Fistral Beach Surf School
Fistral Beach Surf School
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2 hours for all abilities. Whether you are a beginner who wants to give surfing a go for the first time, or someone who wants to improve their surfing ability, we will have a variety of lessons from group to individual courses. With a pay and display car park and no walking to and from the beach, Fistral Beach Surf School is the perfect choice.
Newquay, Cornwall, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Hannah J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Such a great surf school! Me and my friend booked the 9am beginner class, we were given wetsuits to wear, headed out to the beach and did a safety talk, practised on the sand and then in the sea. Blake our instructor was very helpful and kind. I struggled to stand up so he would often come over to me and tell me exactly when to get on the board and help me to surf. Small class of 6 was perfect, super close to the car park and would really recommend! 10/10 and a special thankyou to Blake for being such a good teacher.
Written 11 June 2024
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Gemma W
Ashford, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Nick is the best beginners surfing instructor! The team are all so friendly and made our first family experience surfing in Cornwall an absolute joy. Nick was brilliant with the kids (and us), he helped us and we all managed to stand up by the end of the lesson! We thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend Fistral Beach Surf School to anyone. Our family all sat on the beach and watched us take part too which was fun! Thanks again for the super memories guys!
Written 10 June 2024
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Aims M
Stockport, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Wow what can I say the best experience ever. Had a 2 hour lesson most of it spent in the water as the school is right on the beach. My instructor Nick was super cool really encouraging and knowledgeable. Had such a good time I hired the equipment fr the rest of the day at a great price and enjoyed more surfing. Massive thanks guys for a fantastic day!
Written 8 June 2024
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Jenna
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Nick was so passionate and patient with us all! It was the highlight of our holiday for us complete beginners. I would highly recommend it!
Written 7 June 2024
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Sherpa669161
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
BRILLIANT - Have been back to Fistral Surf School over the years & just love the whole set-up. Very professional and at the same time ALL the staff are very welcoming, extremely safety conscious, great surf teachers who explain everything well in & out of the water. The energy & fun the school exudes made my trip with my daughter even more enjoyable. Thank you & hope to see you all soon. ‘Keep Surfing’. Laura & Francesca :)
Written 3 June 2024
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Hey Laura and Francesca, Thanks for the lovely review and feedback. We love to see you every year! Tom
Written 6 June 2024
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Chloe
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a beginner surfing lesson this week and it was SO much fun! I have had beginner lessons before teaching other techniques but the way these guys taught us how to pop up it felt so much better. Much more successful surfing lesson! And right on the beach!

Love it.

Chloe.
Written 31 May 2024
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Hey Chloe, Thanks for the review. Glad you had so much fun! Tom
Written 6 June 2024
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KBO8413
Rhondda, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a great experience in a group session. The instructors were amazing. We had some strong currents and I felt 2 instructors, with 16 beginners, in them conditions was hard going. But they done amazing keeping everyone together and safe! All the staff were friendly and helpful.
Written 29 May 2024
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Hey, thanks for the great review and feedback we will pass on to our instructors! Tom
Written 6 June 2024
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Lauren W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Nothing was too much for the team, my 6 year old isnt the strongest swimmer but really wanted to dive in and have a go. They made him feel safe and supported and he had the best time and 100% wants to come back for more.
Written 6 May 2024
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Hey, Thanks for leaving a positive review. Glad your 6 year old had the best time. Will see you soon :) Tom
Written 21 May 2024
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Russell
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The water was 12 degrees and I was worried I'd get too cold out in the water in April, but the wetsuit and boots provided were fine keeping me warm once you got moving. They offered gloves too, but I didn't need them. I booked a group lesson on a day when the surf conditions were meant to be good for beginners. Layla was great giving me tips on my paddling and timing. There were 3 other people in my group and I felt like I had a good amount of time with the instructors.
Written 29 April 2024
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Hey, thank you so much for the lovely review. Glad our kit could keep you nice and warm :) Tom
Written 21 May 2024
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car0754
Peterborough, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Fantastic lesson! Friendly staff, enthusiastic instructor, clean and safe equipment, small group, changing and showering facilities. My daughter had a great time and was standing up surfing by the end of her first lesson. She loved it so much, she came back for another session.
Written 28 April 2024
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Hey, Thanks for the lovely feedback. Glad your daughter had a great time with us. See you next time, Tom
Written 29 April 2024
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