Surf Sanctuary at The Headland

Surf Sanctuary at The Headland

Big news: Surf Sanctuary has new premises! We* are now proudly located at the peerless Headland Hotel, Fistral Beach.

The Headland Hotel: home of Surf Sanctuary
The Headland Hotel: home of Surf Sanctuary

The school has a commanding view over Fistral and Little Fistral Beach, and the Atlantic waves are just meters away. The school building itself is purpose built for the job of running a surfing operation, and features a heated changing room with hot showers, cavernous board and wetsuit storage with quick draining floors, heaters and extractor fans (no more wet wetsuits), a smart little office with skylight for me, and a loo complete with a Dyson Airblade hand dryer! Next to the surf school is the Headland Spa and Wellness suite, the largest spa in Cornwall and the only one with a 5 Bubble rating. There is also a full Life Fitness cardio suite.

Turbo drying board and wetsuit storage
Turbo drying board and wetsuit storage

Fistral Beach itself is the ultimate playground. Widely regarded as the most consistent beach break around, it works at all tides, has several peaks, has the ‘big wave’ Cribbar, can hold its shape in an onshore breeze, and it offers fantastic SUP and kitesurf opportunities on the right days. The water is clear, the sand is pristine and golden and it gets the best sunsets.Β Is it a stretch to call this the world’s best natural fitness center?

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Two tone rashies :)
Two tone rashies πŸ™‚

The majority of what we do here will be surfing lessons and training (more on that in a future post), with coasteering coming in second, and SUP and kitesurf sitting at the top of the pyramid. We also offer rental and only use 5/3 winter wetsuits in the school, with boots, gloves and hoods for those that wish to stay as warm as if they were at home in bed πŸ™‚

Open daily, 10am-6pm, find us here:

Looking towards The Headland and ergo Surf Sanctuary from the golf course at Fistral Beach
Looking towards The Headland and ergo Surf Sanctuary from the golf course at Fistral Beach

*WE being Kate who helped me set the school up and lends lots of moral support, Reb, instructors, and myself.