Wavehunters was born in 2002, with a minibus service transporting surfers around North Cornwall in search of waves. And so began what would become our life’s work: sharing the place we know and love with fellow adventurous souls.

We opened our own surf school on the sands of Polzeath beach the following year, on a mission to inspire and excite and educate surfers old and new. We must have got something right: we’re now one of the biggest surf schools in the UK.

It didn’t take us long to realize that surfing was not the only way to empower people from near and far to discover this spectacular stretch of coastline. We were one of the first surf schools to embrace SUP-ing when it burst onto British shores and in 2013 we diversified further by setting up our marine adventures arm. Now we’re pretty confident that we’ve got an ocean adventure to suit everyone.

Activities

Boat Trips & Charter

Discover Cornwall’s marine life on a sea safari

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Surf Lessons

Surf lessons available for all abilities

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Paddleboard Lessons

Surf and flat water stand up paddleboard

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Beach Fitness

Fitness classes designed for everyone

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Visiting us

So why not pop into one of our shops for a chat about where we can take you next?

We’re an enthusiastic as well as an expert bunch, and one of our team members will be happy to help you find an adventure to suit you. Because we may have come a long way from our humble beginnings, but our ethos hasn’t changed a bit: whether you’re surfing, or SUP-ing or on a boat trip; whatever your age or wherever you’re from; we are here to help you to discover and experience the wonder of this extraordinary coastline.

Locations

Partners

Mesmear Luxury Cottages

A small luxury estate comprised of four beautifully renovated barns.

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Set in 15 acres of stunning land and orchard just outside Polzeath.

Each cottage comes fully equipped, with private outside gardens, and use of the large 12m swimming pool, hot tub, gym, and zip wire through the orchard.

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John Bray Cornish Holidays

Making holidays to remember on the North Cornwall.

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Whether you are looking for large and luxurious, or small and perfectly formed, they have over 280 of the best located holiday houses and self-catering cottages on offer in Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath and Port Isaac.

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St Moritz Hotel

Experience the ultimate coastal break nestled between Rock and Polzeath.

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Your perfect Cornish contemporary setting whatever the season.

From luxurious hotel rooms, romantic sea view suites, spacious apartments and family friendly garden villas, St Moritz has it all.

Not only will you be on the doorstep of nature’s playground, but you can enjoy the outdoor and indoor heated pools, Jacuzzi, gym and tennis court.

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Atlantic House Hotel

Perched overlooking Polzeath with self catering apartments and hotel rooms.

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The hotel’s collection of hotel rooms and sea view apartments offer the perfect year-round coastal bolthole and Cornwall escape.

Spend your time exploring the coast path which runs passed our door, enjoy lazy beach days picnicking and sea swimming, unwind on a nearby golf course, or perhaps simply drink-in the view with a sunset cocktail.

However you choose to spend your holiday, our rooms and apartments offer you the place to unwind at the end of the day.

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Locations

You’ll find us between Padstow and Polzeath, in the heart of the rugged, forty-mile long, coastline of North Cornwall. From our multiple locations, we’ll help you to discover the unspoiled beauty and power of the Atlantic Ocean.

Shop, Booking Centre, Boat Trips, Water taxi

West Quay, Padstow PL28 8AQ
07507 948025

Booking Centre, Surf Lessons, Hire & Delivery

The Beach, Polzeath PL27 6TB
07969 660014

All our Boat Trips and the Water Taxi are based here

The Pontoon, Rock PL27 6LD
07507 948025

Shop, Booking Centre, Boat Trips, Water taxi

6 Fore St, Port Isaac PL29 3RB
07507 948025

Reviews

We went out on a 2hr boat ride, which was an incredible experience that we would recommend for everyone. Beautiful, dramatic coastline and lots of interesting snippets of local history as we pulled up into stunning little coves and old ports on the way. We were lucky enough to see 3 seals sunbathing on rocks and bobbing in the sea, which was lovely. Also the ladies that were organising the tours, could not have been nicer and went above and beyond to ensure we all got to go out together. Highly recommend that you don't miss out on this incredible experience. 10 out of 10!

Martin Jones
Boat Ride

We went out on a 2hr boat ride, which was an incredible experience that we would recommend for everyone. Beautiful, dramatic coastline and lots of interesting snippets of local history as we pulled up into stunning little coves and old ports on the way. We were lucky enough to see 3 seals sunbathing on rocks and bobbing in the sea, which was lovely. Also the ladies that were organising the tours, could not have been nicer and went above and beyond to ensure we all got to go out together. Highly recommend that you don't miss out on this incredible experience. 10 out of 10!

Oliver M
Boat Ride

Our daughter had her first ever surf lesson and experience of surfing....... something she loved so much, got her standing up on the board! Great instructions and guidance from her instructor. Great value for money. Gave her confidence and an amazing experience.

Katie J, Church
Surf Lesson

Andy and the team had all our kids standing up within 30 mins of the lesson starting. Our kids (range 5-8) enjoyed their relaxed style and their use of other games kept everyone warm and engaged throughout the two hours. I watched from the beach with my 3 year old but would have preferred to have got stuck in with some of the other parents who either took part in the lesson or were just getting involved. I didn't think my five year old would stick it out but she did - thanks wave hunters!

Andy M
Surf Lesson

Jack and his team were brilliant. Jack managed to engaged the various ages of our family: from a reluctant teenager, enthusiastic adolescent, unsure 10 year old and middle aged mother. We all were able to enjoy the waves and thinking of coming back for more. Even my 70 year old mother enjoyed chatting to the 'guys' in the hut and playing with the surfing spaniel Lola.

Jessica D
Surf Lesson

A brilliant 90 mins. Saw lots of dolphins and the views of the coastline were spectacular. Very friendly person on the RIB. Thanks.

Paul C
90 min sea safari