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Westcountry Surf School

Top field Watergate Lodge Car Park, Newquay TR8 4AD, England
+44 7772 251778
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Loved every moment

I did three lessons in total and then I hired for a further 3 days due to falling in love with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily B
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Amazing surfing experience...

On holiday solo in Cornwall so I decided to have a surf lesson. Westcountry surf school looked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BryonyHolleran
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Westcountry Surf School is a fun, personal and professional surf school based in Newquay, Cornwall. We are a family operated surf school and we want you to feel part of our surfing family after your first surf lesson. As well as having as much fun as possible, we give out expert coaching with a very personal tuition of 1 coach to a maximum of 6 students per lesson ratio. This means we can give you the time to help your surfing progress. Your day surfing will also be captured with GoPro cameras in the water (upon request). This is a great way to progress quicker but also it captures your fun and smile. We offer a FREE local pickup and drop off service. So if your staying in and around Newquay, its completely hassle free. We are all active RNLI lifeguards and have been working on the beaches since we were 17. We want to pass on the key beach safety knowledge that we have learnt over the years to you guys, so you can be self-sufficient in the water.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Top field Watergate Lodge Car Park, Newquay TR8 4AD, England
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+44 7772 251778
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did three lessons in total and then I hired for a further 3 days due to falling in love with surfing so much. My instructor Lorick was really enthusiastic, encouraging and clearly experienced which made the lessons fun and it actually felt like I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On holiday solo in Cornwall so I decided to have a surf lesson. Westcountry surf school looked pretty good and I was happy to go and meet new people. Joel was super accommodating - I've surfed before a few times but a while back so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner booked my first ever surf lesson for my 24th birthday! Having never surfed before, being unable to swim more than about 25 metres and terrified of jellyfish I was a little nervous. Joel put me completely at ease and had me stood up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large group of work colleagues and had a blast. Joel was great. Extremely patient and eager to improve everyone’s experience. Can’t wait to get down with the wife and son to let them have a go

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

I had a lesson with Joel at West Country Surf School a couple of weeks ago and it was worth every penny, I was surprised at how quickly he got myself and the others in the group standing up and surfing. Joel is an awesome...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and I recently had our first attempt at surfing and after one lesson with Joel, we were both standing up on the board. We had such a great time and really look forward to coming back soon. Joel is a brilliant instructor and...More

1  Thank James W
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

We booked in for a surfing lesson as a group of 3 Finding the school wasn’t the easiest and could probably do with a sign at the bottom of the hill in Watergate Bay, especially as there’s a lot of surf schools about, luckily we...More

1  Thank Sally S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Definitely the place to book if you would like to learn to surf. Easy to book and great value for money. All of the equipment is provided (including the wetsuit) and an excellent instructor are included in a two hour lesson. The instructor, Joel, is...More

1  Thank hannahmartin1234
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

This was my first experience surfing. It was worth it. Joel is a fantastic coach and loves his job. With him rest assured you are in safe hands. He tells you all you safty tips you need to know. He's very encouraging and gives you...More

1  Thank Rhys H
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We booked an 'Introduction to Surging Lesson' with Joel at Westcountry Surf School. The lesson was about 2 hours long and everything you needed (wet suits, surf board etc) was supplied. The lesson included beach/sea safety, the basics of surfing and lots of time surfing...More

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sidcrowton
11 May 2017|
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Response from Joel B | Property representative |
Hi Sid, Yes you have the a small little glamping campsite called coastal valley, the watergate bay touring park, penvose campsite and the tregurian camping and caravaning club. All are 3-4 min drive from us or a 20 min... More
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rlorry347
14 April 2017|
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Response from Joel B | Property representative |
Hi lorry, It's around about a 3 minute walk down a very gradual coast path to the beach. The views on the way down are pretty special. We hope to see you soon. Warm regards, WCSS Team
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