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Intermediate Surf Lessons

Intermediate Surf Lessons

£45 pp

2 hrs
Over 8
 Take your surfing to the next level
 Perfect for anyone who has tried surfing and wants to improve – fast!
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 Group ratio 1:8 instructor to students, with personal feedback
Improve your surfing with Newquay surf lessons. Our Intermediate Surf Lessons are aimed at anyone who has already tried surfing and wants to improve their riding, from paddling out back to catching perfect green waves.
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What's Included

  • Allocation of equipment, wetsuit, and surfboard at our Newquay 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 Newquay’s stunning Great Western Beach
  • Introduction to board handling
  • Introduction to prone riding
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • Jumping up, accelerating, and stopping safely
  • Discount card for après surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)


Are you ready to raise your surfing game? Our Intermediate Surf Lessons will do just that. The three-hour, group sessions are perfect if you’ve already completed a Beginner Surf Lesson or have tried surfing a few times before and want to take your skills to the next level. With our Newquay surf lessons, we offer an exhilarating surfing lesson aimed at intermediate surfers, focusing on all the essentials including ocean awareness and those must-have technical skills. From popping up consistently and paddling more efficiently to choosing the right wave once you’re out back, this is the class you won’t want to skive. 


Our Intermediate Surfing Lessons will get you even more addicted to this thrilling sport than you already are! You’ll get a recap of the basics, from beach safety to stand-up surfing. 

We’ll make sure you’re kept toasty-warm in a Rip Curl wetsuit, which you’ll put on in our heated changing rooms along with an ID vest. We also have lockers to keep your clothes and valuables safely stored while you’re out on the water. 

For your Newquay surf lesson, we’ll head down to one of the towns amazing beaches for the lesson, our favourites are Fistral or Great Western beach – it’s a beautiful and sheltered gold sand beach with waves for all abilities. We use premium quality foam surfboards for our Intermediate Surfing Lessons as they offer the most stable platform for progressing your skills.

You may be in a mixed session alongside our Beginner surfers. As with any surf lesson, your instructor will chat to you about what you want to get out of it, Spend time on the beach working with you on turning the board, catching green wave sand weighting on the board. Normally these sessions will start with free surf where your instructor will observe you so they can adapt the session to suit your needs.


If you’ve tried surfing before and want to improve, then yes! Our Intermediate Surf Lessons are geared towards those already catching broken waves (white water) who now want to progress to riding green waves. This is the surf lesson to book if you want to nail surfing along the face of the wave and turning your board. You’ll leave with more confidence to paddle out back quicker and with a better understanding of choosing the best waves from a set. Our qualified instructors will give you individual feedback to help your personal skills soar, all in the fun atmosphere of a group environment.


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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