• Family Surfing Lesson Cornwall by Andy Holter

Welcome to The Surf Club!

The Surf Club Cornwall is a leading provider of surf lessons in Cornwall. We are running lessons from KingSurf Surf School, Mawgan Porth near Newquay.

The Surf Club Cornwall is a Surfing England approved surf school. Our qualified instructors will help you feel confident riding the waves, with as much fun as possible!

Proudly sponsored by O’Neill

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Surf lessons in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Learn to surf or advance your surfing technique! Our team offers surf lessons in Cornwall at the sandy beaches of Newquay and Mawgan Porth for beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers. Whether this is your first lesson or you’re a seasoned surfer, give us a call to discuss the best options for you. We have a fantastic range of O’Neill wetsuits and C-skins Wetsuits and surf boards for all sizes and abilities.

For the past 13 years, we’ve had a really close relationship with the Bedruthan Hotel and we’re proud to have seen many of their guests develop from young to adult surfers!

Surf Experience

Our Head Instructor and Owner Pete Abell has been teaching surfing for over 20 years now. He has worked as a beach lifeguard and taught all over the world. Pete has adopted a bit of a retro approach to surfing and enjoys the way of life and chilled-out vibe that surrounds the sport. Pete still wakes up excited about going to work here after all this time!

Qualifications National Diploma Outdoor Recreation Management // HND Water Sports Activity Management // BA Hons Sport and Recreation Management // Surfing GB Coach Award // SLSGB Beach Lifeguard // RNLI Casualty Care Community Responder

Our understanding of the local conditions means you get a great surfing experience. Cornish beaches have a large tidal range and we use our knowledge to help you have the best surf.

As a result of our experience, knowledge and safety, we will give you the best experience during your holiday!

Qualified Surf Instructors

Our instructors are experienced and qualified. All surf instructors hold beach lifeguard and surf instructor qualifications. Surfing England and the ISA accredit our surf school and qualifications.

Cornwall Council licence us to operate surf lessons in Mawgan Porth.

Most importantly our instructors are fully qualified surf coaches and beach lifeguards.

Surf Lessons

We have been teaching surf lessons for all ages and abilities for over 12 years. Our speciality is private lessons and small groups to enable you to maximise your experience.

Surfing Mawgan Porth

Mawgan Porth is a beautiful, quiet surfing beach located in between Newquay and Padstow. You can expect consistent conditions at this sandy beach throughout the tide.

Photo Gallery

Check out some great surfing action shots, life stlye shots and have a look at one of Cornwall's most beautiful beaches, Mawgan Porth in all its moods.

Surfing fitness tips during lockdown

Practice these core exercises to get your body ready for the water. The Easter holidays have passed us by, with lockdown meaning many of our surfing customers have been unable to get into the water much this year.  Hopefully when...


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Our new Newquay coffee shop is now open! We’re really proud to announce that we, the team behind The Surf Club Cornwall, have opened up a brand new coffee shop in Newquay! If you’re planning to visit Cornwall, come...

Jiu Jitsu


Surfing and Jiu jitsu have a long established relationship from the shores of Rio de Janeiro to all locations around the world. Many top surfers including 11 x world champion Kelly Slater practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If you are a current BJJ practitioner and visiting the area then get in touch to arrange a weekend of surfing and jiu jitsu.