Surf Shops in Cornwall

May 02nd, 2023

Cornwall is known for its incredible beaches and has a reputation as one of the world’s best surfing spots, with many surfers from around the country visiting all year round.

If you’re visiting Cornwall, you’ll want to take a look at all the best local surf shops! Whether you’re looking to buy new gear, discover local knowledge or just go window shopping, a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be the same without visiting a few surf shops.

Check out our guide packed full of some of our favourite surf shops located in Cornwall.

Freeriders Surf Shop, Falmouth

Established in 1998 and arguably the best surf shop in Falmouth, Freeriders sells only the best surf equipment to its customers. Pop in and have a look at all of the incredible products, getting any help you may need, from the friendly, welcoming staff. 

From in house branded clothing to wetsuits and surfboards, Freeriders sell a range of surf products, allowing you to find all of the surf gear you need.

Ann’s Cottage, Falmouth

Ann’s Cottage opened their first surf shop in 1978. Since then the company has gained a lot of popularity from customers, blossoming into the UK’s number 1 surf and lifestyle fashion store. This led to many Ann’s Cottage surf shops being opened around Cornwall, including in Falmouth. 

They stock swimwear, boardshorts, wetsuits and surf essentials from the very best brands including:

  • Dryrobe
  • O’Neil
  • Quicksilver
  • Ripcurl

And more! As well as these popular surf brands, Ann’s Cottage also stock some of the biggest fashion brands including:

  • Levi’s
  • Nike
  • Ray Bans
  • Havaianas

There really is something for everyone in these stores!

Otter Surfboards, Porthtowan

Located 32 minutes from Falmouth, Otter Surfboards inspire people to love, learn and reconnect through the power of making by creating hand-crafted wooden surfboards designed to last a lifetime. 

If you are a keen surfer, Otter Surfboards is a great place to visit. Not only is the beach at Porthtowan beautiful but the store also offers workshop experiences to guide you through the making of your own surfboard, bellyboard, paddleboard or handplane. 

As well as having the opportunity to create your own board, Otters Surfboards also stock clothing, accessories, bags and more.

Slide and Glide, Newquay

Newquay is known as the surfing capital so it is no surprise that they have some of the best surf shops. 48 minutes from Falmouth, Slide and Glide offer a unique range of surfboards that are designed in house and can be made to order so that you end up with your board exactly how you want it. 

As well as surfboards, Slide and Glide offer paddleboards, body boards and a great range of wetsuits and accessories. Perfect for everyone, from beginner to surf experts. 

Get all the surfing advice you need from the friendly staff and manager Lee Norris who has surfed all over the world and knows the beaches of Newquay better than most. 

If you don’t have any gear there is no need to worry, Slide and Glide allow you to hire boards, wetsuits and accessories so that you can take full advantage of the surf at Newquay’s beautiful beaches.

 Sunset Surf Shop, Newquay

Situated in the surfing town of Newquay and 49 minutes from Falmouth, Sunset Surf Shop is driven by a passion for the ocean. This is an organic and ethical brand raising awareness for people to shift towards slow living and respect the climate. 

They offer All Sunset apparel, designed in house and printed locally. All of their clothing is made from ethical and organic products. As well as clothing they also stock a beautiful range of surfboards. 

Like Slide and Glide, Sunset Surf Shop also offers wetsuits, accessories and board hire. Allowing you to get a taste of the Newquay surf that everyone raves about. 

After all of your adventures looking around surf shops, you are sure to need a good night’s sleep. Here at The Valley, we offer holiday cottages near Falmouth fit for all ages. Set in beautiful gated woodland just 10 minutes from Truro, The Valley is the perfect base to explore some of Cornwall’s favourite surf shops.