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About Waves Surf School

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At Waves Surf School we use innovative teaching methods and small student to instructor ratios to ensure all our clients develop their surfing skills in a safe and fun environment.

Our motto is simple; provide the most skilled instructors, deliver the best instruction, supply the latest equipment and have fun safely!!

Priding ourselves on being different to the larger surf schools, we cater for all ages and abilities. Just ask one of the many surfers we have taught to surf over the last 6 years, many of whom return to Waves Surf school year upon year to develop their skills and enjoy that adrenaline buzz only a great surf can give. Through reputation, recommendation and a clear track record of safe operation Waves Surf School is recognised as the number one surf school in the locality of St Merryn and Padstow … the number one choice for locals with the largest Grom club consistently achieving competition success.

If you are over eight years old and can swim 50 metres then lets go surfing!

Our lesson duration is 2hr30 with a minimum of two hours spent in the water to maximize your surfing time. We are one of just a few surf schools in the south west to be awarded the ‘centre of excellence’ award with the British Surfing Association and maintain a smaller student to coach ratio than most other surf schools. At Waves Surf School the owner and BSA level 4 head coach, Windy, is always on hand to give that personal touch and quality that other schools don’t always provide. We remain hands on during your lesson to maximize your surfing skills and provide constant safety cover…  you won’t see our coaches free surfing through your lesson! At Waves Surf School we are proud to specialise - we teach surfing and surfing only, concentrating on surf tuition to the best possible level and guarantee you will find the whole experience an exhilarating one!

In addition to being BSA qualified and trained lifeguards, our coaches are committed to constantly improving your surfing in a safe environment. Their enthusiasm and passion for surfing is absorbing and totally infectious. Throughout your lessons they will be right there giving you the tips and encouragement to achieve the aspirations you only dreamt of!  Whatever level of coaching you require, from a beginners taster session to advanced competition techniques and video analysis, Waves has the perfect coaching session for you!

Whether you are looking for a great family activity on one of our local, beautiful beaches or just looking for surfing tuition for the children, your school, a group of friends or corporate event, then you’ve come to the right place. If you are over eight years old and can swim 50 metres then lets go surfing!