Porthtowan Surf Centre

Check out the breath-taking Porthtowan Beach, on Cornwall’s rugged north coast.

Immerse yourself in the golden sands and dramatic cliffs of Porthtowan Beach. Hugged by a historic mining landscape, Porthtowan is the town that time forgot and will wash away the rigours of daily life with its warm, mellow summertime waves.

Whether you’re learning to surf at Porthtowan, improving your green wave riding techniques or looking for high performance barrelling surf, Porthtowan for is the perfect choice for you.

The facilities for those surfing Porthtowan include: well maintained council pay and display car park, clean toilet facilities, picturesque beach café and disabled access / steps down to the beach.

Surf Lessons at Porthtowan Surf Centre

  • 1 Lesson Adult – £35
  • 2 Lessons – £60
  • 3 Lessons – £80
  • 4 Lessons – £95
  • 5 Lessons – £110
  • Private 1-on-1 Lesson – £75
  • Private 1-on-2 Lesson – £100
  • Private Group Lesson (3-5 people) £45.00 per person

Full use of our equipment is included in the price. All our coaches are full SLSGB (RNLI) qualified lifeguards, Surfing England recognised coaches, first aiders and hold current DBS (CRB) clearance.

5 Reasons to choose Porthtowan:

  • Porthtowan is one of only 5 Blue Flagged beaches for exceptional excellence and cleanliness both in and out of the water for from 2005 – 2014.
  • The foremost surf location for ‘group surf lessons’ and ‘family surf lessons’
  • Fantastic local beach café / restaurant that converts to a comedy / music venue most summer evenings
  • Impressive old Cornish mines built into the dramatic cliffs that surround Porthtowan beach.
  • One of Cornwall’s most consistent surf destinations providing over 300 surfing days each year


Surf Hire at Porthtowan Surf Centre

  • 1 Surfboard, 1 Full Day – £15.00
  • 1 Surfboard, 1/2 Day – £10.00
  • 1 Wetsuit, 1 Full Day – £10.00
  • 1 Wetsuit, 1/2 Day – £5.00

For higher enquires over 1 day and / or group hire please contact us direct for discount offers!