Exclusive Surf and Coasteering from St Ives Bay Unrivalled Private Experiences

St Ives Surf and Coasteering School

Exclusive tailor made surfing and coasteering experiences in and around the iconic St Ives. Escape the crowds of St Ives and enjoy the exclusivity of unspoiled quiet locations.

2021 marks our 16th anniversary and we are very proud to hold the highest surf school rating ‘Centre of Excellence’. The award recognises the highest level of coaching, equipment and facilities.

Our aim is to create bespoke packages tailor made to ensure an unforgettable experience. Our surfing lessons and coasteering adventure packages for clients staying near St Ives are aimed at families, couples, parent and child, and solo travellers.

The wave rich north coast of Cornwall offers endless options in the search for unspoiled, quiet surfing locations. A short 15 minute drive from the centre of St Ives lies the golden sands of Gwithian Towans, where you can find our Watersports HQ, fully equipped with heated changing rooms, toilets, showers and food and drink services.

No detail is overlooked and no request is too much trouble. Once you have completed a contact form  one of our head coaches, Chris or Steve will then take on your booking request. We believe in the importance of consistency throughout this process. Therefore the member of our team creates your bespoke package will also be the one who delivers it.

Fancy exploring St Ives and beyond by bike? check out our new all terrain eBike Hire launching April 2021.

How it works...

Once you have completed a contact form  one of our head coaches, Chris or Steve will then take on your booking request. We believe in the importance of consistency throughout this process and therefore the member of our team who helps create your bespoke package will also be the one who delivers it when you arrive in St Ives.

We offer 3 unique services – Surfing Lessons, Coasteering Adventures and Guided Stand up Paddleboarding Tours. When submitting your enquiry form please advise whether you would just like the surfing or would like to add on one of these other exciting options.

Please also consider whether you would like to meet your coach at the pre arranged locations throughout your trip or whether you would like to upgrade to our ‘Travel in Style’ option where will will collect and drop you and your family off to your accommodation.

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Example Itinerary and prices...
  • Monday –  Collection at 9am, Surf Lesson 10am – 12pm, lunch 1pm – 2pm, Guided SUP Tour 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Return to accommodation 5.30pm
  • Tuesday – Rest Day
  • Wednesday –  Collection at 9am, Surf Lesson 10am – 12pm, lunch 1pm – 2pm, Surf Lesson 2 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Return to accommodation 5.30pm
  • Thursday – Rest Day
  • Friday –  Collection at 9am, Coasteering Lesson 10am – 12pm, lunch 1pm – 2pm, Surf Lesson 2 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Return to accommodation 5.30pm

The price per person based on a family of 4 for the above package would be £450.00

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FREE Additional extras...
  • Each member of the group will be provided with 2 clean wetsuits for the duration of your stay, therefore guaranteeing a dry clean wetsuit for every afternoon lesson.
  • Throughout the week your coach will also be taking land and sea photos and film of your experiences, a direct link to these will be sent to you every evening guaranteeing great entertainment of an evening and unforgettable future memories.
  • No hidden costs. Your package is fully inclusive and we can promise that you will insure no hidden costs from your original quotation.
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Go eBike Hire

Launching April 2021 we will be launching ‘Go eBike’ offering brand new all terrain eBikes from our activity centre base at Gwithian Towans, the northern point of the famous St Ives Bay. 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.

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What our clients say ...

We had 3 brilliant private family lessons and my son is completely hooked. He has made me book another trip in Oct half term!
Huck, Jay and Alfie were fabulous and I think everyone at my sons school knows about them!
Thank you so much.

Katie Bond
September 30, 2020

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