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Surf Lessons At Stoked

Perranporth, Cornwall, stands as the ultimate playground for surf enthusiasts, and at Stoked Surf School, we take pride in offering an unparalleled surf lesson experience. Our coastal haven boasts the perfect blend of warm hospitality, top-notch instruction, and a team of passionate instructors dedicated to your surfing journey. Delight in the thrill of the waves with lessons curated for everyone—kids, adults, groups, families, and even those planning unforgettable stags, hens, or corporate activity holidays.

Nestled in the heart of Perranporth, our surf school enjoys a prime beachside location, providing an idyllic setting for your surfing adventures. As a surf school accredited by Surfing England, we adhere to stringent safety standards, ensuring you're in secure hands as you ride the waves. Check out the stories from our surfing community and discover why Stoked Surf School is the premier destination for those seeking not just lessons but a surfing experience like no other.

Please see below for the types of surf lesson we offer. If you're unsure which may be the right one for you, you might be interested in familiarising yourself with The Loop - our bespoke Surfing Ability Measure - which charts your surfing progress from absolute beginner to ultimate expert. If you still have questions, please check our FAQ or feel free to contact us - It'd be great to hear from you!

Surf Hire

Don't need a surf lesson? Just want to grab a board and get in the water?

Standard Surf Lesson

With our standard surf lessons the aim is to bring absolute stoke. This is a great place to start whether you are a total beginner or an improver surfer looking to improve your skills.

We run daily surf lessons, where other riders of varying ability will join you in the surf. Most of our customers find that one surf lesson with us just isn’t enough so taking a few lessons and spreading them over the week works well for most. If you would rather surf on your own or in a small group with your very own surf coach then check out our private surf lessons. All of our lessons last for 2 hours include all equipment and are presented by the finest surf coaches in the land.

Prices

  • 1 x Lesson £45 (half day)
  • 2 x Lessons £80 (Full day or taken over 2 days)
  • 3x Lessons £110
  • 4 x Lessons £140
  • 5 x Lessons £165

Add lessons @ £25 pp

Morning Surf & Afternoon Hire

One surf lesson not enough for you? Still frothing for more waves? Then why not keep the board and wetsuit for the rest of the day? This is a great way for you to maximise your time in the water after all practice makes perfect. We recommend taking a break and refuelling after your 2-hour lesson but then you're good to go.

Taking on all the safety and tips that you learned in your morning lesson, its time to go solo and surf to your heart's content. If you’re lucky you may see one of the stoked coaches out in the surf who would love to share one or two waves with you.

Price

£60 Per Person

Family Surf Lesson

Great value surf lessons for the whole family

Time for the kids to put down their phones and tablets and get them active, outdoors and having fun. We run surf lessons daily come rain or shine. If your kids are aged between 7 and 16 then they can take advantage of our surf lesson prices detailed below. Mums and dads don’t get off that easily as we encourage you to join the little ones in the surf as well. Time to make some new family memories.

If you have children under the age of 7 then they would benefit from a private lesson

Prices

Family Of 2
1 x lesson = £75
2 x lesson = £130
3 x lessons = £180
Add surfer @£25pp/ lesson
Family of 3
1 x lesson = £105
2 x lesson = £185
3 x lessons = £250
Add surfer @£25pp/ lesson
Family of 4
1 x lesson = £130
2 x lesson = £230
3 x lessons = £320
Family of 5
1 x lesson = £180
2 x lesson = £270
3 x lessons = £375
Add surfer @£25pp/ lesson

One lesson not enough for you? Still want more? For only £15pp you get to keep the board and wetsuit for the rest of the day. Call us for more info!

Prices quoted above are for group sessions with other families and individuals. We will always stay within our max ratio of 1:8. Take a look at what we do:

Beginner courses
Improver courses
Intermediate courses
Private Lessons

Private Surf Lessons

Fast track your surfing with tailor-made surf lessons

Looking for that extra special touch or feel that your surfing will benefit from having a private lesson or maybe you have younger children under the age of 7?. Then this package is for you.

Taking a a private lesson means that you, your family or small group will benefit from having your own surf coach for your individual or small group needs (how lucky are you).

At stoked surf school we recognise Its a big jump going from surfing white water waves to catching and surfing green waves outback. But the good news is we are here to help you one wave at a time. If you consider yourself an intermediate surfer or just need some help with a specific aspect of your surfing then we would love to hear from you.

An additional benefit of having a private lesson means that we can be flexible with start times. This allows us to look at what we consider the best day and time to go surfing avoiding the crowds as much as possible (peak summer). You want a dawny sesh? You got it. Or maybe you prefer a sunset glass off session? No problem you got it.

Prices

  • 1:1 Surfer £90
  • 1:2 Surfers £130
  • 1:3 Surfers £160
  • 1:4 Surfers £190
  • 1:5 Surfers £220
  • 1:6 Surfers £250
  • 1:7 Surfers £280
  • 1:8 Surfers £310

Large Groups

Perfect for School Groups, Birthdays, Stag/Hen Parties etc.

At stoked surf school we love teaching large groups. Do you have a birthday party coming up, a school trip or maybe just a whole load of buddies getting together for a good time? Whatever the occasion we would love to share the stoke of surfing with you. What’s even better is the more of you that come surfing the better the time you will have and the better value it becomes. Plus we even throw in your very own surf coach or coaches to make it that extra special occasion win, win.

Stag or Hen party

Looking for something cool to do for your stag or hen party then look no further. Having a surf lesson is a great way to clear the head from the night before. We can offer you an awesome surf lesson with all the usual trimmings but with a bit more emphasis on fun and lashings of good vibes. We offer great rates on group surf lessons and will even let the hen or stag surf for free!!!! Well that is as long as you bring them in fancy dress of course. We can even arrange a surf photographer to capture all the memories if you wish. Perranporth even has its very own pub on the beach so after your lesson you can watch the sun setting over the surf with a cold drink in hand, good times.

School Groups

Thinking about bringing your school students surfing? A treat or reward for them doing well at school maybe? Then we would love to hear from you. We can offer you amazing surf packages including accommodation at our partners the Seiners Arms who are situated right on the beach. We can even arrange other activities such as coasteering, bodyboarding, and mountain biking with our partners in Newquay if required. Whatever your requirements we would love to make YOUR school part of the Stoked surf school calendar.

Prices

5-10 Surfers
1 lesson £40pp
2 lessons £70pp
11-20 Surfers
1 lesson £35 pp
2 lessons = £60 pp
21+ Surfers
1 lesson £30pp
2 lessons £55pp

Grom Squad

New for 2024 is our Grom Squad surfing programme. These surf lessons are tailored for kids aged 8 to 14 who are complete beginners or low-level intermediate surfers. Your groms will have a blast catching waves in waist- to chest-depth white water under the guidance of our experienced surf coaches.

What's included:

  • 1.5 Hour Sessions
  • All equipment included
  • Loop Band
  • Loop Certificate
  • T-shirt
  • Sticker
  • Professional Surf Photos by Perran Snaps*
  • Good vibes

Dates**

27th April 10am FULL
4th May 2pm FULL
11th May 3pm FULL
25th May 10am FULL
1st June 10am FULL
8th June 10am FULL
 
Give us a call or email for more details.

*Price On Application

** All our Grom Squad sessions are currently full. Whilst we will be making more available in the future, please check out our Family Surf Lessons for discounted lessons for you and your young ones

Prices

£90 - six sessions (includes all the above)

£20 - "drop in" sessions (includes surf lessons only)

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.