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“Great beach and surf school for beginners!”

Fistral Beach Surf School
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2 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.
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Just got back from lessons for my two daughters 16 and 12. It was a fantastic experience for them and the instructors and setting is fabulous! The lessons are 2 1/2 hours which my youngest felt was a little too long. My advice would be to book a couple of lessons but have some space in between - maybe every other day or every two days would have been better for us rather than two days running as every bone in their bodies ached - particularly the ribs!! It is an excellent school the instructors and staff can't be faulted. The addition of a surf photographer was great - I now have some lovely pictures of the children trying their best at surfing! Would definitely recommend for any age.

Thank Kerry W
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

My girlfriend and I had a surfing lesson a week or so ago with Fistral beach surf school and have to say it was a fantastic experience! The woman that took us out (sorry forgot her name!) was brilliant and had us both standing up on the first go.

The school its self is perfectly located on the front of the beach which makes it easy to find and also not so far to carry your board afterwards!

Will definitely recommend to others and if/when we are down Newquay again I expect we will book another.

Thank Andy G
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Fistral Beach Surf School was easy to find, right on the front of Fistral beach. 2.5hrs training was £30. Our instructor Pete was friendly, informative and helpful throughout. His friendly, laidback attitude made us all feel at ease but confident in him (he's trained in surf instruction and a trained lifeguard). The only downside was that the portion of sea used for surfing was quite crowded as it was a busy day and there are a couple of other surf schools that use this beach. This is not the fault of the surf school though. I would definately recommend booking with them.

Thank biasco11
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We decided to 'have a go' at surfing whilst we were on holiday in Newquay - when in Rome etc.
After enquiring at receiption we chose to go with Fistral Beach surf school.
They were really friendly and helpful, explaining all about beach and sea safety before we got on a board, and paid a lot of attention to helping the kids (aged 10 & 15.)
Thanks to Jenny and the guys for a really good morning - we enjoyed it that much we had to go again during the holiday. !!!!
As kids tend to do my Daughter left her coat in the changing room - the school even rang everyone who surfed that day to track the owners down - Service above and beyond the call of duty !.

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

Me and my boyfriend booked a 2 and half hour lesson with Fistral Beach Surf School and we had a great day!!! All the staff both in the office and the instructors were really friendly and helpful! The lesson was set up really well with a good mix of good teaching and tips on the beach from our instructor Pidge and plenty of time to put these into action in the water! Had a fantastic time and we will definately come back to Fistral the next time we visit Newquay :).

Thank hoganvicky
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