What equipment do you get on your surf lesson and why?

This is arguably one of the most common questions we get here at Fistral Beach Surf School. Unlike other schools who charge you extra for the use of their equipment we include it in the price. It is our aim to ensure you have a fun, safe and comfortable time which is why ALL equipment is included, this includes boots, hoods and gloves in the colder months. We field test all our equipment ensuring you are given the highest quality gear possible, if wouldn’t use it nor should you.

Within this blog post we are hoping to detail what equipment you get and why.

Beginner Board (Foamie)

When having a beginner lesson with us your weapon of choice will be the foamie board, the ultimate learner board. These boards are durable, super buoyant and very forgiving. Most surfers would have started off on these foam filled shred sticks due to the fore mentioned reasons. In fact a lot of surfers will ride these when the waves are small as they are just so much fun, which is what it’s all about right?

Key Points:

  • Super Buoyant
  • Very forgiving
  • Easy to paddle
  • Lots of fun


Arguably your most important piece of equipment you will receive on your surf lesson. Your wetsuit is designed to keep you warm and comfortable during your lesson. Here at Fistral Beach Surf School we pride ourselves on buying the best kit for you guys to use, our motto is if we wouldn’t use it then neither should you. Our Alder wetsuits are designed for surfers and are very flexible without sacrificing warmth. We are also one of the few schools that provide winter and summer wetsuits throughout the year. You are guaranteed to be warm no matter the weather with us.

Key Points:

  • Comfortable
  • Warm
  • Flexible
  • Stock summer and winter variants

Hood, Boots & Gloves

Wetsuit accessories

Thankfully you will only need any of these three items during the colder months. They are essential during the winter months to ensure you stay super toasty. Once Easter comes round we can start peeling back the layers. As with all our kit they gloves,boots and hood are all field tested to ensure the highest quality for your lesson.

Key Points:

  • Only needed in colder months
  • Comfortable

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