Having delivered to thousands of children from all around the world, we now look forward to welcoming local pupils from our home schools.
— Lee Gamble, First Wave Adventures founder




for under 10s


for ages 11-16

A dedicated club for local School pupils with an emphasis on fun and building new friendships, for both pupils and parents.

Join us at Newquay's picturesque Great Western Beach, with it's rich surfing heritage and Blue Flag award-winning standards.  It's sheltered setting, soft sands, and on-site beach facilities, make it the ideal environment to combine making new friends with the fun of the ocean.  In launching Ocean Club NQY, we aim to offer a weekly social get-together where children can learn new skills and develop new friendships.

In accordance with age and ability, your child will experience a variety of water and beach-based activities, from surfing and bodyboarding to beach games with water safety being taught at every step.  All equipment is included without additional charge.

Equally, as parents ourselves, we appreciate the role parents hold, with the daily drop-offs, pick-ups, and attending weekend parties.  We invite parents to be a part of Ocean Club NQY, either in an active capacity by joining your child in the water or by joining other parents for coffee and cake.   Of course, if you wish to take some much deserved time out, you'll be more than welcome to leave your child in our care.

The sessions will take place every Sunday in; May, June, July, September and October. A minimum of 8 students are needed per session.

Bodyboarding Buddies

Bodyboarding Buddies

Session contents

May 2019

Sunday May 5th (Catch a Wave)

(swell, safety and surfing) 

Sunday May 12th (Atlantic Confidence)

  (introduction to Surf Lifesaving skills through surfing)

Sunday May 19th (Ocean Friendships)

(win your team an ice cream)

Sunday May 26th (Ocean Vibes) 

(Surfing tricks)

Session themes will allow for surfing progression and repeat monthly.

Ocean Explorers

Ocean Explorers

First Wave Adventures 

First Wave Adventures (with NQY Surf School) is an AALA-registered provider and Surfing England Accredited surf school.  All surfing instructors are activity-accredited, DBS-checked, and qualified lifeguards, with considerable experience of working with the children of all ages and abilities.

All equipment and wetsuits are provided at no additional charge.  All equipment is maintained in accordance with the RNLI Surf Safety Scheme. 

All sessions take part at Great Western Beach with RNLI Lifeguard cover.

Surf's Up

Surf's Up

How to take part 

Ocean Club NQY will take place every Sunday in May, June, July, September and October.  

£80 per child for 4 pre-booked dates

£25 per child for one-off sessions*

Parents can hire wet suits free of charge!

* for drop-in sessions, children must be booked at least 48 hours in advance

For all pupils under the age of 8 wishing to surf or bodyboard, we would ask parents to be in attendance in the water.  Parents of older children are more than welcome to join the fun!