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Friendly, professional and patient with kids

My boys aged 9 and 11 decided they wanted to try surfing. We paid for a taster day which they... read more

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Jo L
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Pre-booked private surf lessons for my wife and 3 kids(12,11,9). Hollie very helpful via email and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Owen F
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Thank you for checking us out More of a lifestyle than a business. On the beach Since the year 2K, the Smart Surf School is ran by a local family who are highly experienced surf instructors, ex Sennen beach lifeguards and British professional...more
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Sennen Lifeboat Station Smart Surf, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Cornwall, Sennen Cove TR19 7DF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boys aged 9 and 11 decided they wanted to try surfing. We paid for a taster day which they loved. Learnt about rip tides and how to be safe in the sea and the how to basics before having a go! Wonderful instructors helping...More

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pre-booked private surf lessons for my wife and 3 kids(12,11,9). Hollie very helpful via email and phone. At last minute had to switch the day of our booking- prompt response and no problem. Warm greeting on arrival and enthusiasm ++ from instructor Sam right from...More

Thank Owen F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the words of my 9 year old son: β€œSam and Seb are very kind people and helpful. Surfing is really fun. In two lessons I achieved catching a green wave by myself. I could stand up and ride a wave by the first lesson.”

Thank Andy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never been surfing before, we turned up not knowing what to expect. We booked a morning and an afternoon lesson. Our morning lesson was just the 2 of us with Sam and we had such a good time! Sam gave us so much confidence...More

Thank Annie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son Jack, did his first ever surfing lessons, he is hooked. Great staff, coach Eva a delightful lady with fantastic people skills and enthusiasm, a credit to the surf school.

Thank gerardbradshaw
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lesson today with Eva (apologies if I've misspelled it!), the instruction was clear and she taught I such a way that we didn't feel reliant on the instructor. I've been to several schools before but I really enjoyed the ethos of this...More

Thank PickleThePixie
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Simply a must if you are in the area. The instructors are very friendly and it is suitable for all ages. They supply all the equipment. Great fun!!!!!!! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Thank Alice P
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Myself and 7 other novices had a 2 hour lesson with Seb on Monday the 14th May for a friends special birthday treat.....we all absolutely loved it and can't wait to do it again. The sheer fun we were having was infectious to those watching...More

Thank Tingleyg
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Just had my sixth surf lesson with Smart Surf. Had a fabulous time, in great surf with a very patient Seb. He took the time to re-explain how to actually surf again and had me back up and running in no time. I have to...More

Thank Vince F
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Visited the stunning Sennen Cove and had a taster surf session taught by Sam - very professional with an emphasis on safety but delivered in a fun way! Equipment was very good, 5mm wetsuit and boots coped more than adequately with the 10 degree water...More

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Maz T
August 21, 2017|
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Response from smartsurf | Property representative |
Hi Maz Thanks for the enquiry. Yes, no problem. Our lessons are suitable for weak swimmers. Give us a buzz on 01736871817 and have a chat with Sam.
July 28, 2015|
Response from smartsurf | Property representative |
Hi there ! The cost for 1 lesson is Β£25.00 for a two hour class. It would be best to book through our site so we can notify you of days and times. Always best to book early to save disappointment as its a very busy time of... More