Learn to surf in Newquay

Suitable for

Beginners with low fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1/2 day

When to go

April to September


From £30pp

This adventure takes place in Newquay (Cornwall), a popular seaside town perched on Atlantic cliffs and bordered by miles of glorious golden sandy beaches. If you’re looking for a great fun day out, then learning to surf waves in Newquay is a must. 

On the day you you will meet your guide at their surf office in central Newquay. From there you will walk over to the beach with the best conditions on the day, usually Towan or Fistral.

After a quick little warm up, you'll learn the skills needed to ride waves and head into the surf to practice this fine art. There is nothing quite like riding that first wave, an overwhelming sensation you'll be chasing for the rest of your days!

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to organise and requires minimal kit (all kit is included) or fitness.

We recommend you book now due to high demand. Then the guide will be in touch to confirm the date. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Jorrin D Massingham

Jorrin Massingham is one of the UK's top activity providers and an all round lover of life. He began his instructing and coaching life with large outdoor companies, before taking the plunge and setting up his own excellent outfit. He's a now a top provider of coasteering instruction in his home county of Cornwall, the UK mecca for surfing and beach adventures.

Additional info

Optional extras include additional days of surf tuition (ask the guide).

Surfing activities and location are dependent on tides and conditions each day.

The season runs from April to September.

Lesson start times are 9.00am, 12.00pm and 3.00pm. A lesson lasts 2 hours (after which you'll be knackered!)

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).


  • Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
  • Kit for borrowing

Not Included

  • Personal expenditures (e.g. pub drinks)

How to get there

Car to Newquay

London to Newquay takes around 4 hours 50 mins by car via the M4 and M5.

Train to Newquay

The train takes about 5 hours from London Paddington to Par and then change to Newquay.

Plane to Newquay

You can fly from London Gatwick or London Stansted in just over an hour.


Where to stay

For a close to beach B&B experience try St Breca in Newquay, from £35/person. Call 01637 872 745.

For a contemporary style, sea view hotel experience try Carnmarth Hotel in Newquay, from £60/person. Call 01637 872519. 

Client reviews

With a mixed group of all ages we had a great time surfing with the instructors. All of us had mixed feelings and weren't to sure on what to expect prior to the lesson! The instructors really took great care of each us and adapted our session to suit all ages. A great afternoon and well worth the money. Thanks J!

Jon (Bristol)

We had always wanted to learn how to surf and being in Newquay we could not pass the opportunity so we booked private lessons with J. J is an amazing instructor and was able to get us up and riding the waves in no time. He was very patient and interested in us learning the right techniques. Furthermore, he did his best to educate us beyond the basics, so that next time we are at the beach, we will be renting a board and surfing without any help. We had so much fun to the point that it felt like we were just hanging out with an old friend surfing. We are hooked and can't wait to surf again!

Rocio (London)
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