Beginner Surf lesson in Cornwall

These sessions are great for complete beginners who have never tried surfing or just messed around without having lessons.

During this lesson we will break down learning to surf to make it as easy as possible for you. The first part of the lesson will cover safety, positioning on the board and how to catch waves. We then move on to mastering the “pop up! We will help break this down so you can learn each stage at your own pace.



Beginner sessions are scheduled regularly throughout the season during peak season July/August and School holidays and public holidays we try and schedule at least 2 session a day. Lessons last around 1.5hr.

Age Restrictions:

Recommended 8+ (If younger, or booking as part of a group with young children please contact us as we have different products available that may be more suitable.)

Our Groups:

The max group sizes are 1:8 often smaller. We have people of all ages booking our surf lessons and we will try and group our customers appropriately on the day of the lessons.

Covid restrictions currently means less people per group. We are keeping up to date with the current guidelines.


We really do not need much surf to run our sessions – in fact smaller surf is more conducive to learning. We teach all beginner surf lessons in the whitewater in waist to chest depth water. Conditions do vary – unfortunately we have no control over the conditions but Harlyn Bay is one, if not the best, learning beach on the North Cornish coast. We have been teaching people for more than 20yrs so know our operating parameters very well. If we have any concerns about the weather we will try our best to contact you. We do NOT cancel lessons because it is raining as your going to get wet any way.


£45pp for one off sessions. See our full lesson list for more options.