Surfing Lessons at Fistral Beach

Surfing Lessons with Fistral Beach Surf School

Based on the sands of Fistral Beach in the International Surfing Centre we provide coaching to all surfing abilities and for ages 5 years and above. With an extremely knowledgeable coaching team our focus is always on providing high level coaching with excellent equipment.

Open all year we have everything from thermal hooded rashvests to patterned wetsuits; making sure you are always provided with everything you need, to make the most of your lesson.

Based on the beach • Open all year

Group Lessons

    • Daily Lessons
    • Max. 8 people with 1 instructor
    • Min. age 8 years old
    • Beginner & Improver Level

Private Lessons

    • Daily Lessons
    • Just your booking together
    • Min. age 5 years old
    • Beginner- Advanced Level

Kids Lessons

    • Summer Kids Only Groups
    • Private Kids Lessons
    • Groms Club
    • Micro-Groms Club


    • Group or Private Lessons
    • Understanding how to surf


    • Group or Private Lessons
    • Board Control & Beyond

Intermediate + 

    • Private Lessons & Surf Days
    • Refining technique’s

Choose The Best

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 on 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.

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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improver surfboards

Contact Us

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


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.


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.