Half-Day Surf Experience in Newquay (1 x 2 hour lesson)

Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Group size
Max 6 people
Experience level
2 hours
3 miles
While it’s possible to learn to surf just by picking up a board and tooling around, it’s quicker and safer to learn from the pros.

About the trip

While it’s possible to learn to surf just by picking up a board and tooling around, it’s quicker and safer to learn from the pros. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already learning to turn, this half-day course will help you navigate Cornwall’s surf safely and in control.

-Separate coaches look after surfers at different levels, ensuring rapid learning.
-Learn to surf—or polish your skills—on Towan, Great Western, or Fistral beach
-Take lessons from an instructor who tailors their tuition to your level
-Discover Newquay’s epic Atlantic waves
-Course includes board hire, wetsuit hire—and gloves and boots where needed

Perfect for beginners looking for an introduction to surfing, or if you've surfed already, then ideal to improve and build on your current experience and skill!

For students on their first lesson we will introduce all of the skills and techniques necessary to surf with control and safety.
If you have already surfed, then we will use this session to build on more advanced techniques, including paddling, turning and reading the ocean.

For all abilities, we spend approximately 20 minutes on the beach discussing, technique, skills etc. then the remaining time is spent in the ocean catching waves, with hands-on coaching from our surf coaches.
Our innovative teaching method for beginners which involves holding the tail of the board, whilst the surfer gets to their feet. This helps stabilise the board until the surfer is standing, then they release and you enjoy the amazing feeling of riding the surf!
For those who have already surfed, we will focus on improving your technique and catching more waves.
We always split the groups based on your ability, so if you have already surfed, then you will join an improver or intermediate group.

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- After booking, Escape Surf School will contact you with the start (meeting) time (this can vary depending upon tides and conditions)
- Subject to favourable surf conditions. If cancelled due to poor conditions (ie dangerous), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- This trip will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- Operated by Escape Surf School


All taxes, fees and handling charges
A board
A wetsuit
Gloves and boots if required
Use of the hot showers and changing rooms

Not included

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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