Live, Laugh, Learn


First Wave Adventures specialise in outdoor learning and activity trips for school groups and study tours. Based on our very own beach, the Blue Flag award-winning Great Western in Newquay, we are the leading activity centre on the North Cornish coast. If it's an adventure you're looking for your youth or school group, then look no further.  Learn to surf the awesome Atlantic waves with 4 times UK surf champ Adam Griffiths, coasteer our beautifully rugged coastline, and build confidence and friendships with our Beach Commandos programme.

Catering for all age groups and skills, our outdoor pursuits cover key stage 2-5 educational objectives whilst being fun for all in a fantastically safe environment.  Stay in school friendly accommodation with our great value residential programmes, with private, en-suite rooms, in-house dining options, and evening entertainment.  We cater for small and large groups alike, with tailored packages to suit all budgets. 

 Start your outdoor adventure with us- contact us to discuss your options! 

Our Activities

All water and beach-based activities are carried out by our partner company NQY Surf School (AALA R2169) . Offering a variety of adrenaline fuelled activities that support pupil academic development as well as emotional health and wellbeing. 



Accommodation is paramount for any school residential trip.   Full board catering available throughout your trip. 

Our Location  

Newquay is on the North Cornwall coast and has some of the very best surfing spots in the UK and Europe. We have our very own beach, Great Western, a safe protected bay with soft sand and great waves making it a fantatsic choice for outdoor educational activities.   



All water and beach based activities are carried out by our partner AALA licensed company NQY Surf School t/a Newquay Surfing School.  NQY Surf School is under linked control.