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About us


We are First Wave Adventures

Outdoor activity centre in Newquay, Cornwall

Our aim is to fuse fun and education to nurture student happiness, health, and wellbeing with each and every trip!

We comprise of an experienced team that make organising a school trip that little bit easier! We have been organising outdoor learning courses for the over 10 years so we certainly know our stuff. All our water and beach based activities are carried out by our AALA Licensed partner company Newquay Surfing School.

We are passionate about pupils achieving the very best from their education and we firmly believe that this starts with health and wellbeing. Our activity packages are tailor made to suit your educational objectives whilst ensuring that everyone still has an adrenaline filled time! We can cater for small or large school groups as well as residential or day courses.

Most activities will take place on our beach, Great Western, with our fully qualified and experienced staff at Newquay Surfing School. All activity centre members of staff are qualified RNLI beach lifeguards and SurfingGB-accredited coaches as well as accomplished surfers themselves as well as really nice people!

After a day of activities it is important to get a good nights sleep so we will arrange accommodation for your group .
All front line staff are DBS-checked and we offer around the clock support, giving you, your superiors, and parents alike that extra bit of peace of mind.

We’re so confident in our product that we encourage all prospective clients to pop down and see us before committing.

We hope to see you riding the waves soon!
The First Wave Adventures Team



First Wave Adventures hold all relevant insurance cover with £5 million Public Liability and offers comprehensive risk assessments.  Details of our insurance policies and those of our partner suppliers, plus risk assessments, and made available through the Teacher Support area (login details provided on receipt of your provisional booking).

From the respect of financial security, all payments are bonded, assuring your school and parents of peace of mind.
All equipment is maintained to a high standard under the RNLI’s surf safety scheme.