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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.