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At Surf Sanctuary we offer you bespoke and group sessions in surfing, kitesurfing, standup paddle and ocean confidence training. Our small, dedicated team operates from our excellent facility at the Headland Hotel on Fistral Beach.
Headland Road | The Headland Hotel, Newquay TR7 1EW, England
+44 7540 155123
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

we took my 13 year old daughter coasteering with the surf sanctuary in september and i can honestly say it was the best thing we did this year. our guide, dom, was really helpful. very reassuring and quick witted so this kept us engaged and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lesparr
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Hooked up with Dom for second lesson. First on was earlier in the year. Calm and informative instruction. He tailors it to the individual needs. All three of us progressed. Returned for the following two days to hire wetsuits and boards to practise. Conditions were...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Excellent tuition, very patient and attentive. I had great fun and would definitely have another go at surfing and another lesson when I return.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank glove2222222
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to DOM and Pepe for a great surf session. The instructors are very experienced and helped my teenage daughter and I catch the right waves - to make our surf lesson a success (yes we did stand up !) . Huge waves at fistral...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank glutenfreelee123
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I really enjoyed hiring my surfboard for three days from Dom and his team. For the extra 200m walk you do from the beach front hire places it is worth it and would recommend to anyone. Dom is friendly and helpful and helped me get...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LaurenceStech
Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Wow is all we can say! First of all Don is amazing to work with. Returned phone calls quickly, worked with our crazy schedule and made sure our 13 year old could surf pretty much whenever he wanted. The instructors were knowledge and had him...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 952denab
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Superb lesson taught by Dave. It was really chilled and gave lots of clear and useful information. Really happy with the lesson and felt confident to get in the water and give it a go! Reasonably priced and highly recommend them to everyone. Great boards,wetsuits,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank georgiet84
Reviewed August 11, 2016

The staff are like your friends and they have a love for the ocean they want to share with everyone. Great for groups, families, corporate or just a nice day out. If you want to learn to surf, paddle board or just enjoy some time...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank kyliet866
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Lisa F. I joined my stepson and his family for a paddle boarding training session with Don, was not planned, but so glad i did it. We went down to the River Gannel, just stunning. Spent a good 3 hours out and about and thoroughly...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Nick F
Dom M M, Owner at Surf Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2016

Thank you for your review Lisa, great to hear that you had such a good time. Paddle boarding on the Gannel is a pretty special experience and with the wind and tide tht day we had a bit of everything; you all did very well....More

Reviewed November 1, 2015

I've worked my way through a few of the surf schools now on offer and I'm more than happy to say this was the best one I've used. Dom, the instructor, was really helpful even on very short notice in arranging me a suitable board...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Alex S
Dom M M, Owner at Surf Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2016

Thanks Alex for your lovely feedback, I would have replied sooner but I've only just figured out how to respond :) Nice to hear that you enjoyed our facilities, we are very lucky to have those and it does make the whole experience nice and...More

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