Mums’ Family Surf Breaks
Our Mums’ Family Surf Breaks are the ultimate family surfing weekend in Cornwall, with a special focus on surfing and me-time for mums. Enjoy luxury beach accommodation at Watergate Bay, small group surf and yoga sessions for mums, and beach activities for the whole family. Whether you’re complete beginners or already have some surfing experience, these weekenders are a great way to hone your surf skills and fitness, enjoy family beach life, and meet like-minded families who love coastal life and surfing.
As well as surf lessons tailored to your ability, the weekend is designed to build your fitness and confidence in the ocean. Your fun-packed itinerary includes a family Sea Surf Safety Session, where you’ll learn about rip currents, wildlife and ocean skills, while having a splash and enjoying life with your toes in the sand.
As surfing mums who have travelled the globe with our children and surfboards, we create the perfect environment for a family surfing break in Cornwall, with stylish beach accommodation, peace of mind and excellent facilities footsteps from the waves.
- 12 – 14 March 2021
- 7 –9 May 2021
- More dates coming soon...
- 2 nights in a spacious two-bedroom apartment beside the beach
- Breakfast at the Watergatebay Hotel
- 2 yoga session for mums
- 2 surf lessons for mums
- Wetsuit hire for the family
- Sea Surf Safety course for the whole family
- Quiz and prizes for kids
- Access to all hotel facilities including swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, kids' zone and restaurants
- Kids club sessions (must be pre-booked)
- Optional beach fitness session for mums
- Family Surf Co. goody bag
- Surf lessons, bodyboarding and other watersports for dads and kids
- Dinner and Lunch
- Spa treatments
- Additional nights
Why we’re running Mums’ Family Surf Breaks
We’re mums who put surfing and beach life at the centre of our family lives. We understand that your fitness and ocean confidence can ebb after having kids, and that it’s difficult to muster the time and energy to hit the waves around family life. But we also believe that time out in the waves is just what’s needed to re-connect with yourself and your family, embrace nature, and boost your wellbeing. As Lifeguards and experienced surfers we bring together surf tuition, sea safety skills, fun beach activities and like-minded families. Our mums’ surf retreats in Cornwall ensure families relax, re-energise and make the most of the ocean’s natural playground.
sample our mums’ family surf break
Arrive and relax
Flop into your luxury beach apartment and take a breath of sea air.
Watergate Bay is the home of stylish coastal living, and its two-bedroom apartments are the ultimate base to kick back for a family surfing break in Cornwall. Listen to the waves from your balcony, gaze out to coastal scenery through floor-to-ceiling windows, and make yourself at home in the spacious living, dining and kitchen area. Relax in your own private space, pad down to the beach or explore the array of beachside hotel facilities including the Swim Club, restaurants and kids’clubroom.
Start with a splash
Meet the Family Surf Co. mums and start your surfing weekend in style.
Meet the mums for a gentle yoga-flow session to loosen up and set your affirmations for the weekend. Then there’s time for an invigorating coldwater dip in the Atlantic Ocean to fully immerse yourself in the coastal elements. In the evening we’ll book a table for you and your family at one of Watergate Bay Hotel’s restaurants. If you fancy a cheeky tipple afterwards, re-join the other mums for a cocktail hour.
Sea you on the beach
Wake up with a gentle jog and stretch on the beach with the Family Surf Co. mums.
Re-join your family for a delicious breakfast, then it’s time for the whole family to hit the beach together for a Sea Surf Safety Session. During fun-packed activities led by an expert beach surf ranger, you’ll learn about rip currents, wildlife and safety in the surf, while having a splash and enjoying life with your toes in the sand in Cornwall.
Get your surf on
Leave the dads in charge for the afternoon while you hit the surf
For lunch there are pop-up food trucks or you can pre-order a hand-delivered grazing hamper stacked with local ingredients. Then we’’ll meet the mums at the beach for their first surf lesson. While the mums are mastering the art of riding the waves, we can also organise surfing lessons, bodyboarding or equipment hire for the rest of the family. Childcare is also available.
Feel the flow
Sunset yoga and swim club
After your surf it’s time for mums to break out for a gentle yoga session in the Sea Lane studio, followed by time to enjoy Watergate Bay’s Swim Club, with its indoor pool, sauna and hot tub. Spa treatments can also be pre-booked. Round up the evening with a family dinner at The Beach Hut or one of the hotel restaurants. Or, if you’d prefer a couple’s dinner, we suggest booking a table at Emily Scott Food and a babysitting service is available.
Lazy Sunday surf and coffee.
After a breakfast with the family, it’s time for mums to hone their skills with a second surfing lesson. Meanwhile Dad can hang with the kids, with the option of booking an organised water sports session. Childcare is also available if Dads want to surf solo. Once you’ve had some ocean fun, it’s Dad’s job to check out of the room while Mum has a coffee and the kids enjoy the clubroom.
Get a blast of sea air before going home, or if you’re not ready to head back on Sunday night, chat to us about extending your trip to a 3-night stay.
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