Cornwall is famous or surfing with a long history of riding the waves, going back to the 60’s.

Most of the surfing action takes place in Newquay, as its position facing the prevailing south-westerly swells, as well as it’s choice of 7 surfing beaches, mean its got lots of choice for all levels of surfing.

We are able to arrange Surf Lessons with our preferred partner, Escape Surf School.

Established in 2004, Escape are a specialist surf school, with 2 ex professional surfers heading up the coaching team, and with 70 years of surfing experience between them, they are widely regarded as the best in the business!

They offer group lessons, from £35 per person, for 2 hours (with all equipment included) or you’d like a more personal experience, then private lessons are an ideal choice. Private lessons cost from £100 for 2 hours for a 1 on 1 session to £170 for a 2 on 1 lesson with the Head Coach. Escape are the only surf school in the area that teach all levels of surfing on a daily basis, from complete beginners, improvers, on to intermediates and advanced surfers.

They are based in central Newquay overlooking Towan beach and boast changing rooms, hot showers and a bar & restaurant on site, as well as the best view in Newquay!

For more information visit the Escape Surf School Website

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