5 36 Reviews "Excellent location and friendly staff, I would definitely recommend this school to develope your surfing skills!"

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Porthcawl Surf School

Rest Bay Car Park, Rest Bay Beach, Porthcawl, CF36 3UP

We run the Surf School at Rest Bay in Wales – Porthcawl Surf School.  Surfing GB Centre of Excellence. We are founder members of the surf safety scheme and our instructors are Surf Life Saving Lifeguards and coaches.

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Developement Coaching

Progress your Surfing with our 1 day course. Professional Coaching from European Champ Elliot Dudley. Coaching, Practice, hands on surfing and video analysis using overlay software Ubersoft. Topics covered. Surf Safety - Understanding rips and currents Surf Prediction Surf Etiquette Getting out there - Duck Diving Wave selection, position and late take off. Generating speed. Cutback. Re -entry. Cost £60 - See more at: porthcawlsurf/coaching/development-coaching.php#sthash.Ala29xAE.dpuf

Price £80

Improver Surf Days

Our Improver Surf Sessions are run over 1 full day with a morning session and afternoon session Before considering yourself for this course you should be able to catch broken white water waves easily. Able to stand on at least 70% of the waves you catch and are thinking about turning. What's Covered Surfing Lessons Generating Speed Where do waves come from. Types of waves. Understanding Surf conditions for Porthcawl. Basic First Aid Paddling analysis. Duck diving/ eskimo roll / popping waves. Wave selection Catching unbroken waves. Dropping in / bottom turn Changing Direction Video of the day A visit to our local board shaper to discuss board construction and your next board. - See more at: porthcawlsurf/learn-to-surf/surf-improver.php#sthash.ZYqo8m90.dpuf

Price £80

Beginner Lesson

Price includes all equipment needed and lessons are 2 hours. All scheduled lessons can be found here Fully qualified and fully insured. Surf Safety Approved Surf School. Surf Life Saving GB Lifeguard, Trainer and Coach. Beginner lessons include tuition, wetsuit and surfboard. Normal Price is £30pp but we offer great discounts for clubs and schools and look out for special offers. Vouchers are available and valid for 1 year. IS A BEGINNER LESSON FOR YOU?? If you’ve never surfed before or can catch waves but can’t stand, or know the basics but need a refresher, then a beginner lesson is for you. What does a beginner lesson involve?? We’ll meet you at the beach to kit you out with a quality, properly fitting wetsuit. Safety briefing, which includes beach awareness, safety tips and surfing etiquette. Warm up and dry land coaching on how to catch waves. In the water to practice catching waves. Dry land coaching on how to stand up. THE BEST BIT. Hopefully, you’re now catching waves and standing up. It’s now all down to you. HAVE FUN. - See more at: porthcawlsurf/learn-to-surf/surf-lessons.php#sthash.0IaU5DYJ.dpuf

Price £30

Manoeuvre Modules

The idea behind the modules are for you to be able to concentrate and master 1 manoeuvre at a time. 2 hour sessions on just 1 topic Dates are to be released soon Modules we will be covering. Duck Diving Take off / latetake off Bottom Turn Generating Speed Cutback Snap Floater Vertical Re - entry Aerials £40 per session - See more at: porthcawlsurf/coaching/manoeuvre-modules.php#sthash.3CqOluN5.dpuf

Price £40

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36 Reviews for Porthcawl Surf School

  1. Andrew white
    5 November 16, 2017

    Excellent location and friendly staff, I would definitely recommend this school to develope your surfing skills!

  2. Lisa
    5 November 15, 2017

    Great bunch of guys – very helpful and knowledgeable of the area too!

  3. Corrina
    5 November 9, 2017

    Great school. Looked after our family really well so we all got to have fun and learn at our own pace. Highly recommended.

  4. John
    5 November 6, 2017

    Great location, all the equipment is of a very good standard, very friendly and qood quality instruction. Thanks guys!

  5. Mick
    5 November 5, 2017

    Hugh and his crew are a real part of the Porthcawl surfing community as well as looking after visitors. Kit and teaching is top notch for kids and adults alike. They care about safety first and don’t rent equipment out in unsuitable conditions. Highly recommended.

  6. David Gwynne
    5 November 4, 2017

    Great surf repots and school, great social media presence

  7. Jase
    5 November 4, 2017

    Great advice over phone
    Friendly face to face service


  8. Carly
    5 November 4, 2017

    Excellent school, staff are amazing and the reports are always pretty spot on!

  9. Kerry Baker
    5 November 3, 2017

    Super surf school and great surf reports.

  10. Gareth
    5 November 2, 2017

    Awesome, can’t fault it

  11. Sarah Leighton
    5 November 1, 2017

    I rely on the surf reports that the guys put out, have hired gear in the past, and am hugely thankful for them looking after my car keys whilst I surf too! Great surf school with knowledgable and experienced staff.

  12. Cameron
    5 November 1, 2017

    Top class surf school and surf reports

  13. Mike price
    5 October 31, 2017

    An excellent day for our group, trainer had lots of experience and time to teach and explain all we needed to have a fantastic day in the rest bay surf. This is the 2nd time i’ve booked a group here and i would highly reccomend the porthcawl surf school for anyone wishing to try their hand at this sport.

  14. Ben
    5 October 28, 2017

    Awesome surface very friendly and great location altogether great experience

  15. Ben
    5 October 28, 2017

    Awesome surface very friendly and great location

  16. TOby Halliwell
    5 October 25, 2017

    Great school and location – friendly and knowledgable and brilliant surf reports.

  17. TOby Halliwell
    5 October 25, 2017

    Great school – friendly and knowledgable and on the best beach!

  18. Laura
    5 October 24, 2017

    Fantastic surf school, would highly recommend. Knowledgeable and friendly and a great selection of equipment to hire. The school even goes out of their way to provide a daily surf report every morning to all their followers.

  19. Gareth Davies
    5 October 24, 2017

    Great day out good fun. These guys are informative and patient.

  20. Rhys
    5 October 24, 2017

    Great surf reports

  21. Liz
    5 November 14, 2016

    My three boys (11-15) had a fabulous morning learning to surf. Thorough safe instruction and lots of encouragement. I would highly recommend these guys.

  22. Kevin
    5 November 14, 2016

    I’ve used Porthcawl Surf School a couple of times. They’re consistently great. They always have someone in their store, the kit is in really good order and the staff are all really friendly. I had one lesson with them. It was great. They’ll teach you everything about surfing in safety and getting the basics in if you’re a quick study, they’ll do their best to get you standing by the end of you’re first lesson. I’ve recommended them to my friends who also have the same experiences.

  23. Paul Dogherty
    5 November 14, 2016

    Had a fantastic time at Porthcawl surf school despite the fact i didn’t want to do it! My children insisted and I didn’t want to be a party proper. Safety was paramount and the instructor was brilliant, would highly recommend. Well done guys great job.

  24. Vic Gorrell-Robbins
    5 November 14, 2016

    Utterly amazing place, and Huw is brilliant at making at passing in his knowledge and love of surfing. It’s a shame it’s so far from where we live, or we’d be here every week!

  25. Sarah davies
    5 November 13, 2016

    Fantastic local surf school, providing a great service at reasonable rates. Huw is a true professional imparting a wealth of experience

  26. Jennie
    5 November 13, 2016

    These guys will really look after you. Always professional and very experienced, they won’t put you in danger by holding lessons or hiring gear out when conditions are dangerous. They also care about the local community as well as their customers. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone

  27. Kat
    5 November 7, 2016

    I was very happy with this surf school lesson for my 10 year old son. He decided on arrival to the beach he’d like to try surfing. It was all very easy, didn’t have to prebook, and he loved it. He’s hooked now- we hired suits and boards from this school the following week and they were supportive and advised us on the right boards and wetsuits (if we wanted to buy our own). He’s been again since then and we couldn’t get him out of the cold sea. My 8 year old can’t wait to have a lesson next summer!

  28. Stubbsy
    5 November 6, 2016

    3 days to get my son standing and frothing….amazing

  29. Jen
    5 November 4, 2016

    Great equipment, very helpful and the best surf reports – keep it up!

  30. david quinn
    5 November 4, 2016

    Hugh is a fantastic insructor. Very friendly and always keen to go above and beyond to help. Hugh is obviously very passionate about his school which shines through. I would reccomend him to anybody of any age wanting to take up surfing.

  31. Steve
    5 November 2, 2016

    A highly recommended surf school with excellent equipment for an all year experience. Hugh is very experienced and safety is paramount. The staff are always friendly and a pleasure to be around. They go out of their way to provide a top service to visitors and locals. They are always available via mobile phone to assist with equipment hire, lessons and advice. I would recommend them to any of my friends wanting to try surfing as beginners or those returning as improvers. SAFE and FUN !!!

  32. Luke Callen
    5 November 2, 2016

    Porthcawl surf school are a very professional friendly and helpful bunch bringing a great service at great prices at a great Break. Never short of boards to hire and keep your car keys safe while your in the water.

  33. Gil
    5 November 2, 2016

    first class surf school – excellent attitude and service

  34. Paul
    5 November 2, 2016

    Top place. Everything you can want. So lucky to have it.

  35. Emma Davies
    5 November 1, 2016

    Fantastic surf school. Great for the whole family. You can rent or attend the school. Open to all ages. Very helpful and very friendly. I and my family will definitely re visit. Thanks.

  36. Gus
    5 November 1, 2016

    Outstanding school run by outstanding people

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