Stand Up Paddle XL is an awesome activity, offering a fantastic group experience on a giant 17ft board! With juniors now able to create “active bubbles”  we can bring this product back .

All lessons will take part in low wind and swell conditions. We offer small wave surfing, group tours  along the coast and a wide range of fun team games. All participants will go through an in-depth on beach demonstration of good paddle technique and safe use of the board. Instructors will act as safety and a guide from a separate single SUP board due to social distancing. All participants must be  9-17yrs plus and be able to swim competently 100m. Minimum of 6 juniors per board – Max 8.

Younger juniors 7-8yrs can join our family household SUP XL lessons!

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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"My son and 5 friends enjoyed a brilliant SUP XL lesson yesterday for his birthday. They all loved the lesson and tour with lots of fun games. Best 12th birthday ever! Sam and Josh were excellent and thanks too to Lisa for all the help with the arrangements. Will definitely be back."

Jane MacLennan

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.