Surfing in October
October is the perfect time to learn to surf. This is the answer to a really common question we get asked at The Surf Club Cornwall. So, ahead of the October half term season, let us share lots of the benefits of surfing at this time of year, dispelling any myths or reservations…
Great surfing conditions
Autumn is when the north-Atlantic starts springing into action, meaning consistent swells and mild southerly or south westerly airflow. Coupled with water temperatures that have been heating up all year, it’s certainly not too cold to learn to surf, and we can get some of the best surf conditions in the year.
As the tourist season naturally slows down towards the later end of the year, the beaches become quieter meaning more space in the water. Despite the slower pace, we are fortunate that the RNLI lifeguards are still out in force, flagging the beaches and helping to keep us safe. As a side note, it’s worth reminding you that all our instructors are qualified beach lifeguards, so you can be rest assured you’re in safe hands.
Suited and booted
We really excited to have recently partnered with O’Neill wetsuits which means we can offer you some serious insulation for surfing, created by the originators in wetsuit technology! At The Surf Club Cornwall we stock 3mm and 5mm wetsuits with blindstitch technology helping to keep you warmer in the water for longer. So, if you do feel the cold easily, we’ve got you covered.
Your surfing experience
We are continuing to focus our beginner surf lessons with small groups or private lessons to help you get the most out of your experience. We can still offer our normal lesson times of 10am, 12.30pm or 3pm – even when the clocks change on the 27thOctober. In fact, the 3pm lessons are extra special as you finish the lesson back at the shack getting changed as the sun is setting. There’s no more rewarding feeling than staying out surfing until late, before warming up in the cosiness of your accommodation, knowing you made the best of a classic British autumn day by the sea.