This product is limited to one family per giant SUP XL board from the same household. We have two boards. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 adults and 2 children per board. Younger ones from 7yrs upwards can be on board but must be able too swim 100m and help carry and paddle the board.

Family SUP XL class cover everything you need to learn including safety, equipment terminology and how to control your board in prone, kneeling and standing position.

Stand Up Paddle XL lessons take place on a large 17ft SUP that can take up to 8 people on the same board. This option is offered to single households or families only. Our instructors will act as guides from a separate board.  SUP XL is ideal for family groups (especially with children 7 and 12yrs).

All lessons and tours take place on top of the range paddle boards and our wetsuits will keep you warm whatever the weather.

We try to schedule SUP classes with the best tides and when conditions are good. We also offer alternative sports should conditions be too difficult and the options to reschedule or receive a voucher for a future time. This activity requires low winds and swell to take place. All participants must be able to swim 100m and be at least 7yrs of age.

This product is limited to summer months only June to August. (weather and surf for safety)

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

  • Single household use per board due to social distancing.
  • Maximum two households for two boards (minimum 4 on each board)

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

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Its been absolutely brilliant to get back in the water with my family! Such a wonderful area to paddle!

John Carter, Dunbar

Lesson Information


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.