Surfari and Wild Camp in Cornwall

A guided surf adventure exploring several coves of the Cornish coastline. 2 days. 0 days off work.

  • United Kingdom
  • May—September

Your local guide knows every nook and cranny of the Cornish coast from the best waves to the best beaches. Over two days you’ll learn new surfing techniques, wild camp in secluded woodland, and simply live the Cornish surf lifestyle.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 2 days surfing
  • 3 two-hour surf lessons
  • 1-night wild camping
  • Local, certified guide
  • Surf equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • Breakfast after camping
  • Local transfers
  • All taxes, insurances and licenses relative to the trip

Perfect for:
Surfers of all skill levels, beginners included. If you want to absorb yourself in a surfer’s lifestyle for a weekend, this is the trip for you.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Transport to and from Newquay
  • Food and drink except for the BBQ and breakfast
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

You need to be of average fitness for this trip. No surfing experience is necessary but it is perfect for those who have given it a go once or twice.

Summers in Newquay are cool and sunny. From May to October temperatures range from 16°C -21°C during the day, and cool off to 10°C-14°C at night. Days are usually sunny and clear.

Full-length winter wetsuits are provided even in the summer to ensure you stay nice and warm while in the water.

Breakfast will be provided on Sunday morning. You can expect a light breakfast of cereal, tea and coffee.

On Saturday evening you will have a BBQ at camp. You will have the opportunity to pop to the shop for your food.

  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit
  • Bell tent
  • Airbed
  • Pillow
  • Rain jacket
  • Spare warm clothes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm hat
  • Spare socks
  • Outdoor footwear for camp (old trainers or wellies)
  • Toiletries

Other recommendations are: - Camera - Mobile phone - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)

You’ll learn the basics of surfing in two comprehensive lessons. Start with safety, then learn to paddle, catch waves and steer the board. When you’re ready, your instructor will teach you to pop up and ride a wave back to shore.

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Newquay is a seaside resort and fishing town in Cornwall. It’s widely regarded as the surfing capital of the UK. With several beautiful sand beaches, each with its own unique surfing conditions, you’ll always have a place to catch waves.

Start point?
You’ll meet at your host’s surf shop in Newquay at 09:00. Your host will be in touch before your trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You’ll finish at your host’s surf shop at 13:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Newquay is a 1-hour flight, 5-6-hour drive, or a 5+ hour train ride from Paddington Station in London. Because of the early start on Saturday we recommend you arrive Friday and enjoy a night in Newquay.

Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Saturday: Surf lessons and wild camping

You will meet your host at their HQ in the heart of Newquay at 09:30. You’ll be briefed on the plan for the weekend and kitted out with all the equipment you need.

You’ll head to the beach where your guide, with your surfing aspirations in mind, will give you the first of today’s two surfing lessons. You’ll break for lunch before continuing with your second surfing lesson.

After a shop stop for BBQ food and drinks, you’ll make the 15-minute drive to the private wild camp in the woods where you’ll stay tonight.

With the BBQ burning, you can relax and get to know your fellow surfers on camp and even take a stroll in the woods to watch the sunset.

Sunday: Practice on Cornwall’s best waves

You’ll have breakfast at 08:00 before a quick recap of yesterday’s surfing lessons.

Feeling confident, you’ll head to where the waves are the best for your third surfing session of the weekend.

Your surfing experience will come to an end at around 13:00 when you’ll return to dry land and dry clothes.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


You’ll wild camp on untouched private land 11 miles outside Newquay. Luxurious bell tents are arranged in a woodland connected by festive banners and twinkle lights.

Each bell tent sleeps 4 people. Air mattresses, clean sheets and pillows are provided; all you have to bring is a sleeping bag.

There’s a composting toilet on site, and fresh water is provided for washing up, but otherwise, you’ll be without facilities in the peaceful countryside.

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Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Private 4-person Bell Tent Payable Before Departure
Private 4-person Bell Tent £89.00
Pair of Wellingtons Payable Before Departure
Pair of Wellingtons £3.00
Airport Pick-up & Drop-off Payable Before Departure
Airport Pick-up & Drop-off £45.00

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