Beaches & Coastline, Family Activities, Outdoor Activities

St Ives Surf School

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1JZ
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St Ives Surf School is highly regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall from Surfing GB recently naming the School a ‘Centre Of Excellence’ as a recognition of our high standards of coaching, safety record and quality facilities. At St Ives Surf School, not only do we run fantastic surf lessons we also provide SUP, Coasteering and sea kayaking activities from the beautiful Porthminster Beach. Equipment rental is available on a daily basis all season long. Our aim is to provide an unforgettable ocean experience in a fun, friendly and safe environment.


All children under 8 wanting to learn to surf will need to supervised by a parent or guardian. We will supply a wetsuit free of charge.

Courses (1-5 day courses)

  • 1 lesson £35
  • 2 lessons £65
  • 3 lessons £90
  • 4 lessons £110
  • 5 lessons £125


  • 4 + £30pp
  • 8 + £25pp
  • 15 + £20pp
  • Student groups £20pp

10% Student discount (NUS card)

Private lessons

  • 1:1 £75
  • 1:2 £110
  • 1:3 £145
  • 1:4 £180

Beginner (2 hours)

The beginner lesson is aimed at total newcomers to surfing. Once you’ve been kitted out with all your gear you’ll learn everything you need to know about beach safety, paddling techniques, how to catch waves and finally the fundamentals of getting to your feet on the board. By the end of your lesson you will be wondering why you didn’t start sooner.

Improvers (2 hours)

So you’ve had a few lessons, caught the surfing bug and are looking to further develop your skills? The improver lesson covers aspects of surfing such as turning your board, gaining speed, duck diving and catching unbroken waves. We also offer a variety of boards to suit the needs of the improving surfer.


Heading our advanced coaching team is one of Europe’s best competitive surfers, Rip Curl team rider and Uk tour champion, Jayce Robinson. Jayce combines his expert knowledge and experience with video analysis and fitness training to ensure every advanced surfer is reaching their full potential, whether that be free surfing or in the competitive arena.


We offer a great range of private lessons from a one on one exclusive session right up to 30+ groups please contact us for more info.

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