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Perranporth Surf School

| Perranporth Beach, Perranporth TR6 0JL, England
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Perranporth Surf School Awesome!

Booked a private lesson for a family of four very novice adults.Initial email and correspondence... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phill843
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
Perran Pacers first surfing experience

As a Norwegian, skiing is more common then surfing when it comes to sports. After nearly 3 years... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Raila06
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Perranporth, United Kingdom
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Catering for the individual needs of surfers(-to-be), since 2004, providing fun and informative lessons for all abilities, ages 7yrs and upwards. Whether it's your first lesson, or you just need a few tips on improving your skills, you can be assured that our instructors will provide a safe surfing environment, reliable advice and quality instruction. Uniquely situated directly on the beach throughout summer, our base is just 'a stone's throw' from the waves, quite literally! We are a fully insured surf school, regulated by and affiliated to Surfing GB, the National Governing Body for surfing in the UK. All our instructors are experienced and fully qualified Surfing GB coaches and beach lifeguards, meaning you are in good, safe hands.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Perranporth Beach, Perranporth TR6 0JL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a private lesson for a family of four very novice adults.Initial email and correspondence from Gavin outstanding! Able to reassure on a number of minor queries.Experience with hiring equipment fab.We were fussing over the size of wetsuits but staff were really helpful showing great...More

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Gavin W, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Phill843, We are so grateful for your kind and elaborate review, thank you! It’s great to hear you had such a thoroughly positive experience, and we are pleased to have met your group’s needs and expectations. We appreciate your recommendation, and we hope to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Norwegian, skiing is more common then surfing when it comes to sports. After nearly 3 years living by the beach, it was my turn to try this activity that seems to be so natural to most of the people down here. As I’m...More

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Gavin W, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Raila, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review! We are pleased you enjoyed your introduction to surfing with Lucy! I will be sure to pass in your kind words, and we look forward to having you and your daughter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of local ladies of a certain age....and we loved it! Lucy had the patience of a saint and we had lots of laughs...as well as lots of learning! Thank you....and I will be back! 🏄🏻‍♀️

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Gavin W, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your review! We are pleased to know you enjoyed your time with Lucy, and we hope to have you back for more, soon! Best regards, Gavin & team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a 2 hour lesson with Lucy. She was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. She looked after us so well and patiently 😁. I would definitely recommend Perranporth Surf School. Thanks guys.

Thank Mags H
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Gavin W, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mags, You’re most welcome, and thank you for your kind review! Lucy will be please to hear you all enjoyed yourselves! See you in the water! Best regards, Gavin & team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 6 friends had a session this morning and had the time of our lives. Our instructor, Lucy, was kind and patient and provided the reassurance that some of us who were a little nervous needed. She made sure we were all 100% happy...More

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Gavin W, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Samantha, Thank you kindly for your glowing review and recommendation! Lucy will be very pleased to read your review, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with her! She is a definite credit to us! See you again soon! Best regards, Gavin...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our first ever surfing lesson. I couldn’t recommend this surf school anymore, the instructors were fantastic and it was great value for money. We will be using this company when we come down again!More

Thank Ash J
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Gavin W, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ash, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review! It’s great to hear you enjoyed your introduction to surfing with us, and we are grateful for your recommendation, too! We hope to see you again, when you’re next in Cornwall!...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Can’t thank the guys enough, rapid response to enquiry, friendly greeting and Matt our instructor was awesome. Arrived with one old adult and two young kids who had never surfed, blustery wet day, within an hr both kids had stood up and had smiles on...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2017

Many thanks, Louise, Charlie and Molly! We are grateful for your kind and positive review, and we are really pleased you enjoyed your time in the water with Matt, despite the poor weather. We look forward to having you back for more lessons again soon!...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Went out for a 2 hour lesson with these guys, Very helpful and informative, I haven't managed to stand on the board for more that about 2 seconds yet, but that's all about balance and technique, something I have to master, but the instruction and...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Hi Paul, Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased you enjoyed your introduction to surfing. To even get standing up within your first 2hrs of learning is an achievement in itself, so you should be pleased with that. Well done, and we hope...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Friendly, helpful, well organised staff. It really was a fantastic morning watching my husband and 10yr old daughter out in the surf. Would recommend & book again in the future.More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Hi Clareiow1, Many thanks for your kind review! We are pleased that your husband and daughter enjoyed their introduction to surfing with us, and that you found us to be friendly, helpful and well organised, too! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Recently visited with our 2 eldest boys (12 & 11) who, although they aren't the best swimmers, were desperate to try surfing. The school is easy to find, with a friendly reception on arrival and all the information you need. We were able to easily...More

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Liz M
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Hi Liz, See reply to your other post. Thanks for getting in touch.
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Liz M
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Hi Liz, Yes, although you can learn to surf during all tides at Perranporth, wave characteristics are generally more forgiving on an incoming or higher tide. During our low season (Oct-May) we will operate either a morning... More
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