private surf lessons

bespoke private surf lessons for individuals and groups

You’ll have an instructor to coach you 1-to-1 or in a small private group, tailoring the lesson towards the needs and skill level of each person. We cater for individuals wanting dedicated coaching and support, to couples, families, groups of friends, surf parties, corporate team-building events, and those wanting to experience sunrise and sunset surf sessions.


surfer having a private one to one surf lesson

Unleash your full riding potential with our one-to-one private surf lessons, tailored to your specific improvement needs.

Whether you’re a first time rider or want to improve your skills, this session allows us to dedicate our full time and attention to you. Our one-to-one surf lessons in Newquay are an awesome way to improve your surfing skills and techniques whilst having heaps of fun with our energetic instructors. With our range of professionally crafted surfboards we will have the right board to match your style of riding and help you move to the next level, you’ll be shredding those waves in no time!

• 1 x 2 hour surfing lesson

• One-to-one instruction from our experienced, ISA qualified instructor

• We’ll help you improve your skills with every wave caught

• We will find the best conditions for your ability and experience

• With our range of professionally designed boards, we’ll provide you with the best board to unleash your full riding potential

• Personalised feedback from our instructors, tips and tricks with goal setting

• Optional video review and analysis to assess and pin point where your surfing technique can be developed.

£90 per session

family lessons

family carrying surfboards to beach on family surf lessons

Experience the thrill of surfing with your loved ones.

Looking for something exciting and inspiring to do during your time off with family? Surfing together as a family can be a great opportunity to spend some quality fun time together and build some lasting memories.

If you’d like to enjoy the surf as a family affair and not part of a bigger group then book one of our Family surf lessons. We will design a lesson to suit your skills, providing our specialist boards and surf gear as part of the package. Our dedicated instructor will work with you all to ensure you improve your riding skills while having fun together.

We take great care to create an environment where you and your family can be safe and have fun.

£150 for family of 4 then £20 per additional family member

lessons for couples

Couple sitting on surfboards during couples surf lesson

Try something new together.

Share the experience of surfing with your other half and have a little adventure together. You can decide on the focus of your two hour session, and it doesn’t matter if you are both beginners, both experts or both at different levels. Our specialist boards and surf gear are provided as part of the package.

£130 per session

sunrise & sunset lessons

Surfer riding a wave during a sunset surf lesson

Experience the magic of a sunrise or sunset surf session

You can’t beat the feeling of being in the surf and watching the sun rise or set in the beautiful surroundings of Cornwall’s beaches – it is a truly magical experience.

SSS Surf School runs between the hours of sunrise and sunset each day. Book your 1-2-1, couples or private group lesson now for a special surf lesson that will be difficult to forget. 

£30 beginner / £40 improver

surf parties

surfers relaxing after a surf party group lesson with SSS Surf School

If you’ve chosen Newquay as the location for your celebration, why not experience the true Cornish lifestyle and enjoy the surf as well as the nightlife!

Book a surf party with SSS Surf and we will make your special occasion unforgettable. Get in touch and we’ll help you design a fun-packed private surf lesson or surf day with you and your mates. Surfing together is the perfect activity for hen, stag and birthday celebrations.

Your trip will start in style – our surf coach will pick you up from your accommodation in our top of the range surf van.

When we arrive you’ll have a lesson on the beach, which will be suited to your experience and skills. We’ll teach you the best surf techniques, how to manage yourself and your surfboard in the waves and how to catch that all important first wave. Then we’ll hit the waves and have some fun. You’ll be coached and supervised at all times by our skilled and experienced coaches.

Our kit includes custom made boards, top of the range O’Neill wetsuits, boots, hoods and gloves. Get changed before you leave, or at the beach in our surf van private changing room. The surf van allows you to travel in style with its modern interior, mini fridge, satellite TV and speaker system – so we can get the party started early!

We will take you to the best surf location of the day, depending on the surf conditions and your level of surfing experience.

After the surf we can head back to the surf van, where you’ll be treated to heated changing rooms and a hot shower and refreshments.

We offer a BBQ with a view, or watching your surf lesson back on the flat screen. The day really is yours, just let us know what you want to do and we’ll make it happen.

When you’ve finished having fun, we’ll take you back to your accommodation – door to door service with a smile.

Enquire for prices (dependent on requirements)

vip surf trips

surfer riding a wave on a VIP Surf Trip

Experience a full day of surfing in style in Cornwall in our top of the range SSS Surf Van.

Let us take you to the best surf, for the ultimate surfing adventure. Our full day packages include use of our custom surf boards (tailored to your level of riding), full hire of our O’Neill surf kit, full use of the surf van facilities, refreshments and BBQ. We will work with you to design your perfect day out enjoying Cornwall’s surf. 

£150 per person (minimum 4 people)


COMING SOON – Watch this space for ultimate surf trips to a wave-garden within the UK, currently being planned by SSS Surf School.


Stuart (who is delightful) has been teaching my kids who were total beginners. He's unleashed a new passion for them. They return buzzing and smiling (even the 14 year old girl) and their confidence has taken leaps. Highly recommended.

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Anna Kids lesson

Absolutely fabulous instructor. Our 13 year old son felt Stuart was ‘one with the sea!’ Very focused, supportive, nothing too much trouble. He answered every question (and there were lots!!) with enthusiasm. Would highly recommend. The Ralfs.

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Sarah One-to-One lesson

My girls had their first surf lesson with Stuart this weekend, and they loved him! He is friendly, fabulous with kids, highly attentive, and the girls thought he was awesome! I’d highly recommend him.

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Louisa Kids lesson

Highly recommend! Stu is a great teacher - patient, skilled and a lot of fun. Really professional set up and nice kit. Will definitely book another lesson when I'm back in Newquay!

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Tamsin Beginner Lesson

Great company and Stu is an awesome instructor. Very knowledgable and has a lot of patience with beginners!

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Adam Beginner Lesson

Stuart is an incredible teacher and fully supportive from every wave caught to every time you completely wipe out. In just a matter of months we were heading outback to catch even bigger waves. I felt confident that I would be able to catch these waves by myself and felt completely safe. Surfing with Stuart is always a great experience and lots of fun.

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Tallulah Improver Lesson

Massive thanks to Stu and the team for running a fantastic team building afternoon for myself and 9 colleagues. We had a mix of abilities in the group but even the most novice surfers amongst us managed to get up on the board. It was a great way to get out of the office and do something different to get to know each other better.

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Neil Sartorio Ernst & Young

Both boys absolutely loved their first surf lesson. Was great to see them grow in confidence and ability just within the two hours. They want to come back tomorrow! Thank you.

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Sarah Beginner Lesson

I have always surfed but never regularly until I moved to Newquay and started surfing with SSS. Stuart is a great teacher and has given me the extra confidence and techniques to go out and do it every day (surf permitting). At 45 years old I’m surfing better than I ever did. Plus I have a huge 'man crush' on Stuart.

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Clive Improver lessons

Three boys aged 7-11 years old had a fantastic surfing lesson with Stuart. Unlike other surf schools he has a low teacher to child ratio so the boys got his full focus. He was very patient and didn’t stop smiling and encouraging them. Brilliant set up (including hot shower) in his mobile van. Excellent value for money, cannot recommend enough. Thank you Stuart.

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Rachael Kids Lesson

Stuart was really helpful and the 2 hour session was very good for the whole family and we caught a good number of waves and all managed standing up. Great time - Thank you.

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Andrew Family Lesson

Highly recommend. After being coached by you In the morning they then spent all afternoon in the water practicing what you had taught them. “Tons better than body boarding” was the consensus. They are looking forward to the intermediate session we’ve got booked in a few days time. Not only have you introduced them to a new sport but have also ensured they understand how to do it safely.

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Tracy Beginners Lesson

Excellent service. Everything made easy and simple for the children. Great instructor and facilities!

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Safina Kids Lesson

Our 2 daughters had a great surf lesson today at watergate bay. The instructor was really helpful and friendly. I felt our children were safe in his hands.

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Sarah Kids Lesson

Awesome afternoon. Stuart is a mega positive instructor. I made very noticeable progress in just a couple of hours and thoroughly enjoyed it along the way. Would definitely recommend. Thanks

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Jim Improver Lesson