Capital of the UK surf scene


With perfect beginner beach breaks and gnarlier reefs and points, this epic costline has something for every surfer. Our surf school in Perranporth is the ideal location to learn to surf! We also operate ISA Level 1 Instructor Courses, and SLSGB Lifeguard training courses from Newquay, 15 minutes North of Perranporth.

At Ticket to Ride, we don’t do battery farm surf lessons, everybody receives personal advice and coaching no matter how big or small the group is. Discounts are available for school groups, corporate clients, stag/hen parties and families. 

Private Lessons are available for individuals and small groups wanting to take their surfing to the next level. This is a great introduction to surfing, and we're sure you will love it! Ask our team in the shop about our trips abroad, as they all travel with us outside of the surf school season in Cornwall.

You can book you surf lessons over the phone, or via the Ticket to Ride Surf School website.


For those surfers looking to start a new career in the industry, we also offer Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard Courses throughout the season. This is your ideal opportunity to get qualified with a top-class training team and gain qualifications that allow you to work all around the world. 

Becoming a qualified surf instructor and surf lifeguard is not only an incredibly useful qualification to have the dream job and earn good money at the same time. Check out the courses available below and give the team a call if you have any questions abot the best course for you!


Perranporth is a growing seaside town situated ten-miles south of Newquay on the rugged North Cornwall coast. Driving down the hill into the town, you’ll be greeted by a picturesque view and a friendly atmosphere in and out of the water.

With parking just next door (pay & display), changing room facilities, a surf shop and small surf groups – you’re all set for the best surf lesson experience from start to finish. You’ll see your surfing improve in no time at all with us, as we always aim to tailor our surf lessons to the group’s specific surfing needs.

All training courses take place in Newquay, more details are provided on booking.

Trip Stops & Accommodation

Whether you're looking for a weekend away, or a week or more - we offer 'Surf and Stay' deals for groups, families and individuals. Your chosen accommodation is combined with morning surf lessons, and afternoon surf hire. 

Accommodation is based at the beachside Seiners Arms B&B, withSea-view and Non Sea-View Twin, Double and Family Rooms  available. Breakfast and limited parking is included. Ideally located on the beach in Perranporth, our surf school shares the same building. So it's and easy walk from breakfast! Get in touch today to check availability, or to tailor make a group package. 

Student Discounts: Student Surf Clubs that are sponsored by Ticket to Ride, receive a 5% discount accross all our training courses. Proof of membership will be required upon booking. If you're interested in our Uni Surf Club sponsorship packages, then please get in touch with the team.

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Courses in Cornwall

SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Course5 days Cornwall Self Catered

7th October 2019 - 11th October 2019 £300

The SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Award is internationally recognised and is one the most comprehensive lifeguard courses in the world.

First Aid & Rescue Skill For Surfers1 day Cornwall Self Catered

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A one-day course, based in Newquay, provided to teach surfers the basic life saving skills.

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course & SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue5 days Cornwall Self Catered

9th October 2019 - 13th October 2019 £550

Gain the qualifications required to work as a surf instructor, with no timed swim.

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course2 days Cornwall Self Catered

12th October 2019 - 13th October 2019 £300

Get qualified as a ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor on this 2-day course in Cornwall. Must be combined with a valid lifeguarding award inorder to work as an instructor.

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor & SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Course7 days Cornwall Self Catered

7th October 2019 - 13th October 2019 £550

This is the ultimate combined course, which allows you to work as a surf instructor as well a beach lifeguard.

Refresher - SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Course3 days Cornwall Self Catered

9th October 2019 - 11th October 2019 £255

Designed for candidates whose qualification is yet to expire.

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Award3 days Cornwall Self Catered

9th October 2019 - 11th October 2019 £255

Designed for individuals wishing to work within the surf school industry, this qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to carry out rescues, first aid and CPR if the situation arose.

Refresher – SLSGB Surf Coach Safety & Rescue2 days Cornwall Self Catered

10th October 2019 - 11th October 2019 £205

Designed for candidates whose qualification is yet to expire, and just needs a refreser. 

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