About Us

SSS Newquay is a surf school like no other, custom surf lessons and experiences in Cornwall.


Ultimate surf lesson
– including how to get your board ready, water safety and surf fitness tips.

Custom made boards – designed to give you the best ride and the best chance at shredding those waves. We don’t use any old surfboard.

Professional kit – from hi-tech O’Neill wetsuits to custom designed FCS leashes to give you the best experience in the water. No run of the mill wetsuits here, just top of the range to make sure your comfortable and safe.

Safety first – our coaches are highly experienced surfers, and owner Stu has twenty years experience as a rescue diver and waterman. Understanding water and being safe is our top priority.

SSS Surf Van – let us pick you up and take you to the best waves. Our custom designed van has heating, warm shower, changing facilities, USB connectivity and tea & coffee making facilities. Experience nothing but luxury and comfort on your surf trip.

Whether you are a seasoned surfer or hitting the waves for the first time, why not come along and shred the waves with SSS Surf on our custom fleet of boards and specialised surf kit, for the ultimate surf lesson.

Unlike any other surf school in Newquay, we pride ourselves on being the only surf school to offer custom boards for students and riders. The boards have been designed by Ben Skinner and his team with the student in mind, giving them the ability not just to ride in a straight line, but to learn how to flow and turn the boards from the get go! Their easy riding characteristics mean you’ll progress quickly and provide a learning curve and surf experience, like no other.

Our range of Ben Skinner Thunderbolt Carbon Fibre Longboards and specially customised fleet of Soft Top Boards (for beginners) & Skin Pup Boards (uniquely designed for kids) provide you with the best boards from day one. For the ultimate surf lesson in Newquay, where you can reach your full surf potential.

Clients that seek the ultimate surf trip with SSS Surf will be looked after in style in our top of the range Surf Van…… our transport stands out from the rest with its custom build; insulated carpeted interior and funky LED lighting. There are 8 comfortable leather seats to help our customers chill out and enjoy the journey whilst watching epic surf footage on our flat screen TV. After a surf, customers can use our mobile heated shower, heated changing room or pop up changing rooms before getting treated to a cold or a hot drink… whatever is craved the most, we will even throw in a BBQ on our VIP Surf Weekender Package. The Surf Mobile caters for everything a surfer could need and the beauty of it is, being mobile we can take the riders to the best surf Cornwall has to offer.

In addition to the Surf Weekender Package, SSS Surf School offers groups, 1-2-1 private lessons, kids lessons and sunset surf lessons designed to the needs of the rider. Surf lessons can be booked for all levels and abilities, from beginners, improvers or intermediate riders.

Most of the lessons will be from our base location at Watergate Bay. If the conditions aren’t the best there, we’ll find them on another part of the coastline in the Surf Van! With our custom boards, high quality O’Neill wetsuits and top of the range kit – we’ll take you the best waves and provide the best surf experience to suit your needs.

Our boards


Group Lessons

Whether you want to experience the surf for the first time, you have already mastered the basics, or you want to improve your surf skills, we have a custom made professional board to suit each skill level waiting for you to try. Qualified instructors, custom boards and the best surf kit to suit your needs to get the best from your lesson. Book your surf lesson in Newquay today!

Kids Lessons

If your child loves the ocean and is a confident swimmer, why not book one of our kids surf lessons. Our kids surf lessons offer something unique and exciting just for kids, with our specialised range of Skin Pup and Softech surfboards only available with SSS Surf School. Our kids surf lessons in Newquay include water safety, run by fully qualified surf instructors.

Individual 1:2:1 lessons

Why not unleash your full riding potential with our individual one-to-one private surf lessons in Newquay. Our lessons are tailored to meet your specific improvement needs. So whether you're a first time surfer or wanting to improve your surfing ability, let our experienced instructors and custom boards bring out your full surfing potential. Yew!

VIP Surf Weekender

Experience a full day of surfing in style in Cornwall, with the custom SSS Surf Van.  Let us take you to the best surf, for the ultimate surfing adventure. Our full day packages includes custom kit, full use of Surf Van facilities, refreshments and bbq.

Surf Parties

If you’ve chosen Newquay for your group trip away, party or celebration, why not experience the true Cornish lifestyle and enjoy the surf as well as the nightlife! Our group surf lessons at Watergate Bay will make for a weekend you'll never forget!