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Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall
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Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall

By Newquay Activity Centre
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Ages 3-85, max of 8 per group
Duration: 2h
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  • All surfing equipment provided
  • Professional, qualified, surf instructor


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  • Newquay Activity Centre, 60 Fore St, Newquay TR7 1LW, UK
    Newquay Activity Centre 60 Fore St, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1LW, UK *Please message us your email address to receive a confirmation email from us, with all the details in. Please meet us at 60 Fore Street, Cornwall, TR71LW. Your nearest parking is Tower road car park.
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    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 148635P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 reasonable weather conditions. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered an alternative activity, different date or a credit note.
    • Suitable for children over 8 years of age
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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

    How much is Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall?
    Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall price starts from £44.98. Discover and book Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall on Tripadvisor
    What is the Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall cancellation policy?
    Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall?
    Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall is hosted by Newquay Activity Centre. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Newquay Activity Centre on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Beginner Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 148635P4

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    • Newquay Activity Centre
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      Joined in May 2012
    • Coastal18009636537
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First time experience of Kayaking and Surfing
      We visited Newquay in first week of May, had an amazing experience of Kayaking and Surfing with James and Lotti! Thank you so much both of you for being our instructor and for all the wonderful time🤩🤩🙏🏻
      Written 23 May 2024
    • robynkQ461RB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A brilliant family or couple’s experience
      We all really enjoyed this experience, despite feeling apprehensive at first, having never been paddleboarding before. We found it a lot easier than expected, and all the equipment we needed was available at the activity centre. Our instructor, Scar, was really helpful when we were getting kitted up, and provided lots of interesting facts about the coastline during the tour. We even managed to see a seal about 5 metres away from the board! I would definitely recommend.
      Written 20 May 2024
    • F5986AVtaylorw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun day out coasteering
      Went as a family of 8 and this was a great day out! They helped everyone with different skill and confidence levels within the family and everyone had a really good time. James and Sarah were safe, super friendly and we would be happy to book with them again.
      Written 19 May 2024
    • caitlincK9231FM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful views and incredible experience
      Absolutely amazing experience, our instructor nick was incredible from knowing nothing about paddle boarding to standing up in the sea going through caves.Shown us some amazing sights.Price is good for what you get wetsuit,board and safety equipment included in the price.
      Written 18 May 2024
    • nyomiw676
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mint
      Went with family and friends from the Lake District. Exceeded expectations. Class cliff jumping into the sea! Instructors James and Sarah were mint and made the trip really enjoyable :) keen to do it again
      Written 18 May 2024
    • Y1861EUjacobh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Newquay - Kayaking and Snorkelling
      Stunning views and fantastic experience. Thankyou to Sarah and team, who gave my partner and I a morning to remember exploring the beautiful Newquay coastline. Packed full of information and exciting activities. Would definitely recommend.
      Written 17 May 2024
    • hamishb370
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surf Instructor Course
      The surf instructor course with Jacob was great, his positivity and accommodating approach made an enjoyable learning environment for us all to thrive in. Everyone has walked away or stayed to work a better surfer with a smile on their face.
      Written 13 May 2024
    • Konlish
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      My experience was really nice. I felt James was a great instructor who really supported me and encouraged me to have more confidence in myself. He let me take my time and I did not feel pressurised in anyway to do something. He guided us on where to put our feet on the rocks while climbing, how to jump in the water and how to get out of the water on to the rocks. I had a great and fun experience and would definitely recommend.
      Written 9 May 2024
    • lukelY2768XA
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      Done coasteering and surfing, had Sean as an instructor, who made the experience 10x better. Would recommend to anyone.
      Written 9 May 2024
    • awC1443HC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Kayak extravaganza
      Brilliant trip around the coast with James. Saw some seals basking in the sunshine. Low tide and nearly flat waves so was excellent for me and my wife as first time kayakers. Would deffo recommend Newquay activity centre. Pros at their craft. Thanks again
      Written 8 May 2024
    • 718tanyaj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour activities
      We were a group 23, (20 teenage boys and 3 adults) on an under 14s rugby tour to Newquay and this was our activity for one day of our tour. The booking process was super easy and friendly. Everything was coordinated and prepared for us ahead of our arrival The boys were very excited and the Paddleboard and coasteering experience so were quite lively. The instructors were fantastic with them and kept them safe while they enjoyed themselves. No one was forced to do anything they didn't want to but participation was actively encouraged to the point where everyone managed the biggest of the 3 jumps even the grown ups. The boys left the centre absolutely shattered but completely buzzing about the activity. I couldnt have asked for a better activity for our tour.
      Written 6 May 2024
    • 828daminin
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best experience ever!!!
      1st amazing experience. We had so much fun and it’s was so beautiful. Thanks to Amy and Olex our experience was the best. Both amazing individuals who made sure we were safe and having fun. Highly recommend them both.
      Written 5 May 2024
    • dominicrT6145LO
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great place to kickstart your next career journey
      Was on the intensive level 1 surf instructor course over April , and overall have had the best time. Over these past few weeks I’ve learnt so much and has given me such a passion for wanting to teach surfing. Team have been absolutely amazing from Dan helping me through the booking process answering all my questions, to the team delivering the course Jacob, Freddie & Alan giving so much support and knowledge it’s been fantastic. A great course with opportunities to shadow and learn with really experienced instructors. Thank you all so much been such a blast !!
      Written 4 May 2024
    • dushk2015
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Experience
      Had a wonderful Kayaking experience! Alex was a lovely instructor who was very helpful from start to finish. Thoroughly Enjoyed.
      Written 4 May 2024
    • K4665VDmikef
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Group bookings
      We took a group of 7 people and conducted four activities over two days (coasteering, surfing, body board and super sup). James took us for all four activities giving us key safety briefs prior to the activities as well as advice, tips and help during the activities, This with an enthusiastic and happy attitude he put everyone at ease and made the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable. Especially for members who were out of their comfort zone, nothing was too much. We all had a great time and we will be coming back again!
      Written 1 May 2024
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    NicSmart
    Staffordshire20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Family
    We originally booked a heritage coastline SUP tour but the conditions were not right for this and the centre contacted us in good time to find us an alternative. Both Dan and Rob were brilliant in sorting through all the options and we chose a beginners surf lesson with Sam, who was a great instructor. Bags of enthusiasm and encouragement to helps us catch some waves! The team were so friendly and helpful (the facilities are great too) we chose to do the Gannel SUP tour too. Both Rob and Dan went the extra mile to organise a SUP tour for us as they knew this is what we were really hoping to do while we were in Cornwall. The communication throughout was brilliant. Amy was our guide on the day and we had an amazing time. We had the session all to ourselves, the Gannel was beautiful and Amy gave us lots of information and tales about the area, we also played a few games on the SUPs which were so much fun. Thank you to the whole team for helping my son and I make some amazing memories on our visit to Cornwall, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the centre to anyone keen to try one of their adventures
    Written 19 April 2022
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    masky66
    Romford, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023 • Couples
    I had 3 surf lessons in April '23, I had Harry on the first day, he was patient and understanding, he wants you to get on that board as much as you do! He explains in detail how and why he teaches you the techniques and tips for that all important moment surfing towards the beach.He looks at all angles and guides you through mistakes and alternative pop ups to suit your style. 2nd lesson with James had 4 of us in a group session, with great detail to each pupil, also helping with tips and useful instructions and tips. 3rd lesson back with Harry again very patient all came together and heading towards the beach quiet a few time with confidence thanks to Harry & James 100% recommend this surf school and Instructors!!
    Written 9 April 2023
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    Thanks very much for your review! Harry and James will be happy to hear you enjoyed your sessions with them! Keep shredding!
    Written 7 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    YogiJo
    Newquay, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    This afternoon I participated in my first ever Surfing lesson (at 55 years old) and fulfilled a long term goal..I had been somewhat nervous, attending solo for this Surf Taster session with zero experience. I could not have been welcomed more warmly.. Beth at reception instantly put me at ease and this kind, warm encouraging attitude went from strength to strength as the afternoon progressed. Harrison and Ben were the instructors for our group and were professional, informative and personable throughout the lesson, plus found time to coach us all individually within the lesson, which flew past in time.. A flawless, invigorating and highly enjoyable afternoon.. I have already rebooked to do another lesson in a couple of weeks.. I encourage everyone to give it a try! You will love it!
    Written 22 April 2022
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    Chris H
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Family
    Adult, 13,14 and 7 year old all booked into a private beginner surf lesson, Nina was great. Very supportive and looked after us all, adjusting the coaching to our levels. Thanks for a great day out.
    Written 4 April 2024
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    Tom P
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Me and my partner are in Newquay for 5 days and decided to try surfing for the first time!

    The session was prompt, well organised and Sam and Robbie did a great job.

    They were both very attentive and helped a lot when they saw anyone struggling! They made the whole experience 10x better and gave us more confidence whilst in the water.

    I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to try out surfing for the first time, would definitely do it again!

    Thank you again to Sam and Robbie for being excellent instructors

    Tom and Ruth x
    Written 28 June 2023
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    Thanks so much for your great review! Sarah
    Written 22 July 2023
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    Jay
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Family
    Big up to Ben and James making our day awesome. My 12 year old daughter who's not done surfing or kayaking before absolutely loved it, these 2 smashed it out the park making it a fun and entertaining day for us. Will definitely book with these again when back in town 🙌🙌
    Written 25 August 2022
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    Thanks for the 5 star review! We are so pleased you had an amazing experience and would love to have you guys back to further your surfing career! Cheers The NAC team
    Written 30 August 2022
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    Aimee W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    We got there early, and the staff were so friendly they gave us a 10% off voucher to go get a coffee whilst they were still setting up for the day. It was great as there was a group of 8 of us with one instructor -Oleks, so it really felt like you got that 1-2-1 advice and guidance throughout.

    Myself and my partner had so much fun throughout the whole lesson, and actually managed to surf some mini waves. The hours passed by so quickly it was that much fun!

    Oleks was an awesome guy too! Really knowledgeable, answered every question we had, and helped us in the sea with how to position on the surf board, how many times to paddle once you’re on the wave, how to stand/ balance etc. He was a sound guy to chat to too as well, really made the whole experience enjoyable and was nice to have a laugh and a joke with and made surfing look like a piece of cake!

    Would 1000% recommend booking on with these guys. They know what they’re talking about, made you feel at ease throughout the whole experience, and it’s really good value for money. We’re already trying to arrange going down again as soon as we can!
    Written 31 July 2023
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    Thank you so much for the excellent review Aimee. We will definitely be passing this along to Oleks for him to hear. Sounds like you had a successful surf lesson and were able to take loads of knowledge away from the session. Hopefully we will see you back here soon for more surfing!
    Written 31 July 2023
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    Gracie j
    Cornwall, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Family
    We loved our surf lesson with Dan who was really encouraging and had my daughter standing up, riding the waves! We will definitely check out coasteering in Newquay soon. The centre is great for changing, showers and really nice staff. It’s great value for money and I can see why they are number 1.
    Written 26 February 2022
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    Hey Gracie, Thank you so much for reviewing your surf lesson with Dan, we're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We loved having you and hope to see you again soon :)
    Written 28 February 2022
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    Keeva T
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    Layla took us on our surfing lesson and she was amazing! Fun, knowledgeable and encouraging! We are now making surfing part of every seaside holiday as a result, it was the first time my husband had done it and he loved it! Thank you!
    Written 12 December 2023
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    That is great news! We wish you all the best on our new surfing journey. See you again soon
    Written 16 December 2023
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    Saggitrail
    London, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Solo
    Really friendly centre with staff that put you at ease. The session coaches were Freddie and Dom who carried out a great session from beginning to end. The session was catered to each individual’s level and the coaching was not only on the beach and shallows but out back also. Kit was also very good. Highly recommended.
    Written 9 March 2022
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    Hey! Thank you for taking the time to review your surfing lesson with Freddie and Dom And thank you for being a part of our International Women's Day Charity Event :)
    Written 12 March 2022
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