Perranporth Surf School
Perranporth Surf School
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Catering for the individual needs of surfers(-to-be), since 2004, providing fun and informative lessons for all abilities, ages 7yrs and upwards. Whether it's your first lesson, or you just need a few tips on improving your skills, you can be assured that our instructors will provide a safe surfing environment, reliable advice and quality instruction. Uniquely situated directly on the beach throughout summer, our base is just 'a stone's throw' from the waves, quite literally! We are a fully insured surf school, regulated by and affiliated to Surfing England, the National Governing Body for surfing. All our instructors are experienced and fully qualified Surfing England/ISA coaches and beach lifeguards, meaning you are in good, safe hands.
Perranporth, Cornwall, England

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Seaside734474
Danbury, UK2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Really down to earth people. Had a 2hr session with my 10yr old as total beginners, in a small very mixed group of 6. The instructor said all the staff are RNLI trained, and lifeguards. Very short but to the point briefing about the nuances of Perranporth, general safety and hand signal communication. They somehow managed to juggle us all, giving tips on what to do better. No condescension or ego tripping whatsoever. I managed to actually get up a few times. 10yr old couldn't pop.
So....week later paid for 1 on 1. Pedro was the instructor.
Was concerned it would be a potential quick buck to do little more than a group input; but they seemed genuine enough to give it a go.
Was proved it was more than worth it. Pedro didn't want to waste no time at all so checked knowledge, went through safety walking to the water (wide beach!).
The guy had endless patience in trying to get our child to pop and surf.
A few close times. Alas fast twitch muscles and balance were lacking.

Still Pedro tried everything nonstop the whole lesson. All the while encouraging them almost like a lifecoach. Despite all the fails their confidence remained high, and above all else had a lot of fun. Never ever met such a natural teacher for young people.
At the end he praised their tenacity and was respectful and said how not giving up means you'll always do better than the person who never tried. Legend.
All in all cannot fault them.
Written 8 September 2023
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AmyRJ
Oxford, UK4 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
Fantastic experience. My son (8) and I had two lessons. Both instructors were brilliant, great with my son and offering individual coaching. We both progressed to standing. We will have some practice time and come back for more tuition! Thanks guys.
Written 3 September 2023
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Roland W
9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great lessons, lovely people great family value. A brill intro into surfing, whst more can i say , thanks 😊
Written 2 September 2023
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vivsean
west sussex12 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lost count how many years we've been surfing with Perranporth surf school, think 7 ish. The instructors are great and look out for everyone in the water and encourage everyone. Where possible they are flexible if you need to change your day, time. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Kate, Gav, Ruben and the rest of the instructors are great and warmly greet you back. Can't wait until next year.
Written 19 August 2023
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Thank you so much for taking time to leaving us a review! It really means a lot to us. Was so lovely to see you again! As it always is. Look forward to seeing you next year. Keep well, Kate, Gav , Ruben and the team x
Written 23 August 2023
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Katherine
43 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Teenage boys had first lesson today and absolutely loved it, instructors are so friendly and knowledgeable. They are very good teachers and are kind and patient. The boys are booked in again later this week and are looking forward to it.
Written 14 August 2023
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Thank you so much for leaving a review! It means so much to us when people take the time to leave us one. So pleased they enjoyed their lessons. Best wishes, Kate
Written 23 August 2023
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Mark T
12 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Very helpful with kit, advice and instruction. Easy location on the beach too. Easily bookable and good communication from the outset.
Written 9 August 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! Really so happy you enjoyed the experience with us. Thank you for choosing us. Best wishes,Kate, Gav and all the coaches
Written 14 August 2023
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kax4d
Hertfordshire, UK53 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was our sons first lesson (We still have one more to go), and the guys there were helpful and friendly. My sons instructor was Josh and he seemed really good and attentive to the learners. After the first half of the lesson. Harry was able to stand up and surf! He can’t wait for the next lesson.
Written 2 August 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We love to hear when our customers have fun! And word is always passed on to the coach. Thank you for choosing us! Best wishes, Kate, Gav and all the Coaches
Written 14 August 2023
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JoM24
Cambridge, UK33 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We had a 2 hour surf lesson with 3 older teens and ourselves and it was great. Good value for money and our instructor, Reuben, was very patient and knowledgeable. Would highly
Recommend.
Written 22 July 2023
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Thank you so much for leaving us a review. So pleased they enjoyed their surfing with us. Best wishes Kate, Gav and the coaches
Written 24 July 2023
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Markus L
San Diago1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Business
We have been using Perranporth Surf School to teach groups of primary school-aged children to surf for the past 10 years. They are AMAZING! The instructors support the children to build water confidence, to use the sea safely AND they get them stood up riding waves!

I highly recommend for children and adults!
Written 22 June 2023
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Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review! Taking the children out surfing is one of the highlights of the coaches week! They “fight” over who’s taking your school 😂 Looking forward to seeing you all again over the next few weeks. Best wishes, Kate, Gav and all the team
Written 22 June 2023
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Jemma C
1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Family
We’ve been coming to Perranporth surf school for years now - ever since my son got his first taste of surfing with them through beach school. They’re amazing - the kids come back buzzing. In my sons words ‘it was better than my birthday or Christmas’. Their patience, enthusiasm and skills know no bounds and no matter the sea conditions they always have a great time. My daughter is dyspraxic and I was concerned about how she would get on on the water - Kate understood and reassured me and she has had no problems at all - I think it has helped her core strength and balance massively.
Written 20 June 2023
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Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely review. We feel really proud and so pleased that both of your children have had such positive experiences with us. Best wishes, Kate
Written 22 June 2023
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