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.

PLEASE NOTE | Due to covid-19 we are having to change our time table for the season. Some activities are unavailable for season 2020. We will have limited spaces this season so we highly recommend pre-booking your slots online as soon as possible. Most activities are available to book online, some require you to contact us to check availability. Email is our preferred option but we are more than happy to take a phone call. We will try and get back to you as soon as possible but due to having a smaller team we really encourage you to contact us at least 24hr in advance. Thank you for your patience with this we do hope you understand that we all face challenging times and the more notice we have in advance the better.

We have a great new ‘Surf n Hire’ deal available for 2020 – a perfect opportunity to really get to grips with surfing basics and this includes a morning lesson followed by hire of the kit for the rest of the day. See below.

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Beginner/ Refresher 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! If you have done a little surfing before let your instructor know and they can then give you a few extra tips.Then it’s time to hit the water to put it all in to practice! All the equipment is provided by us read more..

£45 per person

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“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. This 2 lesson course will really give you the knowledge to go out and practice by yourself. We also offer a fantastic ‘Surf N Hire’ deal which includes a morning lesson and use of the kit to practice for the rest of the day.

We offer learn to surf on Monday/Tuesdays, Weds/Thurs and Sat/Sun.

For Kids ages 8-14yrs see our ‘Summer Surf camp’

£90 per person

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Summer Surf Camp (8-14yr olds)

Our 15th 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 for season 2020 these sessions will run as a two session package. Sessions start on either Monday or Wednesday and run on consecutive day. I.e Book Monday 9.30 you will automatically be booked for you second session on the Tuesday 9.30. . Click on find out more for further details.


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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.

£45 per person

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1 Hour Fun Surf Lessons (5-7yr olds) currently unavailable

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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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. These are 1hr private lessons max 2 people.

1:1 -£65

1:2  £60pp

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What level surfer am I?

Surf practice and lessons for beginner

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.

Surf practice and lessons

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.

Intermediate surfing lessons

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.

Surf practice and lessons

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.