Kingsurf Surf School, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

23rd September 2013


Fancy a surf lesson whilst on holiday in Mawgan Porth, look no further than Kingsurf Surf School.

Kingsurf Surf School has operated at Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall, as a B.S.A. approved surf school for 11 years. Their base offers warm, dry changing facilities and is ideally situated opposite their own privately licensed beach – guaranteeing uncrowded perfection in a unique, unspoiled location.


1.How long has King Surf been running? Tell us a bit about the school.

Kingsurf first opened in 1999, and I took over the running of it in 2007. We’re so lucky with our position as we’re the main surf school on what has to be one of Cornwall’s loveliest beaches – Mawgan Porth. Our ethos is ‘live the dream’ so we try not to forget why we set up this school in the first place, which was to allow us to be by the sea, surf every day and generally have fun! This keeps us super happy and is then in turn given to our customers through our standard of customer service!

2. How long have you surfed for?

I have surfed since I was 17 (now 29 so I’ll let you do the maths!). Started off bodyboarding when I was 7 and loved the sea ever since.

3. What’s your top tip for a beginner surfer?

My top tip for a beginner is to get advice from someone who has been doing it for a long time. The sea can be a dangerous place for someone with no knowledge of it.

4. Where is your favourite place in the world to surf, bar Mawgan Porth?

I love Costa Rica. It’s my dream place as the temperature is always warm, the people are extremely relaxed and the swells are consistent.

5. What’s your favourite memory of surfing?

When I was 18 the sun was shining, the surf was pumping and I was joined by a pod of dolphins. What a birthday present, thank you mother nature!


6. Sum up surfing in three words.

Lifestyle, fitness, enjoyment.

7. What are the average surfing conditions like at Mawgan Porth?

There’s always swell at Mawgan Porth, if there aren’t waves here, you won’t find any anywhere else in Cornwall! it works throughout the tide and is fairly uncrowded.

8. If you had to pick one surfer that has inspired you or who you look up to, who would it be and why?

There is an awesome surfer called Donovan who has a very retro style and a chilled out attitude to life, and plays great guitar music. He seems like someone who’s living the dream!

9. What’s your trademark move?

My trademark move is a big carvey cut back.

10. If you could take one celebrity surfing who would it be?

We do get a few celebs at the surf school! But I won’t name names. It would be fun to take Will Ferrell in!