If you have a spirit of adventure and discovery and want a different and inspiring experience which is safe, yet diverse and fun, then we are the company for you! Surfing lessons are our speciality but we also offer stand up paddleboarding, coasteering and kayaking, something for all the family. If you are looking for surf and kayak hire we have it for you right on the beach. If you want to stay in luxury accommodation we can arrange it for you, if you want the surf 'n' spa experience we have it covered, if you want to learn with a group of friends, kayak or paddleboard or have private lessons then no problem, advice on buying a board - who better to ask? We provide expert tuition and plenty of equipment across a great range of sports and our knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff will put you at ease and help you get the very best from your chosen activity.
Location, location, location
Our location for learning to surf in Cornwall takes some beating. Harlyn Bay, one of the Top 5 family beaches in the UK, is a beautiful unspoilt crescent shaped beach with plenty of parking and refreshments. It is also recognised as one of the safest beaches in North Cornwall. We have exclusive use of Harlyn beach for surf lessons during the summer and we are the only surf school in Padstow, St. Merryn, Constantine and Porthcothan area to have a base right on the beach offering you secure storage, changing facilities and surf hire.
Your safety is extremely important to us and we have an excellent safety record. We are really proud to be awarded an Adventure Activity Licence as a mark of our good safety management and coaching practice. We are an ASI Accredited surfing and stand up paddleboarding school and abide by the high international standards for surf school operations. What's more we are a Surf Life Saving GB Lifeguard training centre, one of only a handful in the UK -- so you can be rest assured you will be in safe hands! Our beach lifeguard, surf and paddleboard instructor courses are amongst the most respected in the UK!
Choose your activity provider carefully, please explore our About Us page to help you make your decision. To be recognised as one of the premier surfing and stand up paddleboarding schools in Cornwall has taken us years of dedication, training and committment and we want to share our experience and knowledge with you. So, whether you want to enjoy paddleboarding, sea kayaking, coasteering or surf, Cornwall is the only place to be and Harlyn Surf School, Padstow, is your ideal choice for a truly amazing experience!
"The school set up is extremely impressive, clean, efficient and professional. We were really pleased to see that the group were accompanied by several instructors. Yours was the best school that we spoke too and we could see on the day that you all have that great combination of professionalism and fun!" --- Julia Mammalis Summer 2009
"Thanks SO much to the Harlyn Surf School team! Your surfing lessons have been superb fun and inspiring, always in a positive, enthusiastic and friendly atmosphere... We're now hooked on surfing and are counting the days to when we return to Cornwall. Excellent. We will highly recommend you to any who ask! Thanks again" Andy Mayo, Summer 2010