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Address: | Perranporth Beach, Perranporth TR6 0JL, England
Phone Number:
+44 7974 550823
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Catering for the individual needs of surfers(-to-be), since 2004, providing...

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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Lessons for the family

Well totally out this world fun worth every penny the team were ace and so layer back will be going for more next year when we go back. Easy step by step lessons not made to feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well totally out this world fun worth every penny the team were ace and so layer back will be going for more next year when we go back. Easy step by step lessons not made to feel silly. A must for anyone wanting to get a buzz.

Thank jnksie
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

My kids learned to surf this summer with Gavin and his team; I wish we'd done it sooner! Gavin and his instructors and friendly and professional. My kids loved it and are now hooked on surfing - we'll definitely be back! We highly recommend Perranporth Surf School.

Thank Tracey_Kids
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My 9yo son wanted to try surfing during our holiday in Cornwall. We were recommended Perranporth Surf School by a colleague and it was well worth the drive across, from our base in Looe. The best review for the team was that, after 2hrs - in challenging conditions, my son had a big smile and through chattering teeth, was asking... More 

Thank Kuthula
Gavin W, Owner at Perranporth Surf School, responded to this review

Hi Kuthula, Many thanks for your kind and elaborate review! I'm so pleased that we met your expectations with regards to the care of your 9yr old son, and that he had such a good time, despite feeling a little cold! It's also great to hear, from a spectator's point of view, that you felt the instructor James' approach was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I've tried all the surf schools in Perranporth and this is the best. The instructors are great, really friendly and professional. They get stuck in in the water and don't stay in the shallows. They give good instruction and all my family felt safe with them. We've been twice and we'll go again!

Thank John V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was just brilliant. We had booked a full day (4 hours) and was recommended to split it across 2 days (thank goodness we did this). We did this on 10th and 12th August 2016. The price isn't bad at all, and the wetsuits etc. are included in the price (many places can charge for this). We had Matt both... More 

Thank Louise M
Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Visited Perranporth in July just before schools broke up and our boys (16 and 18) had three lessons at the Perranporth Surf School. Enjoyed it very much. First day they were the only two in the group and by the end of the third day's surfing (the best days surf) were much more confident. Reasonably priced and worth it for... More 

Thank Ubik451
Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

After a fantastic holiday in Cornwall, I can not praise Perranporth Surf School enough. With a professional but fun approach, their is a genuine commitment to getting you on your feet and surfing the waves . Within the first 2Hr lesson ,Sophie and Jazz were up on their feet and riding in waves! Two lessons later and the girls are... More 

Thank jason b
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Three of us booked in for a 2hr group lesson in the afternoon. It's a great set up with litthle tanning booths to change in. I wasn't sure about leaving my valuables in a plastic box on the beach but they seem closely guarded. They gave us full wetsuits which I was glad of because having paddled earlier I knew... More 

Thank imustbemadme
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Although set up in a tent/awning, the team were great, flexible and easy to deal with. The kids had 2 lessons each and got a great deal from the instructor, good tips and their full 2 hours in the water

Thank Pete P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

My kids had a lesson with this surf school last week and learned a lot. What I really like about this school is that they do lots of warm ups and teaching on the beach before getting out onto the water. They are still on the beach going through the standing up drill for some time after the other schools... More 

Thank Iztwick

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