Surf, Kayak & SUP Hire Cornwall

Why hire from Harlyn Surf School?

We have a great range of surf kit available for hire from our beach base at Harlyn. Choose from stand up paddleboards, sit on top kayaks, surfboards, bodyboards and wetsuit hire.

We are open on the beach daily in June – September and the main school holidays. During these times you do not need to prebook the hire. Outside of this please contact us to see if we are able to hire.

Our equipment to hire

Surfboard Hire: Softboards

We have a range of surfboards (softboards) from 6ft – 9ft, various makes and models – something for everyone!

  • 2hrs – £10
  • 4hr – £15
  • Day – £18

Surfboard Hire: Hardboards

We use NSP surfboards and have a size range from 7’10 mimimals to 6’0 thrusters.

  • 2hrs – £10
  • 4hr – £15
  • Day – £18

SUP / Paddle Board Hire

Our Red Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard (ISUP) fleet is fantastic for all your needs ranging from 9’6 through to 12’6. We even hire the 17ft Monster SUP when the conditions allow. For experienced Sup surfers we have a Starboard 10’5 drive. Inflatable sups are a safe alternative for those wishing to try out SUP surfing.

  • 1hr – £10
  • 2hr – £18

Wetsuit Hire / Wetsuit Boots

A great range of boots and gloves are available for the colder months to compliment our toasty winter suits!

Wetsuit Hire

  • 2hrs – £6
  • 4hr – £10
  • Day – £12

Boots/Gloves

  • 2hrs – £2
  • 4hrs – £3
  • Day – £5

Bodyboard Hire

A new range of Vison bodyboards are waiting for you to hire this summer! Why not try our double bodyboard suitable for two people to use at the same time!

  • 2hrs – £6
  • 4hr – £10
  • Day – £12

Kayak Hire

We only use sit on top kayaks as there is no fear of entrapment and our fleet is mainly made up of Ocean Malibu doubles and Ocean Frenzy singles.

Single Kayak

  • 1hr – £10
  • 2hrs – £18

Double Kayak

  • 1hr – £15
  • 2hrs – £25

Beach Equipment Hire FAQ’s

What time of year is hire available?

We are open daily from Whitsun to mid September. For hire outside of these times please email us and we will endeavour to sort hire kit out for you.

What time are you open on the beach?

We open from 9am – 5.30pm. The last hire is at 4pm and must be returned by 5.15pm.

Do I need to leave a deposit?

Yes we require a photo ID such as a driving licence or passport. Car keys are acceptable. These items will be left with us until you return the kit.

Can we take kayaks or sups to other beaches?

No we do not allow this for safety reasons.

Is the beach lifeguard patrolled?

Yes from May until end of September between 10am and 6pm daily.

Do we have to wear buoyancy aids when hiring kayaks or SUPs?

Yes. These must be worn at all times once you enter the water.

Where can we paddle too when hiring kayaks or sups?

We have a clearly defined area and ask you to always stay in sight of the lifeguards and no further than 400m from the shore.

Can we have hire overnight?

Yes 24hr hire is available but not for Kayak or SUPs.

Is kit always available to hire?

Your safety is our priority and if we deem that the weather and sea conditions are not appropriate to hire kit we will not do so. Please be aware that both weather and sea conditions can change quite quickly and occasionally we have to stop hiring if we deem conditions to have become unsuitable.

Can we reserve kit?

No we do not operate a reserve system. We do however have plenty of kit which is hired on a rotational basis with a max hire period for kayaks and SUPs being 2hrs. There are occasions when our equipment is being used for our lessons and tours which are for a max 3 hr period.

What is the minimum age for kit hire?

Under 16’s MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian when hiring a SUP or kayak unless in exceptional conditions we deem it appropriate. We reserve the absolute right to refuse hire. Should a parent or guardian sign the hire agreement as written approval on behalf of the equipment user it is deemed that the equipment user is the hirer and accordingly agrees to not allow any other person to use the kit.

If I hire SUP’s or kayaks from you can I let my friends or family use it once I have had a go?

No. there are specific safety rules and regulations that you as the hirer have agreed to abide by. We also fit buoyancy aids to each person specific to size and age. If these are passed to a friend or family member they may not be the correct size.

If I break or damage any equipment during my hire period do I have to pay for it?

Yes. Absolutely. Our kit costs us money it is not free. A full list of replacement charges is available at our beach unit.

Can we leave our clothes and belongings at your base?

No. We operate a busy surf and hire business. We ask that you keep your stuff in your car or with your friends or family on the beach. We will look after your keys for you. We will not be liable for any personal belongings that you have left in the surf school base.

Can I wear glasses when hiring kit from you?

We advise you wear contact lenses or prescription goggles as there is a safety risk when using kit in the sea.