Our Story

Welcome to Base Surf Lodge. We’re a small, independent business run by a young, eco-minded, surf couple. 

Our mission is to provide you with the ultimate surfing and eating experience in Cornwall, whilst having minimal impact on our planet. 

Delicious home cooked food, stunning local beaches and professional surf coaching all here at Base Surf Lodge.

Leave all your stresses at home and join us for the perfect surf trip this summer.

surfer girls - base surf lodge, newquay

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In the 12 years we’ve been running Base Surf Lodge, our aim has always been to provide the best place for you to come and learn to surf and to develop any rad board skills you already have. We love where we live and encourage you to come and experience coastal living for yourself, even if just for a few days. 
Due to the endless list of health benefits and for the pure enjoyment it gives, we feel that surfing is the ultimate ocean endeavour, especially on the north coast of Cornwall. Through surf coaching we aim to provide our guests with the knowledge and skillset to enjoy the power of the ocean and reap its rewards by riding along waves.
As a couple, we highly value good quality food in our own lives and want to share our passion for cooking with you. No matter what your dietary needs are, we want to provide you with a unique eating experience. Using carefully selected fresh, local and whole foods we love to cook up a big family feast on our wood-fired barbecue.
With private and shared dorm room options you can choose your perfect getaway. Our shared dorm style rooms are ideal if you are travelling alone and would like to meet other like-minded surfaholics. While our private options are great for couples, small groups of friends and families. 
Our communal bathrooms are newly renovated with a modern and boutique feel. The cozy living area provides you with a space to relax with a freshly pressed coffee or to make use of the free wifi and catch up on some work from home. 
If you can’t get enough of the outdoors then head out into our tropical garden to soak up some rays and take in the fresh sea-breeze. While you’re there, why not test your green fingers and see how many veggies you can name that are growing in the raised beds.
Base Surf Lodge is located in the most perfect location, at the heart of British surfing. Newquay boasts a thriving surf culture with a beautiful coastline. Fistral and Towan beaches are both just 5 minutes walk away from where you will be staying. These beaches face the Atlantic Ocean in different directions, providing a variety of great surf conditions for all abilities. Sainsbury’s supermarket and all the amenities of town, including top quality restaurants, small independent shops and cafes, are all within walking distance.
For all the adventurous souls Newquay has endless great options to keep you busy:
  • beautifully rugged coastal walks
  • visiting the local octopus at the aquarium
  • launching yourself off cliffs while coasteering
  • stand-up paddle boarding on the Gannel Estuary
  • fishing on a boat trip from Newquay harbour
  • scuba diving with marine life including the resident seals
Our small team of experienced surf coaches are here to give you the knowledge and skillset to enjoy the power of the ocean and ride its waves in style. Whether you are totally new to surfing or experienced and keen to learn more, we guarantee to help you become a better surfer.
As fully qualified and highly trained surf coaches, we offer you much more than the classic ‘just copy me’ style of lesson. We give each of you in-depth and technical coaching, both on land and in the water. No matter what your level or which movements you may need help with, our coaches are masters of breaking each phase down so you can progress with ease.
As a team, our goal is to share our knowledge of surfing with you and to leave you empowered with valuable life skills. During your surf camp, we will discuss how to safely avoid or manage rip currents. You will learn how the daily surf, tide and weather conditions affect the waves and how this differs on each beach. Together, we will go through a surf specific warm-up with basic movement training and breath control. All of this is really important to maintain a healthy and long-term relationship with surfing. Because who doesn’t want to be surfing when they’re 80?

We stayed at Base Surf lodge, Rob and Lou were very accommodating they made us feel very welcome and it was a really nice place, rooms were great, lovely communal areas and garden. Everyone there including other guests were really friendly as it is such a relaxed atmosphere and with the lodge only being a 5min walk from both fistral and newquay beaches what more could you ask for 😉

James

Newquay Hire Surf

Lovely clean accommodation, really friendly helpful staff – Lou and Rob were super accommodating to us. The lessons were awesome, and even if you weren’t having one, when they were in the water they gave you tips. Will definitely be going back! Thanks guys

Charlotte