Private Bodyboarding Lessons in Newquay

Private Bodyboarding Lessons in Newquay

£ 130

Newquay, Cornwall

Taster & Beginner & Intermediate
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 8
Newquay, Cornwall
Max. group size: 4
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:00, 12:00, 15:00
Duration: 2 hours
£ 130

Activity Highlights:

Looking to dive into the exciting world of bodyboarding? Welcome to our private bodyboard lessons in Newquay!

Whether you’re just starting out or looking to hone your skills, our sessions are the best way to learn. Guided by highly-trained instructors from Europe’s premier coaching facility, you’ll learn core skills and receive individual feedback to maximize your progression. Dive into the clear waves with top-notch equipment, and enjoy the comforts of heated changing rooms and secure storage for your valuables. Let’s dive into the details:

What to Expect

With our Private Bodyboard Lessons, you’re not just another student in a class; our focus on helping you learn as fast as possible. Here’s how it unfolds:

  • Foundations First: We begin with basics like paddling out, mastering trim, and choosing the right wave for you. As you glide through, rapid progress will open up more exciting challenges.
  • Tailored Just for You: Experience intense one-on-one coaching, perfect for diving deep into bodyboarding nuances. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or an enthusiast looking to refine specific skills, our lessons adapt to your pace and needs.
  • Bring Your Crew: If you fancy sharing this experience, we offer private lessons for up to 4 people.

Your learning isn’t affected by the weather, and we’ve got you covered with insurance. You’ll even have the opportunity to indulge in après bodyboard food and drink at local eateries with a special discount card, and take advantage of discounts at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept store.

We recommend to keep practicing after the lesson by adding on half a day’s hire for only £25.

Why Bodyboarding?

Bodyboarding is a thrilling water sport that involves riding waves on a soft, rectangular board made of foam. Unlike traditional surfing, bodyboarders typically ride the waves lying down or kneeling  on a smaller and more maneuverable board. With a lower centre of gravity, bodyboarding offers a unique feeling of speed and control, making it accessible and enjoyable for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether catching a slow wave or performing spins and rolls, bodyboarding provides an exhilarating connection to the ocean and a fun way to enjoy the surf.

Why Choose Us?

We pride ourselves on offering an exceptional experience tailored to all skill levels. With our highly-trained instructors from Europe’s premier coaching facility, we ensure personalised attention and progression in your abilities. Our lessons take place on the scenic coastlines of Cornwall with excellent conditions for beginners and advanced surfers and bodyboarders alike.

We provide top-quality equipment, heated changing rooms, and comprehensive ocean safety briefings. Plus, with excellent amenities like hot outdoor showers and special discounts at local eateries and stores, we strive to make your experience more than just a lesson; it’s a day filled with adventure, learning, and unforgettable memories.

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What's Included:

  • Allocation of wetsuit, bodyboard, and fins tailored to your size and weight
  • Private lesson with individual focus to ensure maximum progression
  • Comprehensive tuition, feedback, and a lively warm-up on Newquay's beautiful beaches
  • Introduction to board handling, prone riding, and bodyboarding terminology
  • Assessment of ocean conditions, identification of hazards, full beach, and ocean safety briefing
  • Heated changing rooms,
  • Secure storage for valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers,
  • Male & female toilets
  • Discounts at local eateries and Rip Curl Concept store
  • A dog sitter, if required, just put a note in the booking

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation to and from the location
  • Personal swimwear and towels
  • Meals and beverages (except for discounts at local eateries)


Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Group Size of 2 and above: 23% discount

Group Size of 3 and above: 30% discount

Group Size of 4 and above: 34% discount



Group Size of 2 and above: 23% discount

Group Size of 3 and above: 30% discount

Group Size of 4 and above: 34% discount

Frequently Asked Questions

We are the World’s first and most developed bodyboarding school, headed up by British bodyboarding Team Coach and National Champion, Rob.

With over 30 years experience and a professional bodyboarding career of international competition under his belt, Rob has built a school dedicated to delivering expert instruction guaranteed to build your skills and share the stoke!

Lessons from our Centre in Newquay are pitched at a level suited to your ability, whether you’re a complete novice who has never been in the sea before or a professional standard rider. Our instructors are all trained lifeguards and qualified coaches with years of coaching experience to all ages and capabilities.

The beauty of this sport is that whatever your ability, you are guaranteed to catch fun waves and our lesson options include daily sessions, bodyboard surfari weekend courses and international holidays in tropical climates!

  • It’s easier to learn at a beginner level and not as physically demanding
  • We guarantee you will catch a wave within the first five minutes of your lesson
  • It’s brilliant for all ages and members of the family
  • Boards are lighter to carry and ride – less energy spent before you even get in the water
  • Statistically safer than surfing
  • You can excel quickly with coaching from our team of expert instructors
  • The kit is cheaper to purchase
  • It’s easier to travel with a bodyboard
  • It’s just as hard to master at the top end but it’s less challenging to learn the basics!
  • Beach and sea safety skills and knowledge
  • The role of patrolling lifeguards on the beach
  • A little about the equipment, for example names and sizing
  • Body position on the board
  • How to ride left and right
  • Different moves to perform, including cutbacks, barrel rolls etc.
  • How to use bodyboard fins
  • How to duck dive
  • What to look for when you check the surf

If you catch the bodyboarding bug and want to improve your skills, check out our intensive coaching alongside likeminded people at one of our bodyboarding coaching weekends!

Head bodyboarding instructor, Brendan tells us why he loves it so much!

“To bodyboard at the highest level demands a great degree of skill and fitness, but at a beginner stage it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to get used to riding waves. The sensation created by being close to the water is amazing, you’re in control and the fins help you quickly pick up speed to catch loads of waves.”

Among other skills, we teach the jump launch technique which allows you to catch waves from waist depth water. There is no need to go any deeper unless you want to progress to riding green, unbroken waves using fins.

The centre is located just 500m from the UK’s most famous surfing destination and the Sunday Times’ No.1 beach for activities, Fistral Beach.

Depending on the weather and swell conditions at Fistral Beach, we also run Bodyboarding lessons on the beaches in Newquay Bay just a few minutes walk from our centre on Fore Street.

On patrolled beaches, RNLI lifeguards designate the safest areas to bodyboard with red and yellow flags. We will bodyboard between these flags; they indicate the lifeguarded area for bathing and bodyboarding.

Black and white flags indicate the safest place for surfers and hard craft, like kayaks. Having separate areas means we won’t be sharing waves with those using larger, more dangerous equipment so there are no worries about collisions.

No, although we ask that everybody who takes part in our bodyboard experiences can swim a minimum of 50 metres. Let us know if this will be difficult for you and we can advise on how we can facilitate your abilities best. Our lessons can be tailored so that your feet never need to leave the ground except when you’re riding a wave!

Yes! We run private family bodyboarding lessons tailored specifically to your group’s ages, abilities and numbers.

Bodyboarding is a year round activity, all you need is the right equipment and knowledge about the ocean conditions! Winter’s a great time to catch big swells. It makes an epic Christmas gift!

We organise our bodyboarding lessons around swell conditions and the tide to ensure you get to ride the best quality waves every time.

Every bodyboard lesson is two hours long. After arriving at the centre, you’ll be provided with the equipment and the two hours will begin when you are ready to hit the beach!

If you’d like to stay down at the beach after your two-hour lesson for the remainder of the day, you can add Bodyboard Hire in the booking form.

You will be provided with professional standard equipment when you arrive, suitable for all abilities from beginner to professional levels. You will get:

  • Wetsuit – You’ll be given a full body neoprene suit designed to prevent chill whilst submerged in water.
  • Bodyboard with leash– We’ll provide you with a board to match your height, weight and ability.
  • Fins
  • Fin socks- Neoprene socks to prevent rubbing from the fin straps

All our Instructors are fully qualified Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards and trailblazing bodyboard instructors. They’ve undertaken extensive First Aid training and we deliver regular in-house training to our staff so they have experience in all weather and ocean conditions. Every instructor must have years of personal experience in the water and we also work in close partnership with the RNLI presence on every beach to ensure your safety in and out of the water.

All you need to bring is your swimwear and a towel. We will provide you with everything else!

Please arrive at the centre at the start time of your session. This can be found on you booking confirmation email. There is no parking outside the centre so please allow plenty of time to park and walk down to our centre on Fore Street. Once there your instructor will welcome you.

If you have any medical needs, injuries or special requirements, just give us a ring and we can talk through how best we can cater for your needs during your bodyboarding experience!

From changing room to water’s edge is a 5-minute walk! You’ll make your way down to the beach as a group after changing in our centre.

Lockers are available at the centre free of charge to ensure any valuables are safely stowed away whilst you’re down on the beach. There are also storage compartments available for the rest of your gear including clothes and shoes. Please note that any items are left at the guest’s own risk.

The minimum age limit for our group activities is 8 years old. However, we offer private sessions for every activity so no one has to miss out on bodyboarding! All our instructors have years of experience working with children of all ages.

We’re not afraid of some wind and rain, but Mother Nature occasionally intervenes and makes it impossible to run a safe session.  In the unlikely event that this should happen, we would endeavour to change the date of your session or offer an alternative solution.

All our sessions are fully insured and are covered in the price of the activity.

We strongly advise against wearing glasses in the surf in case they fall off! However, you will be able to wear them during the instruction part of the lesson on the sand. They can then be stored with our first aid kits on the beach whilst you’re practicing in the water. We recommend disposable contact lenses wherever possible.

Extras / Options

We recommend to keep practicing after the lessson by adding on half a day’s hire for only £25.

While all instructors are qualified, experienced and essential parts of our award winning team, we have a hierarchy of hand picked, experienced, senior instructors that are literally the best in the business. These salty sea dogs have spent more time on the water, delivered more incredible activities and will offer a level of unrivalled experience to you, your friends or family.

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 yoru 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