Over 50’s Surf Lessons in Falmouth

Over 50's Surf Lessons in Falmouth

£ 40

Falmouth, Cornwall

Beginner & Intermediate
Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 50
Falmouth, Cornwall
Cancellation: Strict
Start time(s): 10:00, 14:00
£ 40

Activity Highlights:

Discover the magic of surfing with our over-50s surf lessons in Falmouth, tailored specifically for those who believe it’s never too late to embrace the thrill of riding the waves. Whether you’ve only body-surfed or are new to the sport, our lessons provide the perfect opportunity to connect with the water in a unique and exhilarating way.

Key Details

  • Target Group: Individuals over 50 years old
  • Instructor: Spence, with 25 years of teaching experience
  • Lesson Type: Beginner-friendly, focusing on safety and fundamentals

Key Skills

Your session will cover:

  • Ocean and beach safety.
  • Basic surfing techniques, including paddling and standing.
  • Wave selection and timing.
  • Balancing and riding waves.
  • Surf etiquette and ocean awareness.

Lesson Breakdown

Our lessons are designed to build confidence and skills progressively, starting with:

  1. Warm-up and safety briefing.
  2. Basics of paddling and wave catching.
  3. Techniques for standing and balancing on the board.
  4. Personalised coaching and feedback.

Why Learn to Surf at 50+?

Learning to surf at 50 or over can be an incredibly rewarding experience, offering numerous benefits beyond just physical fitness. It presents a unique opportunity to challenge yourself and embrace a new hobby. Surfing at this age can enhance mental well-being, offering a sense of accomplishment and freedom. It’s also a great way to stay active, improve balance and coordination, and enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, surfing fosters a sense of community and camaraderie among like-minded individuals, providing an avenue for new friendships. Embracing surfing later in life underscores our philosophy that it’s never too late to learn something new and enjoy the exhilarating rewards it brings!


Lessons are conducted at select beaches around Falmouth, chosen for their safe and beginner-friendly surf conditions.

As a mobile surf school, we select the best beach locations based on daily conditions, ensuring you get the most out of your lesson. We are generally based on Maenporth Beach, but we will let you know if we will need to surf on a nearby beach on the day of your booking, due to the conditions.


  • Good physical health and the ability to swim.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn.

Why Choose Us?

At our surf centre, we’re passionate about introducing the wonders of surfing to everyone, regardless of age. With over 25 years of success in teaching and a commitment to personalised, safe, and enjoyable lessons, we’re the go-to place in Falmouth for those looking to embark on their surfing journey. Under Spence’s expert guidance, you’ll find that surfing is not just a sport, but a rejuvenating experience that connects you with the ocean’s natural rhythms.

Book your lesson today and join the ranks of surfers who find joy and freedom on the waves, no matter their age!

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What's Included:

  • Expert instruction from Spence.
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental.
  • Safety equipment and first aid facilities.
  • Personalised feedback and improvement tips.

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from the lesson location.
  • Meals and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our lessons are designed for individuals over 50 in good physical health. You should be comfortable in the water and able to swim. While surfing is a physically demanding sport, our lessons are tailored to accommodate varying fitness levels, with a focus on safety and enjoyment. The more you surf, the fitter you will get!

Absolutely! Our Over 50s Surf Lessons are perfect for complete beginners. Instructor Spence specialises in teaching fundamental surfing skills from scratch. The lessons cover everything from basic ocean safety to paddling, standing up on the board, and riding waves.

Please bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water for hydration, and a snack if needed. We provide all necessary surfing equipment, including surfboards and wetsuits. If you have any personal surfing gear you prefer to use, feel free to bring it along.

Safety is our top priority. Spence is an experienced instructor with over 25 years in the field, and he is well-versed in beach and ocean safety protocols. Lessons are conducted in beginner-friendly surf conditions, and we also provide necessary safety equipment. Moreover, our class sizes are kept small to ensure personalised attention for each participant.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts