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But things are changing: Newquay is making a concerted effort to smarten up its act. Several of the big clubs have closed down; trendy bistros, cafes, bakeries and health-food shops have appeared in the town centre; and along the coast, a bevy of boutique hotels are attracting a more discerning clientele. There's a way to go, but at last it feels like Newquay might be growing up. About time, too.


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$211.47 Outdoor Activities

Surfing, Coasteering & Wild Camping

WHAT ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES TO EXPECTA quick run down of how the weekend unfolds.Your weekend consists of two surf lessons, a coasteering session and an overnight camp at our private wild campsite.SATURDAY…We kick the weekends off early with a warm welcome and an introduction & overview of how the weekend will run.Saturday is the big day with two water activities & wild camping. Each of the activities is two hours long and includes all the kit, you’ll need a few personal items for the weekend, so make sure you see our packing list before you arrive. Once everyone is happy and ready, its time to grab a wetsuit and surfboard for the first of the weekend’s surf lessons. Whether you are experienced or it’s your first time, our surf coaches are on hand to offer advice and guide you throughout your surfing lesson. Lunch – You’ll have plenty of time to grab some lunch and take a stroll around Newquay’s many surf shops between the activities. Newquay has a great vibe during the summer with plenty to look at, just ask us for some recommendations on where to go and what to see. After lunch its time for the afternoon’s activity, coasteering. Once your group is kitted out you’ll take a short walk over to our coasteering location, commonly known as the ‘Gazzle’. Don’t worry if you aren’t confident in the sea or have never tried coasteering before, your group will have two knowledgeable guides who will explain and demonstrate all the skills you need to have a fantastic time. SATURDAY NIGHT…Once the day’s water activities are finished you’ll have time to grab your belongings for the evening and visit the supermarket across the road from our base before we leave in convoy to our wild campsite.We recommend some bbq food and one or two of your favourite drinks, we’ll provide the rest.   For those without transport, we’ll help you arrange a lift share with other members of the group. The wild camp is a lovingly crafted space in our own private woodlands set on a working dairy farm in the heart of Cornwall. After a quick introduction to the camp, you’ll want to settle into your shared Bell tent (air bed & pillow provided) before the evening activities begin. With axe throwing, balance games and firefighting skills there’s plenty going on throughout the evening to keep you entertained.Finish the night off with stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows or one or two of your favorite drinks before sleeping soundly under the stars. SUNDAY…Sunday morning starts with cereals, fruit with tea and coffee (on us) before we wave goodbye to the wild camp and head back to Newquay, jump into a wetsuit and hit the Cornish waves one last time. By 1pm we are typically all surfed out and ready to say fond farewells and home time.

$207.48 Classes & Workshops

Family Friendly Surfing Lesson (based on 4 attending)

FAMILY SURFING LESSONS ITINERARY:What to expect from our family surf lessons…Our private family surf lessons are exclusive to you and your family. When you arrive you’ll receive a warm welcome from your friendly surf coach.After a quick overview of the lesson, we’ll give you some tips on how to wriggle into your wetsuit before heading to the best suited beach of the day.Our lessons are broken down into bite size chunks so everyone quickly understands what to do and how to get the best out of the session.We start with a fun beach lifeguard warm up,  surf & beach safety and how to catch waves on your stomach. Once everyone has had a good practice on the sand we head out to the surf.Back to the beach, and it’s time to run through some techniques on how to stand up and control your board. We’ve got some great techniques for both big kids and little kids so you’ll be sure to be riding some cornish waves back to the shore before long.SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...WHAT BEACH DO YOU USE?We are based in the heart of Newquay. Towan beach is a short 2-3 minute walk, Fistral beach is 5 minute walk. Depending on the sea conditions on the day will dictate which beach we use.IS IT FINE TO JUST LEAVE THE KIDS WITH YOU?Yes, all participants under 18 will need to have a participation form completed on their behalf prior to the activity.You can do this online here or on arrival at our base.Once a form is completed and you’ve meet your surf coach, parents are welcome to watch from the beach, grab a coffee or meet your coach back at our base at the end of the lesson.WHATS THE MINIMUM AGE?Our private family surf lessons welcome any age. These sessions are exclusive to your group giving you the freedom to go at your own pace.

$186.20 Outdoor Activities

Introduction to surfing & wild camping weekend

Surf Introduction  We cover surf safety, how to manage your surfboard and how to catch waves. We'll start right from the beginning with how to manage your surfboard, understanding surf & equipment terminology and how to catch waves in the prone position. After some practice and pointers, we'll head back to the sand and cover the next stage of learning to surf. I'll explain and demonstrate paddling, wave timing and how to pop up and wipeout correctly. I'll provide explanations, demonstrations and individual coaching to ensure you have the best chance of success. You'll be riding waves back to the beach in no time. With the lesson split into two parts and each section explained on both the beach and in the surf I'll break down each of the key points into bitesize understandable actions. Progression session Consolidate existing skills, maximising ride time & start turning. Our second surf instalment recaps our main principles from the morning session before progressing with some new concepts and techniques. We'll discuss trimming & controlling your surfboard and how to maximise the length of your rides as well as looking at how to turn your surfboard. Wild camp + surf theoryWild camping, woodland games and surf theory Arriving at our wild camp we'll take a moment to show you around the various camp areas and facilities. We'll them gather in the barn area with drinks and start our surf theory session where I'lll explain and whiteboard some key areas of surfing relating to your surf experience. These sessions are a really relaxed way to discuss and learn about the little nuances within surfing and ask the questions you've always wanted ask. The rest of the evening is taken up with playing woodland games, bbq'ing and chatting around the campfire. In the morning we'll provide a tea / coffee and a light breakfast of fruits & cereals before heading back to Newquay for our final surf session. Weelkend Review & Free Surf Recapping on good habits, common errors & free time to surf. Recapping on good habits, common errors & areas of opportunity this third session aims to consolidate and apply existing skills and knowledge. With plenty of time in this longer session to just surf at your own pace and soak up and reflect on the weekend.  time to surf.

$212.80 Classes & Workshops

Private Family Surf Lesson in Newquay (for 2 adults and 2 children 8-18 years)

The surf lessons are tailored towards your individual level of surfing which will be assessed on the day.Our private lessons mean that your group will be allocated one of our surf coaches who will spend the whole time with your group, both on the beach and in the water. You will be taught with our hands on surf coaching technique, which ensures progression is quick for you and your familyAll lessons take place on Towan Beach (or occasionally Fistral beach if the conditions are not suitable at Towan) which is a 2-minute walk from the surf school. You will meet at Escape Surf School, in Newquay (which is located overlooking Towan beach on the premises of Belushis / St Christophers Inn), where you all get changed into wetsuits, and then proceed to the beach The price includes a board and wetsuit (as well as boots/gloves should these be required).

$133 Classes & Workshops

Private One on One Surf Lesson in Newquay

The surf lessons are tailored towards your individual level of surfing which will be assessed on the day.Our private lessons mean that your group will be allocated one of our senior coaches who will spend the whole time with you, both on the beach and in the water. You will be taught with our hands on surf coaching technique, which ensures progression is quick for you and your familyAll lessons take place on Towan Beach (or occasionally Fistral beach if the conditions are not suitable at Towan) which is a 2-minute walk from the surf school. You will meet at Escape Surf School, in Newquay (which is located overlooking Towan beach on the premises of Belushis / St Christophers Inn), where you all get changed into wetsuits, and then proceed to the beach The price includes a board and wetsuit (as well as boots/gloves should these be required). The price includes a board and a wetsuit (and boots/gloves if required).We have a selection of boards available for beginners to advanced surfers

$186.20 Classes & Workshops

Private Two on One Surf Lesson in Newquay (2 students, 1 instructor)

The surf lessons are tailored towards your individual level of surfing which will be assessed on the day.Our private lessons mean that your group will be allocated one of our senior coaches who will spend the whole time with you, both on the beach and in the water. You will be taught with our hands on surf coaching technique, which ensures progression is quick for you and your partner / friend / parent / childAll lessons take place on Towan Beach (or occasionally Fistral beach if the conditions are not suitable at Towan) which is a 2-minute walk from the surf school. You will meet at Escape Surf School, in Newquay (which is located overlooking Towan beach on the premises of Belushis / St Christophers Inn), where you all get changed into wetsuits, and then proceed to the beach The price includes a board and wetsuit (as well as boots/gloves should these be required). The price includes a board and a wetsuit (and boots/gloves if required).We have a selection of boards available for beginners to advanced surfers