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FAQ

Do I need to bring my surfboard?

All equipment is included as part of your ticket, we’ll have hundreds of wetsuits to fit all shapes and sizes, changing rooms and piping hot showers for afterwards.

But hey, if you really want you can bring your surfboard too

How do I book Accommodation

The event will be held at the Legacy Hotel Victoria, Newquay. There variety of accommodation options in the area from local hotels or Airbnb.  We’d suggest booking soon as the city will be very busy during July.

How do I get to Newquay, Cornwall?

There are a variety of ways to get to & from Newquay (Car, Flight, Train, Bus, Bus, Surf)

We’d recommend arriving either Thursday evening or Friday morning at the latest,  the registration will open at 11am (swag collection etc) and the Friday program will commence at 2pm departing from Hotel Victoria.

The Saturday program will close approximately at 1715 with some evening refreshments to enjoy the summer air & continue to grow the great relationships built at Surf Force. Please note if you wish to travel home Saturday evening the last flight from Newquay departs at 1830.

For more information about visiting Newquay please see Visit Newquay

We’d love you to consider carbon offsetting your travel to Surf Force, please click here to find out more  http://www.climatecare.org/home.aspx

By Car

One of the most practical ways of seeing Newquay and Cornwall is by car. There are many bus services and day trips covering the county but to get around Cornwall and see the great out of the way places a car gives you that freedom.  The main motorway to Cornwall is the M5 serving Exeter, Bristol and all points North whilst from London the choice is the mainly dual carriageway A303/A30 or the M4/M5 via Bristol.

From Exeter follow the A30 to Cornwall and Newquay is fully signposted from the A30.

By Air

Cornwall Airport Newquay is 5 miles (8km) North of Newquay and is served by the Newquay to Padstow, FirstKernow bus service (Number 56). Newquay rail station is in the centre of Newquay.

Car hire is available from Rhino Car Hire  or you can organise a taxi / transport via Coastline Travel
The international airport offers daily, all year round services from London Gatwick, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly.

Details of  Direct flights are below (there are more options here are some suggestions!)

Arrivals
Thursday Evening

London (LGW) 0930 / 0935 /1410 /2010 / 2025
Doncaster (DSA) 1855
Manchester (MAN) 1030 /1120 / 1405/1440
Birmingham (BHX) 0825 / 1005
Dublin (DUB) 1120

Wednesday only! Isles Of Scilly (ISC) 1710

Friday
London (LGW) 0930 0935
Manchester (MAN) 1120 * 
Birmingham (BHX) 0825 / 1005
Dublin (DUB) 1120 *

* any delays could be an issue

Departures
Saturday evening departures
London (LGW) 1830
Doncaster 2035
Manchester (MAN) 1500
Birmingham (BHX) 1815
Isles Of Scilly (ISC) 1615
Dublin (DUB) 1310

Sunday departures
Leeds (LBA) – 1225
London (LGW) 0735 or 1825
Manchester (MAN) 115
Birmingham (BHX) 1330
Dublin (DUB) 1730

By Train

Newquay is on its own branch line, the Par to Newquay Atlantic Coast Line. Par is the connection to the Plymouth to Penzance main line and is just outside St Austell, on the Cornish south coast. The Plymouth to Penzance mainline then connects country wide. In the Summer, normally from the end of May to the end of September, Newquay has direct trains from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Yorkshire, the North East and Scotland (subject to operator changes or replacements). There is a daily London service from Newquay during July and August.

By Bus

Cornwall is served by several bus companies but Newquay is mainly covered by FirstKernow. New Summer timetables are available in May and the website TravelineSW has bus timetables for most operators as far as Bristol. There is a ‘plan your journey’ option that allows you to put in your ‘from’ and ‘to’ journey location. First operates bus services throughout the UK as well.

By Coach

Newquay is part of the National Express network and the main stop is at Newquay Bus Station on Manor Road, just off the town centre. There is a secondary stop at Porth Four Turns but this is for passengers with hand luggage only as the vehicle cannot stop long enough to open its main luggage compartment. Visit Newquay Tourist Information Centre

I’m new to Newquay

First off – welcome to beautiful Newquay!

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your trip.

We’d recommend walking every where around town, its all a short walk and easier than trying to find a park!

Brunch, Coffee & Cafes

  • Box & Barber Coffeehouse – brunch
  • Pavilion Bakery – cinnamon scrolls look delicious
  • Jam Jar – coffee & pastries
  • Watershed – head up stairs for a good cuppa

Dinner & lunch

  • Stable – good pizzas & great view of Fistral Beach
  • Fistral Beach Bar – all the loaded fries you can think of

Looking for things to do? Check out the great Visit Newquay site – https://www.visitnewquay.org/

 

 

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What’s included in my ticket?

So you’ve decided to come to SurfForce 2018 – wohooo!

Now, it’s ticket time and your not too sure what it includes?

All Tickets:

A special goodie bag with a limited edition SurfForce 2018 shirt.

Friday

  • Beach Clean
  • Surfing lesson if purchased* Didn’t buy one but want to watch – we never say no to a cheer sqaud! 
  • Dinner Friday Night
  • Access to the inspiration Talks

Saturday

  • Full Conference day pass – all the incredible speakers
  • Light refreshments Saturday morning (think coffee, tea & yummy snacks)
  • All refreshments breaks and Lunch

*Surfing Tickets 

  • Surfing Lesson inclusive of all the equipment (all the clothing you need, board & time with great instructors)

 

 

 

Whats the agenda for the event?

Want to know what amazing experience includes?

Friday 13th July

11:00 – Registration Opens

14:00 – Event Program commences

Beach Clean Up
Surfing
Evening Event

Saturday 14th July

0830 Light Refreshments

0930 Conference day – sessions all day

1700 Conference close / Wind down drinks

 

Who is running the Surfing Activity?

Although Shaun is a big fan of getting amongst the waves he won’t be our Teacher for the day.

We’ll be in the safe hands of the Escape Surf School team who have been teaching surfing for over 2 decades. All their instructors are fully qualified, friendly, patient and have experience teaching surfing to large groups

Want to meet the Surfing team before the lesson?