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Gwithian Academy of Surfing

1 Godrevy Towans | Gwithian, Hayle TR27 5ED, England
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Great surf lessons and board hire.

First of all Gwithian Towans is a fantastic beach for learning to body board and surf. It's a long... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Chris L
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A great experience!

Our very first surfing experience as a family and we had a great time. Friendly attentive staff and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
rhfarrer
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Come and surf with us at St Ives Bay in Cornwall. Learn the basics of surfing or fine tune your technique with a surfing lesson at the Gwithian Academy of Surfing - one of Cornwall's longest running and most highly regarded surf schools.At our surf school we take surf tuition seriously and work hard to make sure that your surfing lesson is as fun and rewarding as possible. For this reason all of our coaches are fully qualified as surf coaches, lifeguards and first aiders and two have even coached the British Junior Surfing Team on a number of occasions. A surf lesson with us can help you to achieve all of your surfing goals.Gwithian Academy of Surfing is an Academy of Surfing Instructors Accredited Surf School (one of only three in Britain) that operates from Gwithian - the Northernmost point of St Ives Bay - and is very close to the towns of Hayle, St Ives and Penzance.Our surf school is run from a purpose built beach-side location where we can offer changing facilities, a classroom for teaching surfing theory and providing video analysis, a gym and ample parking.Gwithian Academy of Surfing offers group and private surfing lessons for all levels - beginners, intermediate and advanced- and for all ages. We regularly cater for families, backpackers, children, schools and corporate groups.Beside our surf school we have a surf shop where we can spend time with you to find the right equipment to suit your build, style and ability.Accommodation can also be provided in our beautiful seaside village to help make your stay the perfect surfing holiday.
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

First of all Gwithian Towans is a fantastic beach for learning to body board and surf. It's a long stretch of sandy beach South West facing so it gets the predominant South Westerly winds and resulting good surf waves. During the holiday season it's well...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. It's great to hear that you really got the most of the area and that we have some new surfers! Surfing is so addictive and incredible fun so hopefully we will be seeing a lot more of you! Thanks...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Our very first surfing experience as a family and we had a great time. Friendly attentive staff and a great location. Not as busy as the more well known locations but the beach is fab and the Rockpool restaurant is a great place to end...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

We are pleased to hear that you guys had such a great time surfing with us in our beautiful location at Gwithian. We are very lucky to have such a large beach on which to go surfing and being situated next the Rockpool Bar and...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We took our two boys here for a surf lesson, 8 and 11 years old. Very professional and great introduction to the sport. Both boys thoroughly enjoyed the lesson. The instructors were good and helpful. Good facilities and great location, highly recommended.More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Thanks for the lovely review, we are glad to hear that your boys had an enjoyable time surfing with us. We are super lucky to be based at there National Trust beach at Godrevy and Gwithian, it's a beautiful place to surf. Thanks again and...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great couple of days body boarding at Georgian beach. Good sized waves, but very safe for beginners. Plenty of space to enjoy the beach and the sea. First time we have been body boarding and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, in fact we cannot wait until...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

I have a family of 4 and we rented gear to surf from these guys. Ian was very helpful, enduring we got wetsuits that fitted and boards that were appropriate. The shop is very close to the beach, and has a great range of gear...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. We are also delighted to hear that you had such a great time surfing with us - with the right kit it's a lot easier! I will pass your kind words onto the crew and...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Both my teenage daughters 17 And 15 had a surf lesson last week in half term. They had an excellent time. Was a nice small group. The instructor was really great with them. They were standing by end of lesson. All equipment was provided.More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Louise, much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that your daughters had such an enjoyable time surfing with us and that they were both 'up & riding' after the first session. We try to keep the...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Instructors were great fun and very patient.. Amazing waves, top quality new quicksilver wet suits... Good for a beginner surf..More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it Simon. We are glad too hear that you had such an enjoyable (and warm!) time. We get new wetsuits every year for our surf school because we know how much of a difference...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We took four teenagers here for their first surf experience. The staff were very professional and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.They all really enjoyed themselves and learnt a lot. The price was very reasonable and included and hour and a half of additional...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. I will pass on your feedback to coaches (and The Rockpool too!) and I know they will be stoked to hear that your teenagers had such a great time. Hope you guys had a good journey home...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I had two surf lessons as part of a group here recently and both were tremendous. I'm very much a beginner and both instructors (Callum and Roan?) were excellent. There were 4 of us on the lessons with different abilities and everyone got something out...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2016

Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated. I shall pass on your comments to Ruan and Callum, they will be stoked to hear that you had such an enjoyable time surfing with them and that you would recommend us to other surfers. Thanks again...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My 3 teenagers had a great time learning to surf with these guys. They are calm but professional. As well as spending time learning, they each had time to use the equipment on their own by accumulating "free hours". They all got a decent level...More

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Tyson G, Owner at Gwithian Academy of Surfing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Glad to hear that you had a great time surfing with us and that you enjoyed the 'extra practice time' that comes with every lesson. As for the new car just get an old banger, whatever you go for it'll be full of rust in...More

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