In a county surrounded by the swell of the ocean, it’s no surprise that surfing is massively popular. If you want to learn how to catch the waves and harness the power of the Atlantic, book a self-catering break at Watergate Bay and head to the beach to book a lesson or two with a reputable surfing school and get that adrenaline pumping.
Newquay – the home of surfing
Fistral beach and Watergate Bay are synonymous with surfing. The Atlantic swells around Newquay on Cornwall’s north coast provide plenty of variety for both amateurs and professionals. Surf competitions and festivals take place annually and there’s a surf culture vibe about the whole area.
As a result, there are plenty of surf schools ready with equipment for hire and on hand for lessons. We are pleased to recommend West Country Surf School, based at Watergate Bay.
Why not pre-book a half-day surf lesson with Westcountry Surf School?
Set up by brother and sister team Joel and Naomi Bishop, the pair have surfed Cornwall’s waves since young, becoming qualified lifeguards, working some of Cornwall’s busiest beaches as well as travelling the world in search of surf.
Whether you are a total beginner or an experienced surfer, Westcountry Surf School tuition offers a very high level of professional and personal coaching to ensure you get the best surfing experience possible.
Half-day surf lessons last for 2 hours and all equipment is included. All ages and levels of experience are catered for with lessons usually taught in small groups. This will give you the perfect opportunity to give surfing a go for the very first time, or brush up on your skills if you already have some surfing experience. You’ll be surprised at just how much you can achieve in this short space of time! These group lessons are a fun and effective way to learn and improve.
Surfing at Watergate Bay
- Book a half-day surf lesson to learn the basics or chose to book a series of lessons over a few days
- All ages & levels of experience
- Small groups
- Equipment hire