Surf lessons and sports

Pick up a new sport or progress to the next level. Lessons are matched to your ability and the conditions, getting you safely into the water almost any day of the year.

Learn to surf or try something different like a SUP safari to a secluded cove, north of Watergate Bay.

Opening times

We're open for surf lessons and hire, 9am to 5pm seven days a week.



Surfing is the most popular wave riding sport on the planet and we have one of the finest surfing beaches in the country right on our doorstep.

Our professional instructors are all qualified lifeguards. They are experienced and are utterly passionate about their sport. The Extreme Academy has been awarded recreational English surf school status by Surfing England.

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Intro (2.5hrs)  £35
Improvers (2.5hrs) £35
Ready-to-ride (2.5hrs) £50

Stand-up paddleboarding

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Our 12½ft stand-up paddleboards are ideal for learning. The paddle is used to propel the board on flat water as well as to turn and control the board when riding waves. 1-2ft clean surf is ideal.

When the conditions are right we will take SUP Safari's to Beacon Cove for the chance to snorkel for spider crabs, sun fish and seals.

Explore the Bay by paddle (2.5 hrs) £40

SUP Safari
Paddle up to Beacon Cove. Snorkel, drink tea and look out for spider crabs. (3hrs). 

Up to six people on one board (2.5 hrs)


Email us to book kitesurfing

Watergate Bay is a Mecca for kitesurfers and with a lesson at the Extreme Academy, you’ll see why it’s the ultimate combination of wind and waves!

The Extreme Academy is a British Kite Surfing Association approved school and our instructors are all fully qualified and experienced kitesurfers.

Powerkite (per hour) £20
Buggies and landboards (per hour) £30
Kitesurf (per hour) £40


Email us to book bodyboarding

Catching waves on a bodyboard is the quickest way to get an adrenalin rush in the surf. Really fun for all ages and quick to learn, you'll be riding waves in no time!

Bodyboard essentials
Get straight into the surf, no experience necessary (2.5 hrs)


Email us to book handplaning

Popular with surfers and swimmers, the ancient art of riding waves without a surfboard has been updated for the 21st century with the addition of a hand-held mini surfboard measuring around 30cm long (hand plane), and fins to power you into the waves.
Hand planing is quick to learn; even those with no surfing experience typically find themselves catching and bodysurfing waves within the first 15 minutes.

Taster course
Learn to bodysurf with our smallest craft (2 hrs)


Email us to book waveski

Easy and quick to master, a waveski is somewhere between a surfboard and a white-water kayak.

If you want all the thrills of surfing but would prefer to be sitting down while you ride the waves, then a waveski lesson is for you.

Kayaking meets surfing (2.5 hrs) £35
Waveski & hire (all day) £47

Extreme Day

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If you can’t decide which activity to try, why not have a go at them all? This is the ultimate pick and mix for all lovers of extreme sports.

Choose from surfing to waveski, traction kiting to beach volleyball. Mix and match your lessons or specialise in one sport, the choice is yours. If you want an awesome day out with a group of mates, this is for you.

Groups of four or more (all day) £85
including lunch at The Beach Hut

Ages and abilities

We coach all levels and ages (8+ years for surfing) across a range of sports. So whether you’re an improver, a family, or just someone looking to try something new, we’ll have a lesson to suit you.

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Surf hire


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