Surf Lesson & Hire

Surf Lesson and Hire

£60 pp

6 hrs
Over 8
Two-hour surf lesson and half-day hire
Learn key skills from our industry-leading instructors – then practise to your heart’s content!
Guidance on safety, best beaches and conditions
All equipment and insurance are included – and our town centre HQ can be your base for the day
Learn to surf and pack in stacks of water time with our Surf Lesson and Hire package in beautiful Newquay. Make the most of your two-hour lesson by following it up with half a day of practising independently. Prepare to see your skills soar!

What's Included

  • Bespoke and attentive surfing tuition during your lesson
  • Quality equipment hire for the rest of the day
  • Equipment, changing rooms, lock box for valuables, showers and insurance included
  • Allocation of equipment, including wetsuits and surfboards for all ages at the surf school
  • Assessment of ocean conditions
  • Beach safety talk
  • Familiarisation with surfing terminology and etiquette
  • A lively warm-up on one of Newquay’s beautiful golden sand beaches
  • Introduction to board handling
  • Introduction to prone riding
  • Jumping up, accelerating and stopping safely
  • Use of our centre as a base throughout the day
  • A dog sitter if you require it – just contact us for more details
  • Guaranteed good times with our enthusiastic Newquay surfing school crew
  • Discount card for après-surf food and drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)


For the perfect blend of surf tuition and solo experience, our Surf Lesson and Half-Day Surf Hire package has you covered. The day is both informative and flexible – and is a surefire way to see your skills skyrocket.

We’ll kick off with a two-hour surf lesson, coached by one of our highly experienced ISA surf instructors. With our small group ratios (one instructor to eight students), these lessons are designed to improve your riding ability and help build your surfing confidence. We will provide all the kit you need – so just bring yourself and a sense of adventure!

Surf lesson complete, don’t worry about rushing back with all our gear – the equipment is yours to keep for the rest of the day. Take everything you’ve learned during your session and use the ocean as your consolidation classroom until closing time. Catch some waves, grab some lunch or just chill on the beach – the day is yours to enjoy.

If you’re visiting Newquay just for the day, you’re more than welcome to use our surf centre as a base. We have hot outdoor showers, male and female changing rooms, separate toilets, secure lockers and a team of friendly experts ready to point you in the direction of several epic beaches.


Of course! Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or a total beginner, everyone is welcome.


Our high street base is between Newquay’s Fistral and  Towan Beach and in the perfect location to learn the basics and improve your skills.  Atlantic swell wraps around Towan headland to reach our sheltered bay, leaving perfect waves and golden sand. All equipment – including wetsuits and surfboards – is provided along with changing facilities and safe storage for your belongings whilst you’re on the water, so there’s no need to fork out on any unexpected costs.


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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