awareness
Equipment allocation: wetsuits, bodyboards, fins
Bodyboarding technique and wave selection
Bodyboarding signals and how to wipe out
Bodyboarding terminology
Functional warm-ups
Awareness of other water users
Basic surf etiquette and awareness of currents
Heated changing rooms
Hot outdoor showers and separate male & female toilets
On-site storage and lock boxes for your valuables
Visiting with your dog? We have a selection of dog-friendly options to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun! Get in touch via our online chat to find out more today
Discount card for apres surf food and drink at local cafes and eateries
Customer discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl store (15%)

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01637 877722

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