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Surfing Lessons & Surf Courses at The O'Neill Surf Academy, Newquay

Since venturing out with our first intrepid surfing customers in 1995, we've come a long way! Pioneering and developing new courses for all abilities of surfer year upon year, we can truly say our surf lessons are better than ever! Whatever your ability - from novice through to expert surfer we've got it covered.

  • Small Group Sizes, Personal Tuition (Typically up to 6 students per instructor)
  • All abilities Novice - Expert welcome
  • All ages welcome (from 8+)
  • Open Year Round
  • All equipment provided FREE of charge. No Hidden Extras
  • Individuals, couples, families and groups welcome  
  • Generous 2.5hr lesson time!


Our beginner surf lessons here in Mawgan Porth, Newquay last for 2.5 hours, with all the equipment you will need included within the price. Our beginner surf lessons include a safety brief, talk on rip currents (including how to avoid and get out of one safely), an introduction to your equipment and the important practical lesson on how to catch waves and stand up on your board (we have a 95% stand up rate on our lessons). When booking your surf lesson, do let us know if it is your first time experience or whether you are aiming to progress your surfing to the next level. We will make sure you are put into a group of surfers of the same ability and experience. We work on a maximum instructor to student ratio of 1:8 to ensure that each student has the appropriate level of guidance and tuition. We advise arriving 15 minutes early to allow time to get kitted up before the lesson.



  • Expert tuition
  • Winter/summer wetsuits
  • Boots and Gloves (for the winter)
  • Different types and sizes of boards
  • Thermal rash vests (for windy days)
  • Dry bag to take any medications needed with us
  • Photo’s (on request)
  • Changing Rooms





O'Neill Full Day Lessons are the perfect fast-track to surfing success.  You'll get plenty of time with our instructors to learn and perfect your surfing techniques, and are great value for money. Ideal for those looking to get beyond the basics when starting as a beginner, and perfect for intermediate/improver level surfers looking to really brush up on their techniques and skills. Extend your course over a few days for plenty of in depth tuition and guaranteed surfing success.

  •  All Abilities Beginner - Advanced
  •  Suitable for surfers aged 6+
  •  Lessons between 9.30am - 4.30pm daily
  •  Equipment Included
  •  From £50p.p

Our O'Neill Full Day and 2 Day Surf Courses give you an insight beyond the basics. It's no wonder this is our most popular course - offering you plenty of tuition at a great price.




Join us for a whole week of lessons - There's no better way to get to grips with surfing and really improve your skills and techniques than by dedicating some time, and immersing yourself in the experience. Not only will your surfing improve dramatically, you'll leave a seasoned surfer! Available with either 5 Half Days or 5 Full days of coaching.

Whether you're coming on your own, as part of a group or even as a family turn your holiday into a real surf trip. 

  • Flexible any day arrivals, 7 days a week! 
  • Choose either 1 or 2 sessions per day between 9.30am - 4.30pm 
  • Equipment Included
  • With Half Days of Surfing from £145p.p 
  • With Full Days of Surfing from £200p.p

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STAFF HINT: Why not make it residential....come and stay with us in one of our many Surf ‘N' Stay package for great savings on local accommodation. You can also participate in this course to count towards your Duke of Edinburgh award!