Sunset Surf changing rooms


Our indoor changing facilities have everything we need to deliver the very best surf hire & surf lesson experience possible.

We have four full-sized changing rooms, each with a flip down seat, loads of space to change & a hot shower – perfect for warming up and cleaning off after a long session in the surf!

There are racks of space for you to leave your dry gear while you’re down at the beach & we have a safe in the surf shop for those precious valuables.  To cap it off, we even have a fully accessible disabled W.C & shower room.

What more could you ask for?!


We have an awesome selection of boards suitable for all levels of surfer, starting from our beginner Swell Surfboards (the yellow & blue soft surfboards we use in our surf lessons) to the intermediate Surftech Surfboards (perfect for the improving surfer who wants something more like a ‘real’ surfboard, whilst still maintaining the safety aspects of a Soft Surfboard).

We’ve also got loads of different sized Bodyboards from the mini nipper boards right up to the incredible ‘Dually’ double bodyboard (with more than enough room for two riders to have fun together!)

Check out the prices below…

Surf lesson heading out to sea at Gwithian
C-Skins wetsuit hire at Sunset Surf


In addition to our fantastic range of Surfboards and Body Boards we also hire from over 300 C-Skins wetsuits & wetsuit gear.

With wetsuit sizes from our super tiny quadruple XS (baby-sized & extra cute!) all the way up to our Mens 3XL (for the larger dads out there) we’ve got you covered in both 3mm (‘summer’ = May-October) and 5mm (‘winter’ = November-April) all year round!

Plus we have a huge selection of sizes in C-Skins wetsuit boots, gloves and headgear for those colder days…


Hire is available every day from 10:00am until 3:00pm (conditions depending)

Each hire requires the completion of an RNLI Surf Hire Safety Scheme disclaimer by an individual over the age of 16

Each hire requires a security deposit to be left at Sunset Surf (locked in our secure safe) in the form of a debit/credit card, driving license or passport

Discounts are available on hire for groups (over 5 people), students, members of the armed forces and for extended hires over 5 days

Any hire equipment returned late or damage may be subject to additional charges

For more hire information & advice please call 01736 752575 or email us at

Surf shop counter at Sunset Surf Gwithian
Surf report at Gwithian


Sunset Surf are one of the founder members of the RNLI Surf Hire Safety Scheme, meaning we work closely with the lifeguards to ensure every hire we conduct is safe, appropriate, well-informed & insured.

The RNLI Lifeguards are on duty on Gwithian Beach from 10:00am until 6:00pm every day during the summer & on more limited cover out of season.

On the beach there are different zones in the water marked by flags, set out by the lifeguards to keep you safe.

The black & white flagged area is the surfing zone, while the red & yellow flagged area is the swimming & body boarding zone.

A red flag on the beach indicates a potential hazard or danger such as hidden rocks or rip currents.  Do not enter the water there!

Our staff (many of whom are trained lifeguards) will help you to make the best decisions on whether to hire that day, what the most appropriate equipment is for you & where to go on the beach…


Our high definition webcam streams live images of St Ives Bay, covering Gwithian, Godrevy & Hayle Rivermouth.

Perfect for checking out the surf & weather conditions, tidal movements and how busy the car park is!

Thinking of coming down for a surf?  Then get on the webcam first to see what the surf is doing…

Godrevy lighthouse and lifeguard hut on windy day


Surf and Kitesurf fliers