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Newquay Weekends


Newquay Weekends

  • Coaching from British champions Rob Barber & Damian Prisk

  • Guaranteed improvements over two days for all abilities

  • Social weekend in the UK’s surf capital

  • 7 beaches in one town + surfaris to a host of bodyboarding spots

  • Coaching from British champions Rob Barber & Damian Prisk
  • Guaranteed improvements over two days for all abilities
  • Social weekend in the UK’s surf capital
  • 7 beaches in one town + surfaris to a host of bodyboarding spots


Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • 7 beaches in one town – waves for all abilities
  • 75% return of booking on these weekends – we get results!
  • Photo & video package for you to take home
  • Unique split screen video analysis
  • Optional bonus Friday session
  • Professional hire equipment available
  • Pre-weekend bodyboard fitness and yoga videos
  • Q and A sessions about bodyboarding equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction and bodyboarding fitness.
  • Social meals with likeminded people
  • Bespoke one-on-one coaching tailored to your needs
  • Stacks of Newquay-based accommodation options
  • Discounts at the Rip Curl concept store 15% off for all attendees.

Why join the Newquay bodyboard weekend?

With a 75% return rate on these weekends – we get results! Why? … because Rob has lived in Newquay for more than 40 years, devoting every waking minute to scoring the best waves, giving him a unique knowledge of town’s 7 beach breaks, the best eateries, accommodation and nearby secret spots.

What to expect?

It’s our promise to maximise the bodyboarding fun throughout the weekend by making sure that you are in the right place for the best waves for your ability. We create separate ability groups which will see you developing your skills with likeminded riders of a similar ability level. On Saturday evening we will enjoy a group meal at one of our favourite local restaurants, the weekends are very social. We get results, but it certainly isn’t a boot camp, the focus is fun and improvements.

Who is this trip for?

Please don’t feel that you are too good or too inexperienced for these weekends they are completely inclusive. So, whether you’re an aspiring pro or completely new to the sport our Newquay coaching weekends offer tiered tuition and guidance to the best spots for each session. Learn that move that you’ve always wanted to nail and make long lasting friendships! Be sure to take advantage of our excellent onsite changing facilities and top class kit too.

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£219 per person

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

Saturday only, £139 per person

Sunday only, £119 per person

Additional bonus Friday afternoon session, £60


  • Pre-weekend support with your instructor team via email or telephone
  • Pre-weekend 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.
  • Equipment advice to make sure you have the correct board for the conditions ahead



  • Post weekend you will receive all your photos and videos from your sessions
  • Post weekend fitness routine to maintain and improve specific bodyboarding movements
  • Post weekend yoga stretches to maintain and improve specific bodyboarding flexibility, reduce aches and focus on key areas moving forward
  • Post weekend support with your instructor team via email or telephone


  • 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.


  • Expert coaching from Rob Barber’s team of qualified, insured and in-house trained instructors.
  • Photo & video analysis sessions with our bodyboard photography trained team of expert lensmen
  • Structured progression plan to see your riding move through the four levels of bodyboard riding.
  • Encouragement and feedback on every ride, paddle out and wipe-out!
  • Good times with like-minded bodyboarders.
  • Discounts on activities at Newquay Activity Centre, the Rip Curl shop and bars/cafes/eateries in Newquay.



  • Saturday – 3-4 hour bodyboard coaching session covering all aspects of riding you wish to focus on
  • Meet and greet followed by an introduction to your ability group with aims for the weekend discussed and agreed in relation to your Knowledge Tree journey
  • Conditions explained and surfari to the best beach on the coast (sustainable car share with the instructor team)
  • Pre-session bodyboard-specific warm up
  • Professional photo and video package of your bodyboarding from land and in-water using GoPro’s (Includes a copy to take home with you at the end of the weekend)
  • Post-bodyboard session video and photo analysis using land and water footage
  • Advice about the kit that you’re using and the opportunity to use boards, fins or wetsuits from our vast range, if we feel they will benefit your performance
  • Post-bodyboarding session meal which will include bodyboard theory chats and socialising. (Meal cost not included)



  • Sunday – 1 x two-hour bodyboard coaching session to develop all the new skills you learned on Saturday.
  • Post bodyboard session video and photo analysis using land and water footage
  • Discussion on your learning path and where to go from here with your riding
  • Free surfing demo from Rob Barber, Damian Prisk and the lead instructor team (when conditions allow)


  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • New split screen analysis to break down your riding step by step


  • The evenings are for kicking back, enjoying a group meal (cost of meal not included in price) with the crew on the weekend, if you’ve got the energy you could grab a drink at the Fistral Beach Bar and watch 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. But to be honest, most people that join our coaching weekend are ready to chill and grab an early night after a long day in the water.


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We Offer 2 Easy Ways To Pay!

  1. Pay In Full – Pay the full amount in one, that’s it your done! (Available online)
  2. 50/50 – Pay 50% deposit and the remaining 50% 12 weeks before the trip starts. (Available online)


We can’t guarantee your place until we have received a payment from you.

Once you have made a payment, you’ll then be sent a trip confirmation email with all details on.

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 weekends 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 may be in a different group suited to your ability, however, there will be plenty of time to see each other back at the villa and during our social evening meals.

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 weekend. For example, choosing to run all of the sessions on Sunday 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-weekend pack on the Wednesday before the weekend.

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 weekend.

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 weekend 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 weekend. 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 restaurant because of the range of great menu options that it has available. All dietary requirements are catered for.

We finish after lunch on Sunday afternoon. We often have lunch together and you can expect to leave by 3pm. 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 but this would need to be pre-booked before the weekend. 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 weekend, 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-weekend information pack.

Yes! Several people bring their dogs on our Newquay coaching weekends. 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 meal, just let us know at the welcome meeting and we will add them to our booking.

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 weekend we retain one-third of the total trip price
  • If you cancel between 36 days to 12 weeks before the weekend 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.