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Improver surf lessons
Improver surf lessons

Improver Surf Lessons

Improver Surf Lessons

Improve your surfing at our Surfing Centre of Excellence on Fistral Beach

Have you already had a few surf lessons? Are you up to your feet in the white water consistently and found yourself asking what comes next? Have you had a bit of time out of surfing and now it’s time to get back in the game?

Our improver group surf lessons build on the knowledge gained in your beginner lessons and aim to progress your surfing to the next level. We will focus on correct paddle and pop-up techniques, as well as working on board control and catching those elusive green waves.

Our highly qualified and experienced instructor team will guide you through each lesson using a combination of theory and practice helping you improve your surfing.


Improver Surf Lessons Price
2 Hour Group Surf Lesson £45BOOK
Private Surf Lesson £105BOOK
Roxy Women's Surf Weekend £150BOOK
Roxy Women's Surf Day £100BOOK

What is included in your surf lesson?

You will meet your surf instructor at our base next to The Esplanade Hotel overlooking South Fistral Beach..

Our instructors will kit you out with the best Quiksilver and Roxy full length wetsuits and discuss the correct boards for you to use, suitable for your ability.

Full access to our indoor changing rooms and hot showers is included for all lesson participants. We also have secure lockers to store your clothes and valuables while you’re out catching waves.

All lessons include a safety brief and assessment of the sea conditions of the day. Your instructor will cover improver level beach and surf theory with you before taking to the sea to catch some waves.

What you will learn?


  • Surf specific warm-up
  • Assessment of surf conditions
  • Identifying safe places to surf
  • Safely negotiating inside waves
  • Good board control and awareness of other surfers
  • Initial assessment of surfing technique and ability
  • Board control techniques
  • Improving your pop-up
  • Achieving functional stance
  • Correct paddling techniques
  • Timing & positioning
  • Generating speed
  • Wave priority rules
  • Trim & turns
  • Linking turns

Surf Lessons For Beginners


  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Minimum age 7 to join group lessons
  • Minimum age 4 to join a private lesson
  • Under 10’s to be accompanied by a parent
  • Online disclaimer required

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


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