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St Ives Surf School

Porthmeor, St Ives TR26 1JZ, England
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Such friendly instructors!

We started the week never having touched a board and by the end of the first lesson both... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom J
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Great surf lesson

Had my first surf lesson yesterday. Never surfed before and I was standing up after 2hrs. Great... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
sophie p
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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%
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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 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Having seen SUP on TV and when in Greece I was keen to have go. Opportunity came during a weeks holiday in West Cornwall. I called week in advance to enquire and learnt there was a class scheduled whilst I was in the area but...More

1  Thank Caroline T
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I really wasn't sure that I was making the right decision in my late 40s to take up surfing - what a surprise! Loved it and this 2 hour initial session is perfect for the beginners in life - it's informative, effective and fun. We...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Thank you for supporting Penzance Community Fire Station in bringing North Kensington firefighters from the Grenfell fire to Cornwall for a much needed break by donating a session. They absolutely loved every minute of it. I don't think anyone stopped smiling from start to finish....More

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