Our Surf School usually teaches from May to November.

Hell's Mouth Surf School continues to offer the best quality, fully qualified, insured and regulated surf school on the Llyn Peninsula. We have been giving surf lessons since 1996 and have helped thousands of people with their first surfing experience. We use International Surfing Association accredited coaches to guide you from absolute beginner to competent intermediate. All instructors are also trained and qualified lifeguards.

The surf school normally runs from May to November (once the sea is warmer than 10c). We teach mostly at weekends but every day through the school holidays. Mid week lessons can be arranged at any time (including outside school holidays) with four or more people. Hell's Mouth Surf School Ltd is run by and through West Coast Surf Shop.

International Surf Association qualified instructors will teach groups of up to a maximum of 10 people but we prefer to keep mixed groups to 8 people. (With the demise of the BSA, instructors are now qualified as International Surf Association trained coaches and maintain the same high level of qualifications and competence).

Individuals, over 8 years old, can join a scheduled lesson or friends can take as many places as they require. Parents will need to remain close at hand, on the beach, for pupils under 16. Wetsuits and foam surfboards are used and included in the price of £35 per person. Lessons last 2 hours.

Private Lessons: We can do slightly shorter private lessons for those who would rather not join a mixed group. This costs £180 whether it is for 1 or up to 5 people and includes all the equipment. This can also be tailored for better abilities. Our chief instructor is able to teach up to elite level.  

* ISA accredited surf coaches and qualified beach lifeguards

* £35 includes wetsuit, boots and 2 hours instruction 

* Group Lessons are aimed at absolute beginners

* Learning through experience

* Centre of excellence

We can also send lesson gift vouchers that can be used at any time through the season.

To book a lesson simply call or e-mail us surf@westcoastsurf.co.uk or ring the shop on 01758 713067 for more information or provisional booking. You will be sent an e-mail with payment details as below:

We take the full payment as your booking confirmation. It is £35/person for a full ISA scripted, 2 hour lesson and that cost includes wetsuit, boots and board use. Payment can be made over the ‘phone, by Bank Transfer to Hell’s Mouth Surf School, Barclays Acc. 43163385 Sort: 20-35-47 or via Paypal to surf@westcoastsurf.co.uk This can be cancelled and refunded up to 14 days before the lesson. We offer a full refund if, two days before, we think it is going to be flat. We go in all weather conditions - it is only a lack of waves that stops us.

Once booked, we ask that you ring or e-mail the shop 2 days before your lesson to establish if we think there will be sufficient surf for the lesson. We will also need your wetsuit requirements – we need women’s dress sizes and men’s and children’s waist and height. We also ask for shoe sizes for the boots. If we think the surf will be too small then we offer you a full refund or ask if you would like to re schedule. This only happens a few times a year. Lessons are usually at Porth Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth) and customers are asked to make their own way. Our instructor will then meet you at the car park with the van full of surfboards and appropriate wetsuits.

If you would rather just hire equipment: We hire surfboards out at £15 per day or £50 per week and wetsuits (mostly new wetsuits for 2023) are also £15 per day and £50 per week.