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Waves Surf School Covid-19 Lesson Update

WE RE-OPEN 12/4/21

We are now taking bookings for April and the rest of the year, including July and August.

Following announcements from Surfing England and Cornwall Council we are pleased to announce that we will be open for surf lessons from Monday 12th April 2021 onwards.

Waves Surf School will be operating along government guidelines related to Covid-19 as we did successfully during 2020. Primarily they are as follows:

Bookings: All lessons need to be pre-booked via phone, email, text message or what’s app and lessons will need to be paid in advance electronically.

Enrolment forms: will need to be completed online prior to the lesson for all surfers. They will include questions related to physical fitness and Covid-19 symptoms.

Meeting Point: We will confirm where and when to meet 24-48 hrs in advance of the lessons via phone, message, email, or what’s app.

Staggered Lessons: We will stagger any arrival times or departure times if there are multiple groups surfing. This will ensure we do not exceed government guidance in relation to group sizes and will ensure we adhere to the current 2 metre social distancing rule.

Hand sanitiser stations: will be available around the meeting point and next to the trailer for people to use prior to lessons and post surf sessions.

Equipment: All kit will be issued ensuring social distancing is maintained. You should then change at your vehicle / beach etc. On completing the session kit can then be returned to the drop off zone to be cleaned / disinfected.

Social distancing lessons: extra attention will be place upon maintaining social distancing between surfers / instructors to ensure we adhere to the current 2 metre social distancing rules both on the beach during theory sessions and within the water. This will mean a little more emphasis on self sufficient surfing in the water however, rest assured we will be on hand guiding you into the best waves, offering the best tips and pointers to get you up and riding but without the extra nudge or push to help you into / over waves as before. As soon as these measures are relaxed though, we will be happy to go back to giving you the extra push to help you catch waves as we always have done.

Wetsuits: will now undergo thorough cleaning using a mild disinfectant medically proven to kill Covid-19

Equipment: will also be cleaned and sterilised after every session to ensure it is clean for the next surfer

Covid-19 Symptoms: if you or anyone in your group / party has a cough, high temperature or loss of taste you should look to re-schedule your lesson

Travel: Due to government guidelines we do not want to be encouraging travelling long distances and please be aware that these guidelines stipulate that you should not be staying over anywhere but in your home.

We have taken guidance from the government, Sport England on the phased return of sport and recreation, Surfing England and ASI in making these changes. As the situation is ever changing we will endeavour to adapt to this changing environment as new guidance and science emerges.

In the meantime we look forward to getting you back in the water and going back to what we love …. teaching you to surf!

Waves Surf School Cornwall for Surf Lessons, Surf Coaching and exhilarating Surf Experiences for all.

+ Small student teacher ratios with experienced coaches.

+ As beach lifeguards we ensure you have fun safely.

+ Clearly defined learning pathways to take your surfing to the next level.

+ All levels, group and private lessons.

+ We are mobile and move to the best beach for the conditions and your ability.

+ Best quality equipment provided.


We make it easy for anyone to try this exhilarating sport.

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


We have a range of lesson types, including intensive, weekend and 5 day packages.
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!


Your chance to learn in a beautiful location!
Located between Newquay and Padstow on the North Coast of Cornwall. We do our lessons on stunning coastline, beautiful beaches, golden sand with great surf.


For a fast and friendly reply call us on:
01841 520230 or 07792574749
or go to our contact page and fill in the form.

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Brilliant experience

"I got my husband a lesson for Father’s Day, and he loved it!!! Windy was such a great teacher and now hubby wants to do more. Such great value for money and great customer service."

Great surf school!

"I had 4 lessons with Windy in a week (3 solo and one group) and it was really fun. Expert local knowledge, a natural teacher, reliable and attentive. Best of all he makes sure you catch lots of waves!"

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At Waves Surf School Cornwall 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.


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 10+ years, many of whom return to Waves Surf school year upon year to develop their skills.


One of the best locations to experience the thrill of surfing and get a taste of what Cornwall has to offer is the coast between Newquay and Padstow. At Waves Surf School we can provide you with the perfect introduction to this wonderful ocean environment.


Whether you are looking for a fun experience, are a keen beginner or a competitive surfer, your time with Waves will always be special. We run a small professional and safe operation, but we always aim to make your lessons exhilarating.

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