Surf School Recommendations for Half Term & 2019

Off To Catch The Surf

Whether you’ve booked to stay in one of our sea view cottages this half term, or perhaps fancy a spontaneous week away with the kids; or you may have booked for 2019 already, here are our top five recommendations from a long list of accredited surf schools located up and down the renowned North Cornwall coast and on the doorstep of so many of the Cornish Seaview Cottages houses.

Harlyn Surf School, Haryln Bay

Our Treyarnon Bay properties & Padstow apartments

The Sunday Times have described Harlyn Surf School as the ‘best surf school on the North Cornish Coast’. Along with the extensive surfing opportunities for all levels, they also offer a fantastic range of alternative exciting watersports, including stand up paddleboarding, coasteering and kayaking. Learn to pop out of the white water and ride the swells off one of Cornwall’s most beautiful and safest beaches, sheltered by the granite cliffs of Big Gun’s Cove.


Big Blue Surf School, Bude

Our Crackington Haven properties

Big Blue have been teaching people to surf for over 15 years, with almost 30,000 men, women and children embracing the surf and successfully riding the waves – many returning year after year. Whether you’re looking for a fun family adventure in the Cornish sea; a gang of friends competing against one another in the swell, looking to fine tune those surfing skills, then as long as you are over eight, are reasonably fit and can swim 50 metres, the Big Blue team will have you ready and primed and out paddling in the waters of Summerleaze Beach, prepare to ride!

Open all year round, with extra thick wetsuits on hand! The Big Blue instructors are also specially trained to ensure disabled and autistic children can enjoy the thrill of the surf.


Extreme Academy Surf School, Watergate Bay

Stay at Surfside, Porth

The team at Extreme Academy are there to calm those nerves and expertly guide you through the science of surfing! Watergate Bay’s beautiful two miles of sandy shoreline and the incoming swell for the Atlantic make it a leading venue for beach sports, whether it’s surfing, body boarding, kitesurfing, waveski, hand planning or stand-up paddlesurfing, the ‘watermen’ from Extreme are there at every stage. Open all year, you’ve got no excuse!

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George’s Surf School, Polzeath

Stay at Trevanger Cottage and our Port Isaac properties

Featured in The Times, The Telegraph and a wealth of glossy lifestyle magazines George’s Surf School was rated as being one of the ‘Top Ten Surf Schools in the World’ by The Guardian. The team’s mission is to guide and support at every stage making surfing accessible to all. Led and inspired by surf guru George Stoy, his holistic approach lies at the heart of the of the surf school’s culture.


Freewave Surf Academy, Widemouth Bay

Stay at Fursewood, Seagull Barn & Boskenna

The Freewave Academy have been sharing their love of the surf for over 15 years and are made up of a team of Cornish legends, so you couldn’t be in more capable hands. Widemouth Bay waters are ‘pretty rad’ when it comes to watersports and the waves here are ideal for beginners. This section of the coast is full of fun activities for all the family to enjoy, so check in with the Freewave Surf Academy and enjoy the adventure!