Women + Waves

Weekend Info

Please see info below for a rough guide to the Newquay’s Surf Coaching Weekends schedule.

We will always email you accurate timings on the week running up to the weekend. The conditions are forever changing and we always do our best to make the most out of them. So take the below info with a pinch of salt!

Pre Weekend

Before the weekend we will send you a form to fill in asking you some general questions.
We will break the group up into different levels of abilities to give you the best experience and coaching. We work on a 1:8 ratio but normally groups are smaller than this.
On the Wednesday before the weekend we will send you an email with your groups arrival time and any additional information. This gives us the best and most accurate look at the forecast and conditions. This can range from 8am - 10pm so please be prepared for an early start!

Meeting Point

Our base is at Newquay Activity Centre, Towan beach promenade ,TR7 1DU. Depending on the forecast, sometimes we meet for coffee/breakfast first at our near by hangout - but we will always let you know!


If you need somewhere to park we would recommend St Georges Road car park, Newquay, TR7 1TD (a 5 minute walk away). Or there is off-road parking in the surrounding streets if you are lucky enough to find a spot. Please make sure that you arrive in good time to park up and have some coins for the machines.

What to Bring?

  • A reusable coffee mug (we offer free tea or coffee onsite but ask you to bring your own mug please)

  • Swimwear for under your wetsuit

  • A towel

  • Loose fitting warm clothing

  • If you require it, any medication (for example an inhaler)

  • Suncream

  • A large USB stick (no less than 8 gig) or hard drive (compatible with a PC and Mac) to put any purchased video of your surfing on so that you can take it home with you.

  • Money for photo/video*

  • Money for Women + Waves T-shirt if you'd like one

    IMPORTANT: If you need to hire one of our wetsuits we will need your UK dress size. Please let us know before the weekend.

    Please also let us know if you are bringing your own board to use.
    If you have your own gear please bring it with you to the centre.

If you would like a dry second wetsuit for Saturday Afternoon's session for an additional £5 please let us know at the time of booking.

Do you need equipment?

Equipment is not included in our weekends.We have standard equipment available to hire, just let us know at the time of booking what you need and your sizes. Please see hire prices below:

  • Foam Surf Board hire - £10 per day

  • Wetsuit  hire - £8 per day

  • Afternoon only wetsuit - £5 (if you want an extra cosy warm wetsuit for Saturday afternoon)

  • Foam Surfboard + Wetsuit hire - £15  per day.

  • Wetsuit boots hire - £8 per day (WINTER WEEKENDS)

  • Gloves hire - £5 per day (WINTER WEEKENDS)

  • Hood hire - £5 per day (WINTER WEEKENDS)

***Limited hard boards / progressor boards available - Please ask for more details ***

A rough guide to the weekend schedule!

- ARRIVE AT NAC / Breakfast Meeting (TIME TBC)
- Meet & greet - Have a coffee maybe?
- Set Goals and what you’d like to achieve from the weekend
- Enrolment forms
- Get suited and kitted out.
- Surf lesson 1
PM - LUNCH + photo + video Analysis.
- Surf lesson 2.
- Return, change and go over Sunday plan
- Finish around 4:30-5pm.


AM - Meet / Breakfast meeting
- Go over photo + video analysis
- Q&A/Surf theory session
- Surf lesson 3
- Debrief + prize giving.
- Finished by lunch time.

If you are travelling home by train you will be finished in time to comfortably catch 3pm trains. If you need to leave earlier, please let us know.

Photography and Video

All the action will be recorded by the Newquay Activity Centre team, it is perfect for developing your riding as well as giving you a lovely memento to take home. We will review images and footage to help you improve your riding and refine your technique throughout the weekend. You’ll be amazed how effective this is!

You can purchase your images and footage but we need to know before the weekend who will be taking this option so that we can prepare. So please let us know at the time of booking.

You can buy your images for £20 or have the images and all your video footage for £30. The images will be provided at high resolution ready to print out for the wall or of course uploaded to Facebook/Instagram. We will select your best shots and you can expect to receive at least 8 images often many more.

Video footage is a vital tool in refining your technique and really does help you improve. If purchasing the video as well, we can put all the un-edited video footage from the weekend onto your USB/hard drive on the Sunday. (Video not sent via email - so please make sure that you have space on your device and time to wait for it to be transferred at the end of the weekend – if you forget a USB/hard drive or yours is unsuitable/too slow we sell them on site for £10 each).


Please bring a packed lunch with you. We can then eat this while we review the video footage. There won’t be time to go shopping for lunch in between sessions, so please be prepared.

We will have organised an optional meal 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,have a laugh and watch the sunset!

Remember - This is a pressure free, fun weekend and not a boot camp! So don’t be nervous! Be excited :) We will be sending out our pre weekend emails with all the above info an timings before the weekend starts.

Coaching Levels

We cater for all levels of abilities!

Whether your a complete novice who’s only ever dipped your toes on the water, or an experienced surfer wanting to master maneuvers - We’ve got you covered!

Our highly qualified coaching team offer tailored tuition suited to your ability . Our female and male instructors are all qualified lifeguards and surf instructors who are all fully insured. So you will always be in safe hands! We also run extra in house training to make sure you are receiving the best tuition and experience as possible.

We work with 3 x Gold Tourism Award Winners Newquay Activity Centre which is a RipCurl sponsored surf school that stands out from the rest! It is one of the select few in Newquay to have been awarded Centre Of Excellence status by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and national governing body, Surfing England.


You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise.
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.


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


Our coaching cover all levels of riding, with separate ability groups and instructors to suit your standard. 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 will help everyone achieve their goals.

 So, If You’re Looking To Learn To Surf, Build Your Confidence, Advance Your Surfing And Meet Like-Minded Women, Then Get In Touch To Join One Of Our Next Surf Coaching Weekends.