Global Boarders is a family run surf and coasteering school providing unforgettable ocean experiences for all ages and abilities across some of West Cornwall’s top destinations. You can find our surf school at the beaches of Gwithian Towans and Praa Sands. Both recently listed in the Sunday Times ‘Top 10 Surf Locations in Cornwall’.
2022 marks our 20th anniversary and we are very proud to be the only surf school at Gwithian and Praa Sands to hold the highest surf school rating ‘Centre of Excellence’. The award recognises an outstanding level of coaching, equipment and facilities.
Ranked No.1 for ‘Things To Do’ on Trip Advisor at both Gwithian and Praa Sands you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience with the Global Boarders Team.
Book Now and enjoy uncrowded surf and coasteering perfection in some of Cornwall’s most unspoiled locations.
We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer service. This is achieved with unbeatable coach – student ratios, guaranteeing each surfer more 1-to-1 coaching. The surf lessons will be staggered throughout the day, therefore minimising the number of people using the surf school facilities and ensuring an uncrowded ocean experience. Our coaching team has a wealth of experience teaching all ages and abilities, our head coach Chris also holds a lead coaching role for the British National Team.
All of our equipment is kept to the highest standards and is no more than 2 years old. Enjoy our private facilities including heated changing rooms, toilets and onsite food and drink courtesy of our friends at Sunset Surf Cafe.
NEW for 2022 – All lessons include an additional 1 hour surf hire after the lesson for FREE!
£40 per person for a 2 hour lesson.BOOK SURFING
Ignite your adrenaline and enjoy the fastest growing outdoor activity in the UK. Your instructor will guide you at your pace along one of Cornwall’s most spectacular stretches of coastline, during your 2-3 hour adventure you will experience jumping, sea swimming, climbing, bouldering, exploring huge sea caves, floating through gullies and you may even get to swim with one of the local seals.
Equipped with warm winter wetsuits, buoyancy aid, diving mask and helmets our highly trained expert guides will take you on an adventure you will never forget.
NEW for 2022 – All Coasteering Adventures include FREE water photography.
£45 per person for a 2-3 hour adventure.BOOK COASTEERING
There is not a better family experience to share in Cornwall than surfing. Whether it’s the thrill of all the family standing up and sharing a ‘Party Wave’. Or the entertainment of watching each other ‘Wipeout’ in spectacular fashion.
At Global Boarders safety is everything, all our instructors are trained lifeguards each with over 15 years surfing and lifesaving experience. Our wetsuits are all winter thickness and surfboards are kept to the highest standards and are no more than 2 years old.
All participants will benefit from exclusive use of our facilities, including heated changing rooms, toilets and showers. Directly next to the surf school is Sunset Surf Cafe, Gwithian’s only beach front cafe. Open daily 10am – 4pm giving surfers and spectators access to lovely food and drink during your visit.
£40 per person for a 2 hour lesson.BOOK NOW
Coasteering is the perfect option for a family looking for a true adventure activity. Experience Cornwall’s rugged coastline like never before under the safe and fun guidance of one of our highly trained coasteering guides.
The 2-2.5 hour session will be tailored to your families age and water confidence. Whether it’s discovering and learning about the local wildlife, being brave enough to swim to the back of the ‘Ghost Cave’ or braving one of our big jumps, we can promise our family coasteering adventure will be one of your holiday highlights.
The minimum age for coasteering is 8 years old and we require all participants to be able to swim 25 metres. On arrival you will be kitted out in warm winter thickness wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets.
NEW for 2022 – Diving masks – expect to see the famous Cornish King Crabs, star fish and sea urchins during your session and you may even get to see a seal!
FREE Adventure Water Photography for all 2022 Customers!
Group Adventures £45 per person
Private Adventures from £50 per personBOOK NOW
The 2-hour private surf lesson packages are aimed at beginner – improver surfers looking to increase the speed of their learning curve, this is achieved by being able to create an environment that is tailored towards a surfers specific needs. We are proud to have a 99% success rate on getting you to your feet on your first lesson with no minimum or maximum age.
Whether it’s helping your child stand for first time, enjoying party waves with a group of friends or having your sessions filmed and running through video analysis afterwards, we will personalise every lesson to suit those in the group.
NEW for 2022 – All private lessons include an additional 1 hour surf hire after the lesson for FREE!
Private Group Lessons from £50 per person – Book Now!BOOK NOW
I can't say enough to thank Chris and his team for their coaching and board hire. It's our second year with them and can't wait to catch up with them again next year. They provide all you could ask for - support, advice, flexibility and all with a friendly smile! Thanks so much!