Private Surf Lesson & Video

Private Surf Lesson & Video

£175 pp

2 hrs
Over 3
 Private tuition for any level of surfer
 Ultimate opportunity for maximum progression at your own pace
 GoPro video of you surfing in the water to keep forever
 All ages welcome
A private 1:1 lesson with our experienced instructor and get filmed in water tearing up the waves. This is the ultimate surfing package.

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
  • Private 1 on 1 tuition
  • A lively warm-up on one  Newquay’s stunning beaches
  • Tailored coaching based on your surfing experience
  • Session filmed in water using the latest GoPro camera in hi resolution
  • Video available after you session to download and keep forever
  • Footage can be used to analyse your surfing, or making your friends and family jealous on social media!
  • 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%)


Embark on a two-hour surfing experience with our One-on-One Private Surf Lesson in Newquay, designed to provide concentrated coaching and assistance for rapid skill development. Ideal for those eager to fast-track their learning process, these sessions are tailored to your individual needs.

We have a new, purposely designed surf conveniently located between Fistral and Towan beach. We have heated outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male & female toilets and clothing storage. We also boast a brand new hire centre for all your needs after your lesson.


When you arrive your qualified coach will meet you, assess your surfing background, and customise the lesson based on your current skill level. If you’re a beginner, the initial part of the lesson will cover essential aspects on the beach, including safety, ocean awareness, and fundamental surfing techniques. Once the basics are covered, we’ll transition into the water.

For those with prior surfing experience, we’ll review the conditions and dive into the water to maximise your time riding the waves. Throughout the entire session, our approach is hands-on, ensuring an interactive and engaging learning experience. This involves continuous communication and coaching, assistance in catching waves, guidance on ocean positioning and timing, and focused attention on paddling, turning, and stance. Our primary goal is to maximise your wave count, ensuring you catch as many waves as possible.


Whilst your instructor is in the water with you, they will be capturing footage of you at

close quarters.  Using a state-of-the-art handheld GoPro 10, we ensure the highest quality content by shooting in stunning HD resolution. This technology ensures crisp and detailed imagery and means your video will be perfect for analysing your technique or simply sharing on your social media platforms!

After you have left the centre a link will be sent to you of footage where is will be available for you to download and keep forever!


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


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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