Cornwall Bodyboarding Camp | Glamping Surf Adventures in Kernowfornia
Ability: All abilities welcome, from new bodyboarders to experienced shredders
The scenic Cornish coastline provides the ideal spot for a weekend of posh camping and epic bodyboarding.
We’re heading to the north coast of Cornwall to ride awesome waves at the best time of year.
Whether you’re looking to increase the number of waves you catch, pull three-sixties or even hit the lip or ride a barrel, our Cornwall Bodyboarding Camp is the perfect trip for you. Our aim is to set you up for three days of awesome coaching and fun in the water, alongside experiencing a cracking outdoor lifestyle.
September and June are the perfect time of year to visit Cornwall. The water and air temperature are generally warm and we normally experience good weather, the holiday crowds are yet to arrive or have dissipated. You’re more likely to meet local surfers and bodyboarders in the water in the spring and autumn, and they know exactly where to go to catch the best action. We’ll be amongst them. We’ll also be tracking down completely exclusive surf spots known only by a select few.
You’ll capture a real flavour of our Kernow lifestyle at this bodyboarding camp. We rise early for morning surfs, watch stunning sunsets, cook and sleep at our nomadic yurts and Cornish holiday barns. The vibe created by the bodyboarding community here is relaxed and good-natured. In fact the people you’ll meet on this trip are all feeding the same addiction for scoring waves, enjoying friendly camaraderie and improving their riding. So come along, we guarantee you’ll make new bodyboarding friends and contacts you’ll surf with in the future.
We’re heading to numerous locations across the north coast of Cornwall each featuring awesome beach breaks, reefs or wedges suited to bodyboarders of all abilities. We know the best beaches, tides and secret spots off the beaten track so don’t expect crowds that usually swamp the waters of Newquay. We hook up with a local crew and search for hidden gems up and down the coastline and because we live in the area and know the local waves, we make sure you score the best of them.
Cornwall in early summer and autumn is pretty magical. June is often the warmest month and September is the tail end of the Great British summer in Newquay and both air and sea temperatures are still mild, so there’s plenty of opportunity for bodyboarding and BBQs.
You’ll be staying in peaceful countryside yurts or in our high standard Cornish Holiday barns just ten minutes from miles of sandy beaches on the north coast of Cornwall. If you love outdoor living these amazing Mongolian-style tents help you feel especially close to nature but also offer the luxury of a warm, comfortable bed. Each Yurt has been lovingly furnished with beautiful rustic wooden furniture and provides the perfect place to recuperate after a fun day of bodyboarding. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi for after session chilling. There are also individual showers/bathroom facilities, toilets, kitchen facilities, volleyball court, TV room, sun loungers for chilling, wetsuit hanging areas and a lovely country pub only a 5-minute walk away.
Our holiday barns are a cool collection of traditional converted barns surrounded by Cornwall’s finest sweeping country views, the land on which the barns sit give its guests a surprising amount of outdoor space to enjoy including a BBQ and seating area, a large picnic garden with children’s play area and pond with fish. As well as access to the previously mentioned heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. The barns and the yurts are sited next to each other so whichever accommodation you choose we will all be hanging out together. There’s also a comfortable chill out hall where we hold the welcome meeting, do the video & photo analysis sessions and where we have the complimentary fried breakfast on Sunday morning.
We encourage everyone interested in this holiday to make the most of our special bodyboarder rates and stay at the camp. Also, ask about our non-bodyboarder yurt rates if someone you want to bring isn’t taking part in the coaching weekend.
If the camp becomes full we can find you alternative accommodation in Newquay and transport you to and from the camp each day.
Rob Barber and his coaching team offer daily tuition tailored to your ability with coaches that are Surfing GB qualified and fully insured. Experienced lifeguards, some have twenty years of surfing experience and fifteen years of worldwide travel experience including British team coach, Rob Barber. Intermediate and advanced level coaching is tailored towards the individual.
You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Don’t stress if you’re used to smaller waves or you’re a total novice – there’s something for everyone. In fact you’ll be amazed how quickly you master paddling out to catch good quality waves.
Beginner coaching includes:
- Oceanography class at the start of the week to understand breaks, rips and currents
- Bodyboarding safety, beach awareness and how to catch waves
- How to paddle out, gain speed, duck dive and wipe out safely
- Learning moves such as cutbacks, barrel rolls and three-sixty spins
- How to get the most from your equipment while having heaps of fun
- Video and photo analysis
In order to book, follow these steps.
1. Fill in the form on the right hand side of this page
2. You will then be emailed an information pack and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
3. Read the information and follow the instructions to contact us to pay.
4. Remember we have limited numbers on each trip so please book early for the best price.
5. If you want to hear what other bodyboarders have thought of the holidays, read our Trip Advisor reviews here.
6. Once you have paid you will receive an online enrolment form, when you have completed and returned this you will be confirmed on the trip.
The camp is located approximately 10 miles outside of Newquay. We will email you an information pack with directions three days before the camp begins. Normally our guests arrive on the Friday evening.
Send us your train’s arrival time to Newquay and we’ll come and collect you.
Please arrive no earlier than 4pm on the Friday to take your accommodation at the camp.
The yurts are self-catered so you can prepare your own meals, lunches and snacks. There is a woodshed that houses a communal kitchen where you have access to a shared cooker and sink. Each yurt has its own fridge and cupboard well stocked for your stay. The Cornish holiday cottage has a fully operational kitchen with all the luxuries of home. We will cook you a complimentary fried breakfast on the Sunday morning.
The weekend includes:
- Three separate in-water sessions, Saturday sessions are two hours long covering all aspects of bodyboarding you wish to focus upon. The Sunday session will be longer.
- Two of your in-water sessions will be filmed and these will be analysed. This will include demonstrations and move-by-move break downs to help you conquer every aspect of the sport.
- Q and A sessions about bodyboarding equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction and bodyboarding fitness.
- Photographs will be taken to help you to improve your riding. You can buy the shots at the end of the weekend for £20 and £10 for the video.
We offer kit hire for the weekend, this needs to be booked well in advance;
Pro standard Bodyboard Hire £8 per day
Swim fin hire £8 per day
Wetsuit hire £8 per day
If you can’t make the dates, or you’d like to arrive early or stay on for extra days, then contact us and we can help put together the perfect bespoke package for you. Call us on 01637 879571.
Our Cornwall Camp is proving one of the most popular Bodyboard Holidays options and like all our holidays the tuition and general inclusion works best if we are all under one ‘roof’ or in this case one camp. We encourage everyone interested in this holiday to make the most of our special bodyboarder rates and stay at camp.
For more information please call us on 01637 879571. There are options to stay a further night as well as deals on an extra day’s coaching too.
2 Days Bodyboard Coaching and 2 nights in a luxury yurt from £259
Other packages available (see bottom of page)