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Children's Surf Lessons
Children's Surf Lessons

Family Surf Lessons

Family Surf Lessons

Available all year round

Keep the family active, outdoors and having fun, the perfect way to spend a sunny or rainy day in Cornwall!

At our Cornwall Surfing School, we offer two-hour private surfing lessons, including all equipment, designed specifically with families in mind.

You will learn the fundamentals of surfing, ocean awareness, beach safety, surfing equipment and surfing terminology.

We provide the perfect balance of fun, learning and safety with your very own surf instructor!

Activity PRICE
Family of 4 Surf Lesson £220BOOK
Family of 5 Surf Lesson £270BOOK
Family of 6 Surf Lesson £320BOOK
Kids Only Group Surf Lesson £40ppBOOK
Family Coasteer £300BOOK
Family Bodyboard Lesson £220BOOK
Beginner Group Surf Lessons £40ppBOOK

Family Surf Lessons

What is included?

Learn how to catch your first wave, stand up and how to surf white water waves all the way to the beach!

You will meet your own personal surf instructor at our base next to The Esplanade Hotel overlooking South Fistral Beach at a time to suit your family.

We will kit you out with the best Quiksilver and Roxy full length, warm wetsuits and provide boards suitable for the age and ability of your group.

Full access to our indoor changing rooms, lockers and hot showers is included for all lesson participants.

Children’s Surf Lessons

The perfect way for the younger ones in your family to catch some waves in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

A 1.5 hour surf lesson, available every morning throughout the Easter, May Half Term, School Summer Holidays and October Half Term.

Run by our qualified, DBS checked instructors with years of experience working with youth clubs and school groups.

We have specifically designed surfboards and wetsuits suitable for the younger age group: 7-12 years old.

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Family Coasteer

The ultimate adventure for family members of all ages.

An action packed, wet and wild adventure around the Cornish coastline, leaping in to natural lagoons and climbing out amongst the craggy cliffs.

Our experienced instructors will tailor your adventure to your family. A private coasteer experience just for you and up to 4 participants.

Each activity runs for 2-3 hours and involves exploring the coastline, traversing along a stretch of inter-tidal zone, over rocks and through water, using a variety of demonstrated techniques including climbing, swimming and jumping.

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Family Bodyboard Lessons

Experience body boarding in a safe and fun environment on the world famous Fistral Beach in Newquay.

Similar to stand up surfing but easier to learn, whatever age or ability we guarantee everyone will be catching waves by the end of the session.

Our fully qualified and experienced instructor team will take you through the basics and have you riding waves with the right technique in no time.

All of our lessons are 2 hours and include free use of wetsuit, body boards and fins.

Family Bodyboard Lessons


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

Indoor changing rooms, indoor hot showers and lockers FREE for those on activities

Wetsuits and wetsuit accessories available to hire and included FREE for lessons

Surf boards for all abilities available to hire and FREE for surf lessons

Free parking on Esplanade Road outside the surf school

Fully qualified and experienced instructors

Body boards and stand up paddle boards available to hire

Two of Newquay’s best hotels on our doorstep.

Surfing England Centre of Excellence


My boyfriend and I had our first ever surf lesson here with Joe. It was the highlight of our holiday in Cornwall and we had a fantastic time. The facilities in the surf school were great as well. Joe was really friendly and explained everything well, couldn’t have asked for a better instructor.

Josie, Swansea, 1
September 2021

Great ‘intermediate’ surf lesson with Jo! Both my son Thomas and myself picked up a few good tips to bring back to Northumberland. Jo even found a quiet corner on Fistral to practice in!!😮 Great shop, changing facilities, lockers, showers and only the shortest of hops to the beach. We’ll deffo call again

Glenn T, 2
August 2021

Fantastic beginner lesson with Ryan! He made us feel so at ease and is fantastic with the children and explained everything so well! For anyone who is nervous or has no idea what they are doing I highly recommend a lesson with Ryan! Will definitely be coming back!

Isabella P, 3
August 2021

Our boys had a surfing lesson with Scott this morning and he was amazing with them! They both had so much fun and said what a great teacher he was…they want to go back again tomorrow! Thank you for a great experience!

Theresa, London, 4
August 2021

My two teenagers have been looking forward to learning to surf for so long. Bertie was brilliant; personable, helpful and encouraging. He helped them realise their dream of becoming cool surfer dudes in just two hours.

Graham C, 5
August 2021

I had a body boarding lesson today with instructor Joe. I was a complete beginner and he was very patient. I had great fun and would definitely recommend this company to friends. Also the changing rooms were immaculate, warm and spacious, something I wasn't expecting.

Andrew, 4