Escape Surf School
Newquay’s Specialist Surf School: offers coaching at all levels, from beginners to advanced. We are the only Surf School in the area that offers daily intermediate lessons, as well as beginners and improver lessons.
Escape Surf School, in the surfing town of Newquay, has been teaching people to surf for over 18 years. Our base on the Newquay Cliff Top, overlooking the spectacular Towan Beach and Newquay Bay, is fully equipped with showers, changing rooms and bar & restaurant.
Our head coach & founder Mike Young has been teaching people to surf for over 20 years and he has surfed professionally for 35 years, all around the world including Europe, South Africa and Australia.
All our the Escape Coaching Team are experienced and qualified, all holding ISA level 1 or 2 surf coach awards. They are all RNLI qualified lifeguards, so you can be sure you'll be in safe hands
The whole team are dedicated to ensuring you have the best possible time learning to surf with us. This is achieved by our innovative teaching methods for beginners which involves holding the tail of the board, whilst the surfer gets to their feet. This helps stabilise the board until the surfer is standing, then they release, and you enjoy the amazing feeling of riding the surf! Guaranteed results!
If you already surf and are looking to improve your technique, remove bad habits or progress from the white water, then intermediate and advanced surf coaching is our specialism; we are the only surf school in Newquay to hold daily "outback" surf lessons, for our more experienced surf students.
We teach primarily on Towan beach, which because of its topography and the direction it faces, means it’s an ideal location to progress your surfing.
We can cater for individuals, small family groups & groups of friends, as well as large groups, including schools and colleges, corporate, military and hens or stags! Just contact us if you’d like to discuss specific requirements
What makes us unique, compared to many of the other Surf Schools in the area, is that we are specialists! For us and our customers, its about surfing and surfing only!
Our surf school facilities are the best in Newquay including:
• Hot showers
• Warm, secure, separate male and female changing rooms
• Towels, hairdryers and shower products
• Bar & Restaurant – get 25% discount off food!
• Surf Hire: If you don’t want lessons, then you can also hire your surf equipment from us
• Board Storage: if you are having lessons, and have your own surf board, you can store it with us
• Retail shop: where you can buy wetsuits and clothing
• Parking: we are in the town centre so easy to park your car
Surf Lesson Prices
• All our lessons are 2 hours long and the prices include all equipment (board, wetsuit, boots, gloves)
• The lessons will always be tailored to your current ability and aim to progress you to the next level
• You must be 8 years old or above and be able to swim 50 metres
• Discounts are available for group bookings – just ask!
Group Surf Lessons
1 lesson - £40: Ideal for a beginner, taster session, or quick surfing fix! 1 group lesson tailored to your level of surfing
2 lessons - £75pp: 2 group lessons, tailored to your ability, which can be split over 2 days. Immerse yourself in the full surf experience!
4 lessons - £130pp: Beginners will learn to turn and surf "green" unbroken waves. If you’ve already surfed we'll practise technique and getting your wave count up!
6 Lessons - £180pp: A great opportunity to learn a wide range of surfing techniques, including riding unbroken "green" waves and turning. Immerse yourself in the surfing lifestyle
Private Surf Lessons
Family / Small Group Surf Lesson - £200: Have fun with the family in a private lesson with one of our pro coaches. Show the kids how it’s done! (Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children under 18)
One on One Surf Lesson - £100pp: Experience private coaching with one of our pro coaches,. Ideal if you want to fast-track your surfing. All levels taught, beginners to advanced
Two on One Surf Lesson- £150: Couples or friends, experience a private surf coaching session, ideal to fast track your surfing and impress your partner! All levels taught
One on One Surf Lesson with Senior Coach - £125pp: Experience private coaching with our Head Coach Mike or Senior coach Reubin, these are particularly suitable for intermediate surfers.
Equipment is an important factor when learning to surf. We want all our customers to be warm and comfortable which is why we use excellent quality winter wetsuits all year round, as well as providing boots and gloves in the colder months.
Our beginner surfboards are 8 foot foam & “epoxy sandwich” boards which provide the stability and flotation required when learning. As our students progress we move them onto faster and more responsive surf boards. We also have a stock of epoxy & hand shaped hard boards in a range of sizes, which are available for our more experienced surfers.
Feel free to contact us for more information, or you can book your surf lessons directly online via our website
Any bookings that have to be changed due to Covid Restrictions will be either refunded or rescheduled to a more suitable date. For further info regarding the operation of surf lessons under Covid-19 restrictions, please refer to our Covid-19 Update