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Address: Watergate Bay, Newquay TR8 4AB, England
Phone Number: +44 1841 520052
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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If you're going to learn to surf, or you've already got some great skills...

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!

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First class surf school

Booked a surprise lesson for my 6 and 8 year old (never surfed before). The Academy Impressed from the start with their warm and friendly welcome and the girls really liked the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2015
Bobjmacd
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Andover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Booked a surprise lesson for my 6 and 8 year old (never surfed before). The Academy Impressed from the start with their warm and friendly welcome and the girls really liked the cool instructors. They grouped students by ability and we were very lucky that the girls ended up in a class with 2 instructors (4 students). There were 10... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We had a surf lesson booked in for five of us. Luckily the weather was really good. We had Matty as a trainer and he was just perfect. We were all dreading getting in to wetsuits, but after a tussle or three we were all in and made our way to the beach. After about 20 minutes beach tuition, we... More 

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1 Thank KinkyNoodle
Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Having had a couple of lessons in the past and never having managed to stand up I didnt hold much hope of getting it this time But under the friendly and very competent teachings of Matty my wife and I were surfing within 30mins of being in the water!!! Great team of people and really good quality equipment. We will... More 

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2 Thank Mike B
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

I had a great surfing experience last July with O'Neill Surfing Academy! Under Dom’s professional coaching (I am 50+ old ), I felt safe and cool, have really fun from the first time I “ play” with waves . Thank you Ashleigh and Dom for your warm welcome and gentle treatment. I am looking forward to come again next summer... More 

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1 Thank IoannaVitVax
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

My daughter and i recently attended a days surfing at the surf school, we were complete beginners and had no equipment. we were met by friendly staff who made us feel welcome and proceeded to provide us with all of the equipment required to go and catch a wave. On the beach the staffs high standards were maintained, providing us... More 

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2 Thank lukeyboy1664
newport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We were a group of 4 adults 3 teens and 4 aged 9. We had a morning session booked with ONeills. From the beginning this company was extremely professional. It was our 1st ever surf lesson and Ashley took our group. It was a very cold and morning. They accommodated my daughter who was freezing with a thick winter suit.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Just back from another week in the wonderful Watergate Bay. This holiday was again made extra special by the excellent service from the great team at O'Neil. Ollie was a complete star giving first class tuition to my little girl of 6 plus her school friend who was surfing for the first time. By the end of their 2nd lesson... More 

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1 Thank LisaMiles240168
Thrumpton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We had a family surf lesson with O'Neill Surf Academy and it was excellent. With the youngest being 7 and the oldest 40-something! we had a range of ages and 2 of us had surfed a little in the past. Dom was our instructor and he was brilliant. Within seconds of being in the water my youngest son was standing... More 

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4 Thank HelenHollis
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

I came to the Academy on my own and as part of a B&B package. I was a little nervous of going into the sea at first but I needn't have worried. The instruction was great, I was taught by Alex, Robbie and Dom all of whom covered all safety aspects extensively and gave thorough instruction on the actual surfing.... More 

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2 Thank JD0913
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We've done the longboard coaching weekend twice with Ashleigh and Dom and would recommend it to anyone. They're both great at tailoring the teaching to the individual's level, and it's by far the most responsive surf coaching I've ever had (and I've had tons). Dom is very skilled at pinpointing one thing in a session for each person to work... More 

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