Surf Betty’s Festival 2017

You may have seen that this month we are teaming up with Surf Betty’s Festival, to help empower women through surfing and fitness. On Saturday 30th September we will be hosting 2 surf lessons on Great Western Beach, in Newquay.

One lesson will be aimed at beginner surfers; women and girls who have never surfed before or who are still learning to get to their feet and want to get their pop up perfected. The second surf lesson will focus on the intermediate surfers, so if you’ve mastered the white water and feel ready to tackle green waves, changing direction and learning to manoeuvre your surfboard, this lesson is perfect for you!

Which ever lesson you choose your booking will include a beach yoga class and fitness session with the most wonderful female instructors, you’re going to be left feeling invigorated, inspired and motivated.

Corinne's Surf Tour Newquay

Magical things happen when likeminded women come together and inspire each other and find their inner ocean goddess. Event founder and Corinne’s Surf Tour owner Corinne Evans had a vision of creating a event that not only gave back to a charity but also encouraged women and girls to step outside their comfort zone, do something for themselves and join in celebrating all things surf and wellness. This year Corinne has decided to focus her event around the health and wellness side of surfing and we are so excited to be able to be a part of in for yet another year.

Surf Betty’s Festival is a celebration of all things surf, fitness and wellness. From learning to surf, improving your surfing, balancing your mind and body with outdoor yoga. You will awaken your muscles from head to toe with a surf focussed HIIT workout (suitable for all abilities) and it’s not only your bodies that will be left feeling amazing. This event will also play host to an array of wonderful Q&A’s and inspiring talks from women in sport and business.

The One Wave community will be there to raise awareness of mental health, famous for their Fluro Friday, for all the surfers, sufferers and survivors, they are a non-profit surf community tackling mental health issues with a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.

With so many wonderful elements, we simply cannot wait to see how many women and girls unite for one day to raise funds for those affected by Hurricane Irma and raise awareness of women in surfing and sport.


Newquay coffee hangouts

Favourite Newquay coffee hangouts

Every surfer girl needs her favourite coffee hangouts. Whether it’s for a post-surf catch-up with friends or a nourishing, healthy breakfast to fuel you up for a morning surf! Luckily, we’ve got some awesome Newquay coffee hangouts, each with a unique vibe and a nod towards that laid back, surf lifestyle.

For those of you joining me on my Newquay surf and yoga day, I’d love for you to check them out! They’re also a great option for a quick bite or a drink in between the surf and yoga sessions!

Here’s my favourite coffee hangouts in Newquay, all super handy for Great Western beach;

Box and Barber

This award winning, artisan coffee house has a fab vibe! Always buzzing with activity, grab a seat outside on a sunny day and watch the surfers walking down the street towards the surf. Treat yourself to a toastie and a flat white or if you’re health conscious, think smoothies or one of their amazing acai bowls!

Veggie, vegan and gluten free options also available.

Instagram: @box_and_barber

Facebook: boxandbarber

Acai bowls at the Box and Barber

Jam Jar

A cute and quirky favourite for surf tour planning meetings! Cosy up indoors on rainy days with a blanket or catch some rays on the deck when it’s sunny. Serving the perfect blend of healthy options to cheeky treats, Jess has got everything covered!

From toasted bagels, sausage rolls and mouth watering cakes to chia pudding and superfood smoothies, she even throws in a few twists of her own. Pink beetroot latte anyone?


Facebook: Jamjarnewquay

Jam Jar Cafe Newquay

Fin & Co

Based above the popular Watershed surf shop in the centre of town, this coffee space has a real nod towards the retro surf vibe. Light and bright with friendly staff, the guys here serve amazing coffee and sweet treats. When you’re done, head downstairs and mooch around the shop at the surfboards, handplanes, clothes and coffee table books.

Perfect for all you surf lifestyle lovers!

Instagram: @watershed_brand

Facebook: watershedshop

Fin and Co Newquay


Jon and Nicole’s coffee shop and bar blends their love of surfing, music and….cats! Just a stone’s throw from Towan Beach, Whiskers sells incredible coffee, hot chocolate and gorgeous muffins. By night, Whiskers is one of Newquay’s top live music venues and hosts open mic nights, bands and DJ sessions. Ideal for letting your hair down after a day’s surfing!

Instagram: @watershed_brand

Facebook: whiskersnewquay

If you’ve got more time

If you’re staying in Newquay for the weekend and want a few other ideas, check these out;


Mexican vibes meets mini-golf! Eclectic but believe me it works! From burritos to tacos and tequila to smoothies, this quirky little shack is definitely worth a visit!

Instagram: @gilmores_mexican

Facebook: Gilmores Golf

Sea Spray

The perfect place for wave watching and chilling out after a surf! Overlooking South Fistral, Sea Spray serves breakfast and lunch with gluten free options available.

Instagram: @seasprayfistral

Facebook: seasprayfistral


Booking onto our Newquay surf and yoga day? I’d love to hear about your favourite hangouts. Let me know and I’ll check them out!


women's surf lesson

Why you should have a women’s surf lesson

Want to try something new or get better at surfing? Having a women’s only surf lesson is a great way to get outdoors, make new friends, and step outside your comfort zone!

My women’s surf and yoga days in Cornwall and Wales are ideal. Including a surf lesson and surf specific yoga session, you’ll have fun with like minded female surfers in a friendly, supportive and relaxed environment!

Here’s a few reasons why you should join Corinne’s Surf Tour and have a women’s only surf lesson;

Tick something off your bucket list

Surfing’s one of those must-do activities. Whether you’re drawn to the surfer girl lifestyle or looking for the adrenalin rush of riding waves, a surf lesson will teach you the correct techniques. You’ll learn everything from how to pop-up on the surfboard to beach safety.

Most people stand up on their first lesson and experience that exhilarating feeling. I guarantee, you’ll be hooked and what was once a bucket list thing will become a lifelong passion!

Build your confidence

Surfing’s an incredible way to improve your confidence. Every year, I see women who’ve never surfed before enter the water feeling nervous but leave buzzing with their inner confidence unleashed.

And there’s girls who can already surf but want to push themselves and progress further. By the end of the lesson, they’ve boosted their confidence and can’t wait to get back out there to practise what they’ve learnt!

The key to building confidence is to step outside your comfort zone. Either by doing something you’ve never done before or pushing yourself to reach that next level!

Meet like-minded women

I created Corinne’s Surf Tour to encourage more women like you to learn to surf. It can feel a little intimidating surfing with guys, plus they don’t feel as self conscious about their bodies as we sometimes do.

My surf days are a great opportunity to feel relaxed and learn with like-minded women. You’ll have chance to swap surf stories and contact details over lunch. Lots of the girls who’ve attended in the past have stayed in touch and formed really strong friendships. Surf buddies for life!

Improve your surfing

If you’ve surfed before, I’ll help you work towards your surf goals. That could be anything from nailing your pop-up to dropping in and better wave selection. We’ll go through things on the beach first in a theory session before hitting the waves. I’ll be with you in the water giving you pointers along the way.

One of the main things I get asked for help with is water confidence. A lot of women have had a bad coaching or wipeout experience in the past which has put them off and hindered their progress. I understand how scary that can feel and I’ll help to get you back on track in no time!

It’s good for your mind and soul

Surfing’s like no other sport. As well as keeping you physically fit, it helps your mind.

As surfers, we constantly need to think about the ocean, what the conditions are like, where the waves are breaking and where we need to be on our surfboards. It helps us to live in the moment and be more mindful. Plus being surrounded by nature is incredible for the soul – it makes us happier and improves our mood!

Yoga goes hand in hand with surfing and is also good for the mind. A pre-surf yoga session on my surf days will help you get focussed, feel relaxed and ready to take on the waves.


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It could change your life

I’m amazed at how surfing has changed my life. It’s improved my confidence, allowed me to travel and meet some amazing people. Plus it’s enabled me to build a career doing something I’m really passionate about.

Every year I talk to women on my surf days whose lives have also changed thanks to surfing. They’ve travelled the world searching for waves, swapped city living for a life by the sea and volunteered with surf charities. Surfing’s opened doors they never thought possible!

All because one day they decided to have a surf lesson!

Have a surf lesson with me!

Who knows where surfing could lead you! Learn to surf or improve your surfing on a women’s only surf lesson in Cornwall or Wales.

My women’s only surf days are fun, encouraging, relaxed and friendly. I can’t wait to share the stoke with you!

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