Newquay Surf School, Coasteering & Wild Camping
Cornish Wave specialise in tailor made adventure activity packages in Newquay. Choose from a variety of Surf lessons on a Cornwall beach, an action packed Coasteering session or our unique Wild Camping & Bushcraft experiences.
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Surfing & Coasteering Activity Information
Minimum of 8 years old for group surfing & coasteering activities. (Private lessons we can accommodate any age)
Surfing & Coasteering activities are two hours long. (Enrolment time not included)
All equipment is provided
Daily activities 9am, 12pm 3pm
1:8 instructor to pupil ratios
You need to be able to swim 25 metres
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Cornish Wave specialises in creating tailor-made Surfing, Coasteering and Wild Camping experiences. Get in touch to plan your Cornish Adventure.
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Surfing Lesson FAQs
WHAT HAPPENS IN A SURF LESSON?
Our typical beginners surf lesson aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be able to go surfing on your own. The surf lesson begins with a briefing in surf safety and good beach practice, how to handle your surfboard, entering the water and catching waves in the prone position. Once you have mastered the basics it’s back to the sand for the ‘standing up’ section of the lesson. We’ll cover several methods of how to ‘pop up’ and some key techniques for getting long rides all the way back to the sand. We offer a variety of surf lesson formats from Group lessons, Private lessons for just you and your friends or even our famous Surfari packages.
I’VE NEVER BEEN SURFING BEFORE. CAN I STILL DO IT?
Yes of course! Over 90% of the people that join us have no prior surfing experience. Find out more about our surfing lessons or get in touch and we will help you pick the perfect surf lesson for your first surfing experience.
WILL I GET COLD?
We use warm quality winter thickness wetsuits for the majority of the year. You’ll be surprised how warm you can be in the sea.
WHAT IS COASTEERING?
Coasteering is a unique way to explore and be guided along the water level of the coastline. Coasteering incorporates wild swimming, low level traversing, sluices, whirlpools and deep-water cliff jumps. You’ll be wearing a wetsuit, trainers, buoyancy aid and a helmet as you navigate you way around the Cornish coastline taking on various elements designed to raise your adrenaline.
IS COASTEERING SAFE?
Yes, Coasteering is very safe. It is however an adventurous activity and as such allows for a certain amount of risk. Cornish Wave Coasteering guides will always measure the risk benefit to suit your ability and the day’s sea conditions. All of our Coasteering guides are qualified lifeguards and are in house trained & assessed to the highest standard. Your safety in the water is paramount. Why not read more about our Surfing and Coasteering Safety here.
HOW HIGH ARE THE JUMPS?
Depending on the sea state and your jumping ability you will given the opportunity to progress from small belly flops, medium sized jumps through to jumps of up to 26 feet.
DO I HAVE TO DO THE JUMPS?
No not at all. You don’t have to do any of the jumps if you don’t want to. You will always be given the option to challenge yourself, whether that is a small jump or large but in no way will you have to do any part of the Coasteer that you don’t want.
Wilderness & Adventure FAQs
WHAT IS A WILD CAMP EXPERIENCE?
Our Wild Camp Experience is a blend of camping, bushcraft and wilderness activities. The experience is designed around enjoying the woodland environment, learning practical skills and taking part in a variety of woodland activities, challenges, games culminating in spending the night under the stars. You’ll be staying in a luxury Bell tent, cooking over an open fire and kicking back in our lovingly made wild campsite in an untouched & wild private Cornish woodland.
WHAT IS A WILDERNESS & ADVENTURE WEEKEND?
Our Wilderness & Adventure Weekends combine a Wild Camp Experience and an adventure activity. Choose from a surfing lesson, Coasteering session or both. We welcome guests to join us on any day / night of the week. We create an activity package to suit you.
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE DOING ON THE WILD CAMP EXPERIENCE?
You can do as much or as little as you want. Tailor your Wild Camp Experience to suit your taste - focus on bushcraft skills or kick back and relax in a hammock in the serenity of the private Cornish Woodland. The Wild Camping Experience is designed for you to be as active or relaxed as you wish. Read a book in our quite area as you gaze over a tranquil view of the untouched Cornish countryside or get involved for the evenings preparations by learning some basic bushcraft skills or simply kick back and relax around our social area with your favourite drink. We are flexible in what you wish to include in your experience, please let us know what you would like.
WHAT ARE LIGHT BUSHCRAFT SKILLS?
To us, light bushcraft skills means learning the fun basic woodland skills and camping hacks that are interesting and have real life application. For those wanting in depth bushcraft skills please highlight this to us when enquiring. You can request and tailor your session to include or exclude what ever you like.
WHAT ARE FUN WOODLAND ACTIVITIES?
Our mixture of woodland activities are designed to keep the group entertained as the evening develops. From relaxed competition axe throwing, slack lining to our woodland tuck of war you’ll be able to dip in and out of what you like. There is plenty to keep you entertained.
I HAVE NEVER CAMPED OR DONE ANY BUSHCRAFT BEFORE - IS THIS SUITABLE FOR ME?
You can involve yourself as much or as little as you like. This is a relaxed evening that doesn't have any limitations. If you have no interest in taking part in the activities you are welcome to swing in a hammock or kick back around the fire. If you have never camped before don’t worry the tents are comfortable and dry. We like to think that our Wild Camp Experience is a great way for folks new to the outdoors to experience camping in a hosted, friendly and relaxed environment.