Two-on-One Private Surf Lesson

Two-on-One Private Surf Lesson in Newquay

Private 1-1 Surf Coaching and Small Group Private Lessons at Watergate Bay in Cornwall

Private Surf Lessons are available at The O'Neill Surf Academy. With Professional, Experienced coaches and our entirely different approach to teaching a Private Surfing Lesson will give you the ultimate surf experience. With lessons daily at our base in Watergate Bay, with our mobile surf school facility we can also arrange for you lesson to take place at any beach locally as required.

Lessons available daily, year round

From only £45 per person

Equipment included FREE of charge

All Ages/Abilities welcome from 6+

Suitable for Individuals, Couples, Families, Groups and Children


The experience of a Private 1-1 lesson allows us to focus entirely on your surfing so that we get a good understanding our your surfing and develop a plan ahead for you - ensuring that you'll leave us with a clear direction of 'what to do next'. We're able to provide you with more advise and direct feedback than a larger group lesson, which in turn helps you improve wave upon wave.

If it’s your very first time on board, or if you are already a keen surfer - our most experienced , expert coaches will provide you with the very best surf tuition, in a personal and constructive learning environment. If you're looking for a quick fix, need to get your surfing up to scratch or maybe you have a limited amount of time to spend taking lessons this is the choice for you!

ABILITY: Beginner - Expert


COST: £65

TIMES AVAILABLE:  9.30am and 1.30pm daily




If you have a group of 2 - 6 (or more) people you can book your very own instructor. These Surf Lessons are ideal if you wish not to be part of a larger group lesson, or if you'd like to enjoy a more personalised surfing experience.  You'll get the undivided attention of one of our amazing O'Neill coaches, whilst learning quickly and effectively.

Our Small group lessons are a great way to learn together as a family or group of friends. As with all our lessons, the tuition is tailored to your ability so you'll get the right coaching for your surfing level.

ABILITY: Beginner - Expert

LESSON DURATION: 2.5hrs approx

COST: £45p.p

TIMES: 9.30am and 1.30pm daily

AGE: Minimum 6 years, no upper age limit


Here's a few answers to questions about our Private and Small Group Surf Courses. If you can't find what you're looking for please feel free to contact us.

What are the benefits of a Private Surf Course? A Private Surf Course allows to provide you with personal surf training either individually or as your own small chosen group. Your instructor gets to spend the entire lesson focusing on your skills and techniques. Many people find they catch more waves and make a lot of progress during these lessons. Ideal if you don't have a lot of time to squeeze in a lesson, or if you are looking to up your skills for the long term!

How many people will be in my lesson? If you book a 1-1, it's just you and your instructor. For our Small Group Lessons it is a group of your choice (family member's, friends, colleagues etc) so you can decide who you'd like to join you. We can take a max of 6 people per instructor. If you would like to bring any more then we will provide you with more instructors!

Who will be teaching me? We have both male and female coaches at our Academy. Only our most experienced and highly qualified instructors run our Private Surf Courses. Generally we'll designate you an instructor, but if you'd prefer a male or a female coach just let us know when booking.

Are the Instructors Qualified? It takes a lot of work to become a surf coach, and we are proud that all our coaches are all licensed, hold coaching awards, qualified SLSA/NARS Beach Lifeguards/Surf Coaches with instructing experience under West Coast Surfari at Watergate Bay and are members of Sports Coach UK.


How do I book my Private Surf Course? You can book all our courses ONLINE, but if you'd prefer to speak to a person you can call us on 01841 520052. If you have any special requests give us call or e-mail - This way we can make sure you get the best coach for the job on the day, especially if you require a specialist lesson i.e. shortboard coaching.