Coach giving instructions before starting the surf class at the Wave near Bristol
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Beginner Surf Lesson

Beginner Surf Lessons are a mixture of dry land training and in-wave action. They take place in the small white water waves in The Bay. 

Prices from

£70 (£60 child)

Ideal for

Beginners aged 6+

At a glance

Beginner Lessons are suitable for anyone aged 6+ who can swim 25m unaided and is looking for their first surf experience.

  • Wave Height: 0.5m (white water)
  • Age Range: Ages 6+
  • Event Level: beginner
  • lesson length: 1.5 hours

Arrive at least 60 minutes before your lesson begins.


Beginner Lessons are the first step in your surfing journey.
Catch a white water wave alone or with help
Learn to fall safely and to deal with the board in different situations
Learn to finish waves well and safely
Have fun!

Beginner Lesson

You must watch a Health & Safety video and sign a waiver before you surf with us, please ensure you do this before arriving on-site. After your first visit, you will only need to sign your waiver once every 60 days. The system will automatically notify you when it is time to sign your waiver, please ensure you do this before you arrive on-site. You must watch the whole Health & Safety video before you can sign your waiver, this is to reduce the briefing time when on-site and help keep you socially distanced. 

Surfing and bodyboarding are physically challenging and carry risks that we cannot entirely eliminate. Have a look at our Health & Safety information and find out how to surf safely here. 

Beginner Lessons at The Wave

Gift Vouchers

Choose a gift voucher amount to suit you. The recipient has the flexibility to choose when they'd like to book their surf. The perfect gift for surf addicts or those looking to learn.

Opening Times

Our opening times change throughout the year. We're now open 7 days a week 6am - 10:30pm
Aerial view of The Wave in Bristol inland surfing lake with waves

Surf Equipment

We include wetsuits, boots, hats and gloves in the price of your surf. Foamboards are available to use for free for Beginner - Intermediate sessions. We also have a range of boards to hire, starting from £12 for softboards and £17 for hardboards.