LEVEL 1 SURF BEGINNER

Our introductory surf lessons in the white water are a great first step in the art of surf riding and include a friendly Coast to Coast qualified surf instructor and top of the range surf equipment plus everything you need to know to have fun in the surf safely!

Lessons cover skills such as paddling, catching waves and standing. Knowledge areas include terminology, safety and understanding the surfing environment.

Lessons are open to complete beginners of all ages from 7yrs upwards and all participants must be able to swim a minimum of 50m unaided.  

CV19 CURRENT RESTRICTION

NOVEMBER : DURING THE PERIOD OF LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS WE CAN ONLY OFFER LESSONS TO EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL CUSTOMERS. IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE THIS AREA PLEASE DO NOT BOOK. WE WILL ADVISE WHEN LEVELS ARE CHANGED AND SURFERS OUTSIDE THIS AREA CAN JOIN US AGAIN.

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

 

 

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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.