Learning to surf frequently asked questions

Q: Why should I select Holywell Bay School of Surf?

A: Our 22 YEARS of experience is unrivaled and we have been teaching people how to surf longer than anyone else in the area. All of instructors are Lifeguards and Surf club members with a vast amount of surfing experience between them. This is a surf school ran by people who know the beach extremely well having grown up through the Holywell Bay Surf Life Saving Club.

Q: Whats so special about Holywell Bay?

A: Holywell Bay beach is a great venue to learn to surf on as we have different size surf up and down the beach. This is due to the Large rocks out too sea on the south side of the beach which shelters the swell but is still open to waves on the North side making it suitable for beginners in many different conditions. There is a large National Trust car park 200m from the entrance to the beach with toilet facilities and shops nearby. In the high season there is also a Refreshments van on the beachfront 100m from the surf club. We are based at the Lifeguard Facility only 30m from the high tide line so only a short walk to the waters edge without having to lug equipment over from the car park.

Q: What is included in the price?

A: Surfboard, wetsuit, 2hr tuition and FREE Holywell Bay school of surf T-Shirt.

Q: Are there any requirements for undertaking a surfing lesson?

A: You must be able to swim 25m in a pool and any medical conditions must be declared on the enrollment form.

Q: What do I need to bring for my surfing lesson?

A: All you need to bring is a swimming costume/bikini or trunks to wear under your wetsuit and a towel… Oh, and of course a sense of adventure.

Q: How do I book a lesson?

A:Give us a call or email with your preferred dates and lesson times (morn/afternoon) and we will check availability for you. You can also turn up on the day but we cannot guarantee we will have spaces, so it is advisable to phone on the evening before if your fair weather surfers and prefer to wait on the forecast. We only do small groups so tend to get booked fairly quickly especially when the weather is nice on the day and during the main 6 week summer holiday.

Q: What else is there to do in Holywell Bay?

A: Holywell is a fantastic Holiday location for the whole family, and there is of course lots of other great things to try out in the local area. Here’s a couple of ideas listed below to get you started…

Holywell Golf Club
St Pirans Inn
The Smugglers Den