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.

Sophie H
Sophie H
19 May 2024
Best first lesson! I had the best time surfing for the first time! I was worried about my fitness but the instructor insured we all had chance to rest and supported us in catching the waves to practice standing. Great communication with the fog on the morning too, it was easy to make a plan and get on the water. Will definitely be back!
Holly W
Holly W
19 May 2024
Great lesson, perfect for beginners We had a great surf lesson with Abe. He was great for beginners, explained everything well, kept us safe and got us to standing. Would thoroughly recommend, and we will be back! Thank you!!
Joanna D
Joanna D
17 May 2024
Marvellous people Julian and his colleague are our heroes. We lost our car keys on the morning of the day we were returning from our holiday. Julian found them and his colleague suggested walking round the car park zapping at the VWs. He found our car and left a note on the windscreen. We can’t thank you guys enough. Keep being you!
Dani
Dani
16 May 2024
Awesome Lesson Had a great beginner lesson with Abe. Abe was a brilliant coach. Will defo be back for another lesson soon! Would definitely recommend.
Caroline H
Caroline H
14 May 2024
Sunny Saturday surf with Stoked Surf School. A fantastic morning for the kids. Friendly and engaging instructors who enthused the group and got them up and surfing in no time. A great time had by all. Would highly recommend.
Andrew B
Andrew B
14 May 2024
Great time surfing with family Had a great time surfing as a family with several adult beginners and a few more experienced surfers. Julian was friendly and helpful and the surf shop was well located in Perranporth which has a very nice beach.
Ben H
Ben H
13 May 2024
Awesome Experience kids will never forget!!! Julian and his team were epic! 16 kids all under 13 and all novices all surfing and catching waves in there 2 hour lesson. Would highly recommend to any individuals or groups!! Absolutely stoked!!
Grant L
Grant L
13 May 2024
Brilliant experience for the kids Our 10’s football team absolutely loved there surfing lesson, it was the highlight of our weekend in Perranporth. The instructor’s were amazing considering there were a lot of children to teach. Would highly recommend. Thanks guys.!
paul s
paul s
13 May 2024
Amazing lesson and great staff Excellent surf lesson,great people,my son and his mates loved it.Would definitely recommend this to anyone. Thanks Paul Santon
Craig M
Craig M
8 May 2024
If you want a Surf school in Cornwall…this is the place to go! Julian and his team have nailed it! This place is the best. Julian is always helpful and on hand and so relaxed and welcoming. Had a lesson last year and then returned for another this weekendand it was like I hadn’t been away. I had Matt take me on a 1-1 lesson again. Had Matt last summer and we picked up where we left off. This time he took a board out too so we could get out back and start working on catching green waves. Lots to learn and build on but as always Matt was great. Great coaching style, personable and clearly knows his stuff. Pitched the lesson just right for what I wanted and despite the first part of the lesson being a bit low on wave count we used the opportunity to talk about what to look out for, how to identify worthwhile waves etc and then we chatted a bit about different types of wave breaks and overall I came away with a whole new lot of information to add in to the mix. Second half the waves came and it was all go and felt a huge improvement with just a few tweaks. Seen a lot of improvements since my last visit too. The changing area round the back has now been transformed and is a great escape to get changed/washed down in. My only complaint is that I live too far away to get here more often. Hands down Julian is running a great set up with a great team around it and they are smashing it! Can’t recommend them enough