Perfect for beginners
Learn all the core surfing skills and gain personal feedback
Group ratio 1:8 instructor to students – great stand up rates!
Equipment, changing rooms and insurance included
Learn to surf at our Newquay Surf School in Cornwall and prepare to get highly addicted. Our Taster Surfing Lessons are aimed at total beginners and will introduce you to this super-cool and fun sport, teaching you the basics from beach safety to stand up surfing. Number 1 on TripAdvisor, our Newquay Surf School is the only place to learn.
Always wanted to learn to surf?
Have you always dreamed of learning to surf? Is riding inside a tube on your bucket list? Or maybe you’re interested in what all the fuss is about with this surfing malarkey. Well look no further, visit our Newquay Surf School and prepare to get truly addicted! Here at the Newquay Activity Centre Surf School we offer an exhilarating Taster lesson aimed at first time surfers of all ages and abilities.
How does it work?
Our Taster Surfing Lessons introduce you to this super-cool and fun sport, teaching you the basics from beach safety to stand up surfing. You’ll get suited up in toasty warm 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 Taster Surfing Lessons as they offer the most stable platform on which to learn. We're situated 20 metres from the sand!
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 that you’ll have an enjoyable first blast, and sure you’ll be coming back for another fix! Be warned, it's addictive!
The Newquay Activity Centre is the longest running Newquay surf school and uses a 1:8 ratio of teachers to students so surfers receive more attentive tuition, 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 Taster Surf Lessons today.
Allocation of equipment, wetsuit and surfboard at the surf school
One two-hour surfing lesson
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
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)