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Group Surf Lessons


From £43.00

Our Group Surf Lessons in Newquay are a great way to get an introduction into surfing and enjoy time on the beach in a safe environment. Our open group lessons give you the chance to learn in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, join the group as an individual or bring some friends, we cater for all ages and abilities.

Our group sessions are designed to give you a great taste of surfing. We keep our group sizes small and below the industry recommended group size. In our experience small group surf lessons provide a better experience for customers & surf coach.

If you're not sure which surf lesson is for you, take a look at our range of surf lesson options here. From surf camps & weekends to retreats and private lessons, we have plenty to choose from.



Proven techniques to get you surfing.


There's no better feeling than riding your first wave


The home of British surfing

What's Included

Equipment Included In The Price

We pride ourselves on providing great equipment. All are included in the price. Just bring swimwear, flip flops for the beach & a towel.

Knowledgeable Surf Coaches

Experienced surf instructors to coach & support you throughout your lesson.

Indoor & Outdoor Changing Rooms

Outdoor showers and private changing areas

Activity Details

A warm welcome awaits you by your surf instructor, you’ll be sized up for your wetsuit before being handed your surfboard. You’ll need your swimming costume, a towel and some shoes for the beach.

Once everyone is ready it’s a short walk to either of the beaches where your coach provides an overview of your lesson. The aim of our group lesson is to pass on enough information for you to feel confident to surf in your own time.

You’ll learn beach, surf and board safety, before practising your prone surfing and catching waves on your stomach. After some further tuition back on the sand, it’s time to test out your pop up skills and ride waves back to the shore looking the part. Group surf lessons are perfect for a Newquay stag do or hen do!

Equipment hire for after your lesson

If you’re on a surf holiday and need to keep hold of your equipment after your lesson, we offer extended hire – £10 per person

Our Group Surfing lessons are one of our most popular with many individuals coming together to have flat out fun! Enjoy what Cornwall, Newquay beaches have to offer with a qualified surf instructor in a safe and secure environment.

What will I learn on a group surf lesson?

We break our group surf lessons down into easy to digest sections – each section has a short beach session where the surf coach can easily describe and demonstrate the technique, as well as giving you the chance to practise & perfect your method on the sand, before hitting the waves.

  1. In the first stage you’ll learn all important beach safety & how to manage your surfboard, and how to catch waves on your stomach (prone surfing like bodyboarding) and how to steer the board and stop. We do this from individual waist depth, back to the sand. This initial stage gives everyone a really fun and practical introduction into learning to surf, setting any nerves aside. Our group surf lessons are all about fun!

  2. Once everyone has had a chance to hone their skills in the water catching waves, steering their surfboard and managing themselves safely in the surf, it’s back to the sand for the next stage of the surf lesson – How to stand up!

    As with anything there is a method to the madness and proven techniques to help you get riding waves back to the shore looking the part!

    Once again your surf coach will break the techniques down and help with corrections on the sand before heading back out to the waves.

  3. Back in the water – it’s time to put the two sections together. Our small group surfing lessons allow the instructor to spend plenty of time with each surfer in the lesson. The idea is to create a relaxed learning environment where you have space to practise on your own whilst under the watchful eye of a surf coach who can encourage and correct every few waves.

    You’ll need your swimming costume, a towel and flip flops for the beach.

Our instructors are there to help you to enjoy the ocean whatever your age or ability, even if you are a total beginner. You’ll be amazed at how much fun you can have in the surf! All of our instructors are trained surf coaches & hold beach lifeguard qualifications giving you the confidence and best chance of learning to surf in a relaxed yet structured and fun environment.

Surfing Reviews

Surf Lesson Air BnB Review

"My favourite thing I did in Newquay by far"

Surf Lesson Air BnB Review

"The levels of attention to detail from the instructors is unmatched"

Surf Lesson Air BnB Review

"My first surfing experience, definitely not my last!"

Surf Lesson Air BnB Review

"You have to do this experience, it will be the highlight of your trip to Cornwall"


    You’ll need to arrive at our base at your activity time. You can find us at 40 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1LP. 

    We are based in the heart of Newquay and are a short walk from both Towan & Fistral beach.  The tide and surf conditions of the day will decide which beach is best suited.

    The minimum age for group lessons is 8 years old. Where possible we keep children and families together.

    We offer a range of private surf lessons for younger children under the age of 8.

    We’d suggest throw away one a day contact lenses for wearing in the sea.

Take a look at some of our similar lessons and packages


Stag & Hen Surfing

2 Hours

Private Group

All Equipment Provided


Ready to have the perfect stag & hen party with Cornish Wave? Enjoy great value group lessons as part of your stag or hen activity weekend.


Family Surfing

2 Hours

6 Years +

All Equipment Provided


A great and fun packed family activity experienced and perfect whatever the weather is on the day. 100% guaranteed fun family activity to get the whole family together!


Surf Day

2 Hours - All Day

Ages 8+

All Equipment Provided


Our Surf Day Package includes a group surfing lesson and use of the equipment from our surf hire shop for the rest of the day, maximising fun!

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