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Gwithian Academy of Surfing

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What a brilliant place!

Great lessons and loads of advice. Freddie was careful and thorough teacher and made the lesson... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue W
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Fabulous family lesson!

We booked a family surf lesson for Thursday this week as we all wanted to learn but have two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catherine B
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Come and surf with us at St Ives Bay in Cornwall. Learn the basics of surfing or fine tune your technique with a surfing lesson at the Gwithian Academy of Surfing - one of Cornwall's longest running and most highly regarded surf schools.At our surf...more
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1 Godrevy Towans | Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5ED, England
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+44 1736 755493
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lessons and loads of advice. Freddie was careful and thorough teacher and made the lesson informative and fun at the same time. All the staff that we interacted with were lovely and warm and seemed to really enjoy what they do. Thanks guys, it...More

Thank Sue W
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are delighted that you had such a good time surfing with us, we enjoy teaching it almost as much as getting some waves ourselves! Thanks again and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family surf lesson for Thursday this week as we all wanted to learn but have two daughters of very different ages and abilities (aged 6 and 19!) It was a brilliant choice - we had never surfed before and learnt so much...More

Thank Catherine B
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. Children pick up surfing so quickly and its great that Chris has given you the skills and confidence to surf unaccompanied. We are stoked that you had such an enjoyable time and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our children ( 14 and 12) had a week of lessons at this surf school and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They had surfed before and appreciated that the group ( around 16 to 25 people each day) was split into beginners and those with some...More

Thank Carol R
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carol Thanks for taking the time review us. We are glad to hear that your children thoroughly enjoyed their surfing with us and that they were able to make the most of the extra 90 minutes of free surfboard and wetsuit hire. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior to coming to Cornwall for this year's holiday I had been thinking 'What would I Like To Do That I Can't Do At Home'. Surfing was the answer & so I started looking for a surf school to have a lesson with. After looking...More

Thank Iain D
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a good time surfing with us and that the whole process (including booking) went as smoothly as possible. You even found our jokes funny - a first! Hopefully...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow - such a great experience. First time family surf lesson, with 10 & 8 yr old daughters, we booked the private lesson with tutor Chris and had great fun. Would definitely recommend this as a family activity, the kids were in safe hands whilst...More

Thank Prideandvalue
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review, much appreciated. We are stoked to hear that you had such an enjoyable time being taught by Chris. Surfing is such great fun as a family activity and we look forward to getting in the water with you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sons, 9 and 12, had 2 mornings of surf lessons. They really enjoyed them and found the instructors very helpful and engaging. We then hired the boards for the 3rd day which was also easy, hired from the beach hut which saved walking so...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are delighted that you had an enjoyable time surfing with us. The GAS Station, our trailer that we tow to the waters edge every day, has been a real hit with surfers who don't want to...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Myself and two teenage kids hired a private lesson from Billy and accompanied by Chris these guys were fantastic, really took their time with my two and had us all surfing by the end of the lesson great service, great surf schoolMore

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review. We’re stoked to hear that you had such a great lesson with Billy and Chris and that you were all surfing within the day. Thanks for surfing with us and we will all look forward to catching some more...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

They are a brilliant surf school with fantastic staff (Billy and Chris were so professional and helpful) Excellent price, which includes your 2hr lesson and then an 1.5hr free time to surf without the instructors but boards and wetsuits are iqncluded. We all stood up,...More

Thank Janey L
Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks for the lovely review Janey, much appreciated. I will pass you kind words onto Billy and Chris and we will look forward to surfing with you again soon.

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Wanted to spend the day surfing at Gwithian Beach. Had an experienced surfer with us so didn't want a lesson. Hired a couple of boards and the lad who sorted us out was friendly and knowledgeable. The process was quick and easy. Had a great...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Great to hear that you had a good time surfing at Gwithian. Thanks for taking the time to review us and we look forward to surfing with you again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had two surf lessons at the academy which were great fun. We had family lessons myself, hubby and two teenage sons. My first worry was that as a larger lady (size 16 and not very sporty) there wouldn't be a wet suit for me....More

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