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Fistral Beach Surf School

Address: Headland Road, Newquay, England
Phone Number: 01637 850737
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Owner description: We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2.5 hours for all...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2.5 hours for all abilities. Whether you are a beginner who wants to give surfing a go for the first time, or someone who wants to improve their surfing ability, we will have a variety of lessons from group to individual courses. With a pay and display car park and no walking to and from the beach, Fistral Beach Surf School is the perfect choice.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, Good quality equipment and great waves! Been here a few years on the trot now, to slowly get the grips of surfing, getting there! Nice place to learn, trainers are good, give good advice to help perfect everything. If you want to learn, come here.

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cardiff
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

To be honest I never thought I would go surfing, I had no interest in it but being on my wife's bucket list I found myself squeezing into a wetsuit on a brisk January day. I couldn't have been more wrong it was one of the best experiences we have ever had. From dealing with the booking to the lesson... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had my first two hour lesson can't remember the instructors name but was fab! My fear of the water was over within seconds had the best time of my life! Can't wait to come back

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We decided to go for it ... A new experience! We enjoyed a morning here with Liam in a small group and after learning the basics soon took to the waves. Liam stayed close and guided us from getting onto the board to finally standing (despite falling over and over). It was exhilarating to speed on a wave. The whole... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not only is this surf school in the best location (on fistral beach) but it also offers a range of different lessons depending on your ability. my lesson was fun interesting and I learnt a lot from it.like other surf schools my instructor didn't go off and surf, they stayed close to the group and gave me 1:1 feedback after... More 

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Wakefield, West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Staying at Fistral and running on the beach one morning, it looked so beautiful I decided I wanted to surf, like NOW!! The staff at Fistral Surf School were so helpful and fitted me in. Within an hour I was suited and booted and meeting my group. Loved my lesson with Liam. It was well thought out (learnt a step... More 

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Ayr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Being a first time surfer I was made feel comfortable and safe on a very busy July day where the gorgeous weather brought out lots of people to the beach and into the water. We chose this school due to location, there are cheaper but not right on Fistral beach! In a class of only 6 it was great! A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After having my first ever surf lesson here in June, I was hooked. The instructor, Liam, was really encouraging and friendly and had me standing in less than an hour! I have since been back for further lessons (both group and one-to-one) with instructors Liam, Luke and Sab, all of which are great and really enthusiastic. They have really helped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My children (13 & 10) spent 3 days with the surf school and never surfed before. Instructors were what you would expect, friendly and good fun. The kids loved it (even though one has a fear of the sea) and by the second lesson was standing up. Would recommend. Not the cheapest, but you're paying to learn on Fistral Beach... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First I would like to thank you for helping me understand the basics of surfing, firstly because arriving at the surf school I was nervous and a complete beginner, (Sab) my instructor taught me an outstanding amount within my 2 hour lesson and gave me one to one feedback which was nice. The surf school is based right on the... More 

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