Our Surf Lessons

Our surf lessons in Cornwall

Cornwall is the perfect place to learn to surf and Harlyn Surf School has an enviable reputation for customer service, quality tuition and a great team – check out our trip advisor reviews!

Our sheltered beach location and our friendly instructor team bring you everything you could want for your surfing lessons. Ideal for children and adults, groups and families, stags and hens and corporate activity holidays. We are the only surf school licensed by the council with a AALS licence meaning we meet strict operating criteria so you can be rest assured you are in safe hands.

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Beginner Surf Lessons

These lessons are for people who have never surfed before or had a lesson a few years ago and need a refresher! You will learn about beach safety, your equipment and how to catch waves and stand! Then it’s time to hit the water to put it all in to practice! All the equipment is provided by us – private lessons are available.

£40 per person

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Beginner “Learn to Surf Course”

If you really want to get to grips with surfing rather than just booking a single lesson then this package is ideal for you. You will learn the basics of getting to your feet, catching waves, how to negotiate getting through surf, turning, beach safety and much more. An intensive set of lessons will really give you the knowledge to go out and practice by yourself. 15yrs plus (book the surf camp for 8-14yr olds).

£110 per person

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Improver Surf Lessons

If you have done a bit of surfing before and you are getting to your feet then this is the best session for you. These lessons will help you improve the speed of your pop up, wave selection and many other skills. You will be given specific individual tasks in the lesson to help you surf better. You can do this session more than once, although you are in a group the instructors will help you develop your skills on an individual level – Private lessons are available.

£40 per person

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Intermediate Surf Lessons

If you can stand regularly in the whitewater and are keen to learn how to paddle out safely, confidently and to learn about catching unbroken waves, timing and positioning then this lesson is for you. With a max of 4 students in the group you can be guaranteed to get the best instruction – Private lessons are available.

£60 per person

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1 Hour Fun Surf Lessons (5-8yr olds)

These sessions are for our youngest surfers and are especially designed to help get the little ones in the sea and surfing. They will learn to catch their own waves, get to their feet and have loads of fun! Only for 5-8yrs olds – whilst we don’t expect children of this age to be super strong swimmers we do ask that they feel relatively confident in waist to chest depth water.

£25 per person

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Summer Surf/SUP Programme (8-14yr olds)

Our 10th season of summer surf camp is coming up and is the most popular surf course we offer at the surf school. The primary focus is to teach kids how to surf safely whilst having loads of fun. It is also a great way for your children to make new friends and learn an exciting sport that they can do year after year. It is designed for kids aged 8yrs-14yrs and starts on a Monday morning with the choice of doing either 3 or 5 sessions on consecutive days.

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Private Surf Lessons

We provide bespoke private surf lessons for individuals and small groups. We will provide you with your own private instructor and coach either 1:1 or in small private groups. This enables us to create an environment that is tailored towards the learning needs of each person.

Private SURF 1hr

  • 1 person – £50
  • 2 people – £80
  • 3 people – £105
  • 4 people – £140

2 hr session available must be min of 4 people £280 up to 6 people. £20 per extra person.

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Family Surf Lessons

Family surf lessons are a great way to share the experience of surfing with your loved ones. Harlyn beach is a very family friendly and a huge amount of our customers are families. We work on a max 1:8 instructor to pupil ratio, but sometimes we will add an extra instructor to a lesson if there are lots of younger children in a group. This will be a group lesson – You are more than welcome to book in for a private family surf lesson if you wish to have one of our expert instructors to yourselves.

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What level surfer am I?

Level 1 – Beginner: Lets try surfing!

I have never surfed before or feel like I need to start from the beginning. I want to learn about the surfboard, how to paddle, how to catch whitewater waves and how to stand up.

Level 2 – Improver: I can stand!

I can stand on a board and ride broken waves – I want to improve my wave selection in the whitewater and perfect my pop-up and board control so I can progress my surfing to the next level.

Level 3 – Intermediate: Paddling out and catching unbroken waves!

I can stand regularly in the whitewater and I am keen to learn how to paddle out safely and confidently. I want to focus on my timing and positioning and learn how to catch an unbroken wave.

Level 4 – Developer: Look out Kelly Slater!!

I can paddle out unassisted and can catch waist to chest high unbroken waves confidently. I want to perfect my take offs, stance, turning and trim.