Surfing Holidays Cornwall


Surfing Holidays Cornwall

Cornwall has been a favourite destination for holiday makers for years both with visitors from the UK and international tourists. The stunning scenery, coastal and countryside and picturesque towns and villages have always been a lure to tourists and more recently Cornwall has become a fantastic destination for foodies wishing to try some of the best seafood restaurants in the world. Cornwall is also now becoming a world-renowned destination for adventure holidays. Boasting some of the best surfing beaches in the UK, if not the world, it has become a Mecca for experienced surfers but also a great place to begin to learn to surf with some of the beaches creating the perfect waves for beginners. At Cornish Wave, we have a range of options perfect to make your surfing holiday Cornwall special. From private surf lessons to more family orientated activities we have the lot. For the really adventurous, you may want to try our Adventure Weekends with a range of surfing lessons, coasteering, bush craft and other activities it’ll be a holiday you’ll never forget.

Surfing Holidays Fistral Beach

Cornish Wave are based in Newquay which has some of the best surf beaches in all of Cornwall. For surfing holidays in Cornwall Fistral beach is definitely one to try. It is suitable for any level of surfer from beginner through to intermediate and more advanced surfers. It is also relatively consistent for surfers no matter the tide with more advanced surfers likely preferring the lower tides with steeper, faster waves.

For beginners, learning to surf on Fistral Beach is perfect. Around one hour after high tide and two hours before low tide the waves are perfect for beginners with regular white-water waves rolling to shore as you master the basics. Once up to speed the beach also produces some more gentle, rolling waves which make for a good step up as you progress your surfing skills. All of our surf instructors are lifeguard trained but for added piece of mind there is an extended lifeguard service on Fistral beach from late march to late October. The beach has the added benefit of being close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Newquay town centre for after your session. Perfect for unwinding.

Guide to surfing beaches in Newquay: Fistral beach

Cornwall Holiday Accommodation

There are plenty of hotels, cottages, and apartments to book in Newquay or further afield in Cornwall, for your surfing break. We would always recommend staying as close to the beach as possible, but then, we love our surfing! We also suggest, if you are planning to visit in high season then you book your accommodation as soon as possible to ensure you do not miss out! Again, if you feel like doing something a bit more adventurous, our wild camp adventure weekend is a great mix of activity, adrenaline and then chilling out in the woods.

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Where is the best place to stay in Cornwall for a surfing holiday?

Cornwall boasts many fantastic beaches for surfing and the answer to this question likely depends on the level of surfer you currently are and what other amenities you would like nearby. We always suggest surfing in an area that is patrolled by lifeguards, no matter how advanced a learner you are or how strong a swimmer. Newquay is a superb place for a surfing holiday as there are a number of long beaches for you to surf, the surf is quite regular and there are generally waves for every level.

I already know how to surf but want to improve – what should I do?

We offer progressor surf lessons for individuals who are already competent in surfing. We’ll quickly establish your level and then one of our qualified surf coaches will look at putting together a lesson that is going to improve your skills even further. We love teaching beginners but we also love taking out more advanced surfers and really pushing them to improve!

When is the best time to go on holiday in Cornwall?

Being in the UK we always have to be conscious of the weather so for that reason we would always suggest Spring-Summer and into early autumn is the best time for surfing. The waves do not disappear but, particularly if you are a beginner, wind and rain can make learning particularly difficult. One thing to be conscious of in the Spring are the Spring Tides which can also make conditions particularly tricky for beginners. We will always give advice when you speak to us about when the best time to go is. Just give us a call or email us!