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Experience hosted by Lyndsey

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First of all we'll meet & check out the surf conditions and get an overview of your surfing experience and areas to work on (if you've surfed before).
Then its time to get into our wetsuits. We will provide a wetsuit, and we've loads of choice of size, as well as thickness, so we can guarantee you wont be cold. Then its time to grab a board and go to the beach. We have a large variety of boards (long boards, soft boards, performance short boards etc), so whatever your ability we will find the right one for you.
What happens next depends on your current ability. If you are a beginner, we'll spend some time on the beach, covering safety, ocean awareness & basic techniques of surfing. Once that's covered, we'll get into the water. If you've already surfed, we'll review the conditions, then get into the water pretty quickly to maximise water time.
The whole of the session we will be very "hands on". This includes: talking to you & coaching throughout, pushing you into waves, ocean positioning and timing, focusing on paddling, turning & stance, and ensuring you catch as many waves as possible and have fun!

Other things to note.
We will tailor the session to your ability, so all experience levels are welcome. We've coached complete beginners to pro athletes, so you will always learn something new
This lesson is taught by either Mike Young or Reubin Pearce, both ex -pro surfers.
First of all we'll meet & check out the surf conditions and get an overview of your surfing experience and areas to work on (if you've surfed before).
Then its time to get into our wetsuits. We will provide a wetsuit, and we've loads of choice of size, as well as thickness, so we can guarantee you wont be cold. Then its time to grab a board and go to the beach. We have a large variety of boards (long boards, soft boards, performance short bo…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Wetsuit & Surf Board
    Boots, Gloves & Hood (if Winter)
From $273
/ person
Wed, 14 Apr
$273 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$273 per person
Thu, 15 Apr
$273 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$273 per person
Fri, 16 Apr
$273 per person
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$273 per person

Meet your host, Lyndsey

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
I'm Lyndsey, surfer & co-owner of Escape Surf School, Newquays Number 1 SPECIALIST surf school. I emphasise specialist, as we only teach surfing, not other water sports, like kayaking, SUP etc.
This Surf Session is taught by either our Head Coach Mike Young, or Senior Coach Reubin Pearce
Mike (My husband and other co-owner!) has surfed for over 35 years & has taught surfing for over 20 years. He's surfed competitively all over the world with many wins to his name including: South African Senior Champion, 2015 British Masters Surf Champion & 2016 English Masters Surf Champion
Reubin, has a real flair for imparting his vast knowledge of surfing to our customers. He's competed professionally for 25 years, in the UK, but also in Europe and around the world. Achievements include: 2008 UK Pro Champ, 2009 & 2010: Animal Open Champ, ISA Level 2
I'm Lyndsey, surfer & co-owner of Escape Surf School, Newquays Number 1 SPECIALIST surf school. I emphasise specialist, as we only teach surfing, not other water sports, like kayaking, SUP etc.
This Surf Session is taught by either our Head Coach Mike Young, or Senior Coach Reubin Pearce
Mike (My husband and other co-owner!) has surfed for over 35 years & has taught surfing for over 20 years. He's surfed competitively all over the world with many wins to his name including: South Afri…
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Where you'll be

We'll be surfing on either Towan Beach or Fistral Beach.
Towan is very sheltered, so great for beginners and those less experienced at surfing.
Fistral beach is much more exposed, therefore the waves are usually much bigger here and its really only suitable for experienced surfers
Amr
July 2019
Mike is a world class surfer and a high-level coach with extensive experience coaching pro surfers and the British National Team. This 2.5 hour session was pure "coaching", hands on, with spotting and repetition speeding up progress exponentially than any group session with any other surf school around. Mike is very knowledgeable and an expert, not just in surfing and winning championships and competitions but also highly experienced and qualified in coaching. Lyndsey was very friendly and welcoming with very prompt responses to my inquiries making everything clear. The surf school is called Escape Surf School in Newquay which is dedicated to surfing and surf coaching and so the coaches are carefully selected and include qualified coaches. Simply, look no further. I have taken lessons with other surfer schools and I have observed even more instructors delivering there lessons and I was surprised to see how very poor technique was being taught and instructors cheering even for completely wrong postures and positioning which needs adjustment and input rather than enforcing an improper way which then turns into a habit. I thought being a beginner was not the right time to go for a private session with Mike, but I realised during and after the lesson that it was fundamental! It is all about learning correct technique and he does it very well and will take you from being a complete beginner to properly getting on the board again stressing on technique and body positioning all the way to more intermediate and advanced levels. Focusing on proper technique from day one with guidance and coaching from a pro surfer is the best way to progress "properly" in this sport. After his session I was even able to spot what others are doing wrong which makes their surf fail and the sustenance of such habits will make progressing to more advanced levels slower and more difficult. To make things short, Mike is a pro, an expert, and he is a high-end qualified coach. You will receive proper coaching and it is worth every penny. He is also very down-to-earth, easy to talk to, clearly communicates his inputs, very hands on, and has alot of passion for the sport and for coaching. Alternatively, there are group sessions which basically divides the attention to a larger number are still beneficial. If you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer looking to learn in Newquay, this surf school (Escape Surf School) is simply the best and has the real deal of carefully selected and qualified coaches. No amateurs or cheering on standing up on boards with disastrous techniques. As Mike always says, there's a right way and a wrong way, no grey zones. Thank you Lyndsey and Thank you Mike very much. I will be back for ongoing coaching to keep progressing in this fascinating sport!
Mike is a world class surfer and a high-level coach with extensive experience coaching pro surfers and the British National Team. This 2.5 hour session was pure "coaching", hands o…

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  • Wed, 14 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Thu, 15 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Fri, 16 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Sun, 18 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Mon, 19 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Tue, 20 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $273 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear and Towel