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Surf Coaching Weekends

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September Surf Coaching Weekend - FULLY BOOKED


We've teamed up with multi award winning Newquay Activity Centre, to offer another awesome 2 day surf coaching weekend to give your confidence and surfing a huge boost! September is the most beautiful time of the year, gorgeous weather, warm water,less crowds and epic sunsets!

All levels of ability are very welcome. You'll be with like minded people and taught by professional, qualified 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 can then run back up to our training room to get changed and get some fresh tasty lunches from some of Newquays famous salad bars.

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! 

 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. 

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%)|

  • Good times with like minded women.

  • Optional breakfast and evening meal reservation for socialising!


+£2.50 booking fee.

*Limited spaces available *

Please get in touch to book your spot!


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 accommodation. 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)


Equipment Hire

We have standard equipment available to hire for the weekend, just let us know at time of booking what you need and your sizes.

Foam Surf Board hire - £10 per day
***Limited hard boards / progressor boards available - Please ask for more details ***
Wetsuit hire - £8 per day
Foam Surf Board + Wetsuit hire - £15 per day 
Wetsuit boots hire - £8 per day
Gloves hire - £5 per day
Hood hire - £5 per day

You will need to bring a piece of photo ID with you (driving license is best) . We will ask you to fill in a short form on arrival and hand in your ID. This will then be held onto until the kit is returned.

You will need to pay for this at the time of the booking to reserve your kit.

Please get in touch for military discounts.


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.

The Weekend Plan

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.

Earlier Event: August 10
Boardmasters Surf Experience Day
Later Event: October 5
October Surf Coaching Weekend