Surf Shops

Newquay wouldn’t be the same without surf shops. Those waves rolling in from the Atlantic are a large part of what makes Newquay a great holiday destination. The surf shops cater for the people who travel from around the world to surf here. It is that meeting of cultures that helps make a great holiday atmosphere.

The Temple of Fringe

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The Temple of Fringe Surf Shop is the best surf shop in the South West of England and probably a much wider area!
OK, so that’s a subjective view, but bear with me, and I may persuade you.

1. Owned and run by knowledgeable surfers who offer advice (unless closed due to big swell enticing them away).
2. Specializes in handmade boards by local skilled shapers for specific conditions.
3. Welcoming to all surfers, no elitism, treated with good humour.
4. Will order what you want or guide you to find it elsewhere.
5. Embraces the ethos of surfing’s early days in Newquay.
6. Official stockist of; ‘Lightning Bolt’, Katin and other old-school brands.
7. Home to Real Surfing Magazine.
8. Attracts well-known surfers and enthusiasts.
9. All surfers, regardless of style, are welcome to come and discuss surfing.
10. Friendly atmosphere; you’re welcome to come and chat even without buying anything.

3 The Old Coach house, Cribbar Yard TR7 1EP

Tel. 07751 209384

Thanks to The Temple Of Fringe for the images.


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If you’re a surfer, you already know this place, but if you’re not, it’s just outside the back gate.
Karma is a proud member of The Federation of Surfers Surf Shops.
If you want a custom-built board or need a ding repair, this is the place for you.
Dave Farrow is a specialist designer, and if you tell him where you want to surf and how experienced you are, he will advise on the best design for you.
Don’t look for designer labels and slick corporate style selling because that doesn’t fit with the ethos of Karma. This is a shop that is unashamedly rooted in the 1970s and the early days of surfing, at least as far as attitudes to commercialism. Go and chat, tell them what you want, you won’t be disappointed.
Old school brand specialist. Lightning Bolt and Katin stockist. They sell dafins, handplanes, surf mats, wompers, bellyboards, singlefins, ding repairers, and fin makers.
We bought the belly boards for the apartment here.

Crescent Lane TR7 1DP

Thanks to Karma for the images and happy memories of how it used to be.

Custard Point

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Custard Point is another of our old-school surf specialists. They have been shaping boards in Newquay since 1983; we think they may have got it about right after 40 years of practice. These guys say they are surfers and shapers, not shapers and surfers. Talk to them about what you want from your board. Where you want to use it and what skill level you are at. Listen to masters of the art and grow your skills. We have put a link to Custard Points Facebook page below but don’t expect too much information on it. These guys are more likely to be surfing the Atlantic than the net.
They are specialists in Longboards, Mini mals, and alternative shortboard shapes like Fishes, Eggs and Mini Simmons.

4 Alma Place  TR7 1NF

Tel.  01637 872579

Thanks to Custard Point for the images

The Board Room

surf shops

For anyone seeking the ultimate surf shop in Newquay, Cornwall, The Boardroom is the perfect destination. They offer a wide selection of surfing equipment, clothing, and accessories, suitable for both novice and expert surfers. The products available are sourced from top brands in the industry, ensuring high-quality and top-notch performance. The staff at The Boardroom are passionate about surfing and are always available to offer expert advice and guidance to help customers select the right equipment based on their skill level. Even if you don’t have your surfboard or wetsuit, The Boardroom has you covered, with affordable rentals available. In addition, they stock a stylish range of clothing and accessories that cater to beachgoers and surfers alike.
They also do board repairs.

1 Beacon Rd TR7 1HH

Tel. 01637 498144

Thanks to The Boardroom for the images

Dick Pearce And Friends

Dick Pearce And Friends

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We love Newquay and the sea, but both are coming under pressure from people. I came here with my parents in the 60s, my friends in the 70s, my wife in the 80s and my son in the 90s. I am still coming whenever I can.
We all want this fabulous place to be around for many years, and we want our guests to keep returning.
You can help.
Bodyboarding is fantastic fun, but the cheap foam boards on sale around Newquay come at an unacceptable cost to the environment.
Please don’t buy them.
Get yourself one of the Dick Pearce boards from here or places like Karma.
We have two boards in the apartment for guests to use. If you need more, there are some for hire around the town. Not only are these boards better for the environment, but they are also far more fun and longer-lasting than the alternatives.

Visit the Dick Pearce website for easy-to-follow instructions and become a convert to sustainable bodyboarding today.

Hope Yard Studio Unit 7  TR7 1NN

Tel.  07377 940517

Thanks to Dick Pearce and Friends for the images 

Ann`s Cottage

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Ann’s Cottage is the go-to surf shop for anyone visiting Fistral Beach. With a wide range of surfing gear and accessories, this shop is a one-stop shop for all your surfing needs.
From surfboards to wetsuits, Ann’s Cottage has everything you need to enjoy your time in the water. They stock top-quality brands such as O’Neill, Rip Curl, and Billabong, ensuring you have the best equipment for your surfing experience.
In addition to surfing gear, Ann’s Cottage also stocks a range of beachwear, including swimwear and sunglasses, perfect for enjoying the sunny beaches of Fistral.
With friendly and knowledgeable staff to assist you with any queries, you’re sure to have a great shopping experience at Ann’s Cottage.
Conveniently located at Fistral Beach, Ann’s Cottage is accessible and open seven days a week.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer, Ann’s Cottage has everything you need for a great day on the waves. So go and visit them, and get ready to hit the surf with confidence.

Unit 1 Fistral Beach Complex TR7 1HY

Tel.  01637872155

Thanks to Ann`s Cottage for the images