Surf and Sea | St. Moritz Hotel and Spa Near Rock & Polzeath

Being perched between 2 golden beaches and overlooking the mouth of the River Camel means that you can spend as much time in the water, as you do out. Luckily enough we have a troop of expert guides and instructors on speed dial so you can flex your inner Kelly Slater and soak up some essential vitamin 'sea.'

We advise booking your surf lessons before you arrive. This can be done through our Guest Host by emailing

Padstow & Polzeath

These guys are the go-to lads and ladies for surf lessons, charters, boat tours, beach fitness, beach yoga, surf hire and delivery. St Moritz guests recieve a 10% discount off lessons when booking through our guest host-bonus! Also highly recommended are the Sea Safari trips, they are a fab way for the whole family to explore the dramatic, rugged coastline of North Cornwall. Or, if you want something a little more fast-paced book a trip on one of their 12 seater, 10-metre powerboats. 

Wavehunters also run a water taxi from Padstow to Rock and Rock to Padstow, across the Camel Estuary which is a great way to travel between two very popular destinations. The service operates every evening from 18:45 in the spring, summer and autumn months.

Camel Ski School

Camel Ski School, based on the River Camel in Rock, makes use of the wide-open water and their fleet of boats to provide individuals or groups with water skiing, wakeboarding, wake surfing, inflatable rides, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking experiences.  You can also charter a boat for group activities on the Estuary and hire its unique floating Island for private events and celebrations. 


George’s Surf School

Located at our local beach, Polzeath, George’s Surf School is an ISA/Surfing England Centre of Excellence headed up by George Stoy, a surf coach and ski instructor who set up the private tuition surf school based around a specific way of teaching surfing, having fun and building confidence in the water. 

Private Sessions are one-on-one or in small groups, each bespoke lesson is geared to you and your needs and combines George’s 25 years of coaching with a carefully structured methodology. In addition to teaching beginners, the team of instructors also run improver, longboard and shortboard coaching programs with the option for video coaching; a surefire way to have lots of fun in the Ocean and improve your surf skills.