Porthtowan Surf and Coasteering School

Award Winning Surf School just 15 minutes from Porthtowan Beach. Also offering coasteering, eBike hire and guided stand up paddleboarding tours.

2022 marks our 17th anniversary and we are very proud to have been awarded the highest surf school rating ‘Centre of Excellence’. The award recognises the highest level of coaching, equipment and facilities.

If you are looking for a safer beginner friendly beach then just a short 8 mile drive from Porthtowan lies our rated ‘Centre of Excellence’ surf school at Gwithian Towans.

Looking to ignite your adrenaline?  Discover our Coasteering Adventures from Mousehole and Praa Sands. 

Find Us –  Global Boarders at Sunset Surf Cafe, 10 Gwithian Towans, TR27 5BT

Check Out Our Reviews

"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!"

Sarah L
July 30, 2021
Surf Lesson Prices Prices
  • 3 Lessons (Most Popular) – £105.00
  • 2 Lessons – £75.00
  • 1 Lesson – £40.00
  • Private 1-on-1 Lesson – £90.00
  • Private 1-on-2 Lesson – £70.00 per person
  • Private Group Lesson (3-5 people) £60.00 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.

Guided Coasteering Adventures

We run daily coasteering lessons just 30-45 minutes from Porthtowan at the popular villages 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 the  friendly locals seals.

  • 2 Hour Open Group Coasteer – £45.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Private Group Coasteer (3-5 people) – £60.00 per person
  • Winter wetsuits, buoyancy aid and helmets included
  • Route difficulty level – Beginner – Intermediate
Surf & SUP Hire Prices

We have a great range of quality surf equipment available from our beach bases at Gwithian and Praa Sands. During the winter months we will only be accepting advanced bookings or our new Door to Door hire service, where we can deliver your equipment direct to you.

We will be following strict government guidelines to ensure all equipment is thoroughly cleaned after each use, please respect social distancing on arrival and we appreciate your patience during busy times.

If you are hiring for 2 days then we’ll add a 10% discount to your package and for any surf hire for 3 days or more you will receive a 20% discount.

  • 1 Surfboard / Bodyboard , 1 Full Day – £15.00 OR 1/2 Day £10
  • 1 Advanced Surfboard, 1 Full Day – £20.00 OR 1/2 Day £15
  • 1 Advanced Bodyboard, 1 Full Day – £15.00 OR 1/2 Day £10
  • 1 Wetsuit, 1 Full Day – £10.00 OR 1/2 Day £5
  • 1 SUP, 1 Full Day – £30.00 OR 1/2 Day £20
Guided Stand up Paddleboard Tours Gwithian & Praa Sands

If you’re after something a bit slower paced than surfing, why not give stand up paddleboarding a go? When the water’s a bit calmer, we can guide you out toward the neighbouring secret coves of Rinsey and Kenneggy where you can really feel the tranquillity of the ocean. The paddle gives you much more control over the board than surfing does, and when you’re ready to come in, you can let the waves draw you back to shore at a much gentler pace.

  • 2 Hour Private 1-to-1 Lesson – £90.00
  • 2 Hour Private 1-to-2 Lesson – £70.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Private Group Lesson (3-5 people) – £60.00 per person

For more information on our Guided SUP Tours click here


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