Surf lessons at Mawgan Porth, Newquay

Lessons run 365 days of the year typically available at 10am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm,
we can sometimes be flexible so please ask. Lessons last a duration of 2 hours and
we are able to provide all equipment.

Surf lessons tailored to your requirements

We cannot guarantee exactly what you will achieve although we will work very hard to help you achieve your goals, everyone reacts to the ocean in a different way and their ability to surf can be affected by various factors such as fitness level, body shape, age, confidence amongst many other things.

Surfing is fore mostly about having fun and we try to facilitate that by providing a great service that instils confidence, which allows you to relax and achieve your best. It is widely agreed and regularly mentioned to us by our customers that private lessons and small groups work best when trying to learn or develop a skill.

Tailored surf lessons

Surf lessons are tailored to your requirements although the following is what you might expect to achieve/learn in a 3-lesson course:

  • Lesson 1 Introduction to surfing, the local beach, equipment and the waves, hopefully resulting in you standing by the end of the session.
  • Lesson 2 Reinforcing techniques learnt in 1st lesson and building on consistency and control. Introduction to paddling and gaining awareness around you in the ocean.
  • Lesson 3 Building further on previous lessons techniques and hopefully introducing any of the following: turning, green wave or angled take off’s, paddling out the back, faster takeoff.
Group Lessons

We offer small group lessons for those that want to learn the basics without all the attention on them all the time, this means our instructor works around a group of around 8 people helping them where they need it and allowing you time to practice without any pressure.

Bespoke lifeguard service

Your qualified beach lifeguard will accompany you down to the beach or another nearby and stay with you to ensure you are safe. As an example for a family of 4 your lifeguard can take the kids for a splash while mum and dad relax on the beach with a book. Also able to operate outside of public lifeguard hours to enable you to enjoy the beach at its quietest.


We can provide wetsuits and surfboards if required. We are also able to offer other services including surf hire, private lifeguarding, bodyboard lessons, personal training, surfing surfaris and more.


Surf/bodyboard lessons:
1:1 lesson = £75

Group Lessons
1 lesson = £30

Private family lesson = £30 per person for 3 people or more.

Terms and conditions

All bookings require cancellation notice of at least 24 hours notice to avoid a 50% charge, some bookings will require a deposit to secure.

Minimum age for surf lessons is 6 years old, for younger participants in surfing or bodyboarding you can hire us as a private lifeguard.

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