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May Surf Coaching Weekend 2019 - Newquay - Sponsored by Rip Curl

We've teamed up with Newquay Activity Centre + Rip Curl to offer another awesome 2 day surf coaching weekend to give your confidence and surfing a huge boost! May is our favourite time of year with beautiful weather and less crowds!

All levels of ability are very welcome. You'll be with like minded people and taught by professional, qualified female and male instructors. All at your own pace. 

We'll be based at Newquay Activity Centre's brand new location on Towan Beach.You can run down to the beach in a matter of seconds and surf super fun waves with a nice soft sandy bottom. 

We have one lesson on Saturday morning, stop for some lunch and go through our video analysis. Once we’ve digested our food we waste no time getting back into the water for out second surf lesson of the day.

On Saturday evening after we're all surfed out and salty, we'll head to out for some well deserved hot food and drinks at one of Newquay's best gems! It's a really great time to get to know each other and soak up Newquays finest sunset! 

On the Sunday we’ll meet in the morning and have our final lesson and video analysis sessions. We then have a fun debreif and we’re done around lunch time. The afternoon is yours to see our beautiful seaside town, check out the local surf shops or even get back in the water!

 We'll have a photographer and videographer snapping away throughout the weekend  so we'll be able to document your progression.  We'll have time to go over the footage with your instructor to help you see where you can improve. We'll also get some shots for you to take home at the end of the weekend.

If you’ve never been surfing before and you want to learn in a safe environment or you’re a keen enthusiast wanting to master the moves, this weekend is for you. 

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This weekend includes:

  • Three surfing lessons with both beach and ocean tuition. Saturday + Sunday sessions are two hours long covering all aspects of surfing you wish to focus upon.

  • Encouragement and feedback on every ride paddle out and wipe-out!

  • Individual goal setting- breaking progression barriers down and taking you to the next level

  • Two of your in-water sessions will be filmed and these will be analysed. This will include demonstrations and move-by-move break downs to help you conquer every aspect of the sport.

  • Take the option of our pro photo and video package in order to take the shots and footage home with you (An additional £20 for photo and an extra £10 for the video to be paid on the day)

  • Q+A Sessions about surfing equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction and surf fitness.

  • Free Tea and coffee from our centre onsite

  • Official surf ability grading using the iAM Bands scheme

  • Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)|

  • Goodie Bag sponsored by RipCurl and SunZapper.

  • Good times with like minded women!

    £139 PER PERSON

+£2.50 booking fee.

*Limited spaces available *

Option to hire a second dry wetsuit on the Saturday afternoon for an additional £5. Please let us know at the time of booking.

Please get in touch to book your spot!


There are plenty of places to stay in the heart of Newquay to suit everyone. From hotels, hostels, B&Bs and self catering apartments , there’s something for every budget.

  • Take a look at our recommended accommodation list here.

  • We also work closely with our family friends Air B&B located right by Newquay Harbour , Fistral and Towan Beach. It sleeps 5 people and is dog friendly. For more information on this property PLEASE CLICK HERE and contact us directly for further details.

  • Our local Travel Lodge is located right by the train station and has incredible views of the harbour. They also offer a 5% discount to all Women + Waves Weekenders. So be sure to mention us when booking.

  • Hotel Victoria has one of the best locations in Newquay. It’s ideally located in the centre of Newquay close to the shops, restaurants, bars and overlooks the towns stunning beaches. Our guests also receive a 5% discount when booking.


By car
The weekend is based at Towan beach Newquay – we will give you details of where you should park (often away from the centre) on your pre weekend arrival email.

By Bus
This is one of the cheapest ways to travel. The bus station is located right in the centre of town and not far from the centre. If you let us know your arrival times we can meet you or give you some directions to your acommodation. Check out The Mega Bus or The National Express.

By train
Again, super easy! The train station is located in Newquay and super easy to navigate to your accommodation. Just let us know and we will help you find your way.

Likewise, if you’re flying into Newquay airport, send us your flight number and scheduled arrival time, and we’ll come and collect you. Good air links from Gatwick, Heathrow, Belfast, Manchester, Liverpool, Dublin, Glasgow, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart (full list here; https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/flying-to-cornwall)



We ask you to prepare a packed lunch and bring snacks for both days to keep you energised for your water sessions.. We offer free tea and coffee from our base at Towan beach and all eat our lunch while watching the video review sessions. We visit our favourite beach bar or local restaurant on Saturday evening and enjoy fantastic local food. Budget for around £12-15 for the meal.


Our Newquay Activity Centre coaching team offers daily tuition, tailored to your ability . Our female and male instructors are all qualified lifeguards and surf instructors who are all fully insured. We also often run extra in house training to make sure you are receiving the best tuition and experience as possible.

Beginner Instruction

You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Likewise, intermediate and advanced-level coaching is also tailored towards the individual.

Don’t stress if you’re a beginner – on this weekend there is something for everyone, and we all have to start somewhere. We’ll start you off with the basics and we’ll get you up and surfing in no time.

Intermediate Instruction

Before you arrive we will ask you a few simple questions to see where your surfing ability is. If you’ve not attended a coaching weekend before, don’t worry – we can have a surf assessment, get to grips with your riding and help plot you a path of improvements. This is a really exciting time for you and your surfing is about to get a whole lot more enjoyable.

Advanced Instruction

Our coaching cover all levels of riding, with separate ability groups and instructors to suit your standard, whether you’re a novice or a pro.. The use of video and photo analysis plus the invaluable in-water tips after each ride can see you improve your style and nail those specific techniques. We help everyone achieve their goals.

We want to maximise your time in the water on this weekend, which is why we offer three in-water sessions over the two days.

The Saturday sessions are each two hours long, and can be catered to cover any aspects of surfing you wish to focus on. The Sunday session will be longer, giving you a chance to put into practice the developments you’ve made, and build on things you’ve learned.

Two or more of your in-water sessions will be photographed and filmed, and these will be covered in the post-surf video analysis. This will include demonstrations and move-by-move break downs to help you progress faster. We will also use our instructional clips to break down moves for you.

As well as coaching, we’re also keen to develop your learning and understanding of surfing in general. This is why we offer a separate Q&A session, answering all things surfing; equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction, understanding pressure charts and surf fitness. Learning is tailored to each ability group, and no question is too big or small.

Photography and video analysis will be available throughout all sessions to help improve your riding.

Please get in touch for military discounts.