Surf School, Surf Lessons and Surf Holidays in Watergate Bay, Cornwall

We've got some great facilities here at The O'Neill Surf Academy, so that you can really soak up the surfing lifestyle.


The O'Neill Surf Shack - Watergate Bay

The O'Neill Surf Shack at Watergate Bay is where we meet you for your lessons each day, just 50 yards from the beach right next door to WAX. Make yourself at home on our beanbags, grab a hot drink and get amped for your session as the latest surf movies play out on the big screen. We've also got for your convenience:

  • Indoor changing Rooms 
  • Shower
  • Toilets
  • Secure Storage
  • Surf Lounge, Bar and Indoor Classroom Facility
  • Surf Hire & Surf Shop
  • Cafe, Restaurant and Bar

O'Neill Mobile Academy - Out and About

No beach is out of reach with our Mobile Surf Academy. In fact, we can take our surfing lessons all over Cornwall making us much more flexible than regular surf schools. Maybe you fancy a Private Surfing lessons at your local beach? problem, let the O'Neill Surf Academy come to you.

This fantastic addition to our base camp, also means that if conditions are not suitable at Watergate Bay on the day of your lessons, we're able to head on a true surf surfari to find you the best waves around the Cornish Coast.

if you see us out and about be sure to give us a toot and a wave!! 


Our Surfing Equipment

We stock a huge collection of all the latest boards and wetsuits. Your equipment is hand picked for you by your instructor and our extensive selection means that whatever the season you'll be warm and toasty out in the ocean.

Surfing equipment is always provided for you FREE OF CHARGE during your lessons. However, we know that you'll undoubtably get the surfing bug and want to head back out for some practice in between your lessons.  We have all our fantastic great available for you to hire from our Surf Hire Centre. With the cheapest rates locally, with overnight hire available.

We also offer you the chance to purchase items from our Used Surfboard and Wetsuits collection. Check out our SURF SHOP for all our latest stock.


Photography - Shots from your lesson!

Our photography temporarily unavilable, but will resume again shortly. If you have any awesome shots from your time here be sure to share them to our FACEBOOK PAGE


Apres Surf - Food and Drink

You can even join us 'apres surf' for some great evenings with our crew. Get to know our team and become part of our surfing family. Best of all, you'll get to enjoy some the the very best bits of Watergate Bay and our beach lifestyle.  WAX WATERGATE provides the perfect setting for watching the sunset over the sea, and great food for the hungry surfer! 
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