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“Enjoyable for all ages”

Gwithian Academy of Surfing
Ranked #2 of 3 Tours in Hayle
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Owner description: 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.
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Enjoyable for all ages”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

This was our second year doing a surfing session here- my three teenagers really enjoyed it, the younger ones in the group were also well catered for with lots of support.Easy to book, all equipment provided -do need to arrive in good time to sort out the wet suits.Lovely safe beach. Pub/cafe next to the headquarters so easy parking and somewhere for a drink or snack.

Visited July 2013
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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thanks for the kind words, we're really pleased that you enjoy surfing with us and hopefully we will see you again next year.
All the best
Tyson
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Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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“Fun, laughter and surfing!!”
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

We had a lesson bought for us whilst on our mini-moon in Cornwall, Aug 2011...a compete surprise but one that was welcomed...you gotta give surfing a go in Cornwall, right?
Positives...
Friendly instructor, very patient with qus and constant falling off board, size of grp as there were only 5 of us in it and the location! A little walk to the beach but was worth it...there were a lot of people but the beach was big enough for us all.
Negatives...
None really...guess I just wish I'd been better but that's not the fault of the school!!
Thank you Gwithian.

Visited August 2013
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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this review, 16 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments, we really appreciate it.
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