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Surf, Yoga and Wild Camp Weekend in Cornwall

Learn to surf on beautiful beaches and enjoy some restorative yoga in the Cornish woodland

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Adventures / Adventure Tapas

Surf, Yoga and Wild Camp Weekend in Cornwall

Learn to surf on beautiful beaches and enjoy some restorative yoga in the Cornish woodland

DURATION

1 night

LOCATION

United Kingdom

ANNUAL LEAVE

0 days off work

SEASON

Apr—Sep

GROUP SIZE

Up to 10 people

MEETING POINT

Central Newquay

ACCOMMODATION

Wild camping

DIFFICULTY

Easy

All you need is a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim 25 metres.

Hit the Cornish coast for some expert-led surf lessons tailored for beginners and avid surfers alike

Relax, unwind and recharge with some restorative, outdoor yoga at an awesome woodland retreat

Sleep beneath the stars in canvas bell tents surrounded by a peaceful, natural setting

What's it like?

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    Chloe, August 2022

    10/10 do recommend! Everyone on the team is great. Surfing is great. Yoga is great. And the campsite is super cute. What more do you want?

    Jos, August 2022

    I had great fun here- the instructors were very helpful about my disability- turns out it's hard to start surfing if you can't see the waves coming... (and no you can't really wear glasses while surfing either...) And the yoga and campsite was gorgeous- being able to see the stars at night was fabulous, absolutely no light pollution at all!

    Alexandra, August 2022

    Highly recommend to anyone.

    Michelle, September 2021

    Nourishing, wonderful, enjoyable weekend. Felt really well looked after and the campsite really was magical. So so special. And the surfing instructors were fab

    Carly, September 2021

    Really fun trip. Greg, our surf instructor was great! Lovely camp hosted by the fab Aimee. Loved the yoga. Only thing missing was a shower but doable for one night.

    Amanda, August 2021

    Camp site and Amy the yoga instructor were great! Overall recommend the trip. Recommend bringing a car so you can transport yourself to/from campsite so you don’t have to rely on others from the trip. Surfing was a bit crowded and hard to practice and 1 instructor for 5/6 people. Overall great trip and bring bug spray and as not on kit list!

    Simon, August 2021

    The surfing was fantastic great equipment fun guides the yoga was not too stressful and the wild camping was amazing.

    Laura, August 2021

    We went on the yoga and surf wild camp holiday, it was so much fun trying surfing, our surf coaches were really attentive and super helpful. The yoga afterwards was restorative and the teacher Aimee was lovely. The tents and the camp as a whole were really clean and it was a great experience!

    Selena, August 2021

    Great weekend. Beat part by far is the surfing. Instructors are great and is the highlight. The wild camp was cool and yoga was ok. Nice for a weekend break

    Daniel, July 2021

    I had a great time on this trip. The staff were so accommodating and easy to get on with. From the moment I arrived it was a good vibe. We weren’t sure initially if we’d get to surf due to the conditions but luckily there were waves to get us going as beginners. Max was a great instructor and created a fun environment for us to learn together. As the surfing continued he offered tips to help progression which was appreciated (and needed). The campsite was easy to get to and had everything we needed from it. The tents were spacious - more than enough room for me as a solo traveller. Yoga in the evening sun and then the following morning was enjoyable. I wasn’t specifically there for the yoga side and had never done it before, but Zoe took us through different movements re ability. So whether beginner or experienced everyone was able to participate. All in all it was really fun and I feel great value for money. I’d certainly book other trips with Much Better Adventures and Cornish Wave. Thank you to the team for providing a great weekend.

    Included

    Guides

    Experienced, certified surf coach and a qualified yoga instructor

    Accommodation

    1-night of woodland camping in luxury bell tents

    Equipment

    All your surfing and camping equipment

    Meals

    A basic camp breakfast

    Not Included

    Travel to and from the start point

    Some meals as described

    Personal expenses

    Travel insurance

    The Area

    map

    Logistics

    Starts

    Host's Base: Central Newquay

    11:00 on Day 1

    Ends

    Host's Base: Central Newquay

    13:00 on Day 2

    Transfers

    Your adventure begins at your host's base in central Newquay which is easily accessible by car or train. If you arrive by train it’s only a 15-minute walk (1.2km) from the station to the start point. Alternatively, you can also travel by air to Newquay Airport, and get a 20 minute taxi to the start point. If you're arriving early or staying on after you trip - feel free to ask your local host for accommodation suggestions in Newquay.

    Your adventure ends in at your host's base in central Newquay at 13:00.

    Travel options

    There are regular trains and flights to Newquay from across the UK.

    Day 1

    Wild camping · Mixed dorm

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    Day 2

    Departure day

    Breakfast

    Lunch

    Dinner

    What is the food like?

    Newquay has a range of restaurants for any budget, as well as a supermarket across the street from the surf shop. You'll need to buy ingredients for dinner at the camp - simple is best as you will be BBQ’ing and cooking over the camp fire. Given the diversity of food available in town, all dietary requirements can be accommodated including vegetarian and vegan diets. You will be provided with a basic camp breakfast that should be enough to keep you going but please bring some extra snacks if you're an extra hungry morning person.

    What is the accommodation like?

    Newquay

    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.

    Covid Update: Anyone wishing to stay in their own 2 man tent equipped with an air bed can request this after booking. Alternatively, you can bring your own tent with you.

    Day 1

    Fistral Beach

    Surfing

    1.5hrs

    Yoga

    1hr

    Meet your host at their surf shop in Newquay and then head to Fistral beach, home of some of the best waves in Cornwall, and your first surf lesson. Lessons will be tailored to both the group and you as an individual and whether you’re a first-timer or looking to build on your skills, your coach will make sure you get the best from your time on the water. Learn how to manage your board, paddle and that all-important wave timing and then head to your woodland wild camp where your yoga instructor will be waiting in an open-sided barn.

    In this peaceful setting, you'll be guided through stretches and poses that relax and recharge your muscles and mind; if you’ve never tried yoga before, you’ll be a convert for sure. Suitably chilled, it’s time for food, drinks and laughs (there’s a handy supermarket across the road from the beach to stock up) followed by some axe throwing and games before getting cosy in your bell tent.

    Day 2

    Put your skills into practice

    Yoga

    1hr

    Surfing

    1.5hr

    Start the day with a delicious breakfast, followed by a morning yoga lesson to the sound of birdsong. This morning’s session will focus on awakening your body and recharging your muscles ready for more surfing. Energised and focused, head back to the beach and build upon yesterday’s session as you develop your skills to the next level. Whether you’re practising turning, or paddling out back for some bigger waves, today is all about progression whatever your level. You’ll be handed your towel at around 13:00 as a great weekend adventure in the woods and on the water comes to an end.

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    What's included?

    • All your surfing, yoga and camping equipment

    What do I need to bring?

    • Swimwear
    • Shoes for the beach
    • Towel
    • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
    • 1 litre of water per person
    • Rain jacket
    • Spare warm clothing and a hat
    • Sleeping bag, warm hat, torch
    • Suitable footwear for a night in the outdoors (the farm entrance can be very muddy - wellies can be hired on site)
    • Toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste
    • BBQ food and drinks for dinner (this can all be picked up after your surf session from the supermarket across the road)

    No optional extras are available for this trip.

    We've crunched the numbers to work out the total carbon footprint of this trip, and plant enough trees to suck 2x as much back out the atmosphere.

    What's the number?
    It works out on average at 17kg of CO2 emissions per person, including all local transport, accommodation, food, activities, guides, staff and office operations.

    The only thing it doesn’t include right now is flights and travel to the destination. We do make an overall estimate across all our customers separately, but as we don’t book flights, have customers from all corners of the world, and no way of reliably knowing their travel plans, we simply can’t include an individual number in the figure on display here. We’ve got a goal for 2022 to fix that, so that when you book, there is a way to measure and mitigate the carbon emitted by your flight too.

    But what does the number mean?
    Yep, hard to picture eh? To give you an idea:

    • Driving 1000miles/1609km would be approx. 281kg of CO2 in an average car (or 140.5kg per person if there was 2 of you in it).
    • A return economy class flight London - New York would be approx. 1,619kg (1.66 tonnes) per person.
    • 10 trees in a temperate forest are estimated to remove approx. 250kg of CO2 from the air in a period of 5-10 years.

    What are we doing about it?
    Our trips are relatively low-carbon by design, and we're working with all our hosts to develop long term carbon reduction plans. For every person booked with us since 2016 we’re planting enough trees to suck at least 2x more carbon out the atmosphere than is emitted by their trips. All native trees, as part of amazing projects that are re-foresting degraded land, tackling the biodiversity crisis and supporting local communities at the same time. We go further than that too, also funding re-wilding projects worldwide to help protect important keystone species from extinction. See the reforestation and re-wilding schemes we support. See our carbon action plan.

    Want to know more?
    Amazingly, no international travel company has ever publicly published their carbon measurements before, as far as we know. We believe that must change, quickly. So we’re openly sharing the method we used in the hope that other companies will be able to more easily follow suit and build on what we've done so far. You'll find it all here.

    All you need is a basic level of fitness and the ability to swim 25 metres. No previous surfing, yoga or camping experience is required.

    If you're new to surfing, you’ll learn the basics in two comprehensive lessons, including water safety, paddling, catching waves and steering the board. When you’re ready, your instructor will teach you how to pop up and ride a wave back in to shore. While it can’t be guaranteed, your instructors are confident that you’ll be standing up and surfing by the end of your lessons.

    Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

    In an open-sided barn nestled in the woods near the campsite - a lovely setting for some relaxing yoga.

    The surf camp is a place to immerse yourself in the peace of an untouched forest or just have a good chat around the campfire.

    Hone your campfire BBQ skills, challenge your friends to an axe throwing contest and practice your balance on the slack line. You’re welcome to do as much or as little at you want. Relaxing in your bell tent with a good book is always an option.

    Your camp has a large covered BBQ area suitable for cooking in all weathers. There’s also a basic camp cooker and all the utensils, plates, cups etc.

    Summer in Newquay is cool and sunny. From May to October temperatures range from 16 – 21 °C during the day, and cool off to 10 – 14 °C at night. Days are usually sunny and clear. Full-length winter wetsuits are provided even in the summer to ensure that you stay nice and warm in the water.

    Of course. Each surf session is roughly 1.5 hours long, however, you're welcome to keep the board afterwards and surf on your own.

    If you feel that you'll struggle to see without your glasses, then please do wear them, however, we'd suggest securing them with a piece of string so you won't lose them. Daily throw away contact lenses are the best option for surfing.

    Our recommended travel insurance provider is Campbell Irvine.

    Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our adventures. Your insurance should include adequate protection for overseas medical treatment, evacuation/repatriation, your baggage and equipment and the specific activities involved on your adventure.

    Your insurance policy should also include specific Covid-19 cover, including cancellation and curtailment cover if you, your travel companion or a close relative are diagnosed with Covid-19.

    We fully endorse Campbell Irvine as their insurance offers all of the above, so get in touch with them or call on 020 7938 1734 to get your insurance sorted. We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book your adventure, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

    We automatically convert prices from the local currency that a host receives to your chosen currency. We update our exchange rates on a daily basis so this does mean that prices displayed on the site are subject to currency fluctuations, which is why you may see them change over time.

    If you wish to change the currency you pay in, head to the bottom of the page.

    All of our group adventures are specially designed for adults to enjoy (18+) as we want these adventures to bring together outdoorsy people who are truly like-minded. Children can be accommodated on some private departures.

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