Cornwall Surf Lessons | Learn To Surf in St Ives, Cornwall

Global Boarders Surf Co delivers professional surf tuition to tourists and locals alike. We work across many of Cornwall’s spectacular beaches, including Praa Sands, St Ives Bay, Newquay and Gwithian. Not only are we one of the only surfing schools to be open all year round, we also boast an award-winning reputation, and a skilled set of professional coaches ready to take your group or individual surf lesson to the next level! Based in Praa Sands since 2006, we teach all ages and abilities, so whether you’re a seasoned surfer looking for tips or a group of total beginners hoping to catch some waves, we have the course for you!

We are very proud to have been awarded the highest surf school rating ‘Centre of Excellence’ for three years running. Presented by ‘Surfing England’, the governing body of surfing, we are one of only two surf schools in Cornwall that holds this prestigious accolade!

We can provide bespoke packages for group surfing courses in Cornwall, perfect for school / university groups, corporate team building activities, and even the occasional stag or hen do! We have excellent links in the local area around Praa Sands to great accommodation and activity providers, and can tailor course packages to create your perfect group surf trip. Contact us today to find out more about our surfing packages, and let us know about your group requirements. We’re confident that we have something to suit everyone, and create unforgettable surf experiences!

Surfing is our passion, and whether it is at our base on the beach at Praa Sands, or right up to our mobile setup at Gwithian, we pride ourselves on our expert local knowledge, committed approach to customer service, and providing an ultimate surfing adventure! We’re the only surf school in Cornwall that is completely mobile, delivering unbeatable surf lessons at multiple locations.

We keep a close eye on the weather before your class so as to assure that if it is unsuitable or unsafe to surf at our Praa Sands base, we can just move to another of Cornwall’s magnificent beaches:

Praa Sands

Our main base, Praa Sands is the number one surfing destination on Cornwall’s South Coast. Quieter than other, more famous destinations, it is home to some of the best waves around, and we’re big fans of the local shops, accommodation and campsites.

St. Ives Bay

Once the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse, St. Ives Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in Cornwall. Located near Gwithian, our team operates just minutes outside the popular town of St Ives, where you can find traditional pubs, luxurious hotels, and amazing restaurants. Our private and group surf lessons at St. Ives Bay are perfect for those wanting to see the most famous of Cornwall’s holiday locations!


One of Cornwall’s more secluded locations, Gwithian boasts an incredible three miles of golden sand, a local colony of seals, and warm, mellow waves, perfect for surf lessons. There’s a range of activities for post-surfing, from blow carting to exploring ancient sand dunes, and you can enjoy your individual or group surfing lesson in one of the most picturesque settings in Cornwall!

Check out our list of surfing classes across Cornwall now and book your course today through our website, we look forward to sharing waves with you soon!