Award Winning Surf School GWITHIAN BEACH

Gwithian Surf School

Gwithian Beach Surf School. Beginner and Improver surf lessons from our base at Sunset Surf Cafe.

Gwithian is highly regarded as one of the best places to surf in Cornwall, nestled in the heart of the Towans nature reserve Gwithian remains timeless and unspoiled.  Recently listed by the Sunday Times in the ‘Top 10 Surf Locations in England’. Gwithian is part of St Ives Bay’s famed ‘three miles of golden sand’, and is the longest and most spacious beach in Cornwall.

You can find us based beachfront at the Sunset Surf Café, where we have excellent facilities for all our surfers, including heated changing rooms, toilets and lockers. 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 lots of energy.

On arrival our friendly team will tailor the lesson to suit your needs, whether it’s your first surf lesson or if you are looking to take your surfing to the next level. Offering family, private and beginner lessons, we are open 7 days a week, all year round.

We are proud to be ranked No.1 for ‘Things To Do’ on Trip Advisor at Gwithian, guaranteeing you a great experience.

New for 2022 – Coasteering Experiences from the nearby locations of Mousehole and Praa Sands. Coasteering Adventures are 2-3 hours long and can be booked online alongside surfing lessons or separately.

All surf lessons also include an additional 1 hour surf hire after the lesson for FREE!

Book Beginner Lessons for £40.00 per person

Beginner and Improver Surf Lessons

We pride ourselves on small beginner and improver surf lessons with unbeatable coach to student ratios. The average surf lesson ratio is 1:4 with the maximum being 1:8. This guarantees each of our customers more 1-to-1 coaching. The 2-hour surf lessons will be staggered throughout the day, therefore minimising the number of people using the facilities and reducing the crowds in the surf.

  • 3 Lessons (Most Popular) – £105.00 per person
  • 2 Lessons – £75.00 per person
  • 1 Lesson – £40.00 per person

Find out more about our Beginner Surf Lessons  and Improver Surf Lessons

Progress Faster book private

The 2-hour private surf lesson packages are aimed at beginner to improver surfers looking to progress faster by increasing the speed of their learning curve. Whether it’s helping your child stand for first time or you coach filming the session and running through video analysis afterwards, we will personalise every lesson to suit those in the group.

  • Private 1-on-1 Lesson – £90.00 per person
  • Private 1-on-2 Lesson – £70.00 per person
  • Small Private Group Lesson, ideal for families (3-5 people) £60.00 per person
  • Large Private Group Lesson, (7-16 people) £50.00 per person
  • Young Guns Under 8’s 1-hour Lesson (1-on-1 / 1-on-2) – £70.00 session price

Visit Private Lessons to find out more.

Guided Coasteering Adventures

We run daily Coasteering Adventures just 20-30 minutes from Gwithian at or sister sites of Mousehole and Praa Sands. Ignite your adrenaline and enjoy the fastest growing outdoor activity in the UK. Your instructor will guide you along one of Cornwall’s most spectacular stretches of coastline, during your 2 hour lesson you will experience cliff jumping, belly-flopping, climbing, bouldering, exploring caves and you may even get to play with one of the friendly seals.

  • 2 Hour Open Group Coasteer – £45.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Small Private Group Coasteer (3-5 people) – £60.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Large Private Group Coasteer (6-8 people) – £50.00 per person

Find out more about our Coasteering Adventures here.

5 Reasons to CHOOSE US
  • Established in 2005, we one of Gwithian’s longest running Surf Schools.Our head coach ‘Chris’ is also the head coach and manager of the Great Britain Surf Team.
  • We hold the highest surf school rating ‘Centre of Excellence’ Presented by ‘Surfing England’, the governing body of surfing, which recognises the highest standards of coaching, equipment and facilities.
  • Our Surf School & Hire an Gwithian include toilets, heated changing rooms, lockers and showers.
  • Based at Sunset Surf, Gwithian’s only Beachside Café & licensed bar. Where you can enjoy a well deserved, hearty breakfast or super-duper hot chocolate with unbeatable view across St Ives Bay.
  • Our lessons are held on the vast golden sands of Gwithian beach on St Ives bay. This part of the Cornish coast is known for its mellow and consistent waves all year round. It’s also one of the only beaches, due to it’s spaces to remain dog friendly throughout May – September.

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What our clients say ...

"From their great communication, perfect choice of location and wonderful coaching we couldn’t have hoped for more! Our girls (ages 4 and 6) surprised us with their sheer stamina and enjoyment in the surf much of which was thanks to Penny’s professionalism, confidence and warmth....thanks so much - we will be back! X"

Sally Pellen
July 27, 2020

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