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About Westcountry Surf School
Westcountry Surf School is a fun, personal and professional surf school based in Newquay, Cornwall. We are a family operated surf school and we want you to feel part of our surfing family after your first surf lesson. As well as having as much fun as possible, we give out expert coaching with a very personal tuition of 1 coach to a maximum of 6 students per lesson ratio. This means we can give you the time to help your surfing progress. Your day surfing will also be captured with GoPro cameras in the water (upon request). This is a great way to progress quicker but also it captures your fun and smile. We offer a FREE local pickup and drop off service. So if your staying in and around Newquay, its completely hassle free. We are all active RNLI lifeguards and have been working on the beaches since we were 17. We want to pass on the key beach safety knowledge that we have learnt over the years to you guys, so you can be self-sufficient in the water.
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Joel & Brandon were awesome. Instructions were clear & consise but easy to understand for the kids. A great experience, top marks to the LADS!!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ArtieDun
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We spent a week down in Cornwall and stayed in Watergate Bay. We organised a couple of days surfing with Joel and it was brilliant. Westcountry Surf school is based at the top car park in Watergate Bay, so bypass the others on the beach...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MattCharlton1984
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

My 10 year old daughter had her first couple of lessons with Joel and his team at the end of October. They were all incredibly friendly and enthusiastic despite the cold, windy conditions and she loved it! Highly recommend these guys, loads of fun and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 54danm
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Had the most awesome time in Newquay because of the surfing we did with West country surf school, we enjoyed our 2 hour beginner lesson so much we booked on for another 2 hours the following day! Vinnie was absolutely incredible, helping all of us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Toria S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

After researching on line about surf lessons for the family I decided to ring Joel. As I had a 6, 10 and 12 year old wanting to learn I was keen to get the right advice. Joel suggested that we got a private lesson for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alievans80
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I spent a week with Joel and Loric learning to surf on the fantastic Watergate Bay beach. The lessons were fun, professional, and informative, and the guys were incredible friendly and generous with their time. These guys are passionate about their sport and also about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my brother have surfed a little but wanted to work on what we could do, and improve our skills. Joel was amazing, saw the level that we were at, and then taught us from there, something that hasn’t happened in previous surf schools....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James B
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Booked a family surf lesson as we were holidaying in cornwalland the kids really wanted to give it a try. The team we’re all friendly and welcoming. It was great fun and felt in safe hands with full safety briefing before getting in the water....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claire P
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Booked online (really easily) for my 8 yr old daughter as part of a group session. Had a couple of questions and response from Joel on the website was fast. Was a Horrendous weather day but the instructors were amazing with my daughter and managed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johncX2395CF
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited cornwall for a surf trip and had a lesson with these guys. Got some great tips on how to advance my surf skills and the whole crew were super attentive and friendly! Couldn’t recommend this surf school enough, the best out there by far!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 11, 2017|
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Response from westcountrysurfschoo | Property representative |
Hi Sid, Yes you have the a small little glamping campsite called coastal valley, the watergate bay touring park, penvose campsite and the tregurian camping and caravaning club. All are 3-4 min drive from us or a 20 min... More
April 14, 2017|
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Response from westcountrysurfschoo | Property representative |
Hi lorry, It's around about a 3 minute walk down a very gradual coast path to the beach. The views on the way down are pretty special. We hope to see you soon. Warm regards, WCSS Team