Surf School

Winter Surf School Operation:

Surf School will be available for group bookings at weekends and special occasions, call on 01736 755007 or e-mail for more details!

Our surfschool is ideally based just a short walk from the beautiful Gwithian Beach on St Ives Bay, which offers mellow and consistent waves all year round.  The perfect location for catching those first rides and improving your surfing skills.


We offer a range of surfing experiences suitable for all levels of surfer looking to achieve a variety of surfing goals.  Our main emphasis is on maintaining a fun and positive teaching environment with a strong focus on safety, while developing your surfing knowledge and experience.

Our permanent base allows us to provide you with indoor changing facilities, toilets, an outdoor shower, secure valuables storage and of course our beachside cafe and licensed bar for the all important post-surf refreshments!
All of our coaches are experienced surfers; approved surf coaches, fully qualified RNLI beach lifeguards and insured members of Sports Coach UK, and above all they are all excellent communicators.  We absolutely love what we do, and hope that a little of our enthusiasm for surfing rubs off on you!

We have a huge selection of C-Skins wetsuits and accessories for children and adults, and a large fleet of Swell beginner surfboards. For those returning to us to improve your surfing skills we have a range of Surftech Soft-Top Surfboards, featuring performance fin set-ups, to take your surfing to the next level.

At Sunset Surf School we believe that each and every student should have the very best chance of standing up and riding as many waves as possible during the time you spend with us. For that reason we work to a strict coach to student ratio of 1:8 for beginner groups and 1:4 for improver groups.

We take a friendly and fun attitude to our lessons, we’re here to make friends and help you enjoy an awesome day learning to surf with us!

We can also offer a personalised surf experience in the form of a one to one lesson, prices start at £50 per person for a 2 hour session. Ask for details.

How much are the lessons?

Our pricing structure is very simple. The more lessons you book in advance, the cheaper it gets! You can choose to surf twice in the same day (only recommended if you’re very fit!) or can spread the lessons out as it suits you.

1 lesson £30 Each
2 lessons £25 Each
5 or more lessons £20 Each

Contact us for more information on 01736 755007 or email us at

Anything else I need to know?

  • Gift vouchers available for all lessons
  • Discounts available for large families / groups / schools / colleges / universities
  • Price includes the hire of all required equipment, surf coaching and a free hot chocolate from our beachside café
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • £10 deposit per head required for advanced bookings

For further information or assistance making a booking, call a member of the Sunset Surf School Team now on 01736 752575 or 01736 755007 or email us at

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