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Learn to Surf in Gwithian & Praa Sands Cornwall

Global Boarders Surf School Gwithian, and Watersports Centre at Praa Sands.

We promise an unforgettable ocean experience whether you are just visiting us on holiday or live locally to the area. We have 2 fantastic beach front locations at Gwithian Towans and Praa Sands, where we are the only licensed surf and coasteering school. Both beaches were recently listed in the Sunday Times ‘Top 10 Surf Locations in England’ and are known for their family-friendly uncrowded waves, and picturesque coasteering routes.

2021 marks our 16th anniversary and we are very proud to hold the highest surf school rating ‘Centre of Excellence’. The award recognises an outstanding level of coaching, equipment and facilities. Our wetsuits and surfboards are disinfected and surf school facilities deep cleaned daily. Our full COVID-19 policy can be found here.

New for 2021 – All terrain eBike Hire. We will hiring our brand new all terrain eBikes from our base at Gwithian Towans. Cornwall has over 400 miles of tracks and trails ready to be explored. Our eBikes have been specifically chosen to match the varied terrain, whether it’s riding along the Gwithian’s famous ‘3 Mile Beach’ or taking the coastal route to the neighbouring Town of St Ives.

Surfing Packages

Our surf lessons from Gwithian beach near St Ives and Praa Sands. Perfect for families, friends, parent and child and couples.

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 facilities. Our coaching team has a wealth of experience teaching all ages and abilities. And are proud to have a 95% success rate on getting you to your feet on your first lesson.

The minimum age we except without parental assistance is 8 years old. If your child is 6 or 7 then they can join the group lesson with the assistance of a non surfing adult. We would recommend a private group lesson for children 4-7 years old.

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.

Coasteering Adventures

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 hour adventure you will experience cliff jumping, sea swimming, belly-flopping, climbing, bouldering, exploring caves, floating through gullies and you may even get to play with ‘Max’ Praa Sands very own friendly seal.

Equipped with warm winter wetsuits, buoyancy aid and helmets our highly trained expert guides will take you on an adventure you will never forget. Just a short swim, jump and climb from Praa Sands lies the secret beaches of Keneggy and Prussia Cove, where you will get to see places that even the locals don’t know about.

Our coasteering routes from Praa Sands are aimed at beginners and improvers, the minimum age to take part in a lesson is 10 years old, and you will need to be able to swim 25 metres unaided. We would recommend a Private Family Adventure for children under 10 wanting to take part.

Go eBike Hire

New for 2021: We will hiring our brand new all terrain eBikes from our base at Gwithian Towans. As a long established surf and coasteering school we are thrilled to now offer a healthy land alternative to experiencing the 400 + miles of coastline Cornwall has to offer.

We have teamed up with leading eBike specialists Rad Power bikes to offer unique all terrain eBikes. These high end eBikes allow you to take routes that no other bikes can, whether it’s opening the throttle and cruising along Gwithian’s famous ‘3 Mile Beach’ or maybe the 10 mile coastal ride from Marazion to Mousehole there is not another eBike on the market with the same features.

We have a fantastic range of additional features to make each eBike custom to our clients needs. This includes child seats, front and rear storage baskets and surfboard bike racks. We also have our ‘Top 10 Favourite Routes’, which can be viewed online or in addition each of our customers will be given these routes in person to inspire your travel around the Cornish coast.


What our clients say ...

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!

Tim B
August 17, 2020

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