kids surf lessons

surfing gives children a love of the ocean that stays with them for life

If your child loves the ocean and is a confident swimmer why not book one of our kids surf lessons. We offer a unique and exciting experience just for kids. We provide a safe and friendly environment for children to gain the confidence and water skills they will require for a lifetime of fun at the beach.

Our specialist range of Skin Pups soft top surfboards have been designed and tested by Ben Skinner and Thunderbolt technology to provide the perfect progression route for young surfers. We will have them up and shredding the waves in no time, feeling the buzz and catching the surf bug with the rest of us.

£30 per person

what to expect

  • Kids surf lessons are for children between the age of 6 and 14.
  • 1 x 90 minute surf lesson with a fully qualified surf coach and lifeguard.
  • All surf equipment included – custom boards designed for kids, O’Neill wetsuit, rash vest, leash, surf wax, etc.
  • Lesson on the beach and in shallow water, no deeper than waist depth.
  • A short beach lesson and safety talk, followed by 60 minutes in the water learning to surf.
  • Children are supervised at all times by a qualified surf coach and lifeguard (fully CRB checked).
  • Kids surf lessons have a ratio of 1:5 students.


Kids surf lessons – booking conditions:

A parent or guardian will be required to remain within the beach vicinity for the duration of the lesson. The parent or guardian will be required to sign the child in and out of the surf lesson and to assist the child to change in and out of their wetsuit (because of child protection laws, our coaches are unable to help your child with this). Also a parent or guardian may be required to assist the child to carry their surfboard to and from the lesson.

We accept children aged 6 – 14 years for kids surf lessons. For insurance purposes we cannot accommodate children under 6 years of age, and we reserve the right to refuse booking of any child who we believe to be under 6 years of age. Children aged over 14 years will need to participate in our beginner or improver group lessons.

We require all of our students to have basic swimming abilities. If your child is a non-swimmer or not confident in the water then please discuss this with a member of our team BEFORE booking. We can arrange a special one-to-one kids surf lesson – please contact us to arrange. 

Kids surf lessons – additional information:

We have wetsuits to fit children that wear age 6 to 14 clothing sizes. If your child wears clothing smaller than this, they are welcome to try our wetsuits on, but may need to provide their own. Please advise a member of staff when booking. 

Children are provided with a wetsuit and a soft top surfboard which acts as a water buoyancy aid so life jackets are not required. Children’s lessons are conducted in under waist deep water, and all our coaches are qualified beach lifeguards and surf lifesavers.

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the lesson.

Please bring – swimwear and towel. Wetsuits are provided, but children may wear their own if preferred.


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