World Class

Surf tuition in Newquay

for beginners and advanced surfers

Our Newquay surf school is a surfer’s dream with hot showers, lockers, up-to-date kit and cracking views of Fistral Beach. That said, our main focus is getting you up and surfing with confidence and style. We achieve this through expert coaching on a one-to-one basis or in groups.  We provide affordable surf lessons and tuition for complete beginners, intermediate surfers and advanced waveriders. We go the extra mile for guests of all ages; families and group bookings are welcomed.

Our surf tuition takes place on Newquay’s epic Fistral Beach. Cornwall is blessed with many superb surfing beaches, but Fistral Beach is by far the finest - any seasoned surfer will tell you that it gets some of the best waves in the UK.

Our Newquay surfing school is less than 100 metres from the south end of Fistral Beach, which means less-crowded, learner-perfect waves. Hence, our accredited surf coaches will get you on your feet and surfing in no time!

We're learn-to-surf specialists

Our surf instructors are all qualified beach lifeguards, ISA, ASI and Surf GB accredited instructors too so you can relax – you’re in safe hands. They know how to strike the perfect balance of surf safety, direction and practice. They assist all levels of surfers - from total beginners to advanced waveriders looking to perfect their carves and snaps. We are proud to host lessons with a maximum instructor/student ratio of 1:8 so you'll get all the attention you need.

Why choose Quiksilver Surf School?

Quiksilver Surf School is a purpose-built surf academy with:

  • New indoor changing rooms with hot showers and lockers.
  • Indoor coaching area for safe briefing and dryland coaching.
  • Maximum instructor/student ratio of 1:8.
  • Friendly, Surf GB accredited, lifeguard-trained instructors.
  • Surf boards for all abilities and a wide range of the latest wetsuits.
  • Video analysis (an additional charge applies).
  • Easy access to Newquay’s iconic Fistral Beach – less than 100m walk.
  • Free parking on Esplanade Road outside the surf school.
  • Two of Newquay's best hotels on our doorstep.
  • Surf hire available (so you can keep catching waves after your lesson ends!)
We are committed to offering the best quality surf tuition. From the time you contact us through to catching your last wave, you will experience the highest level of service. It's this that sets us apart from other surf schools in Cornwall. It's just what we do.
The vast majority of our learners will achieve a stand-up surfing position during their first lesson. Book your surf lesson today to find out for yourself what learning to surf in Cornwall is all about. Give us a call on 01637 851800.

Our ethos

The best surfer in the world is the one having the most fun. Having a good time is the cornerstone to our success. Come and learn with us, you'll be up and having a blast in no time!

Lessons can often be booked at short notice, call us on 01637 851800.

your first lesson includes:

  • Safety points about the beach, the waves and your kit
  • How to warm up properly
  • Equipment features
  • How to negotiate through the surf
  • Paddling and correct positioning
  • Different techniques to get you standing!
  • Plenty of friendly feedback to help you improve!

those taking part should:

  • Be able to swim 50 metres
  • Be 7 years old or above, unless accompanied by an adult on their activities
  • Notify us of any medical conditions that may affect your safety, or the safety of other water users

what to bring:

  • A towel
  • Swimwear for underneath your wetsuit
  • £1 coin for the lockers


We run two lessons per day; one morning and one afternoon session, tide dependant.

During peak season we also run sundown surf sessions for those wanting to spend an evening riding the waves.

Each lesson lasts two hours, but we recommend you arrive at least 10mins before to register and get kitted out. Surfboards and wetsuits are available at no extra charge. The same goes for hot showers and lockers!

Tuition is provided by our highly qualified and experienced team of instructors which includes Holly Donnelly (3 x English Champion), Sarah Thomson and Allanah Brown (both top 10 surfers on the UK Pro Tour) and Jen Pendlebury (in the top 5 on the BLU tour, currently ranked 2nd in England).

Group lessons have a max ratio of 8 students to 1 instructor; they are catered to beginners and intermediate improvers level. Prices shown are per person.

Pro Surf Tuition

Group Lessons

1 Lesson £35 Get it booked...
2 Lessons (1 day) £60 Get it booked...
2 Lessons (2 days) £65 Get it booked...
3 Lessons £90 Get it booked...
4 Lessons £115 Get it booked...
5 Lessons £130 Get it booked...
6 Lessons £145 Get it booked...
7 Lessons £155 Get it booked...

One-to-one private surf lessons can be tailored to your specific needs, they are an awesome way to improve, FAST. We coach all levels including offering intermediate white to green lessons. If you'd like private surf tuition, booking a course of surf lessons is a pocket-friendly way to go.

Pro Surf Tuition

 One-to-One Lessons

1 Lesson £80 Get it booked...
2 Lessons £130 Get it booked...
3 Lessons £180 Get it booked...
4 Lessons £230 Get it booked...

Private surf lessons are also available for small groups so you can have a dedicated lesson just with your mates or as a family group. Check out our group bookings page for some nice discounts...

Weekend Special...

4 group lessons - morning and afternoon, Sat and Sun: £100    *BEST VALUE*
( Available 1st September - 30th April. T's & C's apply.)

Quiksilver Surf School

Where to find us in Newquay?

9 Esplanade Road, Pentire, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1PS

Get in touch

Booking enquiries

Fill out the booking form below to make an enquiry about any of the services we offer.

Alternatively you can reach us on:

Tel: 01637 851 800

Call us on: 01637 851 800

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