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Gwithian Academy of Surfing Cornwall

Gwithian Academy of Surfing Cornwall

Gwithian Academy of Surfing

Gwithian, Godrevy and Hayle are excellent places to surf whether you are a beginner or experienced surfer, with stunning views of St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse, waves for all skill levels and even a seal colony. Considered some of the best surfing in Cornwall and even the UK.

Gwithian Academy of Surfing is an A.S.I accredited surf school where safety is paramount meaning they only use A.S.I accredited coaches who are also RLSS lifeguards. They offer lessons to get you started with your first time on a surf board or to help you improve on your existing skills. With group, private and one to one lessons available and a mixture of packages to choose from. Gwithian Academy of Surfing also run a junior surf club all year on Saturday mornings and on Wednesday afternoons during the summer months (view video below). Surf boards and warm wetsuits are provided.

If you fancy something different from surfing then you could give Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) a go, tranquilly glide across a calm sea or catch waves, it's up to you.

For those wanting a surfing holiday in Cornwall or break then you can Sleep and Stay with Gwithian Academy of Surfing in superb self catering accommodation in the village of Gwithian. The accommodation is well positioned to be near the beach for the great surf and to explore surrounding St Ives Bay.

You can also hire top quality surfboards and wetsuits from Gwithian Academy of Surfing.

For your first surf lesson with Gwithian Surf Academy you will learn about controlling your surf board safely, paddling out, catching waves and different techniques of standing up. You will also learn about surf etiquette and which waves are most suitable for you to surf on. Gwithian beach is an excellent place to learn to surf as due to the gently sloping nature of the beach the surf forms and breaks very slowly giving aspiring surfers more time to get to their feet and owing to the generous ‘fetch’ of the Atlantic Ocean Gwithian Beach gets rideable surf year round. An excellent introduction to surfing.

For those wanting to improve on their existing surfing abilities Gwithian Surf Academy offer their bespoke video analysis, proven to get results. Whether you are a grom (young surfer) and want to train for surfing competitions or you’ve been around for a while and just want to get more out of your surfing then this could be the boost you need. Using award winning software your surfing is compared with the pro’s to help point out any areas of technique that may need fine-tuning. A personal program is then developed for you to follow which will maximise your wave riding and allow you to reach your surfing potential.

Gwithian really does have it all for a surfer. 

To find out more about surfing lessons in Gwithian and Hayle view the website, call them or e-mail: call them on 01736 757579 / 755493 or mail

For an up to date report on the surfing conditions in the Gwithian and Hayle area today see Gwithian Surf Report

Video of Junior Surf Club at Gwithian Surf Academy