Helpful Info Eskinzo Surf School


Usual Opening Hours

Mon/Sun 9:00 am Till 4:30 pm

Sunset Sessions 5:30 pm Till 8:00 pm

We do however stay open late on evening high tides, holidays & for special requests.

Contact us on 07710564067

EskinzoSurfSchool@gmail.com


types of lessons

Group Lessons (Normal)

Group lessons are your normal surfing lessons we work at a ratio of a maximum of 6 students to 1 instructor so that you get the full benefits of a small group experience. Each and every person will get one to one time with their instructor as well as being apart of a group of similar ability. This course will get you standing in no time at all.

Private Lessons

This lesson is for those of you who are looking for that little extra push, working closely with your instructor we will look at your level and target specific areas of which need improving. This lesson is proven to be the fastest and most progressive option. one to one lessons are also a great option for beginners and improvers who want a quieter more personal experience also perfect for couples.

Family Lessons (Private Group)

Make your surfing lesson one to remember with your very own beach lifeguard and qualified instructor at your side every step of the way, you will dive into the world of surfing knowing that your family are in the very best care whilst having maximum fun. This lesson is a private group lesson.

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

SMALLER GROUPS, QUIETER LOCATIONS & ONE TO ONE COACHING IN EVERY SESSION.

Smaller Group Experience

Smaller groups equal a much more relaxed, organised and enjoyable experience. Here at eskinzo we welcome a maximum of between 1-6 people of similar ability per instructor within our (group lessons) to create a fun, safe & memorable small group atmosphere. Ratios do vary but on average we try to maintain a Ratio of 1-3 of mixed ability.

Beginners & Intermediates

Cornwall has a vast selection of surfing beaches, perfect for beginners & intermediates with summer time conditions usually consisting of lighter winds, & slightly smaller waves this is a great time for learners & improvers! 

Get Surfing Better, Faster

We are passionate about coaching and this passion is reflected within our lessons, quality surf coaching consisting of personally tailored surf theory accompanied with optional photo & video analysis will get you surfing right away, Even if you have never tried before. (Intermediate/Advanced Lessons)

The Cornish Surf Trip

We'll turn your holiday into a "Proper" Cornish surf trip in no time. We are one of the few schools in Cornwall to offer lessons over multiple locations, In addition to this we can provide an optional photo package to most lessons so that you can takeaway your memories made with us. 

 

On ARRIVAL...

WHAT TO EXPECT ON ARRIVAL?

FIRST EVER SURFING LESSON AT GWITHIAN BEACH?

Arriving at the school van in Gwithian Beach Car Park for a Surfing Lesson or North Quay Hayle Harbour for a Paddle Boarding Lesson you will be welcomed by either myself (Ben) or Elena. After an introduction and quick overview of your activity ahead we will jump into wetsuits ready for your lesson.

The atmosphere is always relaxed & social we like our guests feel as comfortable as possible so at this stage we will be happy to put any fears or worries to rest. Remember you don't need any previous experience and you will have the full support from your instructor throughout the lesson. The majority of our lessons are taught at waist to chest depth water. Once the whole group is happy & raring to go we will make our way down onto Gwithian's famous golden sands.

Your lesson will be broken down into two parts & we will explain & demonstrate everything in manageable stages. First part we will cover beach safety, how to manage your surfboard & catching waves for the first time & the second will consist of techniques & tips on how to get to your feet whilst riding a wave back to the shore.

You don't need to be a strong swimmer to join these sessions. Just up & ready for giving it good go!

 

WHAT TO BRING?

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR LESSON?

WE SUPPLY ALL EQUIPMENT, WETSUITS AND SAFETY GEAR REQUIRED TO TAKE PART IN OUR ACTIVITIES.

You should however, bring a Towel, Suncream, plenty of Drinking Water and Swimwear.

You may also bring your own Surfboards and Wetsuits (Optional) Please see FAQ for full surfboard terms of use.

 

Great Instruction And Fun! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Thanks to Ben and Elena for a wonderful morning learning to surf! I was thrilled to find a lesson available near Hayle instead of going all the way to Newquay. Elena was a fantastic instructor! She explained and demonstrated everything very clearly, then let me practice all of the steps in the water before moving on. I was able to stand up and ride to the shore several times! Elena was even kind enough to take a video of me on my phone so I could show my family and friends. Highly recommend booking a surf lesson with Eskinzo!

Heidis - Trip Advisor

 

Where to Meet?

ALL SURF LESSONS ADVERTISED ARE RUN AT

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Surfing

GWITHIAN BEACH NEAR HAYLE & ST IVES - Primary SURF location

bookings available 7 days a week + SUNSET SESSIONS

Suitable for all beginners & intermediate.

Gwithian Towans Long Stay Car Park, Hayle, TR27 5BT

Gwithian is our home break and number one choice to run our surfing lessons from, tides & conditions permitting. Lookout for the white Eskinzo Van usually parked in the bottom right hand side of the car park.

 
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Paddle Boarding

HAYLE HARBOUR, - Primary SUP location & HQ

Available 7 days a week

Suitable for all beginners & Improvers - North-Coast

ESKINZO HQ, N Quay, Hayle TR27 4BL

Hayle Harbour is a great paddle boarding choice for beginners because of its inclosed and quite often still waters with plenty to see this is a very user friendly & easy to find location with the added bonus of free parking close by, close proximity to fantastic beaches and most importantly only a 2 minute walk from probably the best Pasty shops (Philps) & Deli’s (Cheese & Olives) on the planet, we love a good pasty!

 

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GROUP ADVENTURE SUP ALTERNATIVES

TRURO River - NEW - In Collaboration With THE ALVERTON Hotel

Private sessions Available on special request

Suitable for all beginners & Improvers - Central/South

Malpas

This is one of the most picturesque stretches of water in Cornwall with plenty to see and experience, this stretch of water hosts an abundance of wildlife from fish & birds to the odd friendly seal. Paddle boarding allows us to explore these tranquil waters unnoticed and uninterrupted without causing any negative impact on the surrounding environment. 

CANT SEE A LOCATION YOUR LOOKING FOR? GIVE US A CALL WE ARE MOBILE AND LOVE AN ADVENTURE!

 

Excellent Paddle Board Session With Elena ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We loved our family paddle board session on the Copperhouse Pool in Hayle. Elena and Ben are both so friendly and clearly love what they do which makes the session relaxed and fun. We were lucky to be their first customer on the pool and it was such a lovely setting with lots of birds and fish to see as you paddle around. The boards are all brand new too so it couldn't get much better really. Highly recommend, and we're hoping to visit their surf camp in Spain when it opens too.

Allyson - Trip Advisor

 

DIFFICULTY CHART

Paddle Boarding

We always run at the easiest state of the tide.

This chart is to give you a rough idea of how challenging each location ( can be ) there are lots of different factors to take into account such as group ability, water traffic, wind & tides.  ( we will never put our students in harms way ) therefore you should bare in mind that if unfavourable weather/water conditions be present we may need to reschedule your paddle boarding lesson to next available/suitable day.

            Hayle - FULL TIDE - EASY/MEDIUM             

              Truro - FULL TIDE - MEDIUM/HArd         

 

LET’S BEGIN!

LEVEL 1:

BEGINNER SURF COACHING

Never had a go at surfing before? Or maybe you have had a few try's here and there? If you still need to perfect the basic's then this level of surf coaching is for you.

LEVEL 2:

INTERMEDIATE SURF COACHING

Already had previous lessons? maybe you've been surfing for weeks, months even years? If your catching unbroken waves. This coaching will take you to the next level.