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Advanced Surf Lesson

Advanced Surf Lessons

£130 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
 1:1 tuition for the advanced surfer
 Ultimate opportunity for maximum progression at your own pace
 Equipment, changing rooms, lock box for valuables, showers and insurance included
 Free photography for you with this activity!*
Our Advanced surf lessons are a 1:1 surfing experience with personalised coaching to really improve your surfing and take your surfing to the next level.
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What's Included

  • Allocation of equipment, wetsuit, and surfboard at the surf school
  • Changing rooms, lock box for valuables, showers, insurance
  • 3 hours from arrival to departure to enjoy your surfing lesson
  • Assessment of ocean conditions
  • Beach safety talk
  • Familiarisation with surfing terminology
  • A lively warm-up on one Newquay’s stunning beaches
  • Reading the ocean and positioning yourself to get the best waves
  • Advanced turns and trimming
  • Generating more speed on your rides
  • A dog sitter if you require it.  Just contact us for more details.
  • Discount card for après surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)


Have you always wanted to get better at surfing? Our advanced surf lessons are geared towards people who have already tried surfing and are looking to their skills to the next level!

You’ll be learning one on one with your very own instructor, and benefit from their sole attention. 

Our surf school at Newquay Activity Centre offers quality coaching from the best in the business, we take pride in our training, coupled with top quality soft or hard boards and state of the art wetsuits and accessories.


This is an advanced surf lesson and we will focus on the more advanced elements of surf coaching. We focus on the key elements to help you progress your surfing fast.  These include.

Positioning in the Sea:

Our instruction delves into the art of positioning in the ocean, guiding surfers to  position themselves in the right spots to catch the optimal part of the wave. Understanding the dynamics of wave formation and selection is fundamental to maximising the surfing experience.

Mastering Turns:

We provide comprehensive training on executing turns with finesse, both to the left and right. This includes techniques for carving and smoothly transitioning between turns, adding versatility to a surfer’s skill set.

Board Trimming for Extended Rides:

Our programs emphasise the importance of board trimming to ensure longer rides. Surfing enthusiasts learn how to adjust their body positioning and distribute weight on the board for enhanced stability and increased ride duration.

Ocean Awareness and Reading Waves:

Reading the ocean is a crucial skill we impart, fostering a heightened sense of wave awareness. Understanding wave patterns, swell directions, tides and ocean currents enables surfers to anticipate and navigate through the ever-changing dynamics of the surf environment.

Speed and Manoeuvrability Techniques:

Our instruction covers the principles of speed generation and manoeuvrability, enabling surfers to harness the energy of the wave efficiently. Techniques for accelerating, maintaining speed, and executing agile manoeuvres are thoroughly explored.

Advanced Technical Moves:

For those seeking an even greater challenge, we delve into the realm of advanced technical moves. This includes mastering bottom turns for increased speed and control, as well as executing top turns with precision and style. These advanced manoeuvres elevate a surfer’s skill level and provide a platform for creative expression on the waves.

All this why having the advantage of using our purpose-built activity centre as your base on Fore Street, right in the heart of Newquay.  We’re conveniently located for surfing at Fistral beach or Great Western. You’ll use quality Rip Curl wetsuits and get changed in our our heated changing rooms. We also have safety lockers to store your clothes and valuables before heading down to the beach. We have over 100 boards to choose from with different lengths and build construction, so you’ll be sure to find something that’s right for you.


With our highly qualified and enthusiastic instructors, we’re confident that you’ll have an epic experience and come back for more!

If you’re looking to further enhance your time with us, and really want to boost your lesson, why not add on our video option.  You’ll get filmed in the water using one of our quality GoPro cameras and get a copy of the footage for you to keep forever. Analyse it to further improve your surfing, or just plaster it all over your social media! This really is the ultimate add on!


We’ve teamed up with our expert surf instructors to create a quiz to take the guesswork out. Take our quick What Level Surfer Are You Quiz to determine what level of surfer you are.


Our Newquay Surf School is the longest longest running, launched in 1996. Drawing from his experience as the British and English Surfing Team Coach, each surf lesson package has been bespoke designed by company Founder, Rob Barber, to cater for beginner surfers and those more experienced surfers.

We have 3 sister companies, Women + Waves, Bodyboard-Holidays and Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy.

Our Newquay Activity Centre surf instructors pass through a 3 month long training course prior to starting work with us, in order to deliver our surf lessons. With over 200,000 guests passing through the centre, more than any other surf school in the UK, our experience has been gained organically and reflects in our endless positive results. Our surfing instructors complete their Beach Lifeguard Qualification (or equivalent), their International Surfing Association qualification but notably also undergo ongoing in-house training designed by company founder and previous British and English Surfing team coach, Rob Barber.


We take huge pride in providing the best surf lessons 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.

Our instructors are trained and qualified to the following standards:

  • International Surfing Association Level 1 or  Level 2
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard
  • Inhouse trained to use GoPro’s and to deliver specific Newquay Activity Centre lesson packages
  • Instructors have followed our 3 week Intensive Surf Instructor Course or our 3 month long Outdoor Activity Instructor Academy Course
  • Many of our surf instructors are also signed off in house to deliver video analysis and surf skate 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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