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Activity Weekends Cornwall

Try something different – try an adventure break in Cornwall!

Fancy a weekend of excitement and adventure? Do you want to try out some new activities and embrace the outdoors? If this sounds like you, then why not join us for one of our Wilderness & Adventure activity breaks in Cornwall!

Create lasting memories and allow yourself to embrace your adventurous side!      Create lasting memories and allow yourself to embrace your adventurous side!

What is an adventure break?

An adventure break is a short trip which includes different outdoor and adventure activities and are fast becoming a fantastic way to refresh from your daily routines. Take advantage of our in tailor-made mini adventure break packages and try your hand at Surfing, Coasteering & Wild Camping in Cornwall.

Whether a solo traveller, a couple or several friends your sure to meet some great people on the social weekends. With no experience needed for the activities everyone is welcome and sure to experience something new and exciting.

What benefits can an adventure holiday offer?

Mini adventure holidays are truly something else – they are extremely different from a standard holiday but still offer a plethora of benefits for individuals, families or large groups. Some of the main benefits of this type of holiday are seen below:

– Improve your fitness, stamina and core strength.
– Enjoy the outdoors and improve your knowledge of nature.
– Try out some new and exciting activities such as coasteering.
– Improve bonds and trust with your friends and family.
– Meet new people and make new friends.
– Explore a different region of the UK.
– Build your own confidence and self-belief.

Whilst relaxing holidays are a great way to rejuvenate, an activity holiday is a great way to expand your own horizons, learn a new set of skills and improve your bond with the outdoor world. You will feel rejuvenated in a different sense, and you will undoubtedly create some fantastic memories.

How can a weekend in Cornwall change your life for the better?

Cornwall is one of the prime locations in the UK to enjoy an adventure break. Cornwall is a playground for those who love the outdoors and being active. This county has some world class beaches that are renowned for surfing, some breath-taking stretches of coast that are perfect for coasteering, and some gorgeous landscapes that are waiting to be explored.

An adventure weekend in Cornwall combines the excitement and thrill of adventure activities together with the unforgettable landscape that this south western county provides. You can surf at Fistral beach in Newquay, take to the forests and try your hand at wilderness camping, or even head on down to the cliffs and practice a little coasteering. The possibilities are endless and this region of the UK is perfectly suited for adventure breaks.

Why not step out of your comfort zone and try something different? Create a truly memorable experience and consider an adventure break in Cornwall today!

For more information on our Wilderness & Adventure mini breaks take a look at the below links or get in touch using hello@cornishwave.com. 

Wild Camp Experience Info Pack

Frequently Asked Questions

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Seek the Outdoors and Adventure in Cornwall!

Discover Surfing, Coasteering & Wild Camping Activities in Cornwall.

There are many different types of holiday maker – some people like to travel alone and explore far off destinations, others like to have relaxing breaks by the beach and soak up the sun, others love to seek adventure and take part in outdoor activities. Cornwall is an amazing location in the south west region of the UK and it is a true playground for those who enjoy an active holiday and exploring the beautiful outdoor regions of our Island.

Why should you consider adventure activities?

Adventure activities can provide many benefits for both your mind and body. This type of activity usually involves physical exertion and interaction with nature or your immediate surroundings. Some of the main benefits of adventure activities and outdoor adventure are listed below:

– Improve your physical fitness.
– Improve your knowledge of the environment and natural world.
– Develop your confidence and self-belief.
– Improve bonds and relationships with your friends and family.
– Try something new and exciting.
– Experience a different part of Cornwall and Newquay.
– Learn some new skills.

As you can see, adventure activities and outdoor pursuits are simply fantastic for many aspects of your life. The thrill of Coasteering or Surfing will provide you with fond memories, whilst wilderness camping could teach you new skills. Furthermore, this type of activity often requires teamwork so you can strengthen bonds and trust with your family and friends. Finally, outdoor activities often allow you to interact with nature and improve your knowledge of plants, trees and wildlife. Once you have felt the adrenaline and rush of outdoor adventure you will want to experience more!

Why are Cornwall and Newquay havens for those seeking outdoor activities?

Cornwall is known for its beautiful stretches of rugged coastline, sleepy coastal villages and historic mining past. This county is one of the best locations in the UK for those who wish to embrace the outdoors.

Firstly, Cornwall has some amazing beaches and bays that are perfect for surfing. Secondly, Cornwall has some unbelievable stretches of dramatic cliffs that lend themselves to activities such as coasteering and base jumping. Thirdly, Cornwall has a well-developed network of professional organisations such as Cornish Wave who are dedicated to providing adventure activities to tourists and locals alike. Finally, the landscape and countryside are varied and lend themselves to this type of outdoor pursuit. In short, there is no better location in the UK for a slice of adventure!

What can Newquay and Cornwall offer in terms of outdoor adventure?

Now that you understand why adventure activities are so fantastic, and why Cornwall and Newquay are ideal locations, you should be aware of exactly what activities you can try your hand at! There is a wide range of different activities you can engage in and new variations are popping up every day. Listed below are some of the most popular adventure activities you can find in Cornwall and Newquay:

– Surfing (Fistral beach anyone?)
– Wilderness camping (fancy sleeping under the stars?)
– Coasteering (have you ever jumped off a 20ft cliff into the ocean?)
– Hiking trails (Enjoy the beautiful scenery)
– Water sports (kayaking and jet skis?)

Hopefully, this selection of activities has given you food for thought and enlightened you on the outdoor pursuits available in this wonderful corner of the UK. Adventure is waiting just around the corner for those who seek it – come on down to Cornwall and explore the great outdoors today!


  1. Contact us with the dates that you wish to join us.
  2. Confirm that you are happy with your activity session details & pay securely online, via Paypal or over the phone on 01637 872031 between 7am and 9pm each day.
  3. You’ll be given your arrival time in your booking confirmation email. Meet us at our central base in Newquay (4 Alma Place, Newquay, TR7 1NF) Bring a towel, shoes for the beach or lace up trainers you don’t mind getting wet and a something to wear under your wetsuit. We provide the rest!

For further information about any of our adventure activity sessions or Wilderness & Adventure packages please get in touch using our contact form, send us an email using hello@cornishwave.com or give us a call on 01637 872031.

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Epic Stag Do’s – Surfing in Newquay

Stag Do Surfing Lessons 

Surf lessons for the lads…

Stag Do’s are supposed to be truly monumental events that will create fantastic memories and serve as the groom’s last send off before they descend into married life. Every man wants his stag do to be memorable and his friends will want to create a weekend that they can all be proud of.

As the idea and concept of the bachelor party has evolved, people are seeking new and different ways to celebrate this event – The simple pub crawl is now a thing of the past and stag do’s are often immense events that are spread over a whole weekend and involve a variety of different activities.

How can you make your (or your friends) stag do memorable? What unique and different activities can you organise that will create a lasting memory? Why not consider travelling to the booming Cornish coastal town of Newquay and take surfing lessons? Cornish Wave offer a surfing stag do experience that is sure to deliver!

What does Newquay have to offer in terms of surfing opportunities?

Maybe you have heard of Fistral Beach? If not then simply put, it is one of the most highly regarded surfing locations in the world. Due to this factor, Newquay has a well-developed surfing industry and infrastructure, and businesses like Cornish Wave excel at providing quality surfing lessons. The Cornish coast and Newquay, in particular, can create some terrific waves that are generated from the Atlantic Ocean – Surfing here can be enjoyed like no place else!

Why is surfing a fun activity for a Stag Do?

A more appropriate question might by why is surfing not a fun activity for a stag do! Consider the scene – You and your friends have travelled to Newquay and are pumped full of adrenaline and excitement – You can see the waves crashing onto the beaches! As a group, you gear up in your wetsuits, stroll across the beach like the cast of Baywatch and pick up your boards. The waves are waiting…

Surfing offers something completely different as a stag do activity – You can learn a new sport, enjoy the beaches and waters of Newquay and have a total blast with your friends. Who cares if you aren’t a natural? The laughs, banter and antics will more than compensate for your lack of surfing skills! Furthermore surfing will help refresh you after a heavy night out in the bars and clubs of Newquay, or alternatively, it will help build up your excitement for the future night to come!

What can you expect from your action packed weekend away?

Cornish Wave offer tailored surfing packages specifically for stag do parties that will provide your group with a truly epic experience. Take to the waves with our professional surfing instructors and learn how to master the board in style! Our prices are competitive and the service we provide is second to none – We pride ourselves on our skill and dedication, but we also know how to have fun and will ensure your surfing lessons are packed full of laughs and fun.

To experience the fantastic activity of surfing and create an epic stag do that the groom will be proud of, why not get in touch today!


We offer our Price Match Guarantee for all Stag Do Surfing lessons and Coasteering sessions.

  1. Contact us with the dates that you wish to join us for some Stag Do Coasteering
  2. Confirm that you are happy with your Coasteering session details & pay securely via Paypal or over the phone on 01637 872031 between 7am and 9pm each day.
  3. You’ll be given your arrival time in your booking confirmation email. Meet us at our central base in Newquay (4 Alma Place, Newquay, TR7 1NF) Bring a towel and a something to wear under your wetsuit. We provide the rest!

For further information about any of our Stag Do Coasteering sessions or Wilderness & Adventure packages please get in touch using our contact form, send us an email using hello@cornishwave.com or give us a call on 01637 872031.

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How to Choose a Surfing Lesson

Thinking about surfing in Newquay? Here is the insiders guide to what surf lesson is best for you.


Making the choice to join a surf school for tuition is an important decision that certainly starts your surfing career off in the right direction. But what actually happens, what do you learn and what type of surf lesson is best for you? 

These are just some of the common questions we are asked by people who join us at our Newquay surfing school. In this post we go behind the scenes, break down what actually goes on and answer those common questions that all beginner surfers face when learning to surf. 


Benefits of taking a surf lesson:

Before we get into the detail of answering those important questions, lets take a look at some of the top benefits of getting some surf tuition from the pro’s. 

  • Get answers to common surfing questions
  • Gain insights & coaching based on tried & tested methods
  • Discover the do’s & don’ts and save the embarrassment of surfing faux pas
  • Build your confidence in the ocean
  • Save time by learning the correct methods from the start
  • Learn the basics from a professional surf instruction


Whatever your rationale or taking a class, learning to surf in a supervised environment with a qualified surf instructor is the best way for you to get a complete introduction in the surfing world, giving you a great head start in the sport. 

different types of surf lessons & what is involved in each one?

We’ve kept it simple for this post but you can find out more information by getting in touch or by visiting each surf lesson page.

  • Group lessons 
  • Private lessons 
  • Progessor surf course 

All of our lessons are two hours long from once you are ready. We don’t include enrolment time or getting changed as part of this so you’ll have plenty of time on the beach and in the water. 

‘Our pledge to anyone joining us for a surf lesson is to have passed on enough information for you to feel comfortable enough to rent some surf equipment and head out to a beach and practice surfing on your own with a clear understanding of basic surfing techniques and beach safety awareness.’


Group surfing lessons are designed to provide a fun and informative introduction to surfing for absolute beginners. You’ll be in a group of up to 8 other likeminded individuals, typically the lessons are made up of a wide variety of budding surfers from solo travellers, couples, groups of friends and families, all eager to give surfing a go. 

Delivered by a friendly and experienced surf coach your group surf lesson is fun and safe environment to pick up the basics.  Perfect if you want to see what all the fuss is about or if your at the start of your surfing path. 

What will I learn? 

  • Introduction into beach & surf safety
  • Basic surf terminology & parts of the surfboard
  • Prone surfing, how to catch waves on your stomach, and controlling your surfboard.
  • Fundamentals of how to pop up, ride waves to the shore and wiping out safely.


Private surf lessons are the arguably the best surf lesson format for learners seeking optimum coaching – you can enjoy these as part of a small group of friends, family or on a One to One basis. 

1) Choose a private surf lesson if you want the undivided attention of a surf professional, maximising the amount of knowledge, skills and feedback you can obtain. 

2) Mixed ability groups – if you are visiting Cornwall with a group of friends or maybe some have more surf experience than others, a lesson exclusive to your group gives the coach flexibility to provide tips for both beginner and developing surfers without the distraction of other members of the public in your group. 

3) small children under 8 years old? Typically surf schools in Cornwall only accept students into group surf lessons that are eight years and older. If you have youngsters who are dying to surf then private tuition is the best way to ensure they have a great time and learn about the sea safely. 

click to Take a look at our range of private surfing lessons 


Condensed learn to surf courses tailored to your ability and timetable are the ultimate vehicle to learn & improve quickly. 

Much like an intense driving program, these progressor surf courses are a full immersion into the surf world. A good learn to surf course should touch on all areas of surfing from the basic physical movements to understanding the ocean and even the finer details of surfboard shapes, styles and history. 


Learning to surf or even developing your surf skills can be a long draw out process for most.  It seems that unless you’re lucky enough to start surfing at a young age or have plenty of time to donate to your new favourite hobby, surfing can prove to be a frustrating road to success. 

The good news is, given time in the water your surfing will improve even if it doesn’t feel like it.  To give yourself that little boost to get ahead of the curve, taking a few tips from a dedicated and qualified surf coach can really give you that edge, progressing your understanding and developing the correct techniques that are proven to work. 


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How to Spot a Rip Current

Understanding Rip Currents & Surf Safety.

Being able to spot a rip current is an important skill that could one day save your life or the life of other surfers. In this post we aim to highlight some vital information about rip currents and basic surf safety.

What is a rip current?

A rip current is a body of water that travels away from the shore, out to sea. This body of water contains strong flowing currents that can move quickly out to the deep ocean, often exhausting the surfers ability to out paddle the rip currents strength.

Rip Current:

‘A body of water trying to find it”s own level’

How to identify a rip

– Look for patches of water that are darker in colour to the surrounding water

– The surface of the water flickers or dances in the area where the rip is

– Waves look different and don’t break as often

The characteristics of rips change quickly and don’t always show all of the above signs at once.

Why are rip currents dangerous?

“Rips are strong currents running out to sea, which can quickly drag people and debris away from the shallows of the shoreline and out to deeper water.” (Source)

How to handle a rip current?

If caught in a rip current, don’t fight it! Paddle parallel to the shore or back to land at a 45 degree angle.

– Examine your options

– Never ditch your surfboard

– Call for help

– Paddle parallel to the shore or an angle of 45 degrees to escape the ‘grip of the rip’. Never swim against it.

What causes a rip current?

Rips are made up of three distinct parts. Understanding the details of each of these greatly improves your knowledge and understanding of what causes rips and understanding how to deal with them.

Image courtesy of NOAA

Diagram showing three main feature of a rip current

Feeder – This is where the rip originates and is where the water brought towards the shoreline by waves, starts to recede back into the ocean.

Neck – As waves break and dissipate on the shallow shoreline, water then needs to return back out to deeper water.

In areas of the beach where there are deep channels sided by shallow sand banks or fixed piers or headlands, water will naturally flow towards deeper areas and back out to sea.

Head – This is typically behind the surf zone and often where the strength of the current will weaken and slow down.

What are the different types of rips?

Fixed – Often found at large exposed surfing beaches, away from headlands, rocks or piers. As sand bars build, shift and break up, fixed or ‘open coast beach rips’  can be found regularly along the beach.

Permanent – Found where the beach has established piers, cliffs, groyne’s or any permanent feature extending into the surf zone. Otherwise known as ‘Topographic rips’, these immovable obstructions interrupt the parallel flow of water, and force the rip to travel along the feature out towards the ocean.

Travelling – Initially this form of rip current travels parallel to the shoreline, then changes in direction heading out to sea.

Flash rips – Caused by a sudden shift in sand banks or large increase in surf size.

Key points & facts about rips

Rip Currents are caused by waves

Rip currents can be very strong and travel up to eight feet per second.

Rip currents account for over 80% of rescues performed by beach lifeguards in the US. (Source) 

Over 60% of RNLI lifeguard incidents involve rip currents. (Source)

A rip is strongest near the surface of the sea.


Activities In Newquay: Why We Love Adventure Activities (And You Should Too!)


Outdoor Adventure Activities in Newquay

Here at Cornish Wave, we absolutely love outdoor activities! We relish the challenge, the invigoration, the adrenaline and the sheer enjoyment. What better way to keep fit, and have some fun, than to engage in a thrilling deep water coasteering cliff jump, camp out in the wilderness, or master the waves on the beaches of Newquay? There is literally no substitute for an action packed day full of outdoor pursuits and this is something we relish being involved in; both in our work and our free time.

We hope you find this love of outdoor activities contagious and we sincerely urge everyone to consider getting out of the house and getting active as often as possible. Why exactly should you love activities? What is it about being outdoors that is so appealing? How can partaking in activities such as Surfing and Coasteering improve your quality of life? Read on to find out how!

Activities make us feel alive

There is no better feeling in life than standing on your surfboard, feeling the wind whip against your face and the refreshing spray of the waters from Fistral beach as you surf your first Cornish wave. You’ll never feel more alive than when scrambling along a stretch of beautiful Cornish coastline or challenging yourself to jumping headlong into the welcoming waters beneath you. Outdoor adventure activities make you feel alive, you won’t find a better alternative!

Activities can help us keep fit and healthy

In today’s modern world, we often simply don’t have time for fitness and regular exercise. Outdoor activities such as Coasteering and wilderness camping involve natural exercise and physical exertion. What’s even better is that as we are having fun and enjoying ourselves, the exercise does not feel like a burden or a chore! When climbing on the Cornish cliffs, or surfing on the waves of Newquay, you could burn off hundreds of calories and not even notice!

Activities allow us to build memories with our friends

Memories are something that we can treasure as we grow older; something that cannot be taken away from us and serve as a source of happiness in our lives. Undertaking outdoor activities with your friends allows you to create some simply fantastic memories. During these outings you will laugh, have fun, play jokes on each other, and also strengthen your bonds of friendship; these positive actions and feelings will live long in your memory and make your life rich.

Push yourself to the limits with our Coasteering sessions in Newquay

Activities allow us to push ourselves to the max

As humans, we thrive when put under pressure or in a challenging situation. Many of us simply love pushing ourselves to the limit and seeing what we can achieve. Activities such as Coasteering cater to this innate desire to better ourselves; maybe you have a fear of heights and conquer it by jumping from the top of a 20ft cliff whilst Coasteering? Maybe you have never surfed before, but take to the waves and master the basics on Fistral beach?

Activities allow us to experience the natural world

Our world is hugely important and it is vital that we treat it with respect, but at the same time enjoy what it has to offer. Outdoor activities can allow us to experience the natural world, explore the landscapes of the British Isles and improve our knowledge of wildlife, geology and organic species.

Why not get involved in an outdoor activity and improve your quality of life? Coasteering, Wilderness Camping and Surfing are just three of the many activities that you can engage in that can bring you the benefits mentioned above – once you have taken the first step, you will wonder how you ever lived without them!

Towan Headland in Newquay from above


We offer a variety of Surfing, Coasteering and Wild Camping activity sessions suited to a wide range of friends, families & groups. and needs.

Contact us with the dates that you wish to join us.

Confirm that you are happy with the details of your session & pay securely via Paypal or over the phone on 01637 872031 between 7am and 9pm each day.

You’ll be given your arrival time in your booking confirmation email. Meet us at our central base in Newquay (4 Alma Place, Newquay, TR7 1NF)

For further information about any of our Surfing, Coasteering or Wild Camp Experience packages please get in touch using our contact form, send us an email using hello@cornishwave.com or give us a call on 01637 872031.


Corporate Adventure Days UK

Corporate adventure team building days UK

Team Building Activities In Newquay

The key benefits of a team building activities in Newquay

Thinking of organising a team building day but not sure if the crunch is worth it? In this post we explain why a team building day is vital to the success of your business.

Whether it’s group cohesion, celebrating a successful quater or ramping up for the year ahead our corporate adventure activities are sure to provide the recipe for achieving results.

Break down communication barriers

A great team building activity will include every member of your group and ensure everyone is equally pulling their weight. People will need to rely on each other throughout and the activities will help break down any cultural or language barriers that may have been slowing you down in the office.

Increases employee morale

According to a recent survey, businesses experience a 31% increase in efficiency if the employees have a higher morale. An afternoon, day or even weekend away from the office shows your team how valuable they are to you and your business. We’re talking more than just a free lunch down the local pub!

Character building

Everyone goes into the activity with the same amount of knowledge. As the task progresses you will start to see who the natural leaders are, who’s the most creative and other skills will present themselves that hadn’t been apparent previously. You can then start to use these new found skills in your everyday work life.

Relationship building

As you already know, communication is key to a great workflow. Getting people together and working with people they don’t usually talk to is a great way to connect departments. Staff will feel more confident picking up the phone and the entire office atmosphere will be happier. 70% of people believe that having friends in the workplace is fundamental to a happy office.

Corporate Team building Adventure day activities

Take a look of our team building ideas in Newquay or check out Adventure Connections for more ideas around the UK.


Family Coasteering in Cornwall

Family Coasteering in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the premier holiday destinations for active families in the UK – Thousands of families flock to this picturesque part of the British Isles year after year to enjoy the wonderful scenery, interesting heritage, and fun variety of outdoor activities – Not to mention the world famous Cornish pasties!

Whilst keeping the troops entertained can be a job itself, luckily Cornwall offers a wide choice of things to do that will keep even the most energetic family captivated. Here at Cornish Wave we understand family time is important and that holiday memories are some that last the longest.

In particular our Coasteering sessions have proven to become a popular choice for families seeking the thrill of adventure during their stay in Kernow and this article will help you understand why!

What is Coasteering?

Coasteering has a broad definition and can encompass a wide range of different activities, but in general, it can be defined as: “A physical activity that involves movement and interaction with a stretch of coastline without the use of a boat, surfboard or other craft”

In essence, Coasteering is interacting with the natural environment found on coastlines. This interaction could include swimming in the waters at the base of rock cliffs and exploring caves and outcrops. Alternatively, it could also involve scrambling or climbing across a rock face to the waters below. Moreover, many Coasteering sessions involve exhilarating cliff jumps where you can safely hurl yourself off the top of a cliff and splash into the sea beneath you. As you can see, the dramatic Cornish coast is perfectly suited for this type of activity, and the many cliffs, bays and changing conditions can provide a different experience every time.

With professional and experienced guides to show you the ropes, teach you the basics, and ensure that you get to truly explore the Cornish coastline up close and personal, our guided Coasteering activities can offer a huge amount of fun, excitement and challenge for a family.

Know Before You Go

Prior to families booking their Coasteering adventure in Cornwall, we often get asked various questions about the activity, in the section below we highlight some common considerations relating Coasteering in Cornwall.

We are often asked how safe is Coasteering? What equipment do I need?  Or, do I need to be fit to enjoy a Coasteering session?

More information about Coasteering can be found in our complete FAQ’s, our blog or get in touch with this form.

Safety – Possibly our most frequently asked question , “Is Coasteering safe?” – Yes of course it is!

Although some descriptions of what is involved in Coasteering may be designed to attract adrenaline junkies in actuality there is very little risk involved undertaking the activity and huge all round benefits to be gained. As with any adventure activity the very nature of the experience is often outside of peoples natural comfort zone however,  our highly experienced guides will ensure your safety at all times.

Trusted Coasteering providers typically adhere to guidelines laid out by the National Coasteering Charter. This charter aims to promote Coasteering as an activity to be enjoyed by all and to ensure that safe practices are used at all times. Owner of Cornish Wave Jorrin Massingham is an active member of the NCC and currently one of two NCC representatives for Cornwall.

Equipment – Safety equipment will be provided – This includes a helmet, wetsuit and buoyancy aid. You can find out more about what to wear in Coasteering in our blog. We ask that you bring something to wear under your wetsuit, a towel and a pair of lace up trainers that you don’t mind getting wet.

Physical Fitness – A question that is asked just as often is, “Do I need to be physically fit?” – Not really no! Coasteering does require a certain degree of physicality and endurance, but you do not need to be supremely fit or someone that attends the gym 5 times a week! It is advisable that you are a confident swimmer, however – If you are not, you may not find the experience as enjoyable.

Cliff Jumping – Some people are terrified at the thought of jumping off the top of a cliff, but don’t worry – You do not have to jump if you do not want too! It is highly recommended that you do take the plunge, conquer your fears and jump, however – You will feel exhilarated after the experience!

Why is Coasteering in Cornwall a fantastic family activity?

Hopefully, you will now understand what Coasteering is about – but why should you bring your family to Cornwall to experience this type of activity? What is it about the combination of Coasteering and Cornwall that proves to be so popular, rewarding and memorable? These pointers will explain why!

You can bond as a family – During a coasteering session, you can work together as a family – You can challenge each other, and help each other overcome your fears. This type of activity promotes teamwork, cooperation and bonding and your family will feel closer after the experience.

You can tailor the session to suit your abilities – Each coasteering session is different – If you simply want a taster, you can opt for a low-intensity coasteering adventure that doesn’t involve as much physical exertion. Alternatively, if you have a family of experienced swimmers and climbers, you can go full throttle and test your limits!

Cornwall offers a truly diverse coastline – The Cornish coast is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in the UK. Rich in history, full of wildlife, stunning to look at – Each section of coast you explore can offer something different – From quiet sheltered bays, to open stretches of sea and cliffs. There is no greater location to experience coasteering!

You can learn as they have fun – Whilst interacting with the cliffs and water, your children will learn a host of valuable facts about the natural world. They will learn about the sea, different cliff formations, varieties of plant, and species of wildlife. As a family, you will feel enriched both physically and mentally.

As you can see, coasteering is a truly fantastic activity that can impact your life in a variety of ways. What better way to experience the county of Cornwall than to explore its coastline and at the same time, build your bonds and come together as a family?


We offer a variety of Coasteering sessions suited to a wide range of groups and needs, join one of our daily existing sessions or book your own Private Family Coasteering session for the ultimate aquatic adventure.

Contact us with the dates that you wish to join us.

Confirm that you are happy with your Coasteering session details & pay securely via Paypal or over the phone on 01637 872031 between 7am and 9pm each day.

You’ll be given your arrival time in your booking confirmation email. Meet us at our central base in Newquay (4 Alma Place, Newquay, TR7 1NF) Bring a towel, something to wear under your wetsuit and a pair of lace up trainers. We provide the rest!

For further information about any of our Surfing, Coasteering or Wild Camp Experience packages please get in touch using our contact form, send us an email using hello@cornishwave.com or give us a call on 01637 872031.

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10 Reasons To Go To Surf School In Newquay

Why Attending Surf School In Newquay Is A Must

 With its stunning beaches, thronging nightlife and vibrant surfing atmosphere, Newquay has always been a spot which attracts lots of visitors. A surfing destination unrivalled by any in the UK, surfers come from around the world to take advantage of the many surfing beaches and soak up the summer surf scene.

We love our work and we love Newquay, and we think you will too. Here is our list of reasons to get down here and learn to surf in Newquay.

surfing at fistral beach newquay cornwall

Top Reasons to Attend a Newquay Surf School

Surfing is a fantastic sport that an ever-growing number of people are taking up. In the UK, surfing has been practised for many years, especially in the county of Cornwall, and the booming coastal town of Newquay. Both county and town are known for being legendary surfing locations and draw thousands of visitors each year to sample the Atlantic waves and the surfing culture that is ever-present.

Attending supervised lessons with a professional surf school is a fantastic way to start this sport and as you will see below, offers a great deal more than just supervision and training. Firstly, learning surfing can improve your quality of life and self-development, but also allow you to experience what Newquay has to offer.

For self-development and quality of life

1. Build your self-confidence and bravery

Surfing requires a great deal of bravery and self-confidence – It takes courage to swim into the water and attempt to stand up on your board as the waves crash around you! Each time you climb on your board, paddle out and attempt to pop up, your confidence will grow, and you will learn to conquer any fears you have of the water.

2. Maintain a strong level of fitness and activity

Exercise is often hard to come by, and new technologies provide us alternate means of entertainment such as smartphones and tablets. Joining a Surf School can give you a reason to exercise and help boost your fitness levels. Surfing requires a great deal of strength and stamina and each time you attend a lesson, your physical fitness and cardiovascular fitness will improve.

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3. Find a release from the stress of modern life

In today’s modern world, the pressure of work can often mount up and cause long-term effects such as depression and anxiety. Learning how to surf can offer a potent form of stress relief – You can forget about work, leave your worries behind and simply enjoy surfing!

4. Learn a new sport and have fun

It is important to try and test ourselves and learn new skills – This is how we develop as human beings. Attending a surf school can provide you with a new challenge and the opportunity to test your own skills and talents at a new sport. Furthermore, surfing is just a whole load of fun, therefore surfing lessons will be something you can look forward to each week.

5. Improve your knowledge of nature and the ocean

You many think that surfing is just a simple case of standing on a board and trying to not fall off – This could not be further from the truth. Surfing requires an in-depth understanding of nature, the ocean, the formation of waves, weather conditions and tidal motions. Learning to surf will help develop your own knowledge of the world we live in.

Because Newquay and Surfing are awesome

6. Newquay is a fantastic coastal resort

Newquay is a wonderful place to visit – It experiences great weather, favourable temperatures in spring and summer, and it is well developed with a host of attractions. Learning to surf at Newquay will allow you to immerse yourself in this region of Cornwall and really get to know this charming town.

iconic headland hotel, fistral beach, newquay. Surfing mage source: Lisa Malone iconic headland hotel, fistral beach, newquay. Surfing mage source: Lisa Malone

7. Newquay is the home of UK Surfing

The history of surfing in the UK is intertwined with Newquay and the first surfers practised here back in the 1920’s. Where better to attend a surfing school than the birthplace of surfing in the UK? Today, Newquay still stands as a fantastic surfing location and professionals from around the world flock to this Cornish town to participate in tournaments and enjoy the surfing culture.

8. Fistral Beach

This epic beach is one of the most renowned surfing locations in the world. The angle of the beach, the enclosing arms of the promontories, and the formation of the waves from the Atlantic Ocean make the conditions at Fistral perfect for surfing. By attending a surf school in Newquay, you can make use of amazing beaches such as Fistral and give yourself a head start.

9. Learn from a professional and do it properly

The most obvious reason is that you will receive professional training and guidance! Learning to surf on your own can prove extremely difficult. By attending a surf school in Newquay, you will be instructed by someone who actually knows their stuff! They will correct your bad habits, and help you develop into a fine surfer.

surf coach delivering a surf lesson on fistral beach, newquay

surf coach and students learning to surf

surf coach celebrating success for student 

10. Make new friends and socialise

As most surf schools will be composed of classes or groups of students, there is a real chance to socialise and mingle with a new group of like-minded people. You can help each other progress, provides tips and hints to help improve each other’s techniques, and then, of course, you could meet up after lessons to experience what Newquay has to offer. Surf schools are the perfect place to expand your horizons and enter the world of surfing culture.

As you can see, attending a surf school in Newquay is a truly fantastic way to improve many aspects of your life and start learning this amazing sport!


Contact us with the dates that you wish to join us for some Stag Do Coasteering

Confirm that you are happy with your Coasteering session details & pay securely via Paypal or over the phone on 01637 872031 between 7am and 9pm each day.

You’ll be given your arrival time in your booking confirmation email. Meet us at our central base in Newquay (4 Alma Place, Newquay, TR7 1NF) Bring a towel and a something to wear under your wetsuit. We provide the rest!

For further information about any of our Stag Do Coasteering sessions or Wilderness & Adventure packages please get in touch using our contact form, send us an email using hello@cornishwave.com or give us a call on 07771 718 125 or 01637 872031.


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Epic Stag Do’s – Wilderness Camping and Coasteering in Newquay

Friends enjoying the camp fire Wilderness & adventure  

Surfing, Coasteering & Wild Camping in Newquay

We have already shown you the delights of the surfing stag do; join us now and discover another unique and epic adventure that is perfect for the grooms send off – Wilderness Camping and Coasteering! These two activities are sure to create the perfect stag weekend, and could, in fact, be at risk of eclipsing the actual wedding! If you are looking for something different; continue reading and learn about the fantastic activities that Cornish Wave can offer your stag party.

Wilderness Camping – Up close and personal with nature

As the name implies, wilderness camping involves immersing yourself in nature and camping out in the elements – True Bear Grylls style! What better way to start your stag weekend than to come together as a group away from the fast paced, high energy world and relax yourselves in your own private Wild Camp? You can truly exercise your manly traits and ingenuity – Don’t worry about pitching tents, Cornish Wave have you covered. We provide large canvas Bell tents or if you really want to sleep under the stars request a hammock and drift off by the light of the fire.

Forget about the pubs and bars on your first night– There is plenty of time for that on your big night in downtown Newquay! Before the nightlife calls, enjoy a fun and action-packed adventure in an area of secluded Cornish woodlands, and learn some basic bushcraft and camping hacks. Your group can come together, chat, have a laugh, sip a beer or two and be at one with nature before enjoying a thrilling session of Coasteering or surfing – Top all that off with an immense night out in Newquay and you have the perfect stag weekend.

Axe throwing bushcraft

sunny woodlands wild camping

Coasteering – Show off your skills

Once you have spent the night in your private Cornish campsite, you can then undertake an action packed and adrenaline fuelled session of Coasteering. This activity is all about testing your limits and experiencing the Cornish coastal regions. You will take to the cliffs surrounding Newquay and test your climbing and swimming skills; also your nerve and bravery.

Each Coasteering session is different from the last – Maybe you will scramble across a cliff face and down into the sea below? Maybe you will find a hidden cave or swim along a stretch of water? Maybe you will perform a series of spectacular dives from the top of the cliffs and plunge into the salty abyss? Whatever your Coasteering session contains, your stag group is sure to have an amazing time. You will bond as a group, push each other to the limit, and create some immense memories.

coasteering guide jumping 

Stag Do’s with a twist – Embrace your wild side

As you can see, these activities will create a unique stag do that rival wedding groups will be envious of! An adventure weekend with Cornish Wave will start with an interesting and fun night of wilderness camping on Friday, progress into an action packed session of Coasteering or surfing during Saturday daytime, and then finish with a wild night out in Newquay in the evening!

This truly is a fantastic trio of activities and will create an epic stag do. Newquay is already known for its lively nightlife and is a popular venue for stag parties, but Cornish Wave take this to the next level and show you everything this Cornish region has to offer!


We offer our Price Match Guarantee for all Stag Do surfing lessons and Coasteering sessions.

  1. Contact us with the dates that you wish to join us for some Stag Do Coasteering
  2. Confirm that you are happy with your Coasteering session details & pay securely via Paypal or over the phone on 01637 872031 between 7am and 9pm each day.
  3. You’ll be given your arrival time in your booking confirmation email. Meet us at our central base in Newquay (4 Alma Place, Newquay, TR7 1NF) Bring a towel and a something to wear under your wetsuit. We provide the rest!

For further information about any of our Stag Do Coasteering sessions or Wilderness & Adventure packages please get in touch using our contact form, send us an email using hello@cornishwave.com or give us a call on 07771 718 125 or 01637 872031.