The ultimate option for beginners
Comprehensive instruction to help you learn to surf quickly
Small group size – max 5
Learn to surf at our Newquay Surf School with our expert team of instructors. Our Explorer surf lessons are the ultimate beginner package with a small group size, personalised coaching and photographs to take home. You are guaranteed to build confidence in the water and boost your surfing skills.
Always wanted to learn to surf?
Not only is surfing the coolest sport around, it’s good for the mind, body and soul. Take the plunge with our world-class instructors for the ultimate beginner surf lesson. Whatever your age, ability level or motivation, our expert team will have you catching waves and surfing in no time with the best moments captured on camera for you to take home.
How does it work?
Our Explorer Surfing Lessons are specifically designed to get you up and riding as soon as possible. You’ll receive a master class in core surfing skills and practice under the expert guidance of our International Surfing Association instructors. It’s an immersive, comprehensive and addictive experience that you’ll want to keep practicing over and over again. With the smaller group you’ll receive feedback on every ride.
You’ll get suited up in Rip Curl wetsuits and ID vests in our heated changing rooms, with lockers to store your clothes and valuables, before hitting Towan Beach. We use premium quality Swell foam surfboards for our Explorer Surfing Lessons as they offer the most stable platform on which to learn.
There is no better time to start surfing
“Am I too old? …I’m terrible at sport!” I hear you cry. Well in fact, it’s never too late or too early to start surfing regardless of age, background, experience or even balance. With our highly qualified and enthusiastic instructors we’re confident you’ll have an enjoyable first blast, and sure you’ll be coming back for another fix!
The Newquay Activity Centre is the longest running Newquay surf school and uses a 1:5 ratio of teachers to students. We’re a certified Surfing England Centre of Excellence and all our surfing lessons and courses have been designed by British Team Coach, Rob Barber. This means that when you learn to surf with us you’re guaranteed the highest level of unparalleled tuition in the industry.
We recommend booking in advance, especially if you’re planning on visiting during peak season. Call to check availability and book your Explorer Surf Lessons today.
Allocation of equipment, wetsuit and surfboard at the surf school
Two-hour surfing lesson with a small group
Assessment of ocean conditions
Beach safety talk
Familiarisation with surfing terminology
A lively warm-up on Newquay’s stunning Towan Beach
Introduction to board handling
Introduction to prone riding
Jumping up, accelerating and stopping safely
Skills analysis and feedback
Official skills classification using iAM Band Scheme
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)