Coast to Coast Surf school was formed in 2004, as a mobile surf school with a simple aim to teach "the art of surf riding on the best beginner beaches".

As a family run business we have grown organically with a philosophy where staff and customers are central – producing the best lessons and courses possible for our customers in a friendly, safe and informative way. We provide top quality equipment that provides warmth in the water and performance in the wave.

We have grown each year since, and now employ experienced instructors in all our sports and operate on all three coastlines in Scotland annually.

Our junior development programme has produced multiple Scottish team members and a few national champions. Our staff also had a European championship junior semi finalist 2018 and a senior finalist in 2017 (the first ever Scottish surfer to make a final). Sam, our senior instructor was also Scottish junior team coach in Morrocco European Championships 2016, with Scotland finishing 9th their best result to date.

We have clients from all backgrounds and age bands, from primary and secondary schools to businesses and sports groups. We are also involved with inclusive projects offer surfing as a positive force for changing lives!

After three years creating the new Belhaven community surf centre we finally opened in Sept 2019. Offering a wonderful space for coastal education right on Belhaven beach, we hope that the building will act as a catalyst for making inclusive surfing, sports performance and participation alongside safety and environmental education integral within in our local surf community and younger surfers. We are delighted to be sharing the building with the Wave Project, Dunbar Surf Lifesaving and East Lothian Countryside Rangers. We are also excited and committed to the creation of a new Belhaven surf club, dedicating staff and kit use to get this up and running in 2021 and a further development in the strong local surf community.

In 2020 we are delighted to announce that we planted 220 trees on behalf of a spring commitment to plant a tree for every holiday junior course and every surf tour each year. Environmentally Coast to Coast have had a consistent commitment to the environment since we started in 2004, organising beach cleans with a heavy emphasis on coastal education within our lessons. However we intend to do more this decade, with a commitment to tackle our carbon footprint and reduce our waste, incentivising customers to move towards better ways to travel, looking to move our own vehicles to electric by 2030. We are also making an increased commitment to integrate better environmental training to our staff and have digital and physical no trace policy on our travels!

Events wise we try and host two community events a year – the Coast to Coast Lowland longboard surf champs, normally in the autumn ,which is a fun laid back surf event celebrating skill on the longer boards and we also host a flat water surf safety event normally in June based on lifeguard and flat water fitness skills including paddleboarding. This has primarily been aimed at local teams/clubs – offering a fun event to  develop water confidence and skills in the sea!

In 2011 Coast to Coast Adventures was formed, to offer coastal adventures and we now operate surf adventures on both the north and west coast islands.