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Half-Day (2hr) Surf Experience in Newquay - Beginners & Improvers
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Half-Day (2hr) Surf Experience in Newquay - Beginners & Improvers

By Escape Surf School
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About
Newquay is known as the U.K.'s top surfing destination so make the most of your visit by learning to surf with the pros. This 2-hour lesson is tailored to your abilities, so, even if you've never picked up a surfboard before, you'll soon be riding the waves.
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£40.00
per adult
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Ages 8-80, max of 4 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Learn to surf in Newquay, the U.K.'s premier surfing spot
  • Lessons are tailored to participants' abilities: Beginners welcome
  • All necessary equipment, including wetsuit and gloves, included
  • Learn to surf safely under the guidance of the pros

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • A board
  • A wetsuit
  • Gloves and boots if required
  • Use of the hot showers and changing rooms
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


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  • Escape Surf School Newquay, On the Seaview Terrace @ Belushis, 35 Fore St, Newquay TR7 1HD, UK
    We are based on the Seaview Terrace, on the premises of Belushis bar / Restaurant 35 Fore St, Newquay, TR7 1HD
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42180P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • After booking, Escape Surf School will contact you with the start (meeting) time (this can vary depending upon tides and conditions)
    • Subject to favourable surf conditions. If cancelled due to poor conditions (ie dangerous), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Half-Day (2hr) Surf Experience in Newquay - Beginners & Improvers price starts from £40.59. Discover and book Half-Day (2hr) Surf Experience in Newquay - Beginners & Improvers on Tripadvisor
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    Half-Day (2hr) Surf Experience in Newquay - Beginners & Improvers cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Half-Day (2hr) Surf Experience in Newquay - Beginners & Improvers on Tripadvisor
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    • Escape Surf School
      554
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      Joined in December 2013
    • 201waynen
      0 contributions
      First Timer
      Booked my first ever surf lessons with Escape surf school, and I’m so glad I did, I was met by friendly faces from the start …. I had my first lesson with Richard who was great and had me up on my feet within the first 30 minutes which is amazing and my second lesson was with Mat who again despite poor sea conditions had me starting to turn. Great bunch of people and can’t wait to come back down and have some more lessons. Thank you everybody at Escspe surf surf school.
      Written 12 February 2024
    • clairej265
      0 contributions
      First time surfing
      Excellent lessons, we had two over consecutive days. Learned to get up and turn both directions. Great equipment , clean and warmer showers
      Written 26 January 2024
    • Ieva S
      0 contributions
      Lessons
      Amazing coaches - very knowledgeable, patient and supportive. I have done two lessons and have noticed big improvement in my surf. I definitely will be back.
      Written 11 December 2023
    • paulycos
      0 contributions
      Family surfing in Newquay
      Our family had a great couple of lessons with Richard and the Escape crew. All the staff are very friendly and were patient with all of us. We were here before for a taster in July and will certainly be back again. We all loved our experience with Escape.
      Written 31 October 2023
    • Calypsocaptain
      0 contributions
      Great beginner intro for the kids
      Had an excellent visit, so much so that we repeated it the next day. Beginner lesson with Henry for my two sons aged 6 and 8. Big waves but he kept them safe and they loved it. Will be back for a week family course when we can
      Written 28 October 2023
    • DoraDodoDory
      0 contributions
      Surf weekend
      Thank you for the awesome coaching Mike! Ross and I learned a lot and we will be back soon!Thanks a million!
      Written 23 October 2023
    • davebA4725KU
      0 contributions
      Just Awesome
      Absolutely amazing time! There's a reason why this is THE best surf school in Newquay, and that's the fact that Mike is a living legend... Awesome coach. One-on-one for two hours and I have some great pointers to work on and practice. Definitely recommend! This guy knows every inch of the seabed, and what that does to wave formation, where it will break next and just when. Couldn't have been better!
      Written 7 September 2023
    • 69specs
      0 contributions
      Fantastic experience
      Just completed 5 x 2 hour lessons over 3 days and had just such a great experience! All the instructors were amazing, super patient and really knowledgeable. I definitely felt I was in safe hands and learnt something new from each of them so thank you Jack, Mike, Andrew, Sam and Finn for getting me up and working on my turning. All the staff at Escape were super friendly, the facilities were great and I really appreciated the hot showers after each session - would definitely recommend!x
      Written 25 August 2023
    • Northerntr
      0 contributions
      Great lessons for the kids
      Kids loved their lessons. Only four in their session and it was for 2 hrs so really good value for money. Well located right next to the beach and great changing and shower facilities too. We ate at belushis afterwards which was also lovely. Loved the professional pics we got too
      Written 22 August 2023
    • Donnah2708
      0 contributions
      Fab friendly lessons every time
      My son has been having surf lessons with Escape Surf School for the past couple of years and he absolutely loves them, it’s always the highlight of his holiday. The staff are always very friendly and always remember him. Great for all levels. Would highly recommend!!
      Written 11 August 2023
    • 759freddier
      0 contributions
      Superb surf school
      Superb surf school. Great fun, good people, and incredible teaching. They quickly helped us go through the beginner lessons to get out on some green waves. Our group had a blast!
      Written 29 July 2023
    • paulycos
      0 contributions
      Newbies
      Thanks for a great introduction to surfing for my two teens and myself last Friday. Sam was full of encouragement and made the whole experience worthwhile. Looks like the kids are naturals; Dad not so much. We’ll be back
      Written 11 July 2023
    • xavenger
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      Superb surfing experience over 5 days. Professional, friendly and focused surf school.
      My teenage daughter surfed with Escape over 5 days this last week and had a superb experience. 4 of those days she joined larger groups and on the last day she got 1:1 coaching from Mike, the owner (and a hugely experienced surfer with international competition experience). All of the sessions were well run and high calibre, with coaches who remained focused and committed to student advancement the whole time. These folks are really professional, friendly and do a great job. The final session in the water with Mike was brilliant - my daughter said it was one of the best days of her life! She made great progress and felt she learned more about surfing in that 2 or so hours, than the rest of the week - and to be clear, she loved the rest of the week too. We felt the entire week represented excellent value for money. If you're looking for somewhere to progress your surfing skills, from total beginner all the way through to competition standard - this is the place to go. Thank you Escape for being so very easy to deal with too.
      Written 8 July 2023
    • carll136
      0 contributions
      Highly recommend
      I highly recommend Mike and the Escape team. I was made to feel welcome and the knowledge gained was priceless. I will certainly be returning very soon.
      Written 19 June 2023
    • 1306ShaunM
      0 contributions
      Late review
      Can't believe I didn't finish this review at the time and have just noticed now 🤦😁 Excellent surf school experience and enjoyed by all of my family. Would definitely do this again
      Written 26 May 2023
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    Cedric H
    4 contributions
    Jun 2021
    Not having done any surfing before we were relying on feedback from previous clients for our selection of surf school; we couldn't have been more happy with our choice.
    Richard our instructor was knowledgeable, patient, providing clear instructions, and left a lot of his energy getting each of us to get on and practice on as many waves as possible. Our group of 5 ranging from 8 yo to 46 yo was able to progress rapidly during our 3 half-day lessons.
    We also got much advice from the Escape Team to help us move forward in the practice of surfing (further practice, surf boards, wetsuits...), including from the very hands on owner who we found out has a commendable reputation in the world of surfing (both competing and training).
    Excellent experience with Escape Surf School and we weren't the only ones to be pleased each of the days we trained with them, every one was!
    Written 11 June 2021
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    Shaun G
    2 contributions
    May 2021
    My girlfriend and I did a 2 hour group surf lesson with Pigeon (never found out where the nickname originated) and he was brilliant. He put the whole group at ease and was always on hand to offer guidance when needed.

    It felt like we managed to fit so much into the allotted time and we're both really keen to do more lessons with them on future visits.

    Thanks ESS!
    Written 1 June 2021
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    David F
    3 contributions
    Aug 2020 • Family
    Very friendly but Proffessional atmosphere within the school. If you want to learn to Surf quickly then this is the place to go. Originally booked 2 x 2hr lessons but my son Stuart (age 11) loved it so much that we booked in for the rest of the week. The instructors even asked if I would like to get involved which was free to help out with the kids and do some surfing myself. Highly recommend for kids and adults of all ages 10/10.
    Written 8 August 2020
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    Looby777
    1 contribution
    My two teenage children always go to Escape School when in Cornwall. We have been going now for 3 or 4 years and learnt to surf with them, the instructors are fantastic and really do their best to get you upon the board surfing. The groups have been of varying ages and they do put different abilities together, safety seems to be paramount. While the children are surfing you can always have a coffee or beer an watch from the terrace on the cliff at the bar 😎
    Written 16 June 2020
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    Julian
    2 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Solo
    Having surfed a couple of times before, the lesson have a no nonsense approach to getting my skill level up. All the coaches were very friendly and knew there trade. I will be back and feel I have taken loads from the lesson.
    Stoke level very high!
    Written 3 January 2020
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    throbbingdonkey
    Bewdley, UK59 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Was a bit apprehensive prior to my experience. But communication beforehand was all good.
    Arrived at Escape …Be aware if you are arriving by car give yourself plenty of time as parking is rather at a premium IF you can find a space.
    I had unfortunately picked a very very hot day so after being kitted up and carrying the board down to the beach a quick dip before we began was most welcome.
    Our Instructor for the afternoon Ilya was patient, professional, friendly and very supportive throughout. And although I think there were 8 of us on our particular lesson he dedicated his time equally between us and gave every one of us help and encouragement.
    The two hours flew by and I thoroughly enjoyed every single second.
    They also have an accompanying photographer assigned who can provide the all important action shots of your performance.
    I even have a “badge of honour” broken toe which I have no idea how I managed during my lesson. Was having so much fun I hadn’t even noticed until walking back to my car later on.
    But pretty cool down the Pub when anyone asks about the injury and you can reply casually “Oh, that? yes. Did that last week in Newquay surfing!” Lol.
    No blame to Escape though!!!! They were professional personified.

    All this from a not that fit, overweight 63 year old.

    Made me feel ALIVE!!!!

    Thanks to everyone.

    And if you are thinking about having a bash, Escape will look after you no matter what level you are on.

    Hopefully get back down sometime soon to try and catch a few bigger waves.

    Best regards

    Rog.
    Written 15 August 2022
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    Rosanna L
    1 contribution
    Sept 2021
    From start to finish, the whole experience was excellent. The staff were incredibley friendly and welcoming.
    We did the half day surf lesson as relative beginners (surfed once or twice before). Our coach, Glen, was great. We were briefed on safety, equipment, and technique before head out on the water. We were in a group of 6 and he was constantly helping and giving us coaching points.
    We enjoyed the day so much that we came back the following day with some hire boards. There was a group in the water from another surf school, we both noticed that the instructor looked bored, uninterested in coaching, and we did not even hear her speak to the surfers. Escape Surf School is the way to go!
    Written 21 September 2021
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    Lilly J
    1 contribution
    May 2021
    Where to even begin... this is the highlight of your holiday, folks. The team are so lovely and experts in surfing to the highest order. I have taken about 3 surf lessons previously in my lifetime, nowhere did I recieve this level of insight, instriction and improvement. The technique they teach WORKS, the lesson is soooo much fun and you leave satisfied with your surf and your progress. You're going to want to get back in the surf everyday!! My bf took the lesson with me and it was his first lesson ever, he was standing for the rest of the holiday! We can't wait to book another lesson soon. They really mean it when they say specialist surf school, look nowhere else but Escape!!
    Written 22 June 2021
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    Julie C
    4 contributions
    Jun 2021
    Never in a million years did I think I would stand on a board and surf a wave but the team at Escape Surf School proved me wrong! I was up and surfing within 15 minutes of entering the water. Equipment provided is great - wetsuits, boards etc. Communal changing room and outdoor hot showers all good. Instructors are friendly and good at sharing their time around the group. I'm knocking on 50 yrs door and if Escape can have me up and riding waves then there's hope for everyone!
    Written 22 June 2021
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    Angela Q
    2 contributions
    Jun 2021 • Couples
    Had an amazing time learning to surf. The staff were outstanding making sure we all got up on our boards and giving each and everyone of us help and guidance. Will definitely go back these guys are the best. Thank you for the best first time experience on a board
    Written 28 June 2021
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