Taster Surf Lesson in Newquay, Cornwall

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Newquay

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  • 2 hours
  • Newquay
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Perfect for beginners - approx 3 hours from arrival to departure
Learn all the core surfing skills and gain personal feedback
Group ratio 1:8 instructor to students – great stand up rates!
Equipment, changing rooms, lock box for valuables, warm showers and insurance all included

Learn to surf at our Newquay Surf School in Cornwall and prepare to get highly addicted. Our Taster Surfing Lessons are aimed at total beginners and will introduce you to this super-cool and fun sport, teaching you the basics from beach safety to stand up surfing. Our Newquay Surf School is the only place to learn.



Have you always dreamed of learning to surf? Or maybe you’re interested in what all the fuss is about with this surfing malarkey. Well look no further, visit our Newquay Surf School and prepare to get truly addicted! Here at the Newquay Activity Centre we offer an exhilarating Taster lesson aimed at first time surfers of all ages and abilities.


Our Taster Surfing Lessons introduce you to this super-cool and fun sport, teaching you the basics from beach safety to stand up surfing. You’ll get suited up in toasty-warm Rip Curl wetsuits and ID vests in our heated changing rooms. We also have safety lockers to store your clothes and valuables before heading down to Great Western or Fistral Beach. We use quality Swell foam surfboards for our Taster Surfing Lessons as they offer the most stable platform on which to learn.

  • All surfing equipment provided
  • Professional, qualified, surf instructor

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires reasonable weather conditions. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered an alternative activity, different date or a credit note.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Newquay Activity Centre, 60 Fore St, Newquay TR7 1LW, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


2 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


09 Jan, 2023

We had an excellent time surfing with James today. He helped us nail the basics quickly and we are very excited to surf again soon. We had initially booked for coasteering but after extreme wind conditions we were offered surfing instead. James allowed us to start our session an hour early and were very happy with this change of plan as the surfing session was so enjoyable. Felt very comfortable in good surfing equipment and the hot shower was a nice touch at the end! Will definitely be back when visiting Cornwall next.


20 Nov, 2022

I am a self taught surfer who surf 4 times a year if I am lucky. I am not an amazing surfer but can pop up on a surf board and have a nice ride. While on holiday in Newquay I thought that a 1 2 1 tuition will benefit me in order to get rid of some bad habits which I taught myself a long the way. From booking my lesson throughout the lesson itself (about 2-2.5 hours long) I felt being looked after in a very professional manner. Freddie, my coach on the day, was very down to earth, friendly and very motivating while pointing out where I can improve. She took time to find out enough about my surfing level before we got started and spent 20-25 minutes observing me actually surfing in the water. I found Freddie's tips very useful and could feel the difference straight away. I spent 2-2.5 hours practicing the following day being very grateful for Freddie's tips. No doubt I'll be back in the future!!!! Avi I will highly recommend the Newquay Activity Centre to everyone and of course Freddie as a surfing coach.


06 Nov, 2022

Awesome surf instruction from James with Ethan supporting. Only us and one other couple so plenty of one to one time. Good overall experience from start to finish. Thank you

Claire N

02 Nov, 2022

Can't rave about these guys enough, all the staff were amazing. Jack was super friendly and helpful making the booking, Dan our private surf lesson instructor was just the nicest guy, and the lady who took our photo for us, sorry I didn't get your name, was so cheerful and enthusiastic, they made us feel at ease as complete newbies and made it a great experience. Dan gave great instructions and made us feel perfectly safe despite it being a very stormy day. He was so patient, attentive, supportive, encouraging and made it so much fun. Feedback was given each time we rode a wave to help us improve for the next one. Thanks so much to all of you. We got some cracking photobomb shots of you btw Jack!


27 Oct, 2022

Had a great time surfing with my daughter - our instructor Jacob was fab - really friendly and so helpful - will be back again next year 🏄🏽‍♀️

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Plaster's at dawn.


Highly Recommended!


We’ll be back!


Great experience!


james is amazing


Brilliant surfing lessons at Newquay Activity Centre


One of the best family activities you can do!


Its a must!


So much fun


Surfing with Dom and Sam


Best surf lesson in Newquay!


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