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St Ives Surf School

Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Friendly and knowledgeable instructors that make you feel great whatever your level is

I’ve had lessons on Porthmeor from Harris and the gang and they always make you feel welcome. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Keith M
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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Highlight of our trip

The lesson was pretty much the basics of surfing but the real challenge was actually doing it in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sho A
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Ocean based fun in the heart of Cornwall. Surf, SUP, Kayak and Coasteering activities in a fun, safe and friendly environment.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“two hours” (11 reviews)
“great fun” (14 reviews)
“these guys” (8 reviews)
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Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’ve had lessons on Porthmeor from Harris and the gang and they always make you feel welcome. The lessons are set to your level and help you improve from beginner upward. Their enthusiasm and energy, whatever the weather or swell is contagious. Highly recommended.

Thank Keith M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The lesson was pretty much the basics of surfing but the real challenge was actually doing it in the water. However, the trainer was very supportive and the technique that he taught us was very effective when done properly. I definitely had fun and would...More

Thank Sho A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 100% must do experience in St Ives. Get it booked early and they will advise on the best surf day via weather reports. We had an amazing day with Liam as instructor. He took time with everyone, was very patient and good fun. The...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We started the week never having touched a board and by the end of the first lesson both consistently standing and catching waves. Great instruction, friendly staff, maximum time in the water, well worth a visit. Everything provided so only need a towel. 2 days...More

Thank Tom J
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Had my first surf lesson yesterday. Never surfed before and I was standing up after 2hrs. Great tuition from matty and good hire gear! Will be back to continue my lessons!

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I arranged for a private lesson for a family of four, as I wanted us to get maximum coaching time compared to a group lesson. We had one before back in 2015 so this was a refresher of the skills. Matt was our instructor and...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We went Coasteering with Shrek and Donkey in Half Term - we are kind of active mid-forties with a 17 year old son Charlie. My Wife was a bit apprehensive but thanks to Shrek and Donkey she loved it - they made the trip safe...More

Thank James S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant 2 hour beginners lesson for the family. Everyone managed to stand up and surf! Zac and Luigi were great instructors and were really good with the kids(7&10) who commented "our instructors were nice and kind". Wetsuits were warm and boards did the job. A...More

Thank timctownsend
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Our family of four loved, loved, loved and loved surfing in Cornwall and much of that is due to the great team at St. Ives Surf School. Over three days of lessons (it was only supposed to be one!), Matty (aka Rocket), Dan (aka Boomer)...More

1  Thank G3inLondon
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My son started at the surf school through here and the staff are beyond phenomenal. Such a great rapport with the kids they work with. Their ability to build a love and respect for the ocean is outstanding. Can’t rate this surf school high enough.

1  Thank Kate B
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