We are offering junior surf lessons for children aged between 7yrs and 17yrs.

This lesson covers junior surfers looking for progression at  both level 1 and 2. Attracting both young beginners and improvers, lessons cover equipment terminology, safety and how to control your board in prone and standing positions. For the slightly more advanced we teach how to turn, catch unbroken waves and trim along them. Lessons include a friendly instructor.

All lessons include boards and top of the range wetsuits will keep you warm whatever the weather.

We try to schedule SURF classes with the best tides and when conditions are good and have back up land or flat surf drill options if it goes flat. We also offer alternative sports or options to reschedule or receive a voucher for a future time.

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

  • 13th July Juniors can create activity bubbles, allowing close contact games and activity to return in class time.  Once the class is over 12yrs + must socially distance again – Sports Scotland.

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Just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the staff who ran today's beginners lesson. My son Jack had 'the best day ever'. He loved it so much. The staff were so kind to him and helpful and we were all super impressed.

JV Bulchin

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.