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Surf Lessons

Surfing is one of the most popular and fastest growing board sports. It has deep routes from Hawaii and a long history in the UK as a recognised adventurous activity. The sport of surfing is fun, exhilarating and a great buzz. It is great for fitness, water confidence and the pure pleasure of being close to the ocean. Surfing is one of the most addictive sports and the quote "only a surfer knows the feeling" is so true - we will get you believing it by the end of your lesson.

Vertical Descents aims to provide the most professional surf coaching available. We not only give you a structured lesson, which deals with YOUR abilities, but we will show you some of the real essence in surfing.






Location Description Price pp Duration
Watergate Bay Beginner Lesson £40 2 hrs
Watergate Bay Progressor lesson £55 2 hrs
Watergate Bay One to One Coaching £75 per hour
Watergate Bay The Full Day Lesson £70 2x 2hrs
Watergate Bay 3 lessons split over 2 days £100 3x 2hrs
Watergate Bay 4 lessons £120 4x 2hrs
Discounts available to groups and families

What's Included?

  • All Equipment - Full Wetsuit / Surfboard
  • Fully Qualified Expert Instructor - Surf Coach / Lifeguard
  • 1 or 2 Hour Lessons
  • Beach & Ocean Safety / Warm up & Practice / Surf & Coaching / Lesson Review
  • Showers & Changing facilities available at HQ   
  • Photographs taken throughout the lesson

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 whatever the weather or time of year and our coaches are seasoned veteran surfers who have travelled the world for perfect waves.

At our Surf School in Newquay the UK's Surfing Capital, we offer the very best surfing lessons from beginner to advanced level coaching sessions. We also provide 1-2-1 lessons, video coaching, body boarding lessons, longboard coaching and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Whatever your ability and craft you aspire to master we can help you achieve your goals in a fun and friendly environment. With use of our great facilities in Newquay and our mobile surf bus, we can take you to the best waves across Cornwall or simply walk down to the closest beach in town.

Our team of experienced expert staff will look after you every step of the way, highly qualified, safe and fun. We provide exceptional quality as well as excellent value. We have showers and changing facilities at our HQ in Newquay, as well as a cafe, bar, widescreen previews of your day's photographs, bbq and sun terraces over looking Newquay's stunning coastline. A great place to relax after your day with us and take in the views with a relaxing drink or two.


" Thanks Guys! We had an epic holiday in Cornwall with you. The boys haven't stopped talking about it since we've arrived home. Thank you again for helping us pick and buy our own boards afterwards. We can't wait to see you next year." Cathy - London 

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Essential Info

Please use the above links to take you to specific Activity pages where you will find all the information you require.  If you prefer, just contact us and one of our friendly, expert staff will be happy to help.

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When? See individual page for specific water activity - follow links above
Who? See individual page for specific water activity - follow links above
What do we need to bring? Something to wear under a wetsuit, swimming attire is best(!), some trainers (to get wet), a towel and warm clothes for afterwards. Sense of adventure and fun. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where and when do we meet? See individual page for specific location and time - follow links above
How much? We offer family and group prices - please follow links above for specific activity prices.