The Surf Club Cornwall

The Surf Club Cornwall


If interested I have Stretch Socks available! Various sizes 6’ to 8’
In assortment of colours
If you're planning a trip to Newquay this winter, check this out!

We're offering 30% off, for stays of 3 nights or longer this winter, across the following websites. That means that one of our sea view apartments that sleeps 6 can be had for £252 for a 3 night weekend - that's just £14 per person per night!
We have rooms and apartments that sleep 1 to 6 people.
Most of Atlantic Apartments have views across to the surf at Fistral. In Ocean Breeze, you can book a sea view room for just £1 more! You are welcome to bring surfboards into your rooms/apartments - we're used to sand, so no worries there!

Just input the promo code "Surfer2017" on booking to get the discount applied. Book now while there are still spaces left!

It's a teams of 4, tag contest sponsored by St Austell Brewery with some cool prizes up for grabs - as well as the FrENDzy trophy.

Last year saw six teams battle in out in big, but bumpy conditions.

Entry £20 per team which includes tickets to FrENDzy afterparty (FrENDzy tickets are normally £25 each face value).

For more info, rules and entry to the comp visit:

So what's on at the after party?

We've got six arenas, more than 60 DJs and acts and we're
running from 6pm to 6am - a proper dusk 'till dawn party.

There'll be bars, food, parking and camping - all for £25 at a
stunning location deep in a Cornish valley, with some serious sound systems and sense-shifting decor.

So get down to get loose, and hopefully we'll see you coming out from the undergrowth...

page for updates:

Website for tickets / info:
Looking for Fun Energetic People to work as a Games Girl/Boy at the Funderdrome stage at Boardmaster surfers festival! 9th - 13th august, come get involved!!! PM me for details.

The Surf Club is a leading provider of surf lessons, currently facilitating surf lessons for Married

Surf lesson times are at 10am and 2pm with some flexibility. We provide all the equipment, all you need to bring is swimwear, a towel and some energy!

Operating as usual


What an amazing start to December! The Forecast is looking 👌 too 😀🏄‍♂️🤙


Ah winter we have missed you! 🏄‍♂️ Today was looking 👌


If you have just arrived for half term. What a welcome!


First solid clean swell to hit the Cornish coast for a while 🎉🏄‍♂️🤙 Looking forward to October half term surf lessons!


Weever fish, if you tread on one: 10-15 minutes hot water tops and I find the pain varies depending on how hard you stand on them. Also, considering I have worked as a surf coach for the last 18 years, sometimes 3 lessons per day, you’d be surprised to learn I’ve probably had maybe 15 encounters and I reckon only 3 that really hurt, but none of them as immediately painful as a bee sting. In my opinion, remain barefoot, perhaps try shuffling your feet in the water instead of stomping around 🙏

Photos from Surfing England's post 24/07/2022

Photos from Surfing England's post


I have been coaching since May 2007, 15 years!
He used to stay at the with his wife and son (his son has since gone in and out of university!).
Looking back at the time spent with some of our customers and how it has flown by makes me value the long term relationships I have built doing and sharing what I love. Surfing.


Blue sky and smiles. A returning customer thriving and advancing with our professional one to one service developed over 18 years of surf coaching!
Our specialism is private surf coaching whether it’s 1:1, families or small private groups.
Get in touch to book your session now.


We have been back in the water for the beginning of the Easter holidays and have been blessed with some sunny days and fun waves!


Last lesson of the year, 31st December and it was 14 degrees and sunny (ish!).
Great to see out the year with Dave, probably my longest standing customer, first session was may 2007!
Looking forward to the year ahead and building more long standing relationships 🏄‍♂️🏄‍♂️


We are so proud to announce the launch of our new business in Peniche, Portugal!! Stay tuned for regular posts to see what we get up to and we can’t wait for what 2022 and the future will bring!!



Mawgan Porth lifeguards 👏👏👏

A huge congratulations to RNLI lifeguards Alex Ashen and Vittoria Farmer who have been awarded a Bronze Medal for Gallantry, and Theresa Morokutti who received a framed Letter of Thanks from the Chairman of the RNLI for their bravery and skill in saving a man’s life. 🎖️

The lifeguards were involved in the dramatic rescue on Mawgan Porth beach in June, after Jon Marshall got caught in a rip current and was dragged out to sea.

Fighting the powerful rip current and large crashing waves, Jon struggled to keep his head above the water and the lifeguards knew it was a race against time to save his life. As they battled the ferocious conditions, despite being extremely physically fit and experienced water users, Alex and Tori were unable to get Jon fully onto their rescue boards and surf him back to shore. The rip current was pushing them all further away to deeper water.

Theresa watched the situation unfold from the shore and knew her colleagues needed help, so she launched the Rescue Water Craft and used her skills to battle the waves and reach Jon. They eventually managed to get Jon back to the safety of the shore.

Speaking about how she felt in the moment she saw Jon being taken back to shore, Tori said, ‘It was relief, it was shock, it was adrenaline, so much adrenaline. It was absolute satisfaction and pure happiness as well. I know this rescue will stick with me for the rest of my life.’

Their courage, selflessness, determination and surf skills saved Jon’s life.

If you ever find yourself caught in a rip current:

- Don’t try to swim against it or you’ll get exhausted.
- If you can stand, wade don’t swim.
- If you can, swim parallel to the shore until free of the rip and then head for shore.
- Always raise your hand and shout for help.


Coach Nick has definitely mastered the ‘pop up’!

Posted • Thanks for capturing the colour of such a beautiful day! This is my custom 9’6 from , my unique colour spray so you will know it’s me, hopefully over multiple cribbar assaults this winter.
I’ve got everything I need: board, flotation, safety, great training partners, a mental game to work on….let’s just hope for lots of opportunity!

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 07/10/2021

For 12 years you could look out your bedroom window at the and see our humble little overlooking the ocean. As many of you know we moved to our new location with down in mawgan porth shop front just yards from the beach.
We are still doing our renowned private surf lessons, if you’re staying at the Bedruthan hotel (or anywhere else!) and looking for a truly family surf experience over the October half term then give us a shout or visit the website to book online. We still have some availability.


Half term is around the corner.
We have surf lesson availability and our booking system has real-time live availability.
Book private surf lessons as follows:
1-2 people £90
3-5 people £150
Prices include wetsuit and board, lessons last two hours.
Mon-Friday lessons at 10am or 2pm
Saturday and Sunday lessons at 10am, 12.30 or 3pm
Book via the link in the bio, check out our story for a walk through.
Avoid disappointment, book today!


Who remembers when there was this much sand at ?
Stories like this and many more in our private surf lessons….we have availability at 10am and 2pm most days this month including half term!
Send us a message!

Timeline photos 11/06/2021

Timeline photos

📣 Elated to call the 2021 Rip Curl Grom Search ON at Fistral Beach, Newquay, this weekend. We have a sweet forecast & cannot wait to see the UK's freshest groms showcasing their surfing - it's going to be a spectacle ✨
​🤙 The event will see over 81 groms competing in 6 divisions to win a place at the Euro Final, to be held somewhere epic this Autumn. 🏄‍♀️🏄‍♂️
​🌊 The Heat Draw is now live (subject to change) via liveheats. All competing surfers have been emailed a schedule & links.
​🌊 Check in will commence at 8am on Saturday & may be staggered, first heat at 8.30am - details to be confirmed by email Friday Evening as the forecast locks in.
​📸 Excited to have Panoptic Motion & capturing the action throughout the weekend which will be shared across our social platforms.
​🏁 The contest area will be marked with flags on Fistral Beach - free surfers, please support these groms & keep clear of this area. Big respect for your understanding. 🙌
​🌊 Let's do this - see you at the beach & don't forget the sun cream! ☀️🌊
​▪️ Full details:
Rip Curl 2 Minute Beach Clean Fistral Beach Fistral Beach Surf School & Surf Hire​


Coach Nick charging some big waves on the weekend. Look forward to welcoming back lots of customers this summer and sharing the knowledge and experience developed over 30 years of surfing!


Looking forward to an awesome summer ahead of exclusive private lessons from our beautiful yard right by the beach at Mawgan Porth beach. We are proud of using the best equipment with soft surfboards by , accessories by and wetsuits by
Get in touch now to book some sessions ahead of your summer holiday!

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 18/02/2021

Crazy winter so far! Coach nick has been getting stuck in at the UK’s famous big wave surf spot, ‘THE CRIBBAR’.
A couple of weeks ago Nick paddled out in twenty foot surf with a small crew of local chargers to face down the solid swell.
Stay tuned as the winter swells are well underway and Nick will be sharing more adventures and tips on how to prepare for this kind of action!

Photos from Higher Menadew Farm Cottages's post 30/01/2021

Photos from Higher Menadew Farm Cottages's post


Winter time might be gloomy and cold and not to mention quiet at the surf school, but we make the most of it by sharpening our skills in the powerful winter surf!


Coach nick fanning himself on a sunny day recently. We still have some space this week to share the knowledge!


It’s the 1% things that matter. I wouldn’t start the advanced coaching sessions with these girls until we cleaned up this board. The wax job might be only one percent of your surfing but when you start to add up the little things they form the whole picture. Wax, leash, fins, warm up, assessing the conditions, eating well, being hydrated....all these things are in your control.
We have had some epic September conditions over the last two days and I’m looking forward to doing some more advanced coaching as autumn and winter fill in.

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 15/08/2020

Nice to be able to see the horizon again!
@ Mawgan Porth

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 14/08/2020

If you’re landlocked and can’t make it down to us or don’t want to face crowded beaches, how about some fun guaranteed surf in Bristol? Apparently the water is warm enough to surf in boardshorts!

@ The Wave, Bristol

Timeline photos 10/08/2020

If you’re ever looking for a surf lesson in Sennen, Sam is your man

Meet the team:
Sam, the eldest Smart sibling founded the surf school in the year 2000 under the name of ‘Blue Lagoon surf school’ during and after his 7 year lifeguarding career at Sennen and Gwenver - he began lifeguarding at the age of 16.
His aim was to create a surf school with his brothers that was the most safest, enjoyable and progressive surf school as possible and so Smart Surf was born.
He’s spent many summers on the East coast of Australia, learning the surf school trade with some of the best surf teachers and surf schools out there.
Using this priceless experience, sam has injected his knowledge into the Smart Surf School’s 5 day syllabus.
He was a runner up in the English Surfing nationals as well as the ABA English boxing nationals and went on to peruse successful professional careers in both disciplines.
For Sam, its now all about the surf school and keeping his students safe, stoked and inspired.

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 19/07/2020

Amazing few days of coaching with some awesome people, nice weather and super warm water!

@ Mawgan Porth

Timeline photos 19/07/2020

Rash vest soup!
We wash all our wetsuits and rash vests in plenty of fresh water and disinfectant to maintain our strict health and hygiene standards. Coach Nick has been doing this since working for the British Surfing Association (former NGB) all the way back in 2004!

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 17/07/2020

I can’t tell you how soft and buttery these new suits feel, simply the best! Thanks to for our ongoing partnership, I look forward to staying toasty, flexible and current in the and

@ Mawgan Porth

Timeline photos 16/07/2020

We have Got your outdoor changing covered in our sensory garden on rainy days with our 3m by 3m gazebo!

Timeline photos 11/07/2020

The office fully setup!

Photos from The Surf Club Cornwall's post 10/07/2020

A family setup of super warm wetsuits!
All our suits are glued and blind stitched which means minimal leaks. O’Neill were the pioneers of cold-water surfing and continue to lead the surfing wetsuit market.
Our rail is now bursting thanks to our sponsorship with

@ Mawgan Porth

Timeline photos 08/07/2020

Part of our COVID ready plans: when we issue your wetsuit for your lesson, it goes in a bucket. When you’re in your wetsuit, your clothes go in the bucket. When you’re out surfing, your bucket is stored safely indoors. When you return from your lesson, your wet wetsuit goes back in the bucket and we wash it. The bucket gets disinfected and dried, ready for the next session.


Lifeguard rescue at Mawgan Porth


Timeline photos 12/06/2020

Another hidden corner around our way. Access is difficult, super dependent on tide, swell size and wind but never crowded!

Timeline photos 31/05/2020

Nice little wedges recently

Our Story

The Surf Club Cornwall was started by Nick in October 2006. Nick started coaching for the British Surfing Association in 2003 (now Surfing England) whilst also competing on the UK Pro Tour.

Having toured around the UK, Europe and the world competing as well as working at the world famous Fistral Beach in Newquay, Nick felt it was time to open his own place and share some of his knowledge.

Nick still actively competes as well as teaching regular lessons and his experience is wide and varied having surfed in every type of conditions imaginable from blizzards of snow in the depths of a UK winter to the blistering sunshine of a tropical island!

Our inspiration very much comes from the World Surf Leagues (WSL) high performance athletes and we try and share a little bit of that with every student.

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Next exercise in the sequence. I think this is one of my favourites, it really demands your core muscles connect your up...
Following on from the last video here is the next exercise in the sequence. This exercise teaches you about transferring...
Check out our latest blog for a series of home surf preparation exercises. The first series focuses on shifting your bod...
A reminder of the dangers of getting too close to the water. This couple were cool and wet but fine and even managed to ...
There was some sunshine....but not on the beach in the morning! At the very least it’s a good way to sort out your bed h...
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We have been getting progressive with our warm ups lately. Thanks @surfingengland for visiting and getting this clip 🤙🤙....
Solstice weekend and the weather is cracking, come and jump in with us! ..#thesurfclubcornwall #th3otherguys #surfcoachi...
Take a few moments to enjoy this dip on a calm day at fistral beach
Incredible forecast for easter bank holiday weekend! We have some space available, come and get involved...
8th year taking the guests of the The Scarlet for their Christmas morning dip, great turnout and awesome Christmas spiri...





2 Surfside Stores

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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