Covid Safe. Book with confidence. Learn more about our Protection promise.

Newquay Surf Hire

Newquay Surf Hire

Quality equipment from Newquay Activity Centre

 

Maybe you’re an adventurer looking for something new who wants to try their hand at one of Newquay’s many ocean activities; choosing to hire from Newquay Activity Centre will ensure you receive only the very best equipment on the market. We have the largest selection of Newquay surf hire equipment and accessories.

 

We stock a full range of top-quality kit selected exclusively from the best brands in the business. We have surfboards, bodyboards, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, wetsuits, buoyancy aids and accessories all stocked and ready for hire in a variety of sizes.

 

On arrival to the centre, our fully-trained and experienced staff will be on hand to supply and fit you with the correct size gear. We have kit and equipment for all ages, heated changing rooms, hot outdoor showers, separate male & female toilets and secure storage with lock boxes for your valuables, we are the only Newquay surf hire business offering this with your hire!

 

We have pay and display car parks within walking distance and Towan and Fistral Beaches are both just a few short minutes away.

 

Please note: If you’re booked onto an activity with us, all equipment is provided at no extra cost.

 

Newquay Surf Hire – Book Online

Searching Availability...

SURF HIRE NEWQUAY

WETSUIT HIRE NEWQUAY

Newquay Activity Centre is proud to be sponsored by the best surfing brand in the world – Rip Curl. Thanks to this partnership, we are stocked with a broad range of top-quality wetsuits suitable for all shapes and sizes. If you’re not sure what size neoprene you need, don’t panic; our friendly team members will be on hand to size you up and find the perfect wetsuit for the comfiest experience surfing in Newquay.

 

We also make sure you receive the correct kind of wetsuit to suit the season. We stock full winter suits in the colder months complete with boots, gloves and hoods to keep the chill away. During the summer months we provide thinner 3:2mm suits to keep you comfortable and flexible!

 

SURFBOARD HIRE NEWQUAY

Newquay Surf Hire

Finding the right surfboard is just as important as finding the right pop-up technique. We stock a wide variety of boards to suit all abilities and body weights so you can be sure to find the perfect paddling partner. Our team members have heaps of experience surfing in Cornwall so feel free to ask

them for advice if you’re not sure which board to hire.

 

We have a large selection of beginner foamies to choose from in a variety of sizes. Our 6ft, 7ft, 8ft and 9ft boards are all available in different brands

to compliment your style. We also stock a limited selection of improver and intermediate boards, these include hardboards and softboards with a choice of single or 3 fin configurations.

 

BODYBOARD HIRE NEWQUAY

Newquay Activity Centre started as a labour of love for pro bodyboarder and multiple championship winner Rob Barber, so it stands to reason that we only stock the very best bodyboards that are available in the UK.

 

Our range of boards start small at 38”, perfect for facilitating the shorter rider, and go all the way up to our large boards at 44”. All of our bodyboards include top end features such as strengthening stringers, top-quality coil leashes and a choice of two different tail designs. When hiring boards from us, we’ll always be sure to match you with the correct board to suit your height and bodyweight.

 

SUP HIRE NEWQUAY

Maybe your preferred method of ocean travel is the trusty SUP. Well, we’ve got you covered there too. We have a range of brands available for our stand up paddle board hire so you’ll be sure to find a personal favourite.

 

When you hire a SUP from us, you’ll be provided with a 10ft inflatable board, an adjustable paddle, a buoyancy aid and a helmet. Being inflatable, our boards are more capable of withstanding the natural stress of the ocean. This coincidentally makes them comfier than the alternative hardboards and leads to a more relaxed experience.

 

We will also sell Aquapac’s so you have somewhere dry to keep any phones or valuables. It’s very difficult to Instagram from the bottom of the ocean, plus keeping your phone safe will give you the chance to call our office in case you drift into a spot of trouble.

 

KAYAK HIRE NEWQUAY

We have two types of kayaks for hire at Newquay Activity Centre; single or double. Maybe you’re a solo explorer looking to seek out the secrets of Kernow, or perhaps you’d just rather share the ocean with a partner or a friend. Either way we have the correct kayak for you.

 

All of our kayaks come equipped with seats, appropriately sized paddles and buoyancy aids. Our kayak hire in Cornwall will always be provided along with a good eyeball check of the ocean. There’s no point in sending you out on the water if the conditions aren’t suitable. We will always advise the safest and most enjoyable routes to match the conditions on the day. We offer Aquapacs for sale in order to take your mobile phone with you.

 

ACCESSORIES: BOOTS, GLOVES, HOODS

We also offer a handy selection of surf accessories to supplement your time in the ocean. These extra little touches will help make your time on the water much more comfortable and enjoyable during the colder months. Wetsuit boots, surf gloves and surf hoods all help to minimise heat loss from your extremities whilst surfing in the winter.

 

Speak to our friendly team members to hire out any boots, gloves or hoods if the water temperature is a little on the chilly side. Additionally, if you have any questions or concerns about how best to use our equipment, don’t hesitate to ask.

 

BUOYANCY AIDS

The importance of safety equipment on the water really can’t be stressed enough. For those unfamiliar with the ocean, buoyancy aids are a must. We stock a full range of top-quality and regularly maintained buoyancy aids that will help keep you safe and confident in the ocean.

 

When it comes to buoyancy aids (BA’s), finding the right fit is essential. They want to be tight enough to not rise up above your face in the water, but also not too restrictive that you can’t move your arms. Our staff are fully trained in supplying and fitting the correct size BA for you so please feel free to ask for their advice.

 

SWIM FINS / FLIPPERS

To compliment your bodyboard riding or ocean swimming we stock a variety of swim fins and flippers in a range of styles and sizes. These accessories are a great way to boost your speed on a bodyboard whilst giving you the extra drive you need to get on top of the wave at the right time.

 

Flippers will also benefit other activities such as ocean swimming, snorkelling and diving. They help to propel your body through the water with a reduced amount of proportional effort. Fins and flippers allow you to swim further and longer to maximise the fun.

 

SNORKEL & MASK

With the majority of our coastal activity equipment catering for adventure above the water, we couldn’t leave the incredible undersea world undiscovered. We offer top level snorkel and masks and offer advice about some great tidal pools and coastal snorkel locations to explore. Whether you choose to grab a snorkel and mask to accompany your Stand Up Paddleboard hire, or you team them up with a set of swim fins, we’ve got you covered for an incredible day out. Above and below the water.

 

FAQ’S

IS A ‘FULL DAY’ HIRE FOR 24 HOURS?

Our full day hire option does not run for 24 hours. Full Day hire requires equipment to be returned before closing time on the day of hire. To make the most of this option we advise hiring in the morning so you can get a full day’s use of your equipment. Please contact us through our online chat if you need to keep your kit overnight.

CAN I HIRE FOR MORE THAN ONE DAY?

Yes we do offer equipment hire for longer than one day but this should be booked in advance. Please contact us via our online chat or give our friendly team a call to discuss your options.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Our centre is located on Fore Street in the heart of Newquay town just a few short minutes from Towan Beach. We have coffee shops, surf retailers, restaurants and bars all within walking distance and a selection of pay & display car parks nearby.

WILL I NEED TO PAY A DEPOSIT?

We have made our equipment hire straight forward so that you don’t need to leave a cash deposit with us. We will instead take a copy of a photograph ID or you may leave your credit or debit card details with us. All information is stored and destroyed in-line with the current Data Protection Act.

DO I NEED TO BOOK MY EQUIPMENT IN ADVANCED?

We have a large selection of ocean hire equipment that we stock in a variety of styles and sizes. Our friendly staff will be happy to help but we always advise to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO KEEP HIRE EQUIPMENT OVERNIGHT?

We kindly ask that all of our ocean hire equipment is returned to the centre before it closes on the day of hire. This gives us a chance to clean and perform any vital maintenance or repairs.

DO YOU HAVE TOILETS AND SHOWERS AT THE CENTRE?

Yes we have hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms and separate male and female toilets at our centre on Fore Street. If you are hiring equipment from us, you are welcome to use our facilities before and after your session.

WILL YOU PROVIDE WAX FOR SURFBOARDS?

All of our surfboards will be waxed prior to pick up. This ensures you have the best chance of staying grippy on the deck of the board and catching some waves! We also have surfboard wax for sale on site. Please speak to a centre staff member for details.

DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR LONG-TERM OR GROUP HIRE?

If you are a large group wanting to hire equipment or an individual wanting to hire on a long-term basis, this is also something we can accommodate. Please get in touch via our online chat or give our friendly team a call to discuss options.

WHEN DO YOU OPEN AND CLOSE FOR HIRE?

Newquay Activity Centre is open Monday to Sunday 8am – 6pm year-round. In the summer months we are open later in the evenings to accommodate the longer days. Our hire centre is open 7 days a week.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO HIRE FROM NAC?

You must be at least 18 years old to hire equipment from Newquay Activity Centre. Under 18’s are welcome to use our hired equipment if a parent or guardian is present for the duration of the activity. Please consider hiring one of our buoyancy aids for younger children or for those who aren’t familiar with the ocean.

DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO HIRE OCEAN EQUIPMENT?

We kindly ask that any customer wishing to hire equipment from us should be able to swim unaided. Your welfare is our number one priority and it is our responsibility to make sure you are in a safe situation whilst using our equipment.

DO I NEED TO TELL YOU ABOUT ANY MEDICAL ISSUES BEFORE HIRING?

You will be requested to fill out a pre-hire form at the time of booking. This will include a short questionnaire where you should disclose all relevant information that you think our staff should be aware of.

WILL THE OCEAN BE COLD?

The temperature of the ocean will greatly depend on the time of year that you are visiting. During the summer months (June, July, August) it is typically warm enough to only need your swimming shorts/costume or summer wetsuit. During the winter (December, January, February) you will require a winter wetsuit with accessories such as boots, gloves and hoods.

 

We stock a full range of seasonal equipment to make sure you are warm and comfortable whichever month you wish to hire from us.

WHERE CAN I USE YOUR HIRE EQUIPMENT?

We kindly ask that our equipment be used in the Newquay area. There are many excellent surf spots for all abilities and a great selection of coastal routes for SUP and kayak hire.

WILL THERE BE LIFEGUARDS ON THE BEACH?

Both Towan and Fistral beach are patrolled by lifeguards from May until September between the hours of 10am and 6pm. If you are hiring equipment outside of these times please familiarise yourself with the conditions and potential dangers of each beach. If you are unsure then please stay close to the shoreline.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR THE PROVIDED BUOYANCY AID WHEN HIRING A SUP OR KAYAK?

We provide buoyancy aids for SUP and kayak hire to keep you safe and it is essential you wear them during your session. We have a responsibility for your welfare when renting equipment and we do all that we can to make sure you have an enjoyable and safe experience.