Eastern Scotland is blessed with a stunning coastline with huge variety of wildlife, extinct volcanic islands, historic harbours and castles. There is no better way to see the splendour of our beautiful coastline than from the sea paddling at a relaxed pace!

These adventures involve a full day of paddling – roughly 4 to 5 hours on the water with an hour break for lunch.

Lessons are open to paddlers with experience or those who have completed our introductory class. Customers must be reasonably fit and 13yrs + with good swimming ability. Please click whats included for more details.

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"A superb day, skills drills in Dunbar by the castle then an amazing downwind paddle to Belhaven Beach. Catching the waves and riding the surf was the best finish to a fantastic experience. Highly recommended!"


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.