We run Driftwood Surf Lodge in Newquay where we provide Bunk style accomodation for seasonal travellers and surfers. Mat also teaches small surf groups from begginers to intermediate on Newquays beaches.
SURFING THE DREAM SURF LESSONS IS LOCATED ATDRIFTWOOD SURF LODGE A SHORT WALK TO THE TOWN BEACHES OR A SHORT DRIVE TO FISTRAL. LESSONS ARE STRUCTURED AROUND SMALL GROUPS OR THE INDIVIDUAL. WE OFFERFREE PHOTOS OF YOUR LESSON ANDFREE ACCOMMODATION (CHECK OUT www.surfingthedream.co.uk.
In the heart of Newquay Mat, Kirsteen and Little Jimmy (the Jack Russell) are waiting to welcome you to our friendly surf lodge, where hospitality, cleanliness and value for money are top priorities.
Our accommodation offers all the amenities expected by the modern backpacker/surfer at very competitive rates. The Lodge is well situated for our long term Summer workers, as we are located in the heart of Newquay, near to the beaches and other work places.
Mat, a skateboarder and snowboarder, is passionate about surfing. He has surfed all over the world, from Hawaii to Bali, and from Ecuador to Morocco.
He lives in Newquay, where he surfs all year round, and he runs Driftwood Surf Lodge Backpackers, in Grosvenor Avenue. A qualified BSA Coach and Life Guard, Mat offers friendly, fun surf coaching for all ages and abilities, on Newquay's golden sands.
As a qualified, freelance BSA surf coach, Mat has worked for all the major surf schools in Newquay. Now, however, through "surfingthedream", Mat can offer personalized surf lessons, individually designed to suit every client.
We only specialize in small groups and individuals and, unlike the standardized lessons provided by many other surf schools, we can plan a session just for you - helping you to learn more and enjoy yourself in Mat's capable, experienced care.
We are situated in the heart of Newquay, just a 2 minute walk from the town beaches, and only 15 minutes walk from Fistral Beach. We are also about 5 minutes walk from both the train and the bus station.
During our Summer months we cater for long term seasonal workers/travellers. With the Lodges ideal location of being in the center of Newquay it is only a short walk to all the restaurants, hotels and pubs etc. This makes it only a short walk to all the places of employment.
We promote a fun,friendly,sociable atmosphere where people can make friends and enjoy what Newquay has to offer.
We offer dormitory style accommodation. We have two 4-bedded rooms and one 6-bedded room. Groups are welcome, as well as the individual traveller.
Rooms are generally mixed and are based on a first come first served basis. for more info on prices please check our website.
Please be aware that we fill up with long term seasonal workers/travellers during the Summer months.
* TV Room at Driftwood Lodge.
* Fully equipped kitchen with cupboards for individual food storage.
* Washing/Drying machine (payable extra).
* TV, Video, DVD and PS2 facilities available in communal dining room.
* Internet access via wireless router also available.
* Hot Showers.
* Communal Dining Facilities
* Wetsuit and Surfboard storage facilities
* Surfboard hire also available.
• Introduction to sea awareness and basic surfing techniques for beginners.
• Advanced techniques for intermediate surfers with some experience.
• Lessons for individuals and small groups.
• Surfing etiquette explained.
• All lessons structured around students' needs and abilities.
Mat a qualified BSA instructor and lifeguard concentrates on small groups or the individual.
Lessons are structured arround students needs. This includes which beach to use and the best time to start the lesson due to tides and conditions.
All equipment is included.
For those staying at Driftwood Lodge there is a discount on lessons and for a short time only we are offering !!FREE!! photos of your lesson!! FREE accommodation is also available check out www.surfingthedream.co.uk.
We can also drive to other nearby beaches to do lessons if this is more preferable to your needs.
For more info check out www.surfingthedream.co.uk and www.driftwood-newquay.co.uk.