Surfing only looks like a sport. To devotees, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a mental and physical study, a passionate way of life.

– William Finnegan

Surf and Study

Alex started surfing in 1995 on a year long trip to Australia. Learning on the wrong equipment and in some of the world’s best surfing spots, it was a tough and humbling experience. After returning to England and living in the South East, surfing the cold water of the North Sea, Alex decided it was time to move West. He qualified as surfing instructor and beach lifeguard while in the Canary Islands and relocated to Newquay, Cornwall on his return.

Surf & Study

Surf Instructing

Since 2000, Alex has taught thousands of people to surf. His own experience of trying to surf on the wrong equipment in waves beyond his capability, has helped him to understand the needs of the beginner and intermediate surfer. This experience, combined with 20 years of local knowledge about which beaches are best at certain tides and conditions, mean that you will be getting the best guidance and coaching.

Surfing in Cornwall

Surfing in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf:

  • The Continental Shelf slows the swell down which allows more time for beginner surfers to catch a wave and get to their feet.
  • Newquay has several beaches facing different directions, meaning we can often find suitable conditions depending on tide times, wind direction and wave size.
  • Cornwall has two coasts: north and south. Again, this means we have lots of options to find suitable waves depending on the conditions.
  • The people are friendly and relaxed.
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