Cornish surf schools for beginners

Surfing is every bit as much fun as it looks and the true Cornish experience is not complete without riding the waves. Here are six surf schools worth checking out if you are planning to visit

Keep safe: Make sure you check out our top safety tips too.

Harlyn Surf School –Padstow

With its reputation as one of the safer beaches in the county, the crescent shaped bay is popular with novice surfers who can learn to master the waves. Harlyn Surf School has friendly professional surf instructors, bringing you everything you could want for your surfing lessons. The school is ideal for children, adults, groups and families and boasts a fantastic range of surf courses.

Cornish Wave - Newquay

Cornwall offers an amazing choice in surfing schools and opportunities to explore, with fantastic, beautiful beaches and surf schools all over the coastline. Cornish Wave are based at one of the premier beaches for surfers, and their Cornwall surfing lessons give you the chance to try out this exciting sport under the expert guidance of our instructors.

Global Boarders - Gwithian

Where possible GB hold all thier surfing programmes at Gwithian, or Praa Sands on the south coast. If the conditions are unsuitable or unsafe, then to minimise cancellations and ensure you enjoy the best possible surfing experience, they have mobile licences / permissions to run sessions at St Ives Bay, Newquay and Marazion.

Surfing safety tips

  • Never have your board between yourself and the coming waves.

  • To avoid collision with others, keep a safe distance, say fifteen feet or the length of you, your leash and board combined.

  • Beginners should always wear a leash or leg rope tied to their surfboard.

  • Every Beginner surfboard should also have a safety nose guard to prevent dangerous impacts with the surfboard nose.

  • Beginners should always surf with a buddy for safety, plus it is cool to share your surf experiences with.

  • When you come up, try to be facing the oncoming waves and look for your board's location immediately. Loose boards in the ocean are very dangerous objects for swimmers.

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