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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.

Intermediate Surf Lessons



If you have already had a few surf lessons, are comfortable with catching waves and getting to your feet but feel the board has more control than you, these are the lessons for you! Our coaches can start to break down and refine your technique so that you can move on to catching green waves, trimming down the line and learning turning manoeuvres. Intermediate lessons are £40pp per lesson for between 2-5 participants. To take part in intermediate surf lessons we ask that participants are regulary up to their feet catching waves and can ride 8/10 waves in the white water all the way to the beach.

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Your lesson will include:

  • 2 hour beach and in-water tuition
  • Surf specific warm-up
  • Assesment of surf conditions
  • Identifying safe places to surf
  • Safely negotiating inside waves
  • Good board control and awareness of other surfers
  • Initial assesment of surfing technique and ability

Your lesson could cover:

  • Introduction to paddling outback
  • How to turtle roll/duck dive
  • Achieving functional stance
  • Introduction to turning the board
  • Introduction to catching small green waves and reforms
  • Introduction to surfing down the line
  • Wave priority rules
  • Body compression/extention to control speed and direction


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.

The guys at the school were amazing, they were knowledgable and spent time with me and my daughter along with the group lesson. I would definitely recommend this school, my daughter and I can’t wait to come back. My daughter now wants to come to the Roxy academy now as well. Thank you guys, you are amazing.

Claire, Torquay, March 2019

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