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Perranporth Surf School

Perranporth, United Kingdom
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About Perranporth Surf School
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 GB, the National Governing Body for surfing in the UK. All our instructors are experienced and fully qualified Surfing GB coaches and beach lifeguards, meaning you are in good, safe hands.
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Amelie R wrote a review Apr 2022
10 contributions2 helpful votes
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Two hours of absolute joy. Lost count of how many waves we caught. Managed to stand up only a few times but the surf instructor was amazing, more my nerves. I had a group lesson (2 hours) but it wasn’t very full, only two people, so good value for money. The other member of my group had a private lesson ( 1 and 1/2 of an hour) and her instructor was very attentive and focused and towards the end of our lessons we surfed together once. The people on the beach had very good advice, turns out we had bought the wrong board, so we were able to use one of theirs.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from Perranporth Sur... S, Manager at Perranporth Surf School
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review and taking the time to write. So pleased you both had a good time. Was lovely to meet you both. Keep surfing 🏄‍♀️ 🏄‍♀️
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Laura C wrote a review Sept 2021
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom7 contributions3 helpful votes
Really good experience from start to finish, booking is simple. Arrival was pleasant and the whole team were friendly and welcoming. Ben our instructor was absolutely amazing, very patient, explained everything in great detail with zero pressure which just made the whole experience enjoyable. Would highly recommend having a lesson at the start of your holiday, we then hired surf boards from a local shop the rest of the time but having the lessons gave us the foundations and understanding to be able to go out and enjoy the waves for the rest of our holiday!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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clairegeorge01 wrote a review Aug 2021
London, England44 contributions22 helpful votes
We were in Cornwall for 2 separate visits to family this summer. Our 8 year old son had 3, 2 hour lessons on each trip booked. Unfortunately one was cancelled due to covid cases but in that time he went from never having surfed to confidently coming in on a wave. To be honest he was up even after just 1 lesson, but only just! Each of the lessons was with a different instructor but all were excellent. Biggest shout out to Ben who's "the best" according to our son. The encouragement from all the team and teachers was great. If your young child is daunted at being thrown into different groups each day and sometimes with groups who know each other/are older then that is something to be aware of and potentially ask to avoid. However, it worked for us and we'll be back next year! Thanks to everyone involved.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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SarahVeevers wrote a review Aug 2021
Eastbourne, United Kingdom102 contributions55 helpful votes
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I paid for my three teens to have 5 (2hr) lessons each across a 10 day period. (£320) 1 day of lessons could not take place as it was a red flag however, Kate communicated this early on and offered a no quibble refund or exchange of date. Refund was received the next day. Well organised with a gazebo on the beach. No changing rooms so be prepared and have your swimmers on ready. Plastic boxes available to leave items in. Plenty of choice of wetsuits for all ages and sizes. Sadly my son got friction burns from his board on his finger tips after his first lesson, that were extremely painful, and unfortunately the surf school did not have gloves to offer him for the remainder of his lessons so I did have to go to a different surf school and hire him a pair for the week so that he could continue his lessons. Ruben - the kids all really enjoyed his teaching style and humour. They felt safe in his care. Son was stung by a weever fish and Kate was fantastic at supporting us with his care. My boys really enjoyed themselves - thanks guys!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Perranporth Sur... S, Manager at Perranporth Surf School
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I’m so pleased your boys enjoyed themselves! I am so sorry I do have gloves! I have them for the colder months and if people’s hands get sore. We wouldn’t have had them on the day but I would have arranged to bring some for you. I’m sorry for any inconvenience and cost in hiring from elsewhere. Your pictures are great! I will pass on your feedback to Ruben he will be really pleased. Thank you for choosing us to surf with. Best wishes, Kate
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Andrea P wrote a review Aug 2021
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We booked 3 sessions for our 13 year old boy, who had never surfed before, ahead of our stay in Perranporth. The welcome was friendly and professional and helped our boy relax. The service was great in all respects. He had different instructors each day but all were fantastic in their manner and instruction. Very small groups meant that we could relax knowing that he was well supervised in the water. Couldn't believe the progress made and how happy our boy came out of the water, despite a tiring session. We were pleased to be able to book in another session for him. We have booked the same accommodation for next year so will be definitely booking this surf school again.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Perranporth Sur... S, Manager at Perranporth Surf School
Responded 30 Aug 2021
Hello Andrea, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I’m so pleased your boy enjoyed his surfing experience with us. Thank you for choosing to surf with us and hopefully see you again next year when you are down🏄‍♂️ Best wishes, Kate
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