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Gwithian Academy of Surfing


Why not learn the basics of surfing or even fine tune your technique with a surfing lesson at the Gwithian Academy of Surfing. We are one of Cornwall’s longest running and most highly regarded surf schools. All of our coaches are fully qualified as surf coaches, lifeguards and first aiders and two have even coached the British Junior Surfing Team on a number of occasions. We are an Academy of Surfing Instructors Accredited Surf School (one of only three in Britain). Our purpose built beach-side location means we can offer changing facilities, a classroom for teaching surfing theory and facilities for video analysis. Car parking is always available. Right next to our surf school we have a surf shop where we can spend time with you to find the right equipment to suit your build, style and ability.
Due to the gently sloping nature of Gwithian beach, the surf forms and breaks very slowly giving novice and aspiring surfers more time to get to their feet. With a generous ‘fetch’ from the Atlantic Ocean, Gwithian Beach gets rideable surf year round. Thanks to the Gulf Stream and the natural heat retaining properties of St Ives Bay the sea water is also comparatively warm!

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