Award Winning Surf School PRAA SANDS BEACH

Praa Sands Surf School

Praa Sands Beach Surf and Coasteering School.

Praa Sands is highly regarded as the best place for watersports on the south coast of Cornwall. We are the only licensed surf and coasteering provider at Praa Sands, 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 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 Experiences 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

Surf Lesson Prices at Praa Sands
  • 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 – £60.00 per person
  • Private Group Lesson (3-5 people) £50.00 per person

Your safety is everything, all of our coaches and guides are trained lifeguards and experienced waterman and women. Our wetsuits and surfboards are disinfected and surf school facilities deep cleaned daily. Our full COVID-19 policy can be found here

Guided Coasteering Adventures

We run daily coasteering adventures from April – October from Praa Sands beach. 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 local seal.

  • 2 Hour Open Group Coasteer – £40.00 per person
  • 2 Hour Private Group Coasteer (3-5 people) – £50.00 per person
  • Winter wetsuits, buoyancy aid and helmets included
  • Route difficulty level – Beginner – Intermediate
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.
Guided Stand up Paddleboard Tours FROM MARAZION & 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. During the winter months we will only be accepting advanced bookings only.

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.

If you can’t make it Praa Sands then check out our new Door to Door hire service where we can deliver your equipment direct to you.

  • 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

Check Out Our Reviews

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

Find Us