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Address: Fistral Beach, Newquay TR7 1HY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1637 850737
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2...

We are the only surf school located on the famous Fistral Beach, offering 2 hours for all abilities. Whether you are a beginner who wants to give surfing a go for the first time, or someone who wants to improve their surfing ability, we will have a variety of lessons from group to individual courses. With a pay and display car park and no walking to and from the beach, Fistral Beach Surf School is the perfect choice.

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Had a 2 hour private lesson with David. Never surfed before but always wanted to try it. Wetsuit, boots and hot showers provided as part of the lesson fee. David was amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had a 2 hour private lesson with David. Never surfed before but always wanted to try it. Wetsuit, boots and hot showers provided as part of the lesson fee. David was amazing, patient and a brilliant instructor. Got us to surf standing up on our boards by the end of the 2 hour lesson. Much better doing a private lesson... More 

Thank CSz
Oldenburg, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My daughter, Hannah, took surf lessons with Danny and Liam who are very supporting and competent surf coaches. She had much fun and and made a lot of progress during this week. She would definitely come back.

Thank Kristina R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from our first ever days surfing. Many thanks to Coco ,who was a really great down to earth, relaxed coach.

Thank Lee D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend decided to have a go of surfing so booked a lesson and it was worth every penny!! The instructor Tarq was great with us!! we had so much fun! Can't wait to do it all again!! Thanks Tarq!! From the hangry girl and the natural!

Thank carlamadels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to take my first lesson here after visiting the beach days before. I had an absolute blast, the surf for a first timer was excellent. The instructor Tuck, was very laid back but very knowledgeable and very helpful. 2 hours well spent, I will be back.

Thank Lee H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

So having just pitched up with several companies offering the same experience for a similar price. We decided to go with the one who offered us there time. The member of staff behind the desk was more than helpful explaining the waves, the conditions and even offered us a different beach to maximise the experience. So the equipment, first off... More 

Thank Benjytaylor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband and I had several lessons with these guys over the last couple of weeks. We both feel like we've progressed really well and are both now addicted to surfing! All the instructors we had were brilliant - big thanks to Mike, Ron, Tom, Cesar, Joe and Dani! Also thanks to Tarq and Jenny for booking all our lessons... More 

Thank Laura B
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Staying in Newquay it seemed rude not to try surfing - however at 64 I wasn't sure! After several days of watching the fun, I plucked up courage and called Liam at Fistral Beach Surf School - sorry fully looked but let me see what I can do - 20 minutes later a call back and my session had been... More 

Thank casalimoni
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91 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Cornwall for a short break and felt we couldn't come to Newquay without having a go at surfing. As a couple in our 50's we were very apprehensive but the sun was shining so we booked an introductory lesson with the surf school. Wet suits and boards were provided, with changing rooms & showers... More 

Thank HelenAnnThomas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I would just like to begin by saying how lovely they made my 1st experience of surfing & how patient the instructor Liam was. I booked into a 2 hr lesson with a group but it just so happened I was the group.A 1 on 1 with the instructor. He took me through all the health & safety awareness &... More 

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