About
Stoked Surf School

We are Stoked Surf School, located in the small picturesque village of Perranporth, a relaxed and friendly seaside parish on the north coast of Cornwall. However, the real jewel in the crown of Perranporth has to be its beautiful beach. With just over 2 miles of golden sand it provides consistent, mostly uncrowded and unlimited surf all year around. A true surfers paradise.

A warm welcome awaits you at stoked. A surf school that offers fun, safe and professional surf lessons for all ages and abilities. Our head surf coach Julian who has over 20 years of surf coaching experience leads a fully qualified and enthusiastic team assuring that you are going to see improvements in your surfing in no time. Offering dry changing facilities, the very best surf equipment, surf hire and a fully stocked surf and skate shop - we really do have it all. The only thing missing is you!

This is surfing. We are stoked.

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Who We Are

All of our coaches are qualified lifeguards and ISA / Surfing England coaches, ensuring a fun, safe time in the water. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking at the surf school?
There is no actual parking at the surf school but there are numerous car parks in the village. The closest one to Stoked surf school is Wheal Leisure car park in Perranporth (postcode: TR5 0EY).
Where do we meet?
We meet at Coastal Surf on Perranporth high street (postcode: TR6 0BJ). This is where you will get changed and get ready for your lesson. There are no lockers but we do provide a storage box for you to put your belongings in. There is no need to bring any valuables with you, but if you want we can always store precious items.
Will the lesson still run if it's wet, or windy, or both?
A bit of rain will not stop us. Surfing in the rain is actually quite nice - once you're wet, you’re wet! That being said, if the weather or sea conditions make it too unsuitable to surf then we will give you a call just as soon as we can to let you know.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please arrive with your swimwear on underneath your clothes This saves a lot of time changing as we only have limited space. Also don’t forget a towel, sunscreen and plenty of enthusiasm.
What is the minimum age for surfing?
We love teaching groms (kids) so when you hit your 7th birthday its on!
Can I bring my medical equipment down to the lesson with me?
100%. In fact, on your registration form we ask you if you have any medical requirements. The coaches always take down a waterproof bag for you to put anything that you may need while on the lesson.
Do I have to carry my boards from the shop to the beach?
No. We have a lock up just a few minutes walk from the shop, which is a stones throw away from the surf. From here you will collect your surfboards and walk down to the surfing area. If you want you can bring some flip-flops to walk down the road to the beach from the shop.
I'm scared of stepping on a weeverfish - Are they dangerous?
Ah, the dreaded weeverfish. Yes, they do lurk, particularly in the summer months at low tide, and some people are unfortunate to stand on them which is more annoying than painful. They are not particularly dangerous and if you do get stung then putting your foot in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes normally does the trick. We would say if you are concerned about stepping on one then let us know and we can give you a pair of boots. But would it stop us from ever going surfing? Absolutely not.
Is there somewhere to grab a coffee or a bite to eat before or after my lesson?
Perranporth is your typical seaside town, with a wide range of places to eat and drink and just about anything else you may need for a great day on the beach. Just make sure you have enough time to take it all in and relax on one of Cornwall’s biggest and most beautiful beaches at over 2.2 miles long.
Is the beach dog friendly?
Yes, in fact he whole of Perranporth is very dog friendly and dogs are permitted on the beach all year round. However, during the months of July and August, your furry friends will need to be on a short lead on the main part of the beach but are allowed to run wild past this point.
Do I need to be a competent swimmer?
No, not for beginner/ improver lessons as we only go out to waist to chest depth water. In fact, we have had some people who cannot swim at all. However, if you are worried about this then perhaps you would be more suited to a Private lesson with your very own surf coach. Either way we would love to hear from you.
How can you assure that we will be safe?
We take safety very seriously at stoked surf school and keeping everyone safe aswell as having fun is our top priority. All of our coaches are qualified lifeguards and ISA / Surfing England coaches. On top of this the surf school is accredited by Surfing England which is the national governing body for surfing. Finally, all of the coaches are competent surfers with many years of water knowledge and experience. On top of this Perranporth is patrolled by RNLI lifeguards from April to October so yes I would say that you are in safe hands.

Bear B
Bear B
28 October 2023
Amazing Amazing coaching best surf school in the world. Coach ju is the best. It was such a chill experience
Kerrie m
Kerrie m
26 October 2023
Amazing surf school Took my 9 year old daughter for her first surf lesson today, Julian and Matt were incredible with her and she had the most amazing time. I felt totally at ease watching her and didn't worry at all about her being in the sea without me as they were so attentive making sure she was okay. The waves were big today and she was safe and looked after the whole time. She achieved her blue loop band which meant she was standing on the surf board by the end of the lesson! She already can't wait to come back when we next visit! Thank you stoked!!
Donna W
Donna W
25 October 2023
Fun, professional, and amazing surf school. Would 100% recommend Stoked... took a couple of lessons a few years ago but forgotten everything so went for the beginners group lesson. Ju was a great instructor, funny, engaging and explained everything perfectly. The Loop idea is unique to stoked, but I can't believe it hasn't been adopted more widely, it really helped to understand progression of skills, and a lovely idea to get a token of your achievement afterwards. The girls loved the idea of earning the loop bracelet! Ju had just the right approach to get the whole group interacting and at ease with each other, even if a few of us couldn't come up with a graceful animal to emulate when practicing getting on the board! The angry cat impressions were hysterical too. Minimal time on the sand, just enough to get us going, then lots of time in the water. There were a few instructors for the group, hands on in the water offering advice and help, everyone in the group got to standing by the end of the lesson which was great and much more successful than my previous experiences elsewhere. They were also well organised, enthusiastic and great about being flexible about renting the wetsuits for longer. Not to mention great sports, letting the girls get revenge with the hose at the end of the day! All in all, an amazing time, and would highly recommend Stoked to anyone thinking of surfing.
Emily A
Emily A
22 October 2023
10/10 Wouldn't go for a surf lesson anywhere else! Ross our coach was amazing, incredibly knowledgeable and made the experience so enjoyable!
Steve D
Steve D
19 October 2023
Hawaii Big 50 So I hit the big 50 this year and I decided a surf lesson would be a great way to mark the occasion. My wife set up a private session with Ju for myself and my two teenage boys. Ju was on it from the start, making sure we had a session booked, he was really helpful and informative. We booked a half day private session; Ju ran through the LOOP surfing ability measures with us, starting with water safety. Our aspiration was to get us standing by the end of the first session (Blue Loop), we were kitted out with wetsuits and Mick Fanning soft boards. Both my boys had 8f boards whilst I had 9f nickname the “kong” which had a bit more buoyancy. At the start Ju got us used to getting onto the board balancing on our bodies riding the waves, this quickly moved onto kneeling. We had a quick refresh on the beach to go through how the stand “pop up”. This was so much fun getting out onto the water again, by the end of the session we were standing more than stalling or nose diving on the board. Ju was there to give us pointers on how to improve our stance with great encouragement. Later that week we hired a wetsuit and board for my youngest to use over the weekend, he had a blast getting familiar with the board and putting into practise everything he’d been taught. After the weekend he headed back to collage, I traded the wetsuit and board in so I could continue to use it. Ju and team were so helpful in accommodating all of this. It was great to see them when we were out an about as we really felt like we were part of the Stoked Surf School family!! Loved it, don’t put it off, you won’t be disappointed!! Oh, and they have some great merch, I did by a cap (or two) and a mug to remind me of the great time I had……..
Mark J
Mark J
19 October 2023
Stoked - Another Great Time Back again with Jules and the team at Stoked for our bi-annual visit to Perranporth as a family and all of us now out back. We even had other family get hooked after a session with the Kong - Enough said!! . Cannot recommend these guys enough to anyone in the area. Oh and the sea is still quite warm!!
Rachel
Rachel
16 October 2023
Amazing surf lesson I visited Cornwall with my family and myself and my fiance wanted to book a surf lesson whilst we were there. We were both so glad we booked with Stoked., Ju was such a knowledgeable and passionate surf teacher who made the lessons safe, fun and educational. I managed to stand - just... and will definitely book again next time I'm down in Cornwall! If you are wondering who to book your surf lesson with... These are your guys! Thanks Ju! Had a great time! Rachel
PaulT
PaulT
16 October 2023
Fantastic We went for surfing lessons and had the instructor, Julian. There were a few of us, one of which had some additional needs. Julian was attentive, fun and made it really rewarding. Great company, Julian was absolutely fantastic. Would 100% do it again
Kate M
Kate M
11 October 2023
Highly recommend I had such a great lesson today with Stoked Surf School. Big thank you to Ju, who is an encouraging, knowledgeable, and friendly instructor who clearly loves his job and cares about what he does! We felt in good hands in the water and all managed to stand up with Ju's help/encouragement. Highly recommend Stoked Surf School to anyone visiting Perranporth!
Marc
Marc
11 October 2023
Don’t wait. Get Stoked, “Enjoy the ride” My partner went for a lesson yesterday, I really don’t love water (especially the sea) so I stood by and watched and she had a great time and it looked like a lot of fun. I decided to give it a go today in spite of being a land dweller and honestly so glad I did. Julian (Ju) was inspiring, patient and got me standing - yes STANDING on my first session (Albeit briefly). I never felt unsafe, and I had an amazing time, yellow band for me today but I’m coming back to get my blue band someday! If you love the sea, you should go check it out, if you don’t love the sea you should DEFINITELY check it out Thanks Ju ?? Made me friends with the sea today :)