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Perranporth Surf School

| Perranporth Beach, Perranporth TR6 0JL, England
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Amazing fun lesson

Can’t thank the guys enough, rapid response to enquiry, friendly greeting and Matt our instructor... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Learn to surf

Went out for a 2 hour lesson with these guys, Very helpful and informative, I haven't managed to... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Paul J
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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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Catering for the individual needs of surfers(-to-be), since 2004, providing fun and informative lessons for all abilities, ages 7yrs and upwards. Whether it's your first lesson, or you just need a few tips on improving your skills, you can be assured that our instructors will provide a safe surfing environment, reliable advice and quality instruction. Uniquely situated directly on the beach throughout summer, our base is just 'a stone's throw' from the waves, quite literally! We are a fully insured surf school, regulated by and affiliated to Surfing GB, the National Governing Body for surfing in the UK. All our instructors are experienced and fully qualified Surfing GB coaches and beach lifeguards, meaning you are in good, safe hands.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Perranporth Beach, Perranporth TR6 0JL, England
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Can’t thank the guys enough, rapid response to enquiry, friendly greeting and Matt our instructor was awesome. Arrived with one old adult and two young kids who had never surfed, blustery wet day, within an hr both kids had stood up and had smiles on...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2017

Many thanks, Louise, Charlie and Molly! We are grateful for your kind and positive review, and we are really pleased you enjoyed your time in the water with Matt, despite the poor weather. We look forward to having you back for more lessons again soon!...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went out for a 2 hour lesson with these guys, Very helpful and informative, I haven't managed to stand on the board for more that about 2 seconds yet, but that's all about balance and technique, something I have to master, but the instruction and...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Paul, Thank you for your kind review! We are pleased you enjoyed your introduction to surfing. To even get standing up within your first 2hrs of learning is an achievement in itself, so you should be pleased with that. Well done, and we hope...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly, helpful, well organised staff. It really was a fantastic morning watching my husband and 10yr old daughter out in the surf. Would recommend & book again in the future.More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Hi Clareiow1, Many thanks for your kind review! We are pleased that your husband and daughter enjoyed their introduction to surfing with us, and that you found us to be friendly, helpful and well organised, too! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Recently visited with our 2 eldest boys (12 & 11) who, although they aren't the best swimmers, were desperate to try surfing. The school is easy to find, with a friendly reception on arrival and all the information you need. We were able to easily...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Here I am writing a review! I have been using TripAdvisor for several years and have never left a single review. Our daughters (14 and 11) have just enjoyed 2 x 2 hour sessions with Nico and Emma. They both absolutely loved their lessons and...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi Emma, We feel honoured to be the recipients of your first ever TripAdvisor review, particularly because it is such a positive one! We are pleased that your daughters enjoyed their time with Nico and Emma, and that they were able to progress easily and...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My son had a week of lessons with the school and had a wonderful time and positive experience. The teachers are all really nice and a lot of fun. Special thanks to Finn & Matt As it's a larger and popular school they had several...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi Jenny, Thanks so much for your kind review and recommendation! We are pleased to hear that Rowan enjoyed his week surfing with us, and that you and he found it to be a positive experience! We will be sure to pass your greetings of...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We had our first surf lesson yesterday afternoon. It was brilliant. The instructor was really good, clear instructions and helpful. Really good fun and will be back when on our hols again! Brilliant way to end our holiday. Wish we had done it earlier and...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Our son George, 11, had never been surfing. In the first hour of his first lesson his instructor had him standing up. He had a full 2 hours instruction, with the team being well drilled in getting everyone ready and down to the water by...More

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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi Andrew, Thank you very much for your review of George's experience of surfing with us! We are so glad he enjoyed it, and that you felt that we were efficient in our preparation for lessons, and in giving everyone individual attention whilst in the...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

My two nieces visit Perranporth Surf School when they visit Cornwall. The staff are professional and super friendly. This is a great place to learn how to surf.More

Thank Louise C
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gavkat, Manager at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Thank you so much for leaving your review, Louise! We are grateful for your nieces return each summer, and we are pleased that they are still enjoying their time surfing with us! We look forward to having them back again soon! Best regards, Gavin &...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

From the moment I booked the lesson, I was made to feel so welcome. Stephanie was so polite and helpful, with contagious enthusiasm. We were given quality wetsuits and surfboards and marched to the beach were we introduced ourselves. I was on my own but...More

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gavkat, Owner at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Wow, we are humbled by your amazing review, Vangelis, and very grateful, too! It's so good to hear that you experience was so positive, and it gives us great reassurance to know that we are providing a good service! We really enjoyed having you, too,...More

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Liz M
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Hi Liz, See reply to your other post. Thanks for getting in touch.
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Liz M
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Response from Gavin W | Property representative |
Hi Liz, Yes, although you can learn to surf during all tides at Perranporth, wave characteristics are generally more forgiving on an incoming or higher tide. During our low season (Oct-May) we will operate either a morning... More
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