PrivateSurf Lessons

Progress faster and book a private surf lesson from Gwithian Beach near St Ives or Praa Sands.

Our private lessons at Gwithian and Praa Sands beaches are the perfect option for families, parent and child, and groups of friends. All customers will also gain exclusive use of our facilities, including heated changing rooms, toilets and showers. Directly next to the surf school are Sunset Surf Cafe. Open daily 10am – 4pm giving surfers and spectators access to lovely food and drink during your visit.

The 2-hour private surf lesson packages are aimed at beginnerimprover 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.

It’s highly recommend to book your private surf lesson / package in advance. 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 – £90.00
  • Private 1-on-2 Lesson – £60.00 per person
  • Young Guns Under 8’s (1-on-1 or 1-on-2) Private Lesson £70.00 session price
  • Small Private Group Lesson (3-6 people) £50.00 per person
  • Large Private Group Lesson (7-10 people) £40.00 per person

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. 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 along with location (Gwithian Towans, the northern tip of St Ives Bay / Praa Sands or one of our mobile sites) and any other important information.

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Private 1-on-1 Surf Packages
  • 2 Private 1-on-1 Lessons Package – £180.00 per person
  • 3 Private 1-on-1 Lessons Package (Most Popular) – £270.00 per person
  • 5 Private 1-on-1 Lessons Package – £450.00

Progress faster with a 1-on-1 private surf lesson package from Gwithian or Praa Sands Beaches. Where possible on multi lesson packages we will guarantee the same coach that taught your group on the previous lessons.

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Private 1-on-2 Surf Packages
  • 2 Private 1-on-2 Lessons Package – £120.00 per person
  • 3 Private 1-on-2 Lessons Package (Most Popular) – £180.00 per person
  • 5 Private 1-on-2 Lessons Package – £240.00

Progress faster with a 1-on-2 private surf lesson package from Gwithian or Praa Sands Beaches. Where possible on multi lesson packages we will guarantee the same coach that taught your group on the previous lessons.

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Small and Large Group Surf Packages

Private Small Group (3-6 people) Package Options:

  • 2 Small Group Private Surf Lessons Package – £100.00 per person
  • 3 Small Group Private Surf Lessons Package (Most Popular) – £150.00 per person
  • 5 Small Group Private Surf Lessons Package – £250.00

Private Large Group (7-10 people) Package Options:

  • 2 Private Surf Lessons Package – £80.00 per person
  • 3 Private Surf Lessons Package (Most Popular) – £120.00 per person
  • 5 Private Surf Lessons Package – £200.00 per person

Progress faster with either a small or large group private surf lesson package from Gwithian or Praa Sands Beaches. Where possible on multi lesson packages we will guarantee the same coach that taught your group on the previous lessons.

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Young Guns Under 8's Surf Lessons
  • 2 (1-on-1 / 1-on-2) Lesson Package – £70.00 package price
  • 3 (1-on-1 / 1-on-2, Most Popular) Lesson Package – £140.00 package price
  • 5 (1-on-1 / 1-on-2) Lesson Package – £270.00 package price

Progress faster with the Young Guns (Under 8’s) private lesson package. The perfect 1-hour option for young children between 4 and 8 years old who may struggle with the normal 2-hour lessons. The coach will tailor the lesson to your child’s age, communication skills, swimming ability and interests. Whether it’s exploring the ‘Mermaid Pool’ or submerging themselves in seaweed, this unique lesson structure will guarantee your children a memorable introduction to surfing. Parents are welcome to watch from the shore or can join in on the lesson for no extra charge.

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What our clients say ...

"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