About NQY Surf School

With a wide array of surf schools in Newquay, we understand choosing the right one is a daunting task. We’re confident that we offer everything needed for a fun, safe, and rewarding surfing experience.

About Our Surf School

Established by former UK pro-surfer Adam Griffiths, we moved to our new home at Great Western Beach in 2014. Since then, we’ve grown to become of the leading providers in the area, with thousands of happy customers passing through our doors. We’re proud to have held an AALA-licence and Surfing England approval since we opened, placing the safety of our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Our Beach

The Facilities

Facilities-wise, we’re confident you won’t find better. We boast our very own beach, located in the heart of Newquay. There on the sand, you’ll find our activity centre, complete with toilet facilities, changing room with lockers, RNLI Lifeguard cover (May-September), and our awesome beach bar and surf café. The latter is perfect for mum and dad if the preference is a coffee and comfy seat whilst the kids get in the water!

If you’re happy to go it alone and hire equipment from us, what’s easier than hiring from the beach itself?! Why drag a board and wetsuit through town when you can get changed with us at the beach and simply hop, skip, and jump into the water!

Our Location

Adam Griffiths

Adam Griffiths has proudly led NQY Surf School since its inception all those years ago, at the same time balancing a super-successful career as a World Tour surfer. Competing against the world’s very best longboarders, Adam managed to secure a career-high ranking of 3rd in the world in 2017. This being in addition to his 4 UK Championship titles and his 2nd place finish in the esteemed Surf Relik event in Malibu, only losing out to world number one, American Taylor Jensen.

Adam and Centre Manager, Dale, and their team welcome you to join us soon!

Our Equpiment

We’re proud to work with some of the leading surf equipment brands. All equipment used by NQY Surf School is routinely checked to ensure your experience is the best possible.

Surfboard-wise, our Softech foam boards have been chosen to offer the perfect balance of size, weight, and mobility for learners.

Our C-Skins wetsuits offer fantastic protection and movement. All of our adult wetsuits are 5mm to ensure maximum comfort all year round. We offer wetsuits for all shapes and sizes, plus changing facilities.

Surf Hire

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to NQY Surf School?

We’re located right on the beach in the centre of Newquay.  Head to the train station, then opposite you will see The Original Factory Shop and Koncept Gym building.  You get to us by walking down the small road between Koncept Gym and the Great Western Hotel.

For more information, visit Our Location.

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