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Surfing in Nr Newquay at Watergate Bay, Cornwall

Surfing is a must try experience for everyone. Newquay is the UK's Surf City, the Mecca for all things surf. Newquay's surrounding beaches has some brilliant waves and beaches, from the big waves of the Cribbar to the small waves on Towan Beaches. Surfing lessons in Newquay are great as we can choose a beach to suit your needs and surfing ability and ensure the waves are right for your progression.

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.

Based in Newquay the UK's Surfing capital we can offer you the best lessons as we can choose waves to suit your needs and level. We have a dedicated surf school in town that has all equipment and shower facilities as well as only being a short walk to the beach.

Who is it for?

At our Surf School we offer body boarding, beginner to advanced level surf coaching, longboarding, video coaching and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. So whatever you ride and whatever your level, we can help you get the ultimate ride.


Everyday. Throughout the year, waves permitting. That is how good our wetsuits are!


Minimum age is 8, however it is more dependent upon if the child fits into our smallest wetsuit.   You do not need to be particularly fit, however you do need to be physically and mentally able to be comfortable in this sort of outdoor environment.

What do we need to bring?

A towel and something to wear under a wetsuit and warm clothes for afterwards. Sense of adventure and fun.

Where do we meet?

The beach is a short walk from our centre in Newquay, 20 metres away so we will meet up at the time allotted at the centre, you will be told these details on booking. We are in Newquay Harbour.

What's Included?

All specialist equipment, refreshments afterwards, fancy dress outfit for the special person in the group, photographs taken during the activity. A low instructor participant ratio.