We have been teaching surfing for over 20 years now and we have a very good idea of what you can expect to learn and experience with us. Read on for more information about our surfing lessons and find the surfing course for you.
We will teach anyone to surf from the age of 10 years old and above. Children under the age of ten will need to be supervised by a parent or guardian – we will supply a wetsuit to the parent or guardian free of charge.
Our Surfing Courses
1st Surfing Lesson – £35
So you’re thinking of taking the plunge and booking your first lesson. Well done! This is the first step to being a surfer – you’ll never look back. During your first splash you can expect to learn about the surfing environment and how to control your surfboard safely. We’ll teach you how to paddle the surfboard, catch waves and the different techniques of standing up. You can also expect to learn a little about surf etiquette and which waves are most suitable for you to surf on.
Two Surfing Lessons – £65
You’ve had your first lesson, caught your first few waves and you’re hooked. Now it’s time to improve your wave selection, work on your paddling technique and ‘trim’ – that’s controlling your speed on the wave by re-postioning yourself relative to the surfboard and laying down your first turns. You’re still in the whitewater but those green waves further out don’t look quite so daunting anymore.
Three Surfing Lessons – £90
OK, so you’ve done some little turns. Now its time to really bust out the moves. Up to now you’ve been in waist depth water but it’s time to go a little deeper so you can have loads of space to really carve it up. After three lessons you should be linking turns together and, surf permitting, catching your first ‘clean and green’ waves.
Four Surfing Lessons – £115
So you’ve tamed the whitewater. Are you ready for some advanced skills? With a course of four surfing lessons you’ll be learning how to get your surfboard through the soup and out into deeper water. This is proper surfing!
Catching unbroken waves can be frustrating but with our tips on positioning yourself in the line-up, understanding which waves to catch and cutting across the wave face you’ll be beaming from ear to ear. You’re going to need to know a bit more about surf etiquette and lining up with the other surfers but hey, that’s what we’re here for.
Five Surfing Lessons – £140
The five lesson course is by far our most popular. Time to bring those carving skills that you learnt in the whitewater and apply them to the unbroken waves. Learn the theory of laying down your first bottom turn and put it into practise.
Hellman Course (10 lesson surfing course) – £250
Think you’ve got what it takes to do 10 surfing lessons?
By now you’re catching unbroken waves and cutting across them consistently. Things are looking good.
But surfing isn’t all about posing. It’s probably about 90% of it but if you want to look really cool you’ve got to be going a little bit faster and adding some pizzazz to your moves.
The surfing instructors at Gwithian Academy of Surfing can show you how.
What Our Customers Say
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all. My son Elliot has had a fantastic time – you have taken him from complete beginner to up and riding most waves in a week – the lesson package was super value and the loan of more advanced boards to practice on made this a great deal. – Brian Hughes
Booking online or over the phone couldn’t be easier. Either call us on 01736 757579 or fill out the form below.