Come surfing with us.
At Gwithian Academy of Surfing we’re all about sharing our passion for surfing and the unmistakeable ‘stoked’ feeling that it brings.
Whether you are learning the basics of surfing, or fine tuning your technique, our surfing experiences are tailored to your individual needs and will set you up for a lifetime of surfing.
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The best sport in the world
Surfing is one of the most fun and enjoyable sports you could possibly imagine. Playing in the ocean, being part of nature and the sheer joy of riding waves is why we do it and we know that you will love it too.
Surfing is a healthy and social sport and nothing gives us more pleasure than helping you to catch the best waves that you can and sharing in your success.
Stunning beaches and a beautiful environment
The surfing lifestyle is built around a love for the ocean and St Ives Bay in Cornwall is one of the best environments that a surfer could hope for.
We are fortunate that there is almost always surf and the beach is long enough for you to find space even in summer.
Most of our surfing takes place at the beautiful National Trust beach of Gwithian and Godrevy, the start of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that stretches up the coast along the North Cliffs.
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Advanced Coaching, Surfing Theory and Video Analysis
For and instant and objective appraisal of your surfing nothing beats video analysis.
Take your surfing to the next level with our Advanced Coaching Sessions that include video analysis and feedback from our experienced coaches.
Our Community Surf Clubs
Feel good, have fun and make friends in the surf. Surfing is famous for its cameraderie and we welcome everyone to join us.
We run a number of community clubs that get all ages and abilities surfing and have brought thousands of people to the waves since we were established in 1999.
Cornwall’s premier surf school
At our surf school we take surf tuition seriously and work hard to make sure that your surfing lesson is as fun and rewarding as possible. For this reason all of our coaches are fully qualified as surf coaches, lifeguards and first aiders and two have even coached the British Junior Surfing Team on a number of occasions. A surf lesson with us can help you to achieve all of your surfing goals.
Gwithian Academy of Surfing is an Academy of Surfing Instructors Accredited Surf School (one of only three in Britain) that operates from Gwithian – the Northernmost point of St Ives Bay – and is very close to the towns of Hayle, St Ives and Penzance.
The surf school is run from a purpose built beach-side location where we can offer changing facilities, a classroom for teaching surfing theory and facilities for video analysis within an easy level walk of the shoreline. The surf school is right next to a large car park so parking is always available.
Gwithian Academy of Surfing offers group and private surfing lessons for all levels – beginners, intermediate and advanced- and for all ages. We regularly cater for families, backpackers, children, schools and corporate groups.
Accommodation can also be provided in our beautiful seaside village to help make your stay the perfect surfing holiday.