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.


surf shops

If you’re a surfer then 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 and the home of Real Surfing Magazine. 

If you want a custom built board or you need a ding repairing this is the place for you. 

Dave Farrow is a specialist designer, tell him where you want to surf and how experienced you are and 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 have a 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, fin makers.

This is also where we bought the belly boards from for the apartment.

Crescent Lane TR7 1DP

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

Custard Point

surf shops

Custard Point are another of our old school surf specialists. They have been shaping boards in Newquay since 1983 so we think they may have got it about right after nearly 40 years of practice. These guys say they are surfers and shapers , surfing comes first, talk to them about what you want from your board. Where you want to use it 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.

Specialists in Long boards, 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

The Boardroom stock LSD, Aloha, Soul, chilli,Adams, Mullet, +catch surfboards

Divergent wetsuits

Gorilla, Shapers and FCS accessories

Covering surfing skateboarding and snowboarding.

If your not ready to buy then they also hire boards ,wetsuits and accessories .

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

surf shops

We love Newquay and the sea but both are coming under pressure from people. I came here with my parents back in the 60s, my friends in the 70s, my wife in the 80s and with my son in the 90s. I am still coming whenever I can.

we all want this fabulous place to be around for many years to come and I want our guests to keep returning .

You can help.

Bodyboarding is fantastic fun but the cheap foam boards on sale around Newquay come at a heavy cost to the environment.

Please don’t buy them.

Get yourselves one of the Dick Pearce boards direct from here or from places like Karma.

We have two boards in the apartment for guests to use and you will probably see some for hire around the town.

This isn’t just about about reducing plastic they are far more fun and last much longer than the alternatives we expect ours to out last us.

Go to the Dick Pearce website for easy to follow instructions , you will become a convert.

Hope Yard Studio Unit 7  TR7 1NN

Tel.  07377 940517

Thanks to Dick Pearce and Friends for the images 

Ann`s Cottage

surf shops

On any holiday ,no mater how good ,there comes a time when a little retail therapy is needed. When the need gets strong head for Ann`s Cottage and you will soon be able to scratch that itch. Selling everything for the beach and surfing lifestyle in great surroundings. Surf boards, wet suits ,swim wear, beach wear and cloths to relax in the restaurants and cocktail bars of Newquay in .

Unit 1 Fistral Beach Complex TR7 1HY

Tel.  01637872155

Thanks to Ann`s Cottage for the images