Surf & SUP Hire Gwithian & Praa Sands

COVID-19 UPDATE – Hire Facilities OPEN from 01st July

We have a great range of quality surf equipment available from our beach base at Praa Sands, which will be open daily from Monday 13th July and Gwithian, where we run the equipment hire on behalf of our our friends at Sunset Surf Cafe.

For surf hire at Gwithian please either call Sunset Surf on 01736 752575 or you can hire on the day from the shop between 10am – 4pm.




Our Equipment To Hire

Surfboard Hire

New for 2020. We have huge range of soft & hard surfboards to suit all ages and abilities. Ranging from 5ft - 9ft. All board are less than 2 years old and of the highest quality.

  • 2hrs - £10
  • 1 Day - £15
  • 2 Days - £25
  • 5 Days - £60

SUP / Paddle board Hire

Brand New for 2020.
Our Inflatable 10-11ft Stand Up Paddleboards (ISUP). Explore the rugged Cornish coastline on our stable high quality ISUP's. Alternatively you can hire the ISUP in it’s deflated form and take it away with your during your holiday to Cornwall.

  • 2hrs - £20
  • 1 Day - £30
  • 2 Days - £50
  • 5 Days - £100

Wetsuit Hire

Our range of high quality wetsuits are both flexible and warm ensuring your water experience is as enjoyable as possible.

  • 2hrs - £5
  • 1 Day - £10
  • 2 Days - £18
  • 5 Days - £40

Advanced Bodyboard Hire

New for 2020 are our advanced bodyboard selection. Sizes for both children and adults, the Science bodyboards are top of the range and will transform your bodyboarding experience. Bodyboard fins also included

  • 2hrs - £10
  • 1 Day - £15
  • 2 Days - £25
  • 5 Days - £60

1 Week Hire Package

Choose between either a wetsuit and advanced bodyboard or wetsuit and surfboard to hire for 5 full days. You can take the equipment home with you each day or store it at the surf school.

  • 5 Days - £80
  • SUP 5 Days - £120

1 Month Hire Package

This package is designed around ultimate flexibility. You have the ability to change between surfboard, bodyboard and SUP anytime during the months rental.

  • 1 Month - £200

Interested in hiring an item? Enquire or check our FAQs below!

    Date required:


    Global Boarders Surf Co. Cornwall (Office)
    2 Trevelyan Close
    TR20 9JA

    Gwithian Surf School & Hire

    Sunset Surf Cafe,
    10 Gwithian Towans,
    TR27 5BT

    Praa Sands Surf School & Hire

    Praa Sands Beach Car Park,
    Castle Drive,
    Praa Sands,
    TR20 9TQ


    Equipment Hire FAQs

    Do I need to leave a deposit?

    Yes we require a photo ID (Driving Licence / Passport) or Bank Card. These items will be stored securely and handed back to you when the equipment is returned.

    Can we SUP to different beaches

    No due to lifeguard / safety reasons

    Are Praa Sands & Gwithian lifeguard patrolled

    Yes from July until the end of September 10am – 6pm

    Can we hire equipment overnight

    Yes please either contact us before your proffered hire days to arrange.

    Can you drop off pre booked hire equipment to our holiday accommodation

    Yes this is possible for longer rentals (more than 1 day) please contact us direct for a quote

    Can I swap a surfboard for a bodyboard or vice versa during the hire period

    Yes this is possible depending on our equipment availability. Simply bring your surfboard / bodyboard back to the hire station and we’ll swap it.

    What's the quality like of your hire wetsuits

    All of our wetsuits are made by the wetsuit specialists XCEL. The wetsuits are made from an extra stretchy neoprene and are spring / autumn thickness (4mm) to ensure the most enjoyable water experience

    What types of surfboards do you have

    We have a wide range of surfboards to suit all ages, sizes and abilities. From 5ft boards perfect for 6-8 year olds to safely handle to nice soft and stable 7ft – 9ft boards for adults. We use 3 of the top companies for our hire boards in Swell, Softtech & Ocean & Earth.

    What makes a Bodyboard Advanced

    Our selection of Advanced Bodyboards include comfortable spring cord leashes, channel bottom design for extra speed and control and bodyboard fins.