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Surf Lessons in St Ives

Surfing in St Ives Cornwall

Surfing in St Ives is a must try experience for everyone. St Ives is better known as the Painting Capital of the UK, but it also a mecca for all things surf. St Ives has some brilliant waves and beaches. Surfing lessons in St Ives are great as we can choose a beach to suit your needs and surfing ability and ensure the waves are right for your progression. With only a short drive to Gwithian and Godrevey beaches we have a whole range of places to take you to for your surfing experience around St Ives. 

Location Description Price pp Duration
St Ives Area A beginner lesson at either Porthmeor beach or Gwithian Towans £55 2-3hrs
A full day surfing lessons £75 2x 2-3hrs

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 what ever the weather or time of year and our coaches are seasoned veteran surfers that have travelled the world for perfect waves.

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 at 9.30am and 1.30pm and 4.30pm. 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?

Depending on where is good on the day we will meet you at the beach, either Porthmeor in St Ives or Gwithian Towans. 

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.


Essential Info

Please use the above links to take you to specific Activity pages where you will find all the information you require.  If you prefer, just contact us and one of our friendly, expert staff will be happy to help.

You ask.. We answer...
When? All activities start at either 9.30am, 1.30pm or 4.30pm unless otherwise arranged. Specific times will be allocated to you on booking your activity but it is always best to be at least 10 minutes early
Who? Age restrictions of 12 yrs or over do apply, however it is more dependent on whether the child fits into our smallest wetsuit and safety equipment. Under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. You do not need to be 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? All specialist equipment is included in the price but you will need to bring something to wear under a wetsuit, swimming attire is best, some trainers (to get wet), a towel and warm clothes for afterwards. If you are booked on to full day trip please bring food and water for the day.
Where do we meet? See above for specific location. Exact details of who to meet will be given with your booking confirmation. 
How much?

Please look above for specific activity prices. We offer group and family discounts on all of our activities please follow this link to our price list.

Discount available for extra days book. Discounted packages also available when booking alongside other activities and accommodation.