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Gwithian Academy of Surfing

1 Godrevy Towans | Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5ED, England
+44 1736 755493
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I have a family of 4 and we rented gear to surf from these guys. Ian was very helpful, enduring we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul C
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Fab time

Both my teenage daughters 17 And 15 had a surf lesson last week in half term. They had an excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Louise B
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Come and surf with us at St Ives Bay in Cornwall. Learn the basics of surfing or fine tune your technique with a surfing lesson at the Gwithian Academy of Surfing - one of Cornwall's longest running and most highly regarded surf schools.At our surf school we take surf tuition seriously and work hard to make sure that your surfing lesson is as fun and rewarding as possible. For this reason all of our coaches are fully qualified as surf coaches, lifeguards and first aiders and two have even coached the British Junior Surfing Team on a number of occasions. A surf lesson with us can help you to achieve all of your surfing goals.Gwithian Academy of Surfing is an Academy of Surfing Instructors Accredited Surf School (one of only three in Britain) that operates from Gwithian - the Northernmost point of St Ives Bay - and is very close to the towns of Hayle, St Ives and Penzance.Our surf school is run from a purpose built beach-side location where we can offer changing facilities, a classroom for teaching surfing theory and providing video analysis, a gym and ample parking.Gwithian Academy of Surfing offers group and private surfing lessons for all levels - beginners, intermediate and advanced- and for all ages. We regularly cater for families, backpackers, children, schools and corporate groups.Beside our surf school we have a surf shop where we can spend time with you to find the right equipment to suit your build, style and ability.Accommodation can also be provided in our beautiful seaside village to help make your stay the perfect surfing holiday.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have a family of 4 and we rented gear to surf from these guys. Ian was very helpful, enduring we got wetsuits that fitted and boards that were appropriate. The shop is very close to the beach, and has a great range of gear...More

Thank Paul C
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are also delighted to hear that you had such a great time surfing with us - with the right kit it's a lot easier! I will pass your kind words onto the crew and...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Both my teenage daughters 17 And 15 had a surf lesson last week in half term. They had an excellent time. Was a nice small group. The instructor was really great with them. They were standing by end of lesson. All equipment was provided.More

Thank Louise B
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Louise, much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that your daughters had such an enjoyable time surfing with us and that they were both 'up & riding' after the first session. We try to keep the...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Instructors were great fun and very patient.. Amazing waves, top quality new quicksilver wet suits... Good for a beginner surf..More

Thank Simon P
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it Simon. We are glad too hear that you had such an enjoyable (and warm!) time. We get new wetsuits every year for our surf school because we know how much of a difference...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We took four teenagers here for their first surf experience. The staff were very professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.They all really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot. The price was very reasonable and included and hour and a half of additional...More

Thank Matthew S
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. I will pass on your feedback to coaches (and The Rockpool too!) and I know they will be stoked to hear that your teenagers had such a great time. Hope you guys had a good journey home...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I had two surf lessons as part of a group here recently and both were tremendous. I'm very much a beginner and both instructors (Callum and Roan?) were excellent. There were 4 of us on the lessons with different abilities and everyone got something out...More

Thank BaileyRanger
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. I shall pass on your comments to Ruan and Callum, they will be stoked to hear that you had such an enjoyable time surfing with them and that you would recommend us to other surfers. Thanks again...More

Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My 3 teenagers had a great time learning to surf with these guys. They are calm but professional. As well as spending time learning, they each had time to use the equipment on their own by accumulating "free hours". They all got a decent level...More

Thank Andy C
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Glad to hear that you had a great time surfing with us and that you enjoyed the 'extra practice time' that comes with every lesson. As for the new car just get an old banger, whatever you go for it'll be full of rust in...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Never attempted surfing having lived in Cornwall on and off all my life. Got to know these guys over a year as worked near by and finally plucked up the courage for a lesson. Me and my son Charlie had the most amazing time, I...More

Thank Kylie D
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

No problem at all, we are glad to hear that you had such a successful time surfing with us! And thank you for the lovely review. Freddy and Callum are like surf coaching Gods and we are very lucky to have them working at the...More

Reviewed 1 August 2016

My 14 yr old son decided to try surfing while on holiday near Gwithian. He had 3 lessons (and may have more) and really enjoyed it. He was in a beginners session on day 1 with one other and was standing up occasionally by the...More

Thank mm7766
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thanks for taking the trouble to review us, much appreciated. Great to hear that your son had such a good time surfing with us and improved so much with each lesson - well done! As a general rule our afternoon lessons are much quieter so...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great company to have surfing lessons with. You get a 2hr lesson and then hire if board and wetsuit for another 90mins. It's a great beach and they'll take you somewhere else is there is no surf or it's too rough. Such...More

Thank Nicola P
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2016

Thanks for taking the time to review us Nicola, much appreciated. We are very lucky to have such a big beach to surf on - everyone gets to spread out and enjoy themselves a bit more! Thanks again and we will look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Me and friend had booked 5 lessons each, my friend who hadn't surfed before was up and standing quickly progressed onto a hardboard during the week, I wanted to be able to surf unbroken green waves by the end and we were given little tips...More

Thank bkbro4
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Catching unbroken waves are one of the hardest things for a beginner/intermediate surfer to grasp so we are delighted that you had such success during your lessons with us. And as for the dolphin? Ahem.... all part of the service! I will pass your kind...More

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