Big Green Surf School

Surf, SUP, and Bodyboard Lessons for groups and individuals from complete beginner to advanced level with Big Green Surf School in Crantock Beach, Newquay, Cornwall.


Welcome to Big Green Surf School. As the only activity provider on Crantock Beach we’re here to help you make the most of this incredible, uncrowded beach. We offer top quality coaching in Surfing, Stand-Up-Paddleboarding & Bodyboarding as well as Beach Safety Courses to ensure you and your family stay safe.

All of our coaches are fully qualified Beach Lifeguards, hold internationally recognised Coaching Qualifications and go through our extensive in-house training, all so that you can rest assured you’re in the best possible hands and get the most out of whichever activity you choose!

All abilities are welcome in our small groups (no more than 6 per group) and we provide top quality equipment for all activities included in the price. With so many activities, a range of different packages and incredible weekly clubs we really have got something for everyone. Check out our reviews to see what to expect, we can’t wait to see you down the beach and help make your time in Crantock even more special!

Big Green Surf School was founded in Spring of 2011 as the in-house surf school for Base Surf Lodge in Newquay. We started out with the aim of providing a more personal surf coaching experience. From 2011 to 2017 we built an amazing reputation in conjunction with Base for the personal, high-quality service and tuition in our lessons.

In 2016 we got the opportunity to become the exclusive surf school and activity centre on the stunning Crantock Beach, through working with the National Trust. We absolutely love Crantock both for the amazing beach and incredible community – we have all been surfing here in our spare time for years so the chance to bring the BGSS lessons and activities here was unmissable. The vibe of the beach fits perfectly with our aims, being able to provide a real personal experience for all of our students with tons of space in the water. We’re sure that you’ll agree it’s a truly special place!

In 2019 we were proud to become an accredited Surfing England school (they are the NGB for surfing) and by AALA (the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) as a licensed provider of adventure activities for our Stand-Up-Paddleboarding sessions. This ensures that not only are you receiving the highest quality tuition, but that our safety protocols, equipment and training are all up to scratch.


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