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Beginner Surf Lessons

All beginner surf lessons with The Surf Club at Mawgan Porth take place in waist deep water. Your qualified surf instructor and beach lifeguard will be close to hand to help you understand the basics. Our demos on the beach at the start and feedback during your lesson will help you be up and riding almost straight away. Feeling safe in the water is the most important element to success!

In your first lesson, you’ll be kitted out in a warm wetsuit (with boots and gloves during winter) and a soft surfboard. Our soft boards have lots of volume, making it easy to learn to surf. The right equipment will enable you to succeed and have the most fun.

Lessons start on the beach with an introduction and safety talk. Warming up will improve your performance and prepare you mentally. A step-by-step approach to learning will get you up and riding in no time.

Our instructors will be incredibly hands-on, often surfing with you, and we won’t leave you alone in the water. You will get great demonstrations enabling you to do your best.

Standing up is just the start. Most people benefit from two to three beginner surf lessons in order to grasp the basics. Learn to control, turn in both directions, speed up and slow down. Finally, you might even make it ‘out the back’ to take a few small green waves…

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