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Surfing School & Lessons Portreath Porthtowan & Gwithian

Surfing lessons and surf school Portreath Porthtowan & Gwithian

If you are looking for a safe and fun surfing lesson with the experts then we have all you need for a great session. Our instructors are qualifed coaches with over 30 years surfing experience. There is nothing these guys do not know.

HQ Surf School is based in Portreath half way between Porthtowan and Gwithian. This consistant surfing beach is great for learning and less busy than the other spots that can be a bit to hectic when learning to surf.

We offer surfing lessons for beginners to expert level and all kit is provided. We will also make sure you have the most appropriate fitting wetsuit and board so you get the most out of each coaching session.

So if you are looking to learn this great sport and have a stack of fun HQ surf school will get you up and standing in no time.


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Chris grew up in Tynemouth, North East England, always in sight of the sea, but it was during a family holiday to Cornwall as a young child he was introduced to wave riding and from then on it became an addiction!

Competition has been a huge part of surfing for Chris, enabling him to travel - Central America, North & South Africa, Indonesia and throughout Europe, sampling some of the world's best surfing spots.  He has been lucky enough to see the best surfers first hand and to test his own competitive goals.
Chris chose long boarding as his main discipline and has been competing since 1995. He won the Hotdoggers surf club league, in which he has surfed since 1998.  He also reached several finals of the BLU (British Longboard Union), his best end of year ratings were in 2004 where he finished 4th and in 2010 where he finished 8th. He has also competed internationally at the Biarritz surf festival, against the worlds best; an amazing experience.
Chris still surf all kinds of wave riding craft. When it’s tiny, he is on his 9’6” longboard or 4’3” fish, head high and peeling it is the 5’10” quad fish or 6’2” thruster. When the surf gets overhead, ledging, shore breaks or hard breaking reefs then his 41.5” bodyboard is the board of choice.
Any excuse to ride a wave, Chris is an all round waterman.


Just like our Surf shop we like to keep our pricing relevent and competitive. Most of all we want to offer our customers great value for money without compramise. Here are some of our prices below. 

1 2 hour Lesson - £ 30
1 Day (2 Lessons) - £ 50
2 Lessons (Different Days) - £ 55
3 Lessons - £ 70
4 Lessons - £ 90

We can also tailor lessons and coaching to fit with your requirements such as group discounts and much more. Please call us for more details. TO ADVANCE BOOK YOUR SURFING LESSONS PLEASE CALL: 01209 844806

We taking safety very seriously here at HQ Surf School and no expense has been spared to make sure you have a great lesson in the safest possible way.

Your safety always comes first. We'll make sure we understand any conditions or anxieties you may have prior to the lesson so we can teach you confidently.
Our maximum class sizes are one coach to eight students, this ratio ensures safety at all times, as well as allowing maximum learning opportunity.

All of our safety equipment is top notch and reguarly checked.

All equipment is provided it free of charge for your lesson. If you want to carry on using it for the rest of the day the kit is also available to hire.

We choose every piece of equipment for its functionality and ease of use so you get the very best out of each lesson. The wetsuits we use are 4/3 mm for maximum warmth and comfort. Our surfboards are foam in construction with soft tops for safety yet also have a harder slick bottom for ease in catching waves. We offer boards in both 7, 8 & 9 foot sizes depending on the conditions and the riders build.