Cornwall Surf Academy has been providing quality surf lessons since 2003. The CSA team is made of quality and enthusiastic surf instructors, all with ISA (International Surfing Association) and beach lifeguard training. A single two hour surf lesson teaches you the very essence of surfing, the two major skills that every surfer needs to know; how to catch waves and how to stand on your board. It is the perfect entry into the sport and lifestyle! We are one of the closest Surf Schools to Truro and St Austell so conveniently located in the National Trust beach of Holywell Bay a beautiful and relaxed location away from the busy crowded main beach resorts.
On the day
We will meet at the surf location before getting you all suited up and ready to go. Once on the beach the most important thing to us is your safety so we begin with a compulsory safety brief..
We then concentrate on the techniques involved with catching waves and standing up on your board. We appreciate that you are probably itching to get in the water so we don’t spend too much time on the beach however it is important to learn the basics on the stable platform that the beach offers before heading into the surf to give it a go!
In the first few sessions you won’t be any deeper than chest deep water, there is plenty to learn and once you’ve mastered the basics we can take
you a bit deeper.
Don’t forget to smile throughout your session as you may well be photographed so that you can impress your mates with some evidence of you standing up for the first time! It is an amazing feeling so come and give it a go for yourself.
What to expect from from one of our surf lessons :
- Safety brief
- Warm up / Stretch
- Beach instruction on catching waves and riding in
- Water practice
- Beach instruction on standing up once you’ve caught the wave
- Water practice
- Feedback in the water with the instructor.
What you need to bring:
- Swimming kit (don’t forget your towel!)
- Sun cream
- Old trainers or flip flops for walking down to the beach over pebbles (optional)
- If you’re doing the full day then we suggest that you bring some lunch, although we are normally near a pasty shop!
What we provide:
- Surfboards – suitable for your ability
- Wetsuits – suitable for the conditions (don’t forget the zip goes up the back).
- Boots and gloves when necessary
Morning Session 10 – 12:30pm – Practical surf lesson
Afternoon Session 1-3.30pm – Practical surf lesson
We offer a variety of different course options to suit everyone’s needs, We always try to be flexible as well so if you can’t find what you’re looking for then give us a call and I’m sure we can sort something out for you.
½ day lesson – either morning or afternoon of instruction.
Full day lesson – Both the morning and afternoon of instruction
1 day course – 1 morning of instruction and afternoon hire
2 day course – 2 mornings of instruction and 2x ½ day hire sessions
3 day course – 3 mornings of instruction and 3x ½ day hire sessions
4 day course – 4 mornings of instruction and 4x ½ day hire sessions
5 day course – 5 mornings of instruction and 5x ½ day hire sessions
The 1, 2,3, 4 and 5 day courses give you the added flexibility of having hire sessions in the afternoon. This provides you with time to practice what
we have taught you at your own leisure and pace before moving on to the next section.
Addressing your safety concerns:
All instructors at Cornwall Surf Academy are; CRB Checked, life guard trained and are qualified up to ISA (International Surfing Association) standards.
Group Sizes: We take all group sizes, however during water work, we insist on the ISA (international Surfing Association) recommended ratio of 1:8 (1 instructor to 8 students).
If you have any further concerns or are interested to find out more, please feel free to contact us to discuss anything further.