improver surf lessons

keep improving to stay motivated and take your surfing to the next level

You’ve had a few surf lessons already, and you’ve caught the bug like the rest of us! If you’re comfortable catching waves and popping to your feet, the improver surf lessons would be the perfect next step. With a combination of the right coaching, equipment, and conditions, we’ll help you to progress your surfing skills and take things up a notch.

During the lesson we’ll coach you to assess the water and conditions, whilst improving your technique – moving you from the white wash to safely catching green waves. You’ll learn how to improve your turning techniques and riding skills, enabling you to ride bigger waves and have more fun.

You’ll ride a board suited to your current surfing level from the SSS range of specialist boards. From Softtech Brain Child boards to Ben Skinner carbon fibre long boards, each board will be chosen to push your surfing skills and maximise your progression.

See how we’re adapting our lessons for COVID-19 to ensure we’re following Government guidelines.

£45 per person

what to expect

  • 1 x 2 hour surfing lesson
  • Surf on one of our top-of-the-range surfboards suited to your skill level
  • Wear one of our top of the range O’Neill wetsuits that will keep you warm in all weather
  • Surf warm-up
  • Surf condition assessment and safety
  • Advice on safely manoeuvring inside waves
  • Advice on good board control and awareness of other surfers and your surroundings
  • Assessment of your surfing technique and ability
  • Coaching on wave priority rules
  • How to control speed and direction
  • How to turtle roll/duck dive depending of skill level and conditions
  • How to achieve a better stance
  • Introduction to paddling outback
  • Introduction to turning the board
  • Introduction to catching small green waves
  • Introduction to surfing down the line


Thank you for the fantastic first time lesson you provided for my girls. They absolutely loved it. You were attentive, so supportive and enthusiastic when they managed to stand up and you really engaged with the children. As a teacher and a parent, I really liked how you rigorously followed safeguarding and health and safety protocols. It was reassuring to know that my children were safely looked after.

Hannah Kids lesson

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.

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.

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.

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!

Tamsin Beginner Lesson

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tracy Beginners Lesson

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

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.

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

Jim Improver Lesson