We go where the waves are!



Surf Academy

Cressey's Surf Academy is a mobile surf school, offering public and private surf lessons for ages 8+, for surfers of all levels. We are able to cater for large groups, or private sessions including 1:1 or 1:2 bookings for more personalised coaching. We are based at Rest Bay beach, Porthcawl but also teach at Aberavon Beach, Port Talbot in South Wales.

We are an inclusive surf school, and a Wave Project Cymru charity partner, experienced at delivering sessions for those with special educational needs and disabilities.

We run one off sessions for those looking for an introduction to surfing, or longer courses for people looking to develop their surf skills and confidence further. Surfs Up! Summer Holiday sessions just £30 a day now booking!

We offer excellence in instruction, flexibility in bookings, quality in customer service, and a passion for surfing with multiple opportunities for progression.

Our Customers Love Us​

Latest Reviews​

Had a great 1-1 lesson with Ingemar. Good value for a 2 hour lesson including surf hire and wetsuit.

Very personable and caring tuition and business, going above expectation by calling me a few days later to advise the type of surfboard to buy and how to buy it.

Overall, highly recommend if you're looking for relaxed but professional surf tuition or advice.


Matthew Oates

Really fun morning in the water. Friendly, helpful people combined with clear and encouraging instruction made for a brilliant introduction to surfing. Will definitely be back!


Juliet Cumpatescu

Great lesson with Ingemar and Will. About ten of us in the group and all of us had individual attention and feedback. Also, in booking they were very accommodating and offered a variety of times to suit us. Extremely friendly and professional. Will definitely be back.


Robbie Oliver

Great little surf school, managed to accommodate us last minute. Mike was a great teacher and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Even managed to make sure we got some sunshine


Alexander Gyllensten

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Lessons for beginners, Intermediate & Advanced Surfers

Cressey's Surf Academy offers excellent tuition for beginners of all ages and levels of fitness. Whether this is your first time on a board, or you're still developing the skill to catch small waves standing up or for longer than a few seconds, then beginners level coaching is for you.