Every surfer is coached to their own ability throughout all of our surf lesson types and formats. If you are wanting to gain water confidence as part of your surf lesson we strongly suggest that you take a Private Surf Lesson so that the coach can really break down those barriers and take the time to explain the sea, conditions and build a comfort zone that you are happy with.
What do I need to bring for my first lesson?
Just bring yourself, a swimming costume, towel and if you have soft feet, a pair of flip-flops for the short walk to the beach. We’ll supply all the surfing equipment you need.
What happens in a surf lesson?
The surf lesson begins with a briefing on beach safety and good beach practice, then its onto an introduction on how to handle your surfboard, entering the water and catching waves!
How do I book a surf lesson?
Booking your surf lesson in advance is essential. In order to confirm your place in our diary and to guarantee your experience we ask for full payment in advance.
The easiest way to book your Surf Lesson is to use our online payment service to book your activity quickly and easily
Are your surf coaches qualified?
All of our surf coaches are experienced surfers with a passion for teaching and passing on their surf knowledge. Each of our coaches holds a beach lifeguard qualification and a surf coaching qualification. We underpin this with our own in-house training where pass on our tried and tested lesson plans and coaching techniques. You can find more information about our surf coaches on our Meet the Team Page.
Will it be cold?
In the summer months (May-Oct) the water temperature is surprisingly warm. Typically we use nice warm winter wetsuits for the majority of the year. Depending on when you join us for a surf lesson we can also offer wetsuit boots, gloves and hat. A warm surfer is a happy surfer!
What will I learn during the first lesson?
I you have never surfed before then we start with the basics of beach safety, parts of the surfboard and how to catch a wave lying prone on your stomach. We break the surf lesson down into three sections so that you have time to soak up the information and put your skills to practice.
Once you have mastered catching waves and trimming (steering) the surfboard we then move on to standing up and riding a wave toward the beach. This is harder than it looks and takes lots of effort and practice to get it right. By the end of the surf lesson you can expect to safely control your board, catch a wave, pop up and ride it into the shore.
How many surf lessons should I buy?
This really depends on you’re surfing ambitions and goals. We offer a variety of surf lesson styles and formats. You can join us for a private or group surf lesson.
We specialize in bespoke private surf lessons and will always recommend this type of surf lesson for learning – two or three progressive surf lessons will give you a lot of time in the sea and plenty of new skills to go away practice and think about.