We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

O'Neill Surf Academy

Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
+44 1841 520052
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Surf Lesson

If i could sum up my whole experience in one word it would be "Wow" it was my first time going... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ryan B
via mobile
Friendly, helpful instructors and managers in the shop

Arrived having never surfed before for 2 half day lessons. We were taught by Matt and another... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Loochia
,
London, United Kingdom
Read all 66 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
If you're going to learn to surf, or you've already got some great skills you'd like to improve on - head to The O'Neill Surf Academy at Watergate Bay. Our professional and experienced surf coaches and incredible facility just yards from the beach is not to be missed! We offer a range of surfing lessons for children aged 6+, Adults, Families and Individuals with both Group and Private Tuition available year round. Our convenient location at one of the UK's very best surfing beaches. Our fantastic facilities include: Indoor heated changing Secure storage Surf shop and hire Restaurant, cafe, bar Shower facilities We also offer a fantastic selection of accommodation with our Surf N Stay breaks, with camping, luxury lodges, backpackers/surflodge and luxury Self Catering options. Join us at Watergate Bay for the surf experience of a lifetime!
  • Excellent98%
  • Very good1%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“watergate bay” (20 reviews)
“session” (8 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
LOCATION
Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1841 520052
Write a Review
Reviews (66)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 66 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If i could sum up my whole experience in one word it would be "Wow" it was my first time going surfing and its safe to say beforehand I was nervous/excited and couldn't wait to get in the water. I had my lesson with Lou...More

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived having never surfed before for 2 half day lessons. We were taught by Matt and another lovely guy - sorry the name escapes me! Very upbeat and friendly guys, ran us through all the safety stuff and techniques then we hit the surf. They...More

1  Thank Loochia
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much to everyone, our kids loved the morning surf lesson. Matt was a wonderful instructor and made time for the kids during the group session. We will be back to try a family session next time. Love life guys x

1  Thank stacey c
westcoastsurfari, Owner at O'Neill Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your wonderful review. Matty was so pleased to read this! He had a wonderful time teaching you all and I hope you can join us again soon. Many Thanks - Ashleigh & The Team @ O'Neill Surf Academy

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Hubby booked this and the Staff called to say the surf might not be great did he want to reschedule? As time was limited we went for it. Wow what an afternoon! Perfect weather and just right for this 54 year young at heart to...More

Thank Pamela C
westcoastsurfari, Owner at O'Neill Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Im glad you had goys had a fantastic surf experience wth us! We hope to share a few waves with the rest of your family soon! Ashleigh & The Team @ O'Neill Surf Academy

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Easy to book, fantastic staff really good with the children. All equipment & wetsuits were provided. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Victoria J
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We booked our boys (one 12 yrs old and the other 9 yrs old) in for 5 individual sessions. The boys had not done surfing before, but quite quickly were riding the waves and enjoying the experience. As each session passed they became more and...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very good instructors.... Felt safe, entertained and given lots of good tips. Decent wetsuits and other equipment. Brilliant experience for me and my teenage children.

Thank avrilmooney
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Thursday 18th August My 8 year old & 12 year old children attended surf school with Sammy. Simon at base is very helpful and friendly. £20 each for 90 minutes. Wetsuits supplied if required, short walk to beach from hut which is opposite toilets near...More

Thank Victoria J
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This morning my son attended the kids only surf lesson it was brilliant! He is 6 years old, it was his first time and he really enjoyed himself. The instructors Lucy and Joel were very good with the children. My older son attended the afternoon...More

Thank DonnaEN1
westcoastsurfari, Owner at O'Neill Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks for your fantastic review - Im glad they both had so much fun yesterday - despite the rain! We look forward to surfing with you all again in the near future. Ashleigh @ The O'Neill Surf Academy

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My 7 year old daughter had a blast learning to surf in the lovely setting of Watergate Bay.This is a great set up for kids to learn to surf and at £20 a lesson,very reasonable too, compared to competitors. Give it a go!

1  Thank karhod21
westcoastsurfari, Owner at O'Neill Surf Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

So glad she had a wonderful time at Kids Only Surf School with us! We look forward to surfing with again soon. Ashleigh @ The O'Neill Surf Academy

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Beach Hut
1,164 reviews
.75 km away
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall
3,086 reviews
.75 km away
WAX Watergate Bay
289 reviews
.79 km away
Estrella Morada Bar de Tapas
205 reviews
1.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
Watergate Bay
549 reviews
.76 km away
Westcountry Surf School
110 reviews
.58 km away
Cornwall Zorbing Park
46 reviews
.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from O'Neill Surf Academy staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit