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Address: Fistral Beach, Newquay TR7 1HY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1637 850737
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2...

We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2 hours for all abilities. Whether you are a beginner who wants to give surfing a go for the first time, or someone who wants to improve their surfing ability, we will have a variety of lessons from group to individual courses. With a pay and display car park and no walking to and from the beach, Fistral Beach Surf School is the perfect choice.

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Amazing surf lesson

Me and my friend decided to have a go of surfing so booked a lesson and it was worth every penny!! The instructor Tarq was great with us!! we had so much fun! Can't wait to do it... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend decided to have a go of surfing so booked a lesson and it was worth every penny!! The instructor Tarq was great with us!! we had so much fun! Can't wait to do it all again!! Thanks Tarq!! From the hangry girl and the natural!

Thank carlamadels
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to take my first lesson here after visiting the beach days before. I had an absolute blast, the surf for a first timer was excellent. The instructor Tuck, was very laid back but very knowledgeable and very helpful. 2 hours well spent, I will be back.

Thank Lee H
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So having just pitched up with several companies offering the same experience for a similar price. We decided to go with the one who offered us there time. The member of staff behind the desk was more than helpful explaining the waves, the conditions and even offered us a different beach to maximise the experience. So the equipment, first off... More 

Thank Benjytaylor
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband and I had several lessons with these guys over the last couple of weeks. We both feel like we've progressed really well and are both now addicted to surfing! All the instructors we had were brilliant - big thanks to Mike, Ron, Tom, Cesar, Joe and Dani! Also thanks to Tarq and Jenny for booking all our lessons... More 

Thank Laura B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Staying in Newquay it seemed rude not to try surfing - however at 64 I wasn't sure! After several days of watching the fun, I plucked up courage and called Liam at Fistral Beach Surf School - sorry fully looked but let me see what I can do - 20 minutes later a call back and my session had been... More 

Thank casalimoni
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Cornwall for a short break and felt we couldn't come to Newquay without having a go at surfing. As a couple in our 50's we were very apprehensive but the sun was shining so we booked an introductory lesson with the surf school. Wet suits and boards were provided, with changing rooms & showers... More 

Thank HelenAnnThomas
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I would just like to begin by saying how lovely they made my 1st experience of surfing & how patient the instructor Liam was. I booked into a 2 hr lesson with a group but it just so happened I was the group.A 1 on 1 with the instructor. He took me through all the health & safety awareness &... More 

Thank Gazzer63
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Totally recommend this school for surfing lessons. Their instructors are brilliant and teach you all the basics. They're easy to talk to and very nice and encouraging. Easy to deal with. All the equipment is provided and you even get a discount for future use.

Thank BasiaSoton
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

would totally recommend this school........it's by far the best set up on fistral beach and includes hire of surf boards, wetsuits, wi dreams, chairs etc...the staff were all very helpful, especially Dani the instructor who was totally amazing and patient with my son!!!!! And Jenny deserves a mention too as she was very patient and attentive when trying to rearrange... More 

Thank nurseygang
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

From the moment we booked we were made to feel welcome. Our instructor Tony was brilliant especially given the wide age range and abilities of our particular group. Everyone managed to stand on their boards by the end of the two hour session Would highly recommend this whether you have had a surf lesson before or not.

Thank Y C

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