Praa Sands Surf School

We welcome you to our Centre of Excellence, Praa Sands surf school, situated at the Number 1 surfing destination on the South Coast of Cornwall – Praa Sands.

Our expertly-trained team is based just a stone’s throw from these excellent waves which rank well among other locations in Europe. Come and join us as the sun sets over Mounts Bay for an eye-opening spectacle across the shimmering waters of our much loved southern jewel.

Often overlooked, the surfing at our Praa Sands surf school is suitable for all abilities and makes a great venue to escape the often-crowded north coast beaches so come dip your toes in at our magical home. Your Praa Sands surf lesson will be tailored to suit you, ensuring the highest level of coaching at one of Cornwall’s foremost surf spots.

The facilities at this location include a private pay and display car park (Norman’s Patch), which overlooks the beach’s toilet facilities. There is a six-monthly lifeguard service, a great beach café and surf shop. There are steps and disabled access down to the beach.

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Surf Lesson Prices at Praa Sands:
  • 1 Lesson – £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 (3-8 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.

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  • Arguably our Praa Sands surf school is the No1 surfing destination on the south coast of Cornwall
  • Much quieter than most of Cornwall’s other famous destinations
  • Is home to one of Cornwall’s best, most-powerful barrelling waves on high tide
  • Brilliant selection of local cafés, accommodations, surf shops and campsites
  • Fantastic golden mile of soft sand perfectly suited for beach days and barbecues
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SUP Lessons at 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 into the bay 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 Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding – £40 per person
  • 2 Hour Guided SUP Adventure Tour – £40 per person
  • 2 Hour Private 1-to-1 Lesson – £75
  • 2 Hour Private 1-to-2 Lesson – £100
  • 2 Hour Private Group Lesson (3-4 people) – £45 per person

We have a great range of quality surf equipment available from our beach bases at Praa Sands & Gwithian. Choose from surfboards, paddle boards, advanced bodyboards, handplanes and full length wetsuits to hire.

  • 1 Surfboard / Bodyboard , 1 Full Day – £15.00
  • 1 Surfboard / Bodyboard, 1/2 Day – £10.00
  • 1 Wetsuit, 1 Full Day – £10.00
  • 1 Wetsuit, 1/2 Day – £5.00
  • 1 SUP, 1 Full Day – £30.00
  • 1 SUP, 1/2 Day – £30.00