September is an exceptional month to make the most of the unique and breathtaking Cornish coastline. With days still long, sunsets still bright and seas at their warmest temperatures of the year, there’s almost no better month to explore the coast. We’ve partnered up with the highly-rated Newquay Activity Centre this year to hopefully inspire you to get out about and enjoy the finest outdoor adventure activities that Cornwall has to offer. For over 40 years Cornwall has been known as a breeding ground for surfing champions. The waves which pound the stunning Cornish coastline are some of the best surfing conditions in Europe. All Newquay Activity Centre surf lessons include equipment hire: surf boards, body boards and wet suits, fully qualified professional instruction and often professional photos to help you remember your rides!
An unforgettable experience among nature’s most incredible playground. Explore ultimate Cornish caves, leap off cliffs, spot incredible marine life and and negotiate natural rapids, whirlpools and swells, all led by an experienced and qualified instructor. With Newquay Activity Centre offering 13 different adventurous coasteering routes, there’s something for everyone!
There is no feeling quite like riding your first wave, and experiencing the unique adrenaline rush that only surfing can bring you. Offering surf lessons for over 20 years, Newquay Activity Centre is the perfect place to learn how to surf with options for everyone; ranging from first-time beginners through to helping you fine tune your surfing technique, taking your skills to the next stage. Furthermore, as our guests, enjoy FREE half-day surfboard hire when you book any activity with Newquay Activity Centre this year. It’s the perfect chance to hone in on your skills learnt during your lesson… what’s not to love?!
A sport with Hawaiian roots… SUP-ing offers instant fun, appeal and accessibility to all types of water lovers. If you haven’t tried the new ‘Super Stand Up Paddling’ yet… you’re in for an unmissable experience! You, a group of friends, family or even colleagues, and one of Newquay Activity Centre’s lifeguard-trained guides can launch a mammoth Stand Up Paddle Boarding vessel from one of Newquay’s seven sandy surfing beaches or adventure access points on Towan Headland. Once out on the open seas, you’ll paddle your way around a picturesque and craggy coastline that’s not only rich in smuggling and pirate history, but abundant in marine life … so be prepared for some unexpected surprises! Newquay bay is home to some beautiful inquisitive seals and dolphins.
As our valued guests, enjoy FREE exclusive half-day surfboard hire this summer to hone your skills after booking any activity with Newquay Activity Centre.
Simply quote ‘CornwallHotel’ when booking.
To book your adventure, tel. 01637 877722
Not everyone has the advantage of living near the ocean, so it’s additionally a tremendous opportunity to get fit. Surfing is a great recreational activity with a unique culture of its own; offering a number of health and fitness benefits:
Cardiovascular and heart health: Surfing is a great cardiovascular exercise, using mostly upper body muscles to do the paddling and leg muscles to guide the board once you’re up and riding; providing an intense upper body and core workout
Mental health: Physical exercise, especially something as fun as surfing, helps to offset the negative effects of stress
Vitamin D: The vitamin D you get from being out in the sun is essential for strong bones and helps regulate the growth of skin cells
Better sleep: Numerous studies show that regular exercise, surfing included, increases the positive benefits that sleep brings. Sleep is important because it allows time for your muscles to repair themselves and, let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like the wonderful feeling of waking in the morning feeling refreshed
Workout: Surfing strengthens the core muscles and legs; developing your body through the constantly changing movement and height of the waves. Based on an activity calculator on HealthStatus.com, a 180-pound person surfing for 30 to 60 minutes can burn as many as 130 to 260 calories!
Muscle strengthening: Paddling strengthens back and shoulder muscles, and you can get toned legs and a stronger core by surfing due to the balance required once you’re up
Improved balance: One of the best benefits associated with surfing is the improvement to your balance. In order to stay on the surfboard you must have a strong ability to maintain your balance, and this skill carries over into everyday life
Increased flexibility: Surfing can also help to increase your flexibility which not only helps you become a better surfer, but can also aid in the prevention of injuries both on and off the surfboard
Self gratification: It takes time, commitment and perseverance to progress. But once you commit and overcome this barrier, the rewards are huge. You will not only enjoy all the physical and mental benefits that surfing has to offer, but you’ll also have proven to yourself that you can achieve goals that, at some point, might have seemed unattainable
Stress relief: If you’re experiencing a lot of stress, surfing provides an avenue for you to release it. You can momentarily forget your problems while you’re way out there conquering incredible waves