Surf School and Coasteering Adventures PRAA SANDS BEACH

Praa Sands Surf School

Praa Sands Beach Surf and Coasteering School.

Praa Sands is highly regarded as the best places for watersports on the south coast of Cornwall. We are the only licensed surf and coasteering provider at Praa Sands. Our based at the front of the main car park and just 10 metres from the beach. Quieter than most of Cornwall’s other surfing beaches, Praa Sands offers great waves for our beginner lessons at low tide and more advanced waves for improvers lessons at high.

Not only famous for it’s surf, Praa Sands has one of Cornwall’s most spectacular stretches of coastline ready for you to explore on one of our open or private Coasteering Adventures.

All of our equipment is kept to the highest standards and is no more than 2 years old. We will also guarantee warm winter wetsuits and boots for everyone. All you will need to bring is a towel, swimsuit and lots of energy. The Day before your lesson your coach will contact you by text to confirm your booking and any important information.

New for 2021 –  Check out our new Coasteering Adventures and all terrain eBike Hire from Gwithian. These new exciting activities can be booked online alongside surfing lessons or separately.

Booking your lesson in advance using our easy and quick online booking system is recommended.

Find Us – Beach Car Park, Castle Dr, Praa Sands, Penzance TR20 9TG

Beginner and Improver Public Surf Lessons

We pride ourselves on small beginner and improver surf lessons with unbeatable coach to learner ratios. The average surf lesson ratio is 1 coach to 4 learners, 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 increase the speed of their learning curve, this is achieved by being able to create an environment that is tailored towards a surfers specific needs. We are proud to have a 95% success rate on getting you to your feet on your first lesson with no minimum or maximum age. 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 – £60.00 per person
  • Small Private Group Lesson, ideal for families (3-6 people) £50.00 per person
  • Large Private Group Lesson, (7-10 people) £40.00 per person
  • Young Guns Under 8’s 1-hour Lesson (1-on-1 / 1-on-2) – £70.00 session price

Visit Private Lessons for multiple session packages

Guided Coasteering Adventures

We run daily Coasteering Adventures from 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 ‘Max’ Praa Sands very own friendly seal.

  • 2 Hour Open Group Coasteer – £40.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Small Private Group Coasteer (3-6 people) – £250.00 session price
  • 2 Hour Large Private Group Coasteer (7-12 people) – £450.00 session price

Find out more about our Coasteering Adventures here.

5 Reason to CHOOSE US
  • We are the only licensed Surf and Coasteering School also offering Surf Hire at Praa Sands
  • Praa Sands is the No.1 Surf Destination on the south coast of Cornwall
  • Established in 2005 we have over 15 years of experience working from Praa Sands
  • All of our equipment is kept to the highest standards and is no more than 2 years old. We will also guarantee warm winter wetsuits and boots and gloves for everyone from Dec – April.
  • If the waves are flat at Praa Sands then we have a second location just 20 minutes away at Gwithian, famous for it’s beginner friendly, consistent waves.
Go eBike Hire

Launching April 2021 we will be launching ‘Go eBike’ offering brand new all terrain eBikes from our activity centre base 20 minutes from Praa Sands 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 specalists 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.

  • £40.00 per eBike per day (including helmet and bike lock)
  • £195.00 per eBike per week (including helmet and bike lock)

Find out more about Go eBike here.

Guided Stand up Paddleboard Tours 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 – £60.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Private Group Lesson (3-5 people) – £50.00 per person

For more information on our Guided SUP Tours click here

Surf Hire from PRAA SANDS

We have a great range of quality surf equipment available from our beach base at Praa Sands. Choose from surfboards, stand up paddle boards, adult and children bodyboards and full length wetsuits to hire.

  • 1 Beginner or Advanced Surfboard, 1 Full Day – £20.00
  • 1 Advanced Bodyboard, 1 Full Day – £15.00
  • 1 Stand up Paddle board, 1 Full Day – £30.00
  • 1 Full Length Wetsuit, 1 Full Day – £10.00
  • 1 set of boots / gloves – £5.00

For more information on hire at Gwithian and to reverse your surf equipment please visit Praa Sands Surf & SUP Hire 

If you can’t make it to Praa Sands or if you are looking for overnight hire then check out our new Door to Door hire service


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What our clients say ...

Just returned from 3 beginner session back to back on 24th & 25th Nov 2020... as a beginner i was unsure what to expect but i have to say from booking, meeting the instructor on a pre arranged beach to getting on the waves, everything was incredibly well organised. All the gear was provided and i had a brilliant time, was taken through the whole process, including surf etiquette and reading the waves etc.. we achieved so much more than i ever hoped to and had a brilliant time. The weather and the waves were spectacular!! Finally a big thank you to Chris, my instructor.. what a top class guy, nothing was too much trouble, endlessly patient and a great teacher..Global Boarders Surf Co. highly recommended*****

Phil G
November 24, 2020

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