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Surfing in Fistral Beach, Newquay, South West England United Kingdom

Beach Length:
2460 ft / 750 m
Wave height :
up to 40 ft /12 m
Best swell direction:
West, Southwest
Level of expertise :
Beginner to Expert
Newquay, the seaside resort that is situated on the North Atlantic coast of Cornwall offers a variety of top quality activities both in and out of the water. Being considered as the surf capital of the UK, Newquay hosts visitors from around the world who hope to catch the perfect wave; and they most probably will at Fistral Beach, the venue that hosts plenty international surfing competitions.

This 2460 ft / 750 m long sandy beach faces west-northwest onto the Atlantic and is considered to be one of the top surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. Its North side works better at all tides when big swells are coming in. On low tide, be aware as cracking barrels and peaks may be produced. South Fistral has its best swell direction west/southwest. It is better from mid to high tide but, even then watch out for dangerous rips.

Fistral Beach has some great views overlooking the beach, golden sands, rock pools and amazing sunsets. It offers facilities such as first aid room, lifeguards, changing facilities, storage, amusements and eateries.  It is also the perfect venue for festivals and events including Board-masters – Europe’s largest surf and skate festival. Though there is something for everyone in Fistral Beach, it is the best place to enjoy the sun, sand and surf!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM St Agnes, Cornwall
12.2 mi / 19.64 km, 28 mins
Head east on the Town Hill/B3285 towards British Rd Continue to follow the B3285 Go through one roundabout 1.2 miles / 3 minutes. Continue along A3075 1.9 miles / 6 minutes. Turn right 0.3 miles Turn right 226 feet Take the first turning left 0.2 miles Turn left to A3075 1.4 miles Continue A3075to Newquay 8.9 miles / 18 minutes. Turn leftin (v) A3075 Go through 2 roundabouts 7.0 miles At the roundabout, take the first exit to Trevemper Rd/A392 0.6 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit towards Trevemper Rd/A3058 Continue to follow the A3058 Go through one roundabout 0.3 miles At the roundabout, take the first exit to Edgcumbe Ave/A3058 Continue to follow the A3058 Go through one roundabout 0.8 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit towards Narrowcliff/A3058
BY CAR FROM St Austell, Cornwall
17.4 mi / 28 km, 34 mins
Head southwest 0.1 miles / 1 minute. Continue on B3274 . Take the A3059 to Lusty Glaze Rd for Newquay 17.1 miles / 31 minutes. Turn right in (v) Bodmin Rd/B3274 Continue to follow the B3274 2.6 miles At the roundabout, take the First exit to Roche Rd/B3274 Continue to follow the B3274 Go through 2 roundabouts 3.6 miles Turn left to A3059 4.4 miles At the roundabout, take the second exit for A3059 5.3 miles Turn right in (v) Henver Rd/A3058 Go through 2 roundabouts 1.1 miles Turn right in (v) Lusty Glaze Rd Your destination will be on your left
BY CAR FROM Bideford, Devon
66.9 mi / 107.67 km, 1 h 41 mins
Drive along the Clovelly Rd 2.3 miles / 6 minutes. Head south on Buttgarden St to Lower Meddon St 463 feet Turn right in (v) Meddon St 0.3 miles Turn left at (n) Clovelly Rd 1.9 miles Follow the A39 to A3059 for Cornwall 58.1 miles / 1 hr. 22 minutes. At the roundabout, take the first exit to A39 Go through 4 roundabouts 58.0 miles At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit for A3059 472 feet Continue on A3059 . Drive to Lusty Glaze Rd for Newquay 6.6 miles / 13 minutes. Exit the roundabout at the A3059 5.3 miles Turn right in (v) Henver Rd/A3058 Go through 2 roundabouts 1.1 miles Turn right in (v) Lusty Glaze Rd Your destination will be on your left
BY AIR
Newquay Cornwall Airport,
5 miles / 8.4 km
BY AIR
Exeter International Airport ,
89.2 miles/ 143.55 km.
BY TRAIN

Have a look at the schedules to find your route of choice. National Rails have a lot of schedules to help everyone.

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Kitesurfing Lessons – Board Control, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at kitesurfers that have already had some kitesurfing lessons such as a 2 or 3 day course and would like some more tuition to master their board starts and controlled riding. The lesson is 100% practical and the whole time is spent with the board.

Course duration: 5 hours

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, East England
/ Bedford, East England, United Kingdom

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Bedford, United Kingdom.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590
Kitesurfing Coaching – Intermediate & Advanced, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

As well as beginner courses we also offer more advanced coaching sessions. Have you ever found that you come back from a session having just cruised up and down without trying out anything new? With an experienced coach by your side to push you and impart their knowledge to aid your progression you will improve quicker than expected! We run both intermediate and advanced coaching days.

Course duration: 3-4 hours

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Kitesurfing 1 Day Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The one day kitesurfing course is aimed at complete beginners and a great introduction to the sport. Initially learning the fundamentals and kite control whilst covering safety, site assessments, and kite set ups, then moving into the water for body dragging and self rescue techniques.The course is 90% practical and brilliant fun!!!

Course Duration: 6 hours total.

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Wave Surfing Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.

Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.

Course Duration: 2 hours

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Kite Landboarding Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the kite landboarding lessons:

Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold.

Post lesson discount vouchers for equipment we offer are available.

Course duration: 4 hours

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112
Kiteboarding 2 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.

Course duration: 12 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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215
During weekends the cost of the activity is 240€
Kitesurfing 3 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.

Course duration: 18 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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315
During weekends the cost of the activity is 365€
Kitesurfing 5 Days – Zero to Hero Course, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Our zero to hero course takes you from a complete beginner to a confident kitesurfer able to continue the sport independently. The first 3 days cover a similar syllabus to the 1, 2 and 3 day kitesurfing courses (above) with the following 2 days moving on to advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, board control in various conditions & freestyle techniques including basic jumps.

Course duration: 30 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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570
SUP Introductory Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

SUP equipment

Stance and Balance

Paddling styles

Paddle strokes & techniques

Board control & steering

Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63

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