Cornwall: Surf Camp

What is Paddling in the Surf all about?

You can surf in any kayak but on our courses we have access to both sea kayaks and give the opportunity to try specialist surf kayaks: designed like a surfboard with a flat hull and three fins, you can carve down the face of the green waves, ride the barrels and enjoy the thrill of the speed of riding the line.  Once you’ve caught your first wave, in whatever craft, like us, you’ll be hooked.  We are bringing our expertise from British waters to bring this adrenaline fuelled side of kayaking to Switzerland.  Our guides speak both English and German and can show you the best of paddling in the surf.


Focused on our favourite discipline, the Surf week work on all the skills you need to get the most out of the Surf, including wet sessions and dry theory sessions covering all aspects of paddling in the surf: the basic skills of paddling out, catching waves, riding the waves, top and bottom turns, surf etiquette and safety and rescue. Surf is our favourite part of kayaking and there’s no better place to try it out in the easy going surf environment of Cornwall. This is a training course but we do follow the British Canoeing Surf Kayak Award syllabus (formerly 3Star Surf) and can give the certificate if the performance level is achieved during the week.

What to bring with you

Personal paddling equipment for 5 days paddling, warm clothes and extra jacket for the beach, sunglasses, sunhat, suncream, footwear that you can get wet.

How Much

5days: CHF1200 Without Accommodation


Meeting point: St Ives, England


31st March - 4th April 2019

What’s included

Experienced coach, small group ratios, top quality equipment including neoprenes/jackets or drysuits.


Please note that our courses and tours run in all weather that is safe for us to paddle in. Often the weather is better than predicted and part of the charm of our sport is experiencing nature with all its faces and even on a rainy day, the views and atmosphere can be beautiful and dramatic. We pride ourselves on having top quality equipment, including Palm longjohn wetsuits and high end paddle jackets to ensure you’re warm and happy whatever the weather. If conditions are unsafe to paddle in we will notify with as much notice as we can.


Please note that bookings are subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy. We recommend that you have an insurance policy to cover the course costs in case of illness or medical problems.

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