CUSA provides seven 8ft or 9ft foam surfboards which are easy and safe to learn on. Lessons are provided by more experienced members and all of us are glad to help you on your way to riding your first wave.
We've also got some wetsuits to help reduce the cost even further; we have both mens and womens winter (5/3) suits and a few summer (3/2) suits for those trips abroad! Additionally in Newquay there are a bunch of shops that hire out wetsuits and it will not be difficult find one for about 5 pounds a day. However, if you are set on surfing a fair bit, particularly on the east coast and before the surf shops open in the morning, we encourage that you buy your own wetsuit.
Having your own wetsuit which fits you better than a rental suit will allow you to be more flexible and warmer, thus allowing you to surf better and for longer. CUSA currently has arrangements with some surf shops which gives us discounts on the purchase of wetsuits so that a good wetsuit can be purchased for under 100 pounds.