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St Ives has great surf in a spectacular setting.

The surfing in St Ives is great, being on the North Coast but extremely close to South Coast currents. Porthmeor Beach is just an 8 minute walk from Cohort and is a great place to learn, practice or for those with a bit more experience.

If you’re staying with us we have facilities for you to store your board, wash and hang wetsuits and shower off before you enter the building.

Surf Lessons

St Ives Surf School is highly regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall and they run a wide variety of courses.

With a variety of surf lessons and courses available on a daily basis from their base on Porthmeor Beach, absolute beginners, improvers and advanced surfers are catered for with suitable tuition.

All equipment is included with all lessons along with secure on-site changing facilities, male/female toilets and showers. Lessons are 2hrs long with additional rental of boards, suits and SUP’s also available.

Booking a surf lesson

Please be aware that to avoid disappointment it is always best to book your surf lesson with St Ives Surf School in advance.

The quickest and easiest way to book your lessons is online via St Ives Surf School online booking – here you can check out availablity and prices and find the perfect time to get yourself popping up on a board at Porthmeor beach.

As a guest of Cohort don’t forgot to use promo code COHORT10 (when booking online) to get yourself a discount off your lessons.

Surfing St Ives

Surfing the surrounds

Should you want to travel (drive) a bit further afield Cohort is just a short distance from more awesome waves:

Godrevy/Gwithian: 15 mins | Praa Sands: 20 mins | Porthleven: 20 mins | Sennen: 30 mins

Check for the best waves in the morning and be surfing them 20 minutes later.

Check out our surf blog

Read more about the surf in St Ives and surrounding areas on our guest blog by resident surf instructor Ben Warner.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask us about booking lessons or surfing in the area then just fill in the below form:

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