Surf Lessons

Surf Lessons

Individual and group surf lessons in Scarborough

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Join us at Yorkshires world famous Cayton Bay and learn to surf with Scarborough Surf School.

Looking for a surfing lesson in Yorkshire? Look no further, we’ve been equipping surfers since 1989 and providing lessons in Scarborough for over 20 years, we are rated No1 on trip advisor for Surfing lessons and activities for a reason!

Using our many years of coaching and personal surfing experience we have refined our lessons to make sure you get the best possible result from your time with us. Our professional and encouraging coaches will get you up and surfing with good technique, confidence and style whilst having a whole lot of fun along the way!

Our goal is to provide you with an informative, exhilarating and most of all fun surfing experience. Whether you are a complete beginner wanting to give surfing a try for the first time, an improver wanting to progress to unbroken waves or are experienced and want to work on nailing a particular manoeuvre, you will find a session with our expert coaches will give you that solid foundation to build on.

All our coaches are knowledgeable surfers who are qualified ISA surf coaches and SLSGB lifeguards. They are professional, approachable and understanding and will ensure you have the best experience in and out of the water.

We have a wide range of equipment available for beginner to advanced surfers. All participants are supplied with a warm 5mm full length wetsuit, Surfboard and wetsuit accessories when required.

Our stunning cliff top location has parking, changing facilities, toilets  and hot showers available as well as a picnic and BBQ area.

The lessons are run at two time slots each day, 10am and 1pm seven days a week. We ask you to arrive 15 minutes  prior to your booking to get you kitted up in 5mm wetsuits and onto the sand, if you require an early or late session then please call and we will do our best to accommodate you.

The options below provide more detailed information on our lesson formats and whom they most apply to, however if you’ve still got questions or want a more tailor made package to suit your needs please give us a call!

Activity Options

Group Lesson

Price: £40pp

Learn to surf at Scarborough Surf School on the stunning Yorkshire coast and prepare to get highly addicted. Our Taster Surfing Lessons introduce you to this exhilarating and fun sport, teaching you the basics, from beach safety to stand up surfing.

Have you always dreamed of learning to surf? Is riding a wave on your bucket list? Or maybe you’re just interested to find out what all the fuss is about with the surfing lifestyle. Well, look no further, visit Scarborough Surf School and prepare to get truly hooked! Here at our Activity Centre and Surf School, we offer Taster lessons for all first-time surfers whatever your motivation.

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With one-to-two tuition you can capitalise on the coaches time as well as having the opportunity of sharing the experience with another. Not only does this allow for a faster progression of surf skills but also provides a very memorable experience with another!

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Private small group lessons are ideal for families and friends, they are more flexible if you only have certain dates you can attend and we can still offer alternative activities if the surf is flat.

Recommended minimum ages for family lessons are 7-8yrs, we do have a range of bodyboards for the younger students which we have found are great for building confidence in the Sea.

Surf Lessons For Schools

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Here at Scarborough Surf School, we have many years experience in accommodating school groups from both UK and foreign language groups with many schools returning each summer to experience our professional surf coaching and excellent on-site facilities.

2017 also saw Scarborough Surf School become the preferred venue for the nationwide Wave-Project, a volunteer organisation which provides Surfing lessons to young people with Mental Health issues.

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Our early season after school club is run each Wednesday 5 pm – 7 pm and is suitable for beginner and improver wave riders between the ages of 8 and 15yrs, all we ask is that the students must be able to swim 25m and that parents remain on site with under tens. As with our Summer club the after school Surf Club is very popular, it’s a great way to kick off the season by getting the kids in the water on a regular basis to brush up or learn new Surfing Skills, and of course, make new Surf buddies!

Dates W/C Weds 7th June x 5 weeks.

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Our Summer Surf Club is run Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 12.00 am and is suitable for beginner and improver wave riders between the ages of 8 and 15yrs, all we ask is that the students must be able to swim 25m and that parents remain on site with under Tens.
Dates W/C July 31st, August Mon 7th, Mon 14th, Mon 21st, Mon 28th x 5 Days.

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We have become experts in catering for groups, our top class facilities and a wide range of activity options mean that even if the surf is flat we can still get you in the water for an action-packed day of fun.
This summer we have had group bookings from Firemen, Lifeboat crews, Soldiers, Boy Scouts, Stag and Hen parties just to name a few!
If you are needing to organise a co-operate day out we can tailor the perfect set of activities to get you and your team both excited and motivated and we can do this whatever the weather.
Due to the wide range of options available we recommend contacting us with the details of your group and we can tailor a quote to suit your needs or budgets.

Learn to Surf by packing in stacks of water time into your surf day with our Lesson and Session Surf Day. This includes a thorough surf coaching session, time to grab a drink and a snack, then a free surf session to practice your skills all in the same day!

You’ll get a two-hour group surfing lesson in the morning, designed to match your riding ability. Improver’s or absolute beginners are all welcome. Then, in the afternoon, with the morning’s tuition in mind, we’ll send you on your way to practice your new moves

If you are booked in for a group lesson you can upgrade to Lesson and Session on the day.

Equipment Hire

Equipment Hire

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