FAMILY COASTEER DISCOVERY

We offer introductory Coasteer lessons (level 1 to 2) for family and household groups. These lessons will be shared with up to four households. Please note – a household is people that live at a single address.

Great for young explorers and families looking for their first adventures or learning about coastal wildlife!

Coasteer classes are scheduled to tides and group dynamics. If we have younger families for example we will pick easier routes and offer a gentle introduction to coasteering with more snorkelling, wildlife introductions and smaller jumps. For families with older children that are confident we will look at more challenging routes. Juniors and Adults must be competent swimmers – 50m non stop swim ability is a minimum condition. Juniors without parents must be 10yrs+ to do this lesson. Younger juniors will be allowed in family groups only if at least one parent attends.

Please note that are coasteering zones are 20mins walk from the meeting point by the centre – so please add 40 minutes to estimated class times. Due to high demand we are keen to get everyone back in the water whatever the conditions, so if surf was too big to coasteer we would offer surf or bodyboarding as a back up activity so you can have fun whatever the weather. Please also check the forecast in advance before booking in!

Please note these lessons are currently subject to the following government restrictions

  • FOUR households maximum per lesson (max 8 customers per session). If your booking is for multiple surfers they must be from the same address or you need to book each household separately as an extra household. One household per booking – Four households max per lessons!

A full list of our procedures and expectations are on our CV19 page.

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"My nine-year-old daughter Lois, had a fab time during each of the lessons she has had with you. Most importantly, as a parent, I felt content that I was leaving her in capable and caring hands! Staff on the phone were most helpful and a pleasure to deal with."

Michelle

Lesson Information

TWO HOUR SURF LESSON

Lessons last two hours and all equipment is provided.  All participants must be over 7 years old and able to swim 50 metres unaided.

HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT

We provide top of the range 5mm wetsuits, safe and stable softboards and all accessories required for the time of year so you're really warm! If you're more advanced we also provide hardboards.

FACILITIES

We operate from the Belhaven Surf Centre, a wonderful brand new facility on the beach.

The surf centre has hot and cold showers and underfloor heated changing rooms next to the south side of Belhaven Beach.

WHAT TO BRING

All equipment is provided but please bring a swim costume towel and sun protection.

If you require medication such as inhalers, insulin etc, please ensure that you notify instructors so it can be taken to beach in our safety bag.

RATIOS AND STAFF

Standard lessons have a max ratio of 1 instructor to 8 pupils and often supplemented with an extra assistant. Advanced classes are 1:4 max.

Our staff all have lifesaving or beach lifeguard qualifications, are disclosure checked, and have an ASI or ISA level 1, 2 or 3 instructor qualification. Four of our current team have been Scottish National Champions in either surfing, longboarding or bodyboarding in the recent past.

CONDITIONS

South East Scotland is one of the UK's best locations to learn to surf with perfect, small beginner waves in Scotland's sunniest location.  Belhaven Beach is one of the best beginner friendly beaches in Scotland.

In the event of no waves, you will be contacted in advance and offered an alternative sport suitable to the weather conditions, such as stand up paddle, coasteering, surf skate or a beginner zero surf class.  Our range of sports means that we can offer an activity in all but the most extreme weather conditions.