CALL: 01397 747111

Close [X] 2. Select Activity

Surf Lessons in St Ives

Surfing in St Ives Cornwall

Surfing in St Ives is a must try experience for everyone. St Ives is better known as the Painting Capital of the UK, but it also a mecca for all things surf. St Ives has some brilliant waves and beaches. Surfing lessons in St Ives are great as we can choose a beach to suit your needs and surfing ability and ensure the waves are right for your progression. With only a short drive to Gwithian and Godrevey beaches we have a whole range of places to take you to for your surfing experience around St Ives. 

Location Description Price pp Duration
St Ives Area A beginner lesson at either Porthmeor beach or Gwithian Towans £35 2-3hrs
A full day surfing lessons £55 2x 2-3hrs

Why Choose Vertical Descents?

Surfing is a sport dear to our hearts and one we have been involved in for a long time. We have the latest Foam Surfboards made by C-Skins which have revolutionised the learning process. No longer do you stand on a lump of foam and stand to the beach. These boards are the real deal, you can surf them to the beach and they are still soft to ensure you have a safe lesson. We provide wetsuits that keep you warm what ever the weather or time of year and our coaches are seasoned veteran surfers that have travelled the world for perfect waves.

Who is it for?

At our Surf School we offer body boarding, beginner to advanced level surf coaching, longboarding, video coaching and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. So whatever you ride and whatever your level, we can help you get the ultimate ride.


Everyday at 9.30am and 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Throughout the year, Waves permitting. That is how good our wetsuits are!


Minimum age is 8, however it is more dependent upon if the child fits into our smallest wetsuit.   You do not need to be particularly fit, however you do need to be physically and mentally able to be comfortable in this sort of outdoor environment.

What do we need to bring?

A towel and something to wear under a wetsuit and warm clothes for afterwards. Sense of adventure and fun.

Where do we meet?

Depending on where is good on the day we will meet you at the beach, either Porthmeor in St Ives or Gwithian Towans. 

What's Included?

All specialist equipment, refreshments afterwards, fancy dress outfit for the special person in the group, photographs taken during the activity. A low instructor participant ratio.