Evolve Surf LEssons

We provide Public Group Lessons from our Gwithian Base
£40 for a 2-hour Lessons with our expert Coaching Team.
All equipment included.

Private lessons are available for just £45 a session!
Changing Room Available

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Surf Lessons

Beginner Group Surf Lessons

Our beginner surf lessons are tailored for absolute newcomers to the sport. Once you’ve been allocated the correct kit from us, you’ll learn everything a beginner needs to know about beach safety, paddling technique, how to catch waves, and finally the fundamentals of getting up to your feet on the surfboard. 

We pride ourselves on small beginner surf lessons with unbeatable coach-to-student ratios. The average beginner surf lesson ratio is 1:4 with the maximum being 1:6. This guarantees each of our customers more 1:1 coaching. The customer experience is our number 1 priority.

Refresher Group Surf Lessons

For surfers looking to further develop their skills, Improver surf lessons are for the people who have taken a few lessons in the past and looking to progress and push their surfing! 

If you’ve caught the bug and can regularly get to your feet, our Refresher lessons cover aspects of surfing such as fine-tuning the basics, turning your board, gaining speed, and catching unbroken waves from further out to sea. We have a large variety of boards to cover the needs of the improving surfer.


Main Surf Lessons Base:
Evolve Surf School 1, Hayle TR27 5BT -Changing facilities available on-site

Skilled & Knowledgable coaches

Evolve Coaches are DBS checked, Beach Lifeguards and ASI/ISA Surf Instructors as well as dedicated, qualified water men/women


All of our Group Lessons are 2 hours long. Group Lessons & Private Lessons start at 10:00 & 2:00 but are subject to slight variation due to the tides

Elite Surf Coaching

Elevate your surfing skills with our Advanced Coaching Courses for both children and adults. Lead by our experienced head coach Theo Whitehouse, with an elite surfing background, our sessions focus on refining advanced and elite surfing techniques.

These sessions are mobile so to ensure we choose the optimal surf conditions on the day, providing you with dedicated 1:1 time to accelerate your progress. Video footage is captured during each session, allowing for in-depth technical analysis and comparisons to be made on a computer, for at least an hour post-session. Personalised goals are then set for you to practice before your next session.

Expect a pre-booking confirmation from your coach, detailing the location and important information. 

Explore our Surf Club Programme for a weekly advanced coaching experience suitable for adults and children of all skill levels. 

All ages & abilities are welcome to join our Surf Club Programme- with a free taster session for all newcomers to the Club!

Surf Conditions For Elite Surf Coaching At Gwithian

Sunrise & Sunset Sessions


Experience the magic of a Sunrise or Sunset Session. There is no better feeling than being in the surf and watching the sun rise or set in the picturesque surroundings of Cornwall’s famous coastline – it is an unforgettable experience. 

Evolve Surf School runs between the hours of sunrise and sunset each day. Book as a 1:1, 1:2 or Private Group Lesson for a surf experience that will be impossible to forget.


Surf Club Programme & Kids Surf Camps

Explore our Surf Club Programme for a weekly advanced coaching experience suitable for adults and children of all skill levels. 

Weekly coaching suitable for adults and children of all skill levels -6 Y/O through to adults/senior groups. Progressive session, with all equipment included in the price per person. 

Any children under THE AGE OF 10 Y/O will need to be accompanied by a NON-SURFING adult for the entirety of the session. A wetsuit can be provided for the adult free of charge.

Our WEEKLY club sessions time take place every Saturday but are liable to be rescheduled with conditions changes. Group 1 for ages 8-12 runs from 10:30 – 12:00. Group 2 for ages 12-16 runs from 12:30 – 14:00. Adults sessions run from 14:30 – 16:00.

Our Kids’ Surf Camps are action-packed with Surfing, Beach Games, Surf Specific Movements and Knowledge-Based Water Safety Sessions. 

Surf Lessons Pricing Chart

Private Surf Tuition

Elevate Your Skills with Private Surf TuitionSurfing is more than just a sport; it’s a way of life, a connection with nature, and a thrilling adventure all rolled into one exhilarating experience. Whether you’re a beginner looking to catch your first wave, an intermediate looking to refresh your technique or an experienced surfer seeking to refine your technique, Private Surf Tuition can take your skills to new heights. 

At Evolve Surf School, we believe in the power of personalised and bespoke instruction to unlock your full surfing potential. Each individual is different and therefore absorbs information differently; our private lessons are solely focused on each student’s specific needs. Whether it’s assisting you or your child in their first stand, riding party waves with friends, or engaging in filmed sessions with subsequent video analysis, our private surf lessons are customised to accommodate the unique preferences and abilities of each group member. 

Private Lessons With Evolve Surf School


We offer photography & video throughout your Surf Lessons so you can make those unforgettable moments last even longer…


Our Surf Lesson photography services are only available when you book either as a 1:1, 1:2 or as a Private Surf Lesson.


We can send these photos and/or videos following your session via imessage, whatsapp or wetransfer. Get in touch or check out our booking Form today for more details on our Private Lesson Photography Services.

Surf Photography


Extra Services

Adults Club


Delievery & Demonstration Services


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Solar Beat
Solar Beat
Fanstastic surf school. Theo is a great teacher, our 10 year old boy had an 1 to 1 and he love it. He is now talking about joining the surf club. Great service from start to finish. Recommended.
John Wright
John Wright
Superb session, incredible value for what these lads provide in terms coaching and kit.. will definitely be back.
Epic pro gamer YY
Epic pro gamer YY
the whole experience was brilliant from start to finish, from supplying us with all the equipment we needed such as wet suits and surf boards etc to the lesson it’s self. The two young gentlemen who took the lesson were really friendly and welcoming and loud and clear when it came to tutoring, and very helpful and supportive once we were actually in the water. The two hours flew by and it really was an exhilarating experience which i would highly recommend to anyone of all ages to try, i will definitely be doing it again
Kim Day
Kim Day
We rented a surf board for my daughter one day on our holiday. Theo was fantastic and kept me updated with all the necessary information by calling. Thank you for making my daughters day ☺️
Magnus Wright
Magnus Wright
Hired boards from Theo earlier this week to surf in St Ives. Not only did we get an awesome deal but Theo personally dropped off our boards to our airbnb and lent us a roof rack to transport them. Amazing customer experience and key knowledge passed on. Highly recommend Evolve Surf School with Theo the Top Chap!
agnieszka sim
agnieszka sim
Theo is a natural teacher, he is calm , friendly and knowledgeable. I have a fear of the ocean and my aim was to become more confident . His expert advice and a very easy way made me feel that I was in a very safe hands . Theo also thought my daughter who is much more experienced and she found that she was able to progress very quickly with his excellent teaching techniques. We will definitely be coming back for more lessons. Thank you Theo .
leslaw homa
leslaw homa
I had a great experience surfing with evolve.Theo is a exquisite coach he helped me catch some great waves and I have learned lots ,and now I am catching some great waves.Thank you so much.From Patryk
Tom Coulton
Tom Coulton
We had a great time surfing with Evolve. Theo was a great instructor and was patient, friendly and encouraging for the whole session which made it even more fun! I would highly recommend anyone looking to surf to book up with Evolve.
Sophie Pagett
Sophie Pagett
We had such a great experience! Theo and his partner were fantastic with our very mixed group ranging from 11 up to 49. They were so enthusiastic, encouraging and involved. Everyone caught at least one wave (most a lot more) and they really helped our little ones get the most out of their time. Money very well spent and we will be back!


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