Surfing Lessons at Fistral Beach

The Home of British Surfing

Enjoy your surfing lessons at Fistral Beach. Open all year, we are passionate about providing coaching to all abilities and ages.

Have a look at the different surfing lessons we offer at Fistral Beach in Newquay throughout the year. Whether you are planning a surf to Fistral for yourself, a family or group of friends we will have a lesson suited to your needs.

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Group Lessons

  • Available all year
  • Beginner-Improver
  • Min age 8 years old
  • Max coaching ratio 1:8
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Private Lessons

  • Available all year
  • Beginner-Advanced
  • Min age 5 years old
  • Only your booking
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Kids Lessons

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Choose The Best Surfing Lessons at Fistral Beach

As a surfer even if you haven’t surfed at Fistral Beach, you would have heard about it. Fistral is the Home of British Surfing and for a good reason. We get to enjoy some of the best waves in the UK at one of the most consistent locations in the country.

At Fistral Beach Surf School, our focus is on surfing and bodyboarding. At the heart of everything we deliver is our passion about being in the water and enjoying these sports; things which we love to be able to pass on to other people.

Our surfing lessons on Fistral Beach are designed to maximise on your water time and leave you knowing you have made progress, along with feeling confident about the steps you need to take to keep progressing.

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Located on the beach

Open all year

Group Surfing Lessons

Our group surfing lessons are available throughout the year, and anyone aged 8 years and above are welcome.

Group surfing lessons are 2 hours long, go at a set time (this is slightly tide dependent) and are suitable for beginner and improver surfers. With an extremely knowledgeable coaching team our focus is always on providing high level coaching with excellent equipment. Our lessons are broken down to beach and ocean elements with a most of your time spent in the water.

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Group Lessons

  • Available all year
  • Beginner-Improver
  • Min age 8 years old
  • Max coaching ratio 1:8

Private Surfing Lessons

Private surfing lessons are available throughout the year, and anyone aged 5 years and above are welcome.

If you book a private surfing lesson it is just your booking with the instructor(s). The lessons are 2 hours long, have flexible start times (this is slightly tide dependent) and are suitable for beginner to advanced surfers. With an extremely knowledgeable coaching team our focus is always on providing high level coaching with excellent equipment. Private lessons can be booked for individuals, families and groups of all sizes.

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Private Lessons

  • Available all year
  • Beginner-Advanced
  • Min age 5 years old
  • Only your booking

Kids Surfing Lessons

We take a lot of time considering what the best lesson options are for kids surfing lessons; these do vary depending on the time of the year.

  • Group surfing lessons are available throughout the year and suitable for beginner-improver surfers aged 8 years and above.
  • Kids only group lessons  are available during the summer holiday (Mon-Fri); suitable for beginner-improver surfers aged 8 years and above.
  • Private surfing lessons are available throughout the year and suitable for children aged 5 years and above, of any ability. 
  • Micro-grom lessons these smaller group lessons are available on Wednesday & Thursday’s during the summer holidays for children aged 5-8 years old.
  • If you live locally to Newquay we also have our groms and micro-groms clubs.

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Surf Days & Weekends

Throughout the year we have days and weekends aimed at coaching specific areas of surfing and the many skills involved in it. 

Join us on our surf days or coaching weekends. We have weekends which have been planned to be good for the soul; full of surfing, being active and enjoying the healthy beach lifestyle. Our coaching days have very small coaching groups, meaning the focus is on each individuals surfing and making sure that you are progressing with your surfing in the way you want to be.

  • White Water to Green Waves: 6th-7th July, 12th-13th September & 17th-18th October 2020
  • Surf Fit Retreat: be active on this coastal break focusing on surfing, nutrition and fitness: June 19th-21st 2020

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Enjoy The Location

Fistral is the Home of British Surfing, and for a very good reason! We get to enjoy consistent surf throughout the year, and see some of the world’s best surfer’s battle it out in a number of surfing contests throughout the year. Being based on the sands of Fistral Beach brings many benefits; from only needing to wander down to the water’s edge with the equipment, to being able to assess the conditions prior to all lessons making sure equipment selection is always an informed decision.

Not only does being based on the beach mean that everyone can make the most of their lesson time, it also makes us very easy to find- and leaves you spolit for choices for where to enjoy your well deserved post surf meal!

Have The Right Equipment

At Fistral Beach Surf School & Hire we have the UK’s largest dedicated selection of surf hire equipment. With surfboard’s for all ages and abilities we truly have got your needs covered. Whether you have a micro-grom who has got in to surfing or you are looking for a performance longboard we can match you up with the correct surfing equipment.

We aren’t short of neoprene either! With a huge selection of winter, summer and shortie wetsuit’s we can size you up with the correct fitting suit when you arrive at the beach. No one need worry about getting cold as we have every accessory you could need from thermal rashvests to boots, gloves and hoods.

Experienced Instructor’s

Not only do we pride ourselves on the experience of our coaches but also their genuine love for the sport. As a certified School of Excellence all of our instructor’s are fully qualified beach lifeguard’s and have completed the International Surfing Association (ISA) training.

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Send us a message and we will take the time to get to know you so we can help you find your amazing adventure.

FAQ’S

Some of the top questions on surfing with us.

Once you have decided what type of lesson you would like and when you are looking to surf you can book this over the phone, online or in person.

The minimum age varies between 5 or 8 years old depending on what lesson you are booking.

  • The minimum age on standard group surfing lessons is 8 years old.
  • During the summer on our kids only group lessons we have groups for ages: 8-12 and 12-16.
  • Private lessons the minimum age is 5 years old
  • Micro-grom lessons in the summer are for 5-8 year olds.

Once guarantee of surfing is you are going to get wet! Surfing is a sport you are able to do in most weather conditions. We always keep a close eye on the weather and surf forecast. If we ever needed to cancel due to adverse weather conditions then we would offer a refund, to reschedule the lesson or a gift voucher.

Surfing exists for the pure enjoyment of it; the main aim of the game is to have a good time. It is a physical sport and requires a basic level of fitness, however, every movement can be broken down and changed as needed, that is what you coach is there to help with! When you are in the water everyone works at their own pace and can catch as many, or as few waves as they like.

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In your surfing lesson all equipment is always included. Once you have had a lesson with us you receive discounted hire rates, whether this is straight after your lesson or for the days following your lesson.