PrivateSurf Lessons

About our Private Surf Lessons. For September and October we will be offering our private surf lesson packages from our beach bases at Gwithian Towans and Praa Sands, where we have inputted COVID-19 Secure Guidelines to ensure customer and staff safety.

We provide 2-hour bespoke private surf lessons for individuals and groups daily at 10.30am & 2.30pm. Our private lessons at Gwithian and Praa Sands include FREE equipment hire after your lesson to allow to continue practising the skills you’ve just learnt along with exclusive use of our facilities including changing rooms and toilet. Our private surf lesson packages are aimed at beginner – 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 an individual’s specific needs. We are proud to have a 95% success rate on getting you to your feet on your first lesson.

All of our equipment is kept to the highest standards and is no more than 2 years old. All you will need to bring is a towel, swimsuit and hopefully suncream and our team will do the rest!

Booking your lesson in advance is essential as we have limited number of private lesson slots each day to ensure the ultimate uncrowded customer experience.

Private Lessons Times & Prices
  • Private 1-on-1 Lesson – £75
  • Private 1-on-2 Lesson – £100
  • Private Group Lesson (3-5 people) £45.00 per person

New for 2020, anyone booked onto a private surf lesson at Gwithian or Praa Sands will recieve a FREE day’s equipment hire to practice on after the lesson!


"This was my first time surfing and I wasn't that hopeful since I am a) getting on a bit, b) not very coordinated and c) hate waves, but it was fantastic! Chris is an excellent, encouraging and patient teacher. We loved it so much we immediately signed up for a second lesson (mostly because I only stood up once during the first lesson so needed to go again just to prove I could do it), and I did! I'm no Kelly Slater that's for sure, but I can now confidently say "I have surfed." Gwithian Sands is an excellent place to learn and Global Boarders are communicative, friendly and professional. I would definitely use them again."

Naomi Walston
July 6, 2020

Global Boarders Locations GWITHIAN We are the only beach front Surf School at Gwithian. Nestled in the corner of the beautiful St Ives Bay, the picturesque 3 miles of beach at Gwithian guarantees lots of space and to enjoy some of the best waves in Cornwall. South Coast Cornwall Location PRAA SANDS We are the only licensed Surf School at Praa Sands and have been lessons from there for 15 years.Quieter than most of Cornwall’s other surfing beaches, Praa Sands produces the best waves on the south coast of Cornwall.