Winter surf weekends

These trips are run by our friends at KingSurf surf school we’ll take your booking, they’ll run your trip.

THE BEACHES ARE QUIETER, THE ROADS ARE EMPTY, THE WAVES ARE BETTER, THE FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE CHEAPER TOO!

It’s obvious to us that winter is the time to be here and surf.  We have set up a winter surf camp so that we can offer a bespoke approach to our surf lessons. We want to keep the experience nice and personal so we are limiting the surf camp weekends to 10 people. This will allow us to explain so much more that we do not have to time for in the busier summer season. To keep you toasty we have invested in the best winter equipment we could find. Click here for more info on our winter gear.

HERE’S SOME OF THE MANY THINGS YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT ON THE SURF CAMP

  • reading surf forecasts
  • knowing which beach to head to in order to suit your level of surfing.
  • Choosing the right equipment to buy.
  • The use of rip currents and channels.
  • The science behind a board and it’s shape.
  • Watching your self back on Video and how to improve your skill level.
  • Different techniques of getting out though the waves
  • 2 nights accommodation in ‘chalet bungalows’ at Retorrick Mill campsite
  • All kit – thick wetsuits, gloves, booties, hoods and a board!
  • 2 x 2hr surf lessons each day
  • Transport to/from whichever beach is pumping – sometimes we go down to the South coast
  • Video analysis in the evening
  • Transport to / from Mawgan Porth – ideally arrive late afternoon on the Friday. Flying is a really great option as we are just 5 minutes from Newquay airport, otherwise you can train / coach to Newquay and then find us by bus or taxi – or else drive down, we are about 5.5hrs from London
  • Food and drink. We’ll probably all eat as a group. There is an amazing great-value restaurant on site called Scott ‘n Babs
  • Massaging and Yoga sessions will be available at extra cost

We stay on a cracking little campsite called Rettorick Mill.

During the winter we stay in cosy little ‘chalets’ – each have their own log burner, proper size beds and a telly!

 This hidden gem is just a 15 minute stroll through the woods to the beach.

You get the option to camp or to stay in a ‘static caravan’ (extra charge) – the facilities are fairly basic, but there is a bar and we can bbq and just chill right out.

There is often live music and bonfires. So bring your marshmallows and your dancing shoes!

There is a great restaurant on site called Scott & Babs. We often can’t get a table it’s so popular, but they always find time to feed us fabulous wood-fired pizza.

It’s a real laid back kind of place, with pigs and ducks… we love it.