Taster Surf Lesson in Newquay

Taster Surf Lesson in Newquay

£ 45

Newquay, Cornwall, UK

Surf love: Couples' lessons, Newquay beach.
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 8
Newquay, Cornwall, UK
Max. group size: 8
Cancellation: Strict
Minimum booking size: 1
Start time(s): 09:00, 12:00, 15:00
Duration: 2 hours
£ 45

Activity Highlights:

Step onto the sands of Newquay’s beaches and immerse yourself in the thrilling world of surfing. Our Taster Surf Lessons are your perfect introduction to this addictive sport. Whether you’re an eager beginner or curious about what all the fuss is about, our instructors are ready to make your surf dreams come true!

Key Details

  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours from arrival to departure
  • Group ratio: Maximum 1 instructor for every 8 students – guaranteeing you the best chance of standing up on your board!
  • Age group: Open to everyone aged 8 and above
  • Skill level: Perfect for beginners

Your Taster Surf Lesson

We’ll guide you through:

  • Equipment Familiarisation: We’ll equip you with a wetsuit and a surfboard at our surf school, and explain all about them.
  • Safety First: Before we hit the waves, you’ll get a beach safety talk and an assessment of sea conditions.
  • Surfing 101: Learn the basics, from surfing terminology to board handling and prone riding.
  • Getting Active: Enjoy a lively warm-up on Newquay’s stunning Towan Beach before diving into the water.
  • Practical Tips: We’ll teach you how to pop up, accelerate, and stop safely on your board.

Why Choose Us?

With the longest-running surf school in Newquay, we’re proud to be a certified Surfing England Centre of Excellence. All our lessons and courses have been designed by British Surf Team Coach, Rob, so you can count on receiving top-notch tuition.

Located conveniently near Towan Beach, our modern centre, designed in 2021, boasts hot outdoor showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male and female toilets, lock boxes for valuables, and clothing storage. We also have a brand-new hire centre for all your post-lesson surfing needs.

What Are You Waiting For?

Regardless of age or background, we believe surfing is an exhilarating sport for everyone. With our highly-qualified and enthusiastic instructors, your first lesson will surely not be your last! Don’t delay, spots fill quickly, especially during the peak season. Reach out to the friendly Adventuro team via online chat with any questions or just go ahead and book your adventure today! Remember, the best time to start surfing is now!

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What's Included:

  • Equipment - surfboard, wetsuit, rash vest (gloves, boots & hood in winter).
  • Changing rooms.
  • Secure lock box for valuables.
  • Warm showers
  • Insurance.
  • Need a dog sitter? We're here to help!
  • Plus, after your lesson, enjoy discounted food and drink, and a 15% discount at the Rip Curl shop.


Storage locker
Changing rooms available
Showers Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Our sessions are catered to you, but you can expect to cover:

  • Basic sea and beach safety – you’ll be taught the basics of how to keep yourselves and others around you safe whilst down on the beach and in the water, including how to identify dangers!
  • Wave selection
  • Tides
  • How to hold and manoeuvre the surfboard
  • Where to lie on the surfboard
  • How to paddle
  • 5 part knee method to standing up
  • Surfing pop-up
  • How to dismount the board safely

Every surfing lesson is two hours long. After arriving at the centre, you’ll be provided with a wetsuit and surfboard. The two hours will begin when you’ve finished changing and 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 book one of our Surf Lesson and Hire Days and keep hold of the gear. If you want to book this instead, scroll down to the bottom of this page to book.

All our Instructors are fully qualified Beach and Surf Safety Lifeguards and trailblazing ISA awarded surf instructors. They’ve undertaken extensive First Aid training and we endeavour as an Activity Centre to regularly train our staff so they have experience in all weather and water 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.

Yes! Surfing is a year round activity, you can even surf your way into New Year!

  • Wetsuits – You’ll be given a full body neoprene suit designed to prevent chill whilst submerged in water.
  • Coloured Rash Vest– It’s important for your instructor to be able to see you in the water, so a coloured rash vest makes your group visible!
  • During the winter you’ll be provided with some extra kit to help keep you warm on colder days!
    • A wetsuit hood
    • Neoprene gloves
    • Neoprene boots

All our surfing instructors wear exactly the same equipment as you and will also take a First Aid Kit in case of minor injuries on the beach. In the unlikely even of a serious incidents occurring during a surfing lesson, the RNLI beach lifeguards will be on hand to respond and assist your surfing instructor.

If you have your own suit please bring it along but wait until you’ve spoken with our instructors before putting it on. Some wetsuits will be too thin for certain weather and water conditions.

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

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 surfing experience!

Surfing requires a basic level of fitness and it certainly gets the heart pumping, but you don’t have to be an athlete.

We ask that everybody who takes part in our surfing experiences can swim a minimum of 50 metres. However, during a beginner session there is no need to go any deeper than waist depth water as you’ll be practicing in broken waves!

The beach is only a 5 minute walk from our activity centre and easily accessible for those not wishing to take part in the surfing lesson.

We strongly advice 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.

Surfing takes a lot of practice to get the hang of, but once you’ve got the basic skills they’re easy to build on.

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