First Wave Adventures is delighted to be based at Great Western Beach (GWB)

First Wave Adventures School Trip at Great Western Beach 

First Wave Adventures School Trip at Great Western Beach 

Newquay, is firmly established as the UK’s surfing capital and GWB is where it all began. With the forthcoming Olympic Games to include the sport surfing there is no better time to join us at the beach.

There are seven beaches across Newquay but here are our seven reasons as why we love this one the most…………..

 

 

GWB 1964

GWB 1964

1.   GWB is a surfing heritage spot and recognised as the first surfing beach in Europe.

 

2.    GWB loves all things retro and the renovation of The Slope Café pays homage to the original surfers …. It will open later this season.......Check out the 1964 image of Roger Mansfield, he is at GWB on most days so you should get to meet him!

 

3.    GWB is featured in its own novel written by Emma Smith (literacy link!)

 

4.    GWB sits centrally within access to the town, but once your toes feel the sand your transported to the serenity of a privately managed beach facility that is nestled in its own cove. Your hotel is under 10 minutes away (on foot!)

 

5.     GWB is home to our First Wave Adventures activity base and is a Surfing accredited surf school (one of only two in Newquay).

 

6.    GWB has its own Baywatch Team! The GWB RNLI lifeguard base is in operation from 10am-6pm every day from Easter to October.

 

RNLI Base at Great Western Beach 

RNLI Base at Great Western Beach 

7.    GW is a beach with a view, the far reaching Atlantic Ocean stretching out either side of the cove, and at low tide you can walk to both the Harbour and the landmark Huer's Hut.

Join us for a truly authentic First Wave    Adventure
Short walk to the harbour 

Short walk to the harbour 

Thad Cox

After graduating from Kingston University with a degree in Graphic Design, I pursued a career in Advertising as an Art Director working at numerous high profile agencies in London including Saatchi & Saatchi, Karmarama and Leo Burnett. During my time in the industry I've worked for global clients including IKEA, McDonald's and Vh1 creating a variety of award winning work across all medias including film, television, radio, print, poster, online and ambient.

I’m passionate about helping businesses grow through engaging design and marketing.