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Private Surfing Lesson provided by Fistral Beach Surf School

Private Surfing Lesson
4.5
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£160.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
92% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Our unique location and years of experience means that you are getting the best lesson in town. We guarantee you will learn lots whilst having heaps of fun!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60104P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Surfing equipment during the lesson
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Fistral Beach Surf School, Fistral, Newquay TR7 1HY, UK Finding us is very easy as we are the only surf school actually located on the beach.When you arrive at the beach there is a large pay and display carpark. We are located in the International Surfing Centre at the beach and our reception is directly next to the carpark.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Surfing equipment during the lesson
Departure details
  • Fistral Beach Surf School, Fistral, Newquay TR7 1HY, UK Finding us is very easy as we are the only surf school actually located on the beach.When you arrive at the beach there is a large pay and display carpark. We are located in the International Surfing Centre at the beach and our reception is directly next to the carpark.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
27 reviews
Excellent
24
Very good
1
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Kristycody
London48 contributions
This was the highlight of our holiday in Cornwall. The kids loved it. They were so thrilled after a 2 hour lesson that they felt they could actually surf. I booked the all day hire of equipment for £10 each so they stayed in the water practicing for the rest of the afternoon. They felt very confident after their lesson though they were both exhausted.
It was really misty but it didn’t affect their lesson.
Their instructor was so lovely. My children are both pretty quiet and shy, hence booking them a private lesson, but he seemed to chat easily and they trusted him. He seemed genuinely thrilled when they both got up on the boards together. Check out the photo with him cheering below! Really lovely. Thank you.
Written 16 August 2020
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Sam W
4 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had a fantastic surfing lesson with Louis. He explained the methods and technique very well and quickly to get us out into the water for as much time as possible. Gave very useful guidance and was overall a very nice guy to interact with.

In a 2 hour lesson, he got us standing up for a good few seconds by the end (we had never surfed before and weren't confident we'd be able to stand after 1 lesson). Louis provided very useful assistance finding the right waves and getting us started and I'm sure with a few lessons that way it wouldn't take long to become a strong surfer. Louis was very helpful and fun and is clearly a very good surfer.

Would definitely recommend!
Written 2 August 2020
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charchark123
Newark-on-Trent, UK74 contributions
A great 2 hour activity for me and my boyfriend who both have never surfed shall I add.
Our instructor I believe called charles was extremely helpful and informative and once we were taught the basics spent lots of time perfecting in the water. A great lesson for begginers like us. We thought we were in a group of 6 for covid but turned out to be 7 but no trouble you're not close as you're in the sea or sat on the beach learning.
You're taught to ride the waves on your front then stand up, a great experience I'll never forget
Would recommend learning to surf on fistral beach for sure.
Written 26 September 2020
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RedSherwood
Bristol, UK21 contributions
For anybody visiting Newquay and looking for a great introduction to, return experience or top up surf lesson; I couldn’t recommend the Fistral Beach Surf School enough. The checking in process before the lesson was smooth, organised very well and we got to enjoy some high quality wetsuits.

Tom our instructor made us feel very safe with a great briefing, explained the unique tides at the beach and made us fully prepared before we hit the water.

We had a mixed ability lesson group and Tom was able to involve everybody up to their ability level and created a fun environment for us all to enjoy.

I will be back to enjoy this again soon, keep up the good work everybody and thanks for your help.
Written 6 September 2020
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Laura
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Family
What an amazing experience. As complete novices, we joined a group lesson with Tom who was full of enthusiasm and a great teacher. He catered for our 11 and 15 year old with patience and great encouragement. We felt completely safe despite big waves and we were all buzzing for days after. Even though it was December, the kit was all supplied and we weren't cold at all. A great memory and highlight of our holiday. Thank you to all.
Written 23 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jenkins s
10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Louis (I think that's how you spell it) was amazing, it was a very stormy day but he was very detailed on all safety aspects. The result, both me and my girlfriend (this was the first time she had been in the sea!) Can now surf standing up. After only two hours with Louis we felt confident to keep the boards for the day and surf on our own. I highly recommend surf lessons here. If everyone is as pleasant and detailed as louis then you can't fail.
Written 27 August 2020
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Isabel
12 contributions
Jun 2021
My sisters and I, age 16/18/20, had four days worth of lessons with this surf school. Two of these lessons were private and two were group 'improvers' sessions as we have surfed before. Our group sessions actually ended up being just us three which was fab! Our instructors were great at explaining things to us and were safety conscious. They were really supportive and gave us good tips. Fistral beach is a gorgeous place to surf (and we didn't feel cold at all in the water due to the great wetsuits, even if they were hard to get on!) Will definitely be coming back to this surf school as they catered perfectly for our 'improver' level so we didn't have to join beginners classes. Great place!
Written 26 June 2021
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SimKen93
2 contributions
Me and my friend visited today and had the worst experience. The instructor (Tom) was so rude. He seemed completely disinterested in what was going on. He did not really interact with the group when we were in the sea he just stood there watching. It was not a great lesson and didn’t really feel like we learnt much at all!
Written 4 September 2020
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mazzabrookfield
Gran Canaria, Spain9 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Fantastic experience. Great location. My daughter. Samara, had a 1 to 1 session with Tom and she was so bowled over by how good an instructor he was. She said I wish all school teachers could be like Tom. Thank you fistral surf school and Tom
Written 26 June 2021
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John E
Burnley, UK37 contributions
Aug 2020
Booked a family surfing lesson for myself, my partner and her two daughters in early August. Everyhting was ready for us when we got there, our instructor MAx was really patient with the girls (8 and 10) even though they really weren't listening very much and just wanted to get in the sea!!

Unfortunately I really struggled even with the basics, I could find any sort of balance and couldn't stay or the board for love nor money - which is odd since I ride mountain bikes, ski, snowboard and skateboard so I should have a pretty good sense of balance. Not anyone's fault, I think I'm probably just to big and stiff for surfing! To add insult to inuury I managed to jar my back getting onto my board after just over an hour and had to sit the rest of the lesson out.

The girls and their mum thoroughly enjoyed themselves though (although mum was pretty apprehensive to start with), and the eldest did manage one or stwo short runs standing by the end of the lesson.

Nice people, good value for money and highyl recommended.
Written 11 August 2020
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By: Fistral Beach Surf School
Davidmatthews247
Davidmatthews247
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Excellent service
Surf suit hire for myself and wife. Turned up on the spur of the moment wanting to mess about in the surf. Really
lindseywK9291GF
lindseywK9291GF
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Great fun
I had a great surf lesson with Tony. From walking up to the shop/school everyone was friendly and helpful. I had a
Traveladdict304
Traveladdict304
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Excellent
I booked two group lessons with Fistral Surf School and really enjoyed my experience. Jenny was an excellent instr
Gayle S
Gayle S
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Fab kids beginners surf lesson!
Booked a 2 hour surf lesson for my 10 year old son. Wetsuits, shoes, showers and 2 hour lesson included and he love
183rachaelp
183rachaelp
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Brilliant all round.
We booked surfing lessons and also used the wetsuit and bodyboard hire. Fantastic, patient service and instruction
M6647WLemmam
M6647WLemmam
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AMAZING
We had an amazing experience with the surf school, the two members of staff we met (Andy & Tom) we absolutely amazi
HarryDaniel23
HarryDaniel23
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Hostile and rude person doing the hiring
I would just like to say that the rest of the staff here were absolutely lovely and would give them 5 stars but thi
snelli01
snelli01
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Excellent
Our son had 2 surf lessons and both instructors provided fantastic lessons, with lots of useful hints and tips. He
P4658MTandyp
P4658MTandyp
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Family days out
We took part in a beginner group lesson with Tom and it was a truly fantastic experience, everyone should try it.
Kozel007
Kozel007
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Beginner surfing
Had my first surf lesson with Tom and he was amazing! Really encouraging throughout and precise with his instructio
Chloesav2001
Chloesav2001
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Beginner surfing on Fistral Beach
Never surfed before and wanted to give it a go, it was so fun. Would recommend to everyone, the instructors are so
mariacY574OV
mariacY574OV
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Fab and professional but definitely friendly.....
I booked a 2 hour beginner body boarding lesson for my two sons 12 and 15. I booked it only 24 hours before the les
lauraamyb
lauraamyb
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Great instructors and fun sport
We completed a 2 and a half hour beginner group surf lesson with Adam and we had a great time, we both almost manag
DoraexploraUK
DoraexploraUK
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Brilliant for all the family
We had the 2 hour beginners surf lesson and all 3 of us managed to stand surfing within the lesson. Charlie was sup
maddon66
maddon66
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Beginners group surf lesson
I’m not built for this, but I had a lot of fun! The instruction was clear and structured. It was spot on minimising
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