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Taster Bodyboard Lessons


Taster Bodyboard Lesson

  • Perfect for beginners and improvers of varying skill levels

  • Learn core skills and gain individual feedback

  • Highly-trained instructors from Europe’s premier coaching facility

  • Equipment, heated changing rooms and insurance provided

  • Perfect for beginners and improvers of varying skill levels
  • Learn core skills and gain individual feedback
  • Highly-trained instructors from Europe’s premier coaching facility
  • Equipment, heated changing rooms and insurance provided

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Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Allocation of wetsuit, bodyboard and fins
  • Group lesson with individual focus for maximum progression
  • Comprehensive tuition and feedback
  • Heated changing rooms and secure storage for valuables
  • Hot outdoor showers and male & female toilets
  • Assessment of ocean conditions and identification of hazards
  • Full beach and ocean safety briefing
  • Introduction to board handling & prone riding
  • Familiarisation with bodyboarding terminology and equipment features
  • A lively warm-up on Newquay’s stunning Towan or Fistral Beach
  • Not affected by bad weather – learn to bodyboard come rain or shine!
  • Discount card for apres bodyboard food and drink at local eateries
    10% off further Newquay Activity Centre activities
  • A dog sitter if you require it. Just contact us for more details.
  • 15% discount at Newquay’s Rip Curl Concept store
  • Please allow roughly 3 hours for your total visit

Learn to bodyboard at Europe’s first dedicated school!

Bodyboards are smaller and lighter than surfboards; this means they’re generally easier to manoeuvre and quicker to learn on. These smaller boards, combined with a lower centre of gravity, make bodyboarding much less tiring than surfing. It’s also widely considered a much safer sport as the boards are made from foam and they avoid the sharp edges and fins synonymous with surfing.

Due to the nature of bodyboarding, your lowered centre of gravity increases the feeling of speed. This means that catching even the slowest of waves will make you feel like you’re whizzing past the rest of your group in a magnificent blur!

If you’re a complete beginner, we guarantee you’ll be catching your first white-water wave within the first 10 minutes of the lesson! We’ll teach you how to paddle out, trim correctly and how to select the right kind of waves for your ability.

Bodyboarding is addictive to learn due to early goals being quickly attained. The initial learning curve of bodyboarding skyrockets exponentially with solid practice and time in the water. Our expert instructors will quickly progress you from broken white-water waves, to green (or unbroken) waves for an unforgettable experience.

If you already have a little bodyboarding know-how, our expert coaches can assess your ability and give you tips and tricks towards improving your skill in certain areas. Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, you can learn in a few hours what would have otherwise taken a few years!

How does it work?

You will get kitted up in Rip Curl wetsuits and high visibility ID vests in the comfort of our heated changing rooms. We have male & female toilets, hot outdoor showers and safety lockers for your valuables. We also have storage space for your clothes and bags before you make your way down to either Fistral or Towan beach. We will assess the conditions on the day and choose the best beach to match the group’s ability.

Our coaching team of fully insured and experienced instructors tailor tuition to your individual ability. Having been in-house trained by former European Number 1 and British Team Bodyboarding Coach Rob Barber, you really couldn’t be in safer hands when bodyboarding in Cornwall.

There is no better time to start bodyboarding

It’s never too early or too late to learn to bodyboard! Regardless of your age, ability or level of fitness, our world-class instructors will have you catching waves and grinning from ear-to-ear. Bodyboarding shows no age limits whatsoever! The thrill of riding in on a crystal-clear wave will have you buzzing for more as soon as you get back in the car!

Bodyboarding in Cornwall is a super inclusive, easily accessible and infinitely enjoyable water sport for all ages. It’s just as perfect for the 8 year-old ball of energy, as it is for the 80 year old retiree looking for something new!

To find out more, check out our ultimate guide to bodyboarding.

Why Newquay Activity Centre?

Our purpose-designed HQ is centrally located in Newquay town with surf shops and local eateries just a few-minutes walk away. World-famous Fistral beach is just a 10-minute walk from our centre, with Towan beach only a stone’s-throw away in the opposite direction. Here you will find Atlantic swell wrapping around the local headland into our sheltered bay, creating the ultimate bodyboarding conditions!

We don’t send our customers out on bodyboards that we wouldn’t be happy to ride ourselves; that’s why we only invest in the best quality equipment available on the market. We supply first-rate bodyboards, wetsuits and swim fins on our bodyboard lessons, putting you in the best possible position to kick-start your learning.

Our helpful instructors will provide you with the correct size bodyboard for your weight, the right size wetsuit for your height and the best fitting swim fins for your feet. This top-quality kit enables faster progression, bigger improvements and makes for an all-round more enjoyable lesson.

All equipment including wetsuits, bodyboards, ID vests and swim fins are provided along with changing facilities and safe storage for your valuables. We also have on-site lockers for bags and clothes so you don’t have to leave your gear unattended on the beach!

Centre Of Excellence

The Newquay Activity Centre Bodyboarding School is the longest running provider of its kind in Newquay. We have been introducing customers to the world of bodyboarding since 1997 and over the years we’ve helped thousands of happy students catch their first waves.

We have the necessary qualifications and experience to consistently maintain a high level of safety and fun. We are a two-time Gold winner at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Gold award winner at the South West Tourism Awards.

All of our bodyboarding lessons and courses have been designed by British Bodyboard Team Coach, Rob Barber. This means that when you learn to bodyboard with us, you’re guaranteed the highest level of unparalleled tuition in the industry.

With safety at the forefront of our lessons, we must advise that children under the age of 8 are welcome to bodyboard with us, but they should be accompanied by an adult and book onto a Private or Family Bodyboard Lesson.

Newquay Activity Centre

Our purpose-designed centre, conveniently located near Towan beach, is your one-stop shop for ocean adventure activities in Newquay. We’re not in the business of just making a quick buck. When you book with Newquay Activity Centre, you get the care, attention, knowledge and feedback that you need.

On site we have hot showers, heated changing rooms, lockers, separate male & female toilets and clothing storage. We also have a hire centre for all of your needs after your lesson.

Bodyboarding really is the basis of our business. Newquay Activity Centre was founded on the success of our #1 European Bodyboard winning director, Rob Barber. This passion for bodyboarding filters down throughout the whole team and we love introducing new people to this easily accessible sport.

Book online today or contact us via our online chat and our friendly team will be more than happy to answer your questions. Book tomorrow’s activity today!

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