This was our 2nd year of signing the kids up for surf school whilst on holiday near St Ives and I can't recommend St Ives Surf School highly enough.
We visited Cornwall on the hottest week of 2013 which, whilst fantastic weather for sunbathing, it's wasn't the best for surfing ! Sadly, the first surf lesson couldn't go ahead because the sea was like a millpond, but the guys called us on the morning we were due to surf and offered to take the kids on a sea safari instead. The kids really enjoyed paddling their surfboards around the headland, snorkelling, going into caves and jumping off the rocks into the sea.
The 2nd and 3rd surf lessons went ahead as planned and both children were able to stand up on their 1st lesson and then went on to do headstands etc on their boards.
The guys that run and teach at the surf school are all fantastic, really encouraging the kids and ensuring everyone has a great time.
No equipment required to learn to surf - the surf school provide all wetsuits and boards and offer special prices in courses of 3 lessons. They run lessons for all levels of surfers as well as hiring SUP boards and regular surfboards, deck chairs, windbreaks etc.
Would definitely recommend and I'm sure we'll be back at the surf school again next year, and the year after, and the year after that !!!
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