JOIN US FOR A WEEK BODYBOARDING IN CORNWALL

Cornwall Retreat

JOIN US FOR A WEEK BODYBOARDING IN CORNWALL

Cornwall Retreat

  • Daily surfaris around Cornwall’s great beaches, wedges and reefs

  • Warmest UK climate and sea water

  • Separate, tailored tuition and guidance for all riding abilities

  • 1-week bodyboard immersion in UK’s most beautiful county or drop in for a day or two

  • Daily surfaris around Cornwall’s great beaches, wedges and reefs
  • Warmest UK climate and sea water
  • Separate, tailored tuition and guidance for all riding abilities
  • 1-week bodyboard immersion in UK’s most beautiful county or drop in for a day or two

Experience

Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • Reliable Atlantic swell, surf 2ft-6ft
  • Daily surfaris to best spots
  • Photo & video package for you to take home
  • Unique split screen video analysis
  • Professional hire equipment available
  • Pre-retreat bodyboard fitness and yoga videos
  • Many Newquay-based accommodation options
  • Perfect for foundation/intermediate/advanced riders. Surf forecasting to air reverses
  • Join the full week or sign up for one, two, three… or as many days as you like
  • Discounts at the Rip Curl concept store 15% off for all attendees.

Why join the Cornwall Retreat?

The ultimate UK bodyboarding trip, the Cornwall Retreat guarantees you a mobile week of hunting perfect waves on both Cornish coasts. You’ll not only get to surf the best waves of the day but over the course of the week you’ll get a real feel for this beautiful and culturally rich county, not to mention the long-lasting friendships you’ll make along the way!

What to expect?

Newquay, the surf capital of the UK is our hub, but we’ll also be taking you around the county and off the beaten track to places that only a few know about. We’ll find those gorgeous hidden gems littered along both of Cornwall’s intricate coastlines, making sure you bodyboard the best waves at the most beautiful spots, staying as crowd-free as possible. If you can’t make the full week, sign up for a as many days as you like.

Who is this trip for?

If you’re looking to explore and surf Cornwall but don’t have the time to plan nor the crew to get a trip going, as well as getting first rate coaching to improve your bodyboarding, then this is the retreat for you! Because this is where we’re from – as locals we understand the best tide-and-wind combination at every top beach, reef, wedge and secret spot.

Our aim is to improve your skills, maximise your fun and enjoy the best of beautiful Kernow’s incredible coastline.

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CORNWALL RETREAT BODYBOARD HOLIDAY

£699 per person

Can’t make it for a whole week, why not join us for a day!

£119 per person per day

PRE-TRIP

  • Ability categorisation. We introduce you to our Tree of Knowledge to build your pathway through our four levels of bodyboard improvement
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation fitness video.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation Yoga video geared toward bodyboarding flexibility and cramp reduction.
  • Optional bonus pre-week, Friday afternoon session at a discounted rate
  • New coaching videos that include revolutionary split screen comparison techniques to help you improve quickly
  • Pre-event support with your instructor team via email or telephone
  • If you have footage of your riding, we can offer a pre-trip analysis.

EQUIPMENT STORE

  • Free use of a varied selection of hand-picked bodyboards that include a broad size range, materials, tail shapes, contours, and channel systems. These will be introduced to some sessions to help expand your knowledge of equipment.
  • A variety of fins to try throughout the week to establish if you can benefit from a different shape, style, or brand.

GUIDING

  • Every day throughout the week our expert trip leaders will draw upon their collective 40+ years of experience to find the best waves for your ability. Expect to see a side of Cornwall that many will never see!
  • Each day we’ll have one long 3 to 4-hour session or this may be split in to two shorter sessions. We work around the tides and daily conditions to guarantee the best waves for our guests.

COACHING

  • We ensure personalised one-to-one coaching
  • We will find the waves that suit your objectives
  • Using the Bodyboard-Holidays Tree of Knowledge, for those with the desire to really improve their riding, we will plot your progression and sign post you through each stage of your bodyboarding development
  • Using our bespoke resource bank of explainer videos, we will help you to overcome your bodyboarding challenges
  • Coaching can be optional, if it’s not for you we can focus more on free surfing, photography and video. It’s your trip, we will facilitate your fun!

PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you (all uploaded to an online gallery for you)
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • Move specific split screen analysis videos to break down the sports benchmark moves step by step

BODYBOARDING WORKSHOPS

Throughout the week we will deliver several bodyboarding related workshops that are optional to attend.

  • Surf forecasting & travel
  • Equipment and industry trends
  • Duck diving and paddling efficiency
  • The secret to wedge riding
  • 360 and roll workshop
  • Ask Me Anything session (a workshop tailored to your burning questions)

FREE TIME

We spend a lot of time bodyboarding, but when it is finished for the day, people’s time is then their own to explore Newquay, its cafes, restaurants, surf shops and 7 beaches. We can direct you to the areas of local interest.

  • Discount card for Rip Curl concept store and local bars and restaurants
  • Discounts on activities at Newquay Activity Centre

EVENING ACTIVITIES

The evenings are for kicking back, enjoying a group meal with the crew on the retreat, grabbing a drink at the Fistral Beach Bar and watching the sun go down. Newquay is a great place for a walk through town in the evening and there are lots of great spots to eat, drink and people watch.

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FAQs

If you are not paying in full at the time of booking, we do offer a deposit system if needed.

You can either:

  • pay in full at the time of booking
  • split the payment into two

 

Full payment must be made 12 weeks prior to the trip start date.

We can’t guarantee your place until we receive payment (in full or a deposit).

You’ll then be sent a trip confirmation email and a link to an enrolment form to complete.

Yes definitely! We pride ourselves on being super welcoming and friendly. Most of our guests arrive solo and leave with a host of new bodyboarding buddies.

Due to this trip being in high demand and having limited spaces, we can only hold your space for up to 24 hours without payment.

Single day options are available, just select a day that when you book

Group booking discounts are available, please contact us for more information.

ASAP! These Retreats fill up quickly and, with limited spaces available, sell out fast. We operate on a first come first serve basis. If you want to secure your place on the weekend, it is advised that you pay as soon as you can.

If you are based outside of the UK and would like to book or chat through the weekend details, we can be contacted through our online chat.

We have a great mix of all ages from young whipper-snappers to silver surfers.

The gender ratio at the moment is around 60% men to 40% women. However, this is constantly changing and Bodyboard Holidays is inclusive to all.

You’ll be asked to fill in an enrolment form as part of the booking process. You’ll signify which level of bodyboarder you are. You’ll then be coached with other riders of a similar ability level. Our focus is to keep all bodyboarders on the Retreat together as much as possible for social times, but the coach separately in the water if required. 

We choose the time of year and location for our events based on local knowledge and historical swell data. In the event of flat waves or stormy conditions, we will offer alternative activities to help you get the most out of the ocean conditions. This may include stand up paddleboarding, coasteering, kayaking or other coastal activities.

We may also adjust the format of the event. For example, choosing to run more sessions one day than the next if that’s when the waves are at their best.

Please visit our T&Cs for more information.

With decades of experience and knowledge within our team, we pick the best dates when the surf conditions are most consistent and will be most suitable for the group. We’ll send you a brief predicted forecast in the pre-week pack on the Wednesday before the week.

We chose Newquay due to the huge variety of beaches. The beautiful long sandy beaches offer peaks for all abilities, the skill is to know which is best on the tide and wind conditions that are on offer. That’s where our local guides are worth their weight in gold. We pride ourselves on having you in the right place for the best waves for your ability each week.

We do not offer a discount for bringing your own equipment.

Yes! This is a scenario that we are very familiar with. You can join the bodyboard week with us while the rest of your family enjoy Newquay. Please see our “Accommodation” section for recommendations. Book early to avoid disappointment and get the best prices.

You will be sent your pre-arrival information email on the Wednesday before the week. We will also send you the Saturday morning meeting time and location in the same email.

Yes, absolutely. We offer a bonus bodyboard session on Friday. Just message through our online chat to let us know that you are interested in attending this. We can deliver extra bodyboarding lessons at any time just let us know when you would like one.

Yes! There are wild camping spots in the area if you are lucky enough to find that perfect spot.

We choose our favourite coastal restaurants because of the range of great menu options that it has available. All dietary requirements are catered for.

We finish on Friday after the coaching is complete. The time will depend on the swell and tide by early afternoon is our planned finish time. If you need to leave earlier then please let us know at the time of booking and we can make sure that your group sessions are organised so that you finish in time to get away.

Yes, we can store your bag and other belongings at the event.

We have a full range of hire equipment that we can present to you. We can also recommend the most suitable board for you to progress on. A big benefit of our Retreat’s is trying different kit that we recommend. If you have reservations about your kit please let us know in advance and we can help you out.

If you are under 18, we will need to chat to you on the phone and you will need to be accompanied on the trip by a parent or guardian throughout the holiday. If you are 60 or over we’d love to chat with you about the trip before you book. Please contact us via our online chat.

Please refer to the “What to budget for?” section.

After meeting on Saturday morning, we’ll split each group according to ability levels. After getting changed, we’ll take a short walk to the beach. If we decide to go mobile to a different beach, you may be asked to drive your own vehicle. This would be organised with you prior to the week, we car-share to reduce our environmental impact. If you don’t want to drive – no worries!

There is a pay and display car park a short walk from our meeting point. We will supply further details and costs in the pre-week information pack.

Yes! Several people bring their dogs on our Newquay coaching weeks. Some customers  leave their dog in their van whilst they surf.

Alternatively, we have a selection of dog-friendly care options to make sure you don’t miss out on all the fun! Get in touch via our online chat to find out more today.

There are warm outdoor showers at our partner business, The Newquay Activity Centre. If we are nearby you can used them. Perfect for a quick rinse off.

Please refer to the “Food” section.

Yes, partners are welcome to join the meals, just let us know so that we can add then to reservations.

If your circumstances change and you can’t join the weekend, please let us know as soon as possible via email. Your cancellation notice will start from the date we receive it.

Cancellation terms

We hold part or full costs, depending on when you cancel:

  • If you cancel 12 weeks or more before the week we retain one-third of the total trip price
  • If you cancel between 36 days to 12 weeks before the week it’s 50% of the total cost
  • If you cancel between 21-35 days, we retain 75% of the total cost
  • Under 20 days – we keep 100% of the total cost.

Cancellation may fall under the terms and conditions of your holiday insurance policy and you may be able to claim.

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