FamilySurf Lessons

About our Family Surf Lessons. For September and October we will be offering our family surf lesson packages from our beach bases at Gwithian Towans and Praa Sands, where we have inputted COVID-19 Secure Guidelines to ensure customer and staff safety, all lessons this autumn include FREE Equipment Hire for the rest of the day.

Both Gwithian and Praa Sands and very family friendly surf spots. Families make up the majority of our customers base from July – October. We work on an unbeatable 1:8 instructor to student ratio, children 8+ can surf unaided however to ensure any younger siblings don’t miss out we are happy for children aged 5-7 to join the lesson as long as they are assisted by a family member. 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 whether it’s the entertainment of watching each other wipeout in spectacular fashion.

All of our equipment is kept to the highest standards and is no more than 2 years old. All you will need to bring is a towel, swimsuit and hopefully suncream and our team will do the rest!

Booking your lesson in advance is essential as we have limited number of lesson slots each day to ensure the ultimate uncrowded customer experience.

Private Family (3-5 ppl) SURF LESSON

We provide 2-hour bespoke private surf lessons for family groups of three – five individuals, including full equipment hire. We will provide you with your own private coach for your family group. Our private family lessons are aimed at beginner – improver surfers looking to increase the speed of their learning curve, the lessons are also great if you have younger children giving them more 1-to-1 attention to ensure they leave smiling from ear to ear after an unforgettable experience.

All our private lessons include FREE equipment hire after your lesson to allow to continue practising the skills you’ve just learnt.

£45.00 per person

Family Taster Surf Lesson

Our family taster surf lesson is aimed at those who have never surfed before or have had a few lessons and need a refresher. Your lesson will be divided into 3 parts ‘A, B & C’ firstly; on the beach you will learn about safety, your equipment, how to catch waves & get to your feet riding a wave! Then it’s time to hit the surf and put it all into practice. Lessons are 2 hours long and we provide all equipment. The youngest we’ve taught is 5 and the oldest 90 so our family lessons really are for all generations.

We will guarantee your family members will all surf in the same group.

£35.00 per person

Introduction to Surfing 2 SURF LESSONS

The Introduction to Surfing package includes two 2-hour surf lessons, which can be taken on consecutive or non-consecutive days and all equipment is provided. After learning the art of ‘standing up’ in your first lesson we will focus on ‘staying up’ during the second lesson. The 2 day introduction to surfing will also cover the pro pop-up and speeding up / slowing down techniques. We will guarantee your family members will all surf in the same group.

£60.00 per person

Family Surf Experience 3 SURF LESSONS

The Family Surf Experience includes three 2-hour surf lessons, which can be taken on consecutive or non-consecutive days and all equipment is provided. In a 3 lesson package we will introduce the art of ‘trimming’ you’re surfboard along a wave, as you now progress towards an improver this is one of the most exciting skills to learn. You will also be coached how to read waves and then ride the wave to the left or right. By lesson 3 the kids will be up on their feet almost 99% of the time, and we’re confident the adults will have also experienced standing by the third lesson.

£80.00 per person

Family Surf Package 5 SURF LESSONS

The Family Surf Package includes five 2-hour surf lessons, which can be taken on consecutive or non-consecutive days and all equipment is provided.

In the ‘Family Surf Package’ we will take you from enthusiastic beginner to a well-rounded improver. Your coach will work closely with each member of your family covering speed control, trimming, ocean safety, turning your surfboard and paddling beyond the white water to catch your first unbroken ‘Green’ wave. As well as the unforgettable rides the guarantee each family member will be entertained beyond imagine with the spectacular wipeouts.

On completion of your 5-day course your coach will advise you on what equipment is best for you and put in place a selection of goals to continue your surfing progression.

£110.00 per person


"Had a lesson with Alfie this afternoon , for myself my dad and my daughter , we are all beginners and he was excellent with us .
Knowledgeable and fun would highly recommend this surf school to anybody in the area.
For the price everything is provided for you and it’s a 2hr lesson , incredibly good value for money. All of the staff were friendly and at no point do you feel silly or uncomfortable.
Hopefully be back soon!"

July 23, 2020

Global Boarders Locations GWITHIAN We are the only beach front Surf School at Gwithian. Nestled in the corner of the beautiful St Ives Bay, the picturesque 3 miles of beach at Gwithian guarantees lots of space and to enjoy some of the best waves in Cornwall. South Coast Cornwall Location PRAA SANDS We are the only licensed Surf School at Praa Sands and have been lessons from there for 15 years.Quieter than most of Cornwall’s other surfing beaches, Praa Sands produces the best waves on the south coast of Cornwall.