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Address: 1 Godrevy Towans | Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5ED, England
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Come and surf with us at St Ives Bay in Cornwall. Learn the basics of...

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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The surf lessons were a highlight of my students' holiday and provided great weekend sport in between language lessons. They thought the instructors were friendly and patient with... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2013
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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Penzance, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

The surf lessons were a highlight of my students' holiday and provided great weekend sport in between language lessons. They thought the instructors were friendly and patient with students with English as a second language - but mostly they enjoyed the great fun and achievement of riding waves. The students were keen to relate their enjoyment to families back home... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us Geraldine. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves. We find that surfing lessons are quite a 'visual' experience and often non English speakers don't have any problem with picking it up. Maybe it's time for me to take some Spanish lessons! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We have always had good experiences with the academy - Dave and the crew are eager to please and good with the kids - whilst parents sit upstairs with a glass of savvy B.

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

We are really grateful that you took the time to review us, much appreciated. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

My 8 year old daughter has had lessons in Hayle, St. Ives, Dunbar, Lanzarotte and Coldingham. Gwithian Academy were easy to deal with and the instructor was very nice but I didn't feel that they were geared up for children where the other schools we've used have been . There was one instructor for a class of 6 adults and... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a totally satisfactory experience with us. We generally group our lessons according to ability rather than age and with children between 6-8 years we always ask a parent or guardian to join in as we have found that this is helpful for a number of reasons. Smaller children find surfing quite... More 

Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

A great beginers surfing lesson for our family. Oldies to youngsters all enjoyed it. Surf wasn't too high to be impossible but high enough to make it a challenge. At least one of us managed to stand up for a reasonable distance in the first hours. The instructors were great and really encouraging. A really relaxed set up. They let... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

We are glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. Tyson More 

Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

First tried surfing and had lessons at GAS (Gwithian Academy of Surfing) 3 years ago and return there 2 or 3 times a year to hire a board as still not good enough to have my own yet and the cost of a board for a few hours is brilliant. Also the price of hiring a wetsuit and board for... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. It's always satisfying for us to see surfers as they improve over the years and we are stoked that you enjoy coming back to us. Thanks again. Tyson More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

If you are looking to learn to surf in North Cornwall, then this is the place for you !. Myself and my wife have just finished our fifth trip to Gwithian and the Academy is one of the key reasons why we return year after year.This is where we started what will hopefully be a lifelong adventure in surfing.For beginners... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thanks Rich, really appreciate you taking the time to write a review of the surf school. Can't wait to see you again next year and take another shot at the Red River Inn pub quiz! Thanks again Tys More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Ive visited Hayle for holidays for many years since I was a child, and have always wanted to learn to surf. I finally started learning 3 years ago with Gwithian Academy, and glad I did. The tutors are all excellent and make it fun, and are there to help and guide you to improve your experience. Everyone wants to stand... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review, we really do appreciate it and we are always pleased to surf with you each year. Thanks again. Tyson More 

Yarm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

My son who was 12 this year has had surf lessons at Gwithian Academy of Surfing during our summer holiday in Cornwall the last 3 years. He has had group lessons and private lessons with Tom (who is fantastic). He has had a great time and we have felt very comfortable with the Surf School - really friendly, very helpful... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are stoked that you have had a great experience surfing with us and will pass on your comments to Tom. Thanks again Tyson More 

Wareham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Great fun, well differentiated groups and friendly instructors who are there throughout the lesson to help and advise; I've been to some where they leave you to it. Good safety instructions, highly recommend it (we've been going back and improving for a number of years).

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the surf school, we really appreciate it. We are genuinely delighted that you have supported us so much over the last few summers. Thanks again and hopefully we will see you again next year. All the best Tyson More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

We have been using GAS regularly for over a year now as my daughter attends their fabulous Junior Surf Club on a Saturday morning. Where do I start?..... their coaching is fabulous, they are always friendly and helpful and always on hand with advice regarding my nipper or my own surfing needs!! They offer all the kit you could need... More 

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review Heather, much appreciated. We are so pleased that you enjoy the Junior Surf Club and our facilities. Thanks again and see you on Saturday! All the best Tyson More 

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