Surf Lessons

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Learning to surf in Newquay with the Quiksilver Surf School brings you world class tuition. Catering for the absolute beginner to the advanced surfer.

We offer coaching for groups or for individuals on a one-to-one basis, giving you the chance to learn to surf in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere whilst maintaining the highest standards of safety.

Our surf lessons are conducted out of our purpose built surfing academy at the Esplanade Hotel on the Pentire, Newquay. The Quiksilver surf school overlooks the South end of the world famous Fistral beach in Newquay, which means less crowded waves and easy accessibility. Free parking is available on esplanade road outside the Quiksilver Surf Centre. Our facilities include new indoor changing rooms, with secure lockers and hot showers for your comfort and an indoor coaching area for safe briefing, dryland coaching and video analysis of your lesson (extra cost for video analysis).

For one of our lessons you will need to allow 3 hours in total. We do two lessons per day, the morning session starting at 10AM and the afternoon session at 2PM depending on the tides. Group lessons are catered to beginners / intermediate improvers level with a max ratio of 10 students to 1 instructor. All of our instructors are BSA approved and hold national Life Guard Certificates. All you need to bring with you is swim wear and a towel. Our onsite facilities include changing rooms, lockers and hot showers. Everything is included in the price, with no hidden extras.

  • Your first lesson will teach you:

  • Important safety points regarding the beach the water and your equipment
  • How to warm up properly
  • Equipment features
  • Hazards
  • Getting out through the waves
  • Paddling and correct positioning
  • Different popup (standing) techniques
  • Those taking part should:

  • Be able to swim 50 metres in open water
  • Please notify us of medical conditions (in consent form prior to the lesson)
  • Wear trunks or a swimsuit under your wet suit
  • For afters just bring a towel, we supply wetsuits and boards

Most importantly of all you will have fun! On average 8 out of 10 people on our beginner lesson achieves a stand up.

  • 1 Lesson: £30
  • 1 Day (2 lessons): £50
  • 2 Lessons (seperate days): £55
  • 3 Lessons: £75
  • 4 Lessons: £95
  • 5 Lessons (basic): £110
  • 6 Lessons: £120
  • 7 Lessons (basic): £135
  • Weekend Special: £80
  • (4 lessons, morning & afternoon Sat & Sun)

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