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After the Government announcement on Friday 20th March the surf school is closed until further notice. We are still taking future bookings and voucher sales.

Family Surf Lessons

For beginner to advanced surfers, our experienced instructors can make you a better surfer.

Quiksilver Surf School's family surf lessons are designed for the whole family to have fun together and try out a new skill or develop further skills for the already seasoned surf family. Each lesson is 2 hours and includes all the equipment you will need and your very own instructor to take you through the basics.

A maximum of 4 participants with at least one adult and 2 children. We have the best kit suitable for all ages, including wetsuits and small foam surfboards for children. Keep the family active, outdoors and having fun, available all year round and the perfect way to spend a sunny or rainy day!




  • Safety points about the beach, the waves and your kit
  • Beach and in-water tuition
  • How to warm up properly
  • Equipment features
  • How to negotiate through the surf safely
  • Paddling and correct positioning
  • Catching waves and timing
  • Basic board control techniques
  • Different techniques to get you standing
  • Plenty of in water friendly feedback to help you improve


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

Indoor changing rooms, hot showers and lockers.

Indoor coaching area for safe briefing and dryland coaching.

Free parking on Esplanade Road outside the surf school.

Full length wetsuits and wetsuit accessories included in lesson price

Surf boards for all abilities

Surf hire available (so you can keep catching waves after your lesson ends!

Two of Newquay’s best hotels on our doorstep.

You Should…

  • Be able to swim
  • 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

You should bring…

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