Surf Lessons

From single introductory lessons to full week surf courses, for all levels of ability..

Learning to surf in a prone position

OUR PROMISE

We cater for the individual needs of surfers, providing fun and informative lessons for all abilities, ages 7yrs and upwards. Whether it's your first lesson, or you just need a few tips on improving your skills, you can be assured that our instructors will provide a safe surfing environment, reliable advice and quality instruction.

In order to meet our surfers' safety and enjoyment needs, we limit our student-instructor ratios to 8:1... We often reduce this ratio, as sea conditions and/or ages and abilities of the participants dictate. By maximising surfer and instructor interaction, we aim to enhance your experience of learning to surf with us!

LESSON PRICES

Instructor demonstrates prone surfing and beginner beach theory

EXPLORER PACKAGE

1 LESSON - £30pp

2 LESSONS - £55pp

ADD LESSONS @ £20pp/session

2 HOUR LESSONS - AM/PM

These are 'open-group' (non-private) sessions for complete beginners to low-level intermediate surfers. From a single introductory 'ABC' lessons to multiple day courses, our half day sessions are designed to be flexible, with a 'pay-as-you-go' style pricing structure, so you can learn at a pace that suits you.

POTENTIAL LESSON OUTCOMES


For the past few seasons we have been working with the iAM Bands 'independent ability measure' scheme as an authorised assessment centre. We have found it to be a handy learning resource that helps to segment the progressional phases of surfing into 'milestones' of achievement/skill, in a clear and engaging way, and helping to motivate surfers on their journey of learning to surf. Click on the image to learn more about the scheme.


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(Note: logo colours to the right of orange have been omitted to indicate expected outcomes for novice surf lessons)


COMPLETE BEGINNERS:


1 lesson – WHITE-YELLOW


2 lessons – WHITE-YELLOW/ORANGE



NOVICES/IMPROVERS: Improvers up to ORANGE level will be guided by our instructors to develop their current skill-set and success frequency, usually within waist to chest depth water, in broken whitewater waves. The orange iAM BANDS category caters for the majority of novices who have had little to no experience with surfing 'GREEN'/unbroken waves. The orange-green phase of progression is arguably the most difficult and frustrating transitional phase of surfing, particularly as it relies a lot on having optimum conditions that suit the skill level and physical capabilities of the surfer(s). When those opportunities arise, we will always try to give our budding surfers a taste of what lies beyond.

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WHAT TO EXPECT
Learner surfer learning to turn and control the surfboard

APPRENTICE PACKAGE

3 LESSONS - £75pp

ADD LESSONS £20pp/session

6HRS OVER 3-5 DAYS

3 X 2 HOUR LESSONS - AM/PM

For complete novices looking to solidify their introduction to surfing, or for practiced novices and low-level intermediates looking to boost their progression, the 'apprentice' package offers 6hrs of progressive learning over 3-5 days, including rest days. Your instructor(s) will work with you to set achievable goals for each session, helping to fine-tune your skills and speed up your progression. We guarantee that you will leave a much better surfer than when you arrived!

POTENTIAL LESSON OUTCOMES


For the past few seasons we have been working with the iAM Bands 'independent ability measure' scheme as an authorised assessment centre. We have found it to be a handy learning resource that helps to segment the progressional phases of surfing into 'milestones' of achievement/skill, in a clear and engaging way, and helping to motivate surfers on their journey of learning to surf. Click on the image to learn more about the scheme.


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(Note: logo colours to the right of orange have been omitted to indicate expected outcomes for novice surf lessons)


COMPLETE BEGINNERS: WHITE-YELLOW/ORANGE



NOVICES/IMPROVERS: Improvers up to ORANGE level will be guided by our instructors to develop their current skill-set and success frequency, usually within waist to chest depth water, in broken whitewater waves. The orange iAM BANDS category caters for the majority of novices who have had little to no experience with surfing 'GREEN'/unbroken waves. The orange-green phase of progression is arguably the most difficult and frustrating transitional phase of surfing, particularly as it relies a lot on having optimum conditions that suit the skill level and physical capabilities of the surfer(s). When those opportunities arise, we will always try to give our budding surfers a taste of what lies beyond.

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WHAT TO EXPECT
Instructor demonstrates progressive techniques of controlling the surfboard

DEVELOPER PACKAGE

5 LESSONS - £100pp

ADD LESSONS @ £20pp/session

"FULL WEEK" OVER 5-7 DAYS

10 X 2 HOUR LESSONS - AM/PM

For those looking to maximise their week with us, the 'full week' offers 10hrs of progressive learning over 5-7 days, including rest days. Your instructor(s) will work with you to set achievable goals for each session, helping to fine-tune your skills and speed up your progression. We guarantee that you will leave a much better surfer than when you arrived!

POTENTIAL LESSON OUTCOMES


For the past few seasons we have been working with the iAM Bands 'independent ability measure' scheme as an authorised assessment centre. We have found it to be a handy learning resource that helps to segment the progressional phases of surfing into 'milestones' of achievement/skill, in a clear and engaging way, and helping to motivate surfers on their journey of learning to surf. Click on the image to learn more about the scheme.


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(Note: logo colours to the right of green have been omitted to indicate expected outcomes for novice surf lessons)


COMPLETE BEGINNERS:


10hrs of lessons – YELLOW-ORANGE


Potential for assisted introduction to the GREEN level skill set, if suitable conditions present themselves.



NOVICES/IMPROVERS: Improvers up to ORANGE level will be guided by our instructors to develop their current skill-set and success frequency, usually within waist to chest depth water, in broken whitewater waves. The orange iAM BANDS category caters for the majority of novices who have had little to no experience with surfing 'GREEN'/unbroken waves. The orange-green phase of progression is arguably the most difficult and frustrating transitional phase of surfing, particularly as it relies a lot on having optimum conditions that suit the skill level and physical capabilities of the surfer(s). When those opportunities arise, we will always try to give our budding surfers a taste of what lies beyond.

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WHAT TO EXPECT
Two novice surfers wading towards the waves with their surfboards

"FULL DAY" PACKAGE

 1 DAY - £55pp

2 DAYS - £95pp

2 X 2 HOUR LESSONS

10:00am AND 2:00pm

*SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AND CIRCUMSTANCE* For those looking to maximise their time in the water, the full day offers an intensive 4hrs of surfing in a single day. PLEASE NOTE: The full day option is physically demanding and does not suit everyone! We have found that many people become too fatigued to gain any significant benefit from it; so, we would recommend spreading your lessons out over several days, allowing for periods of rest. If you would like to discuss this option, just give us a call on 07974 550 823

Daily Lesson Times

MORNING SURF
Check-in: 9:40 am
START: 10AM
FINISH: 12PM

AFTERNOON SURF
Check-in: 1:40 pm
START: 2PM
FINISH: 4PM

We do not consider changing into wetsuits & pre/post-lesson briefings as part of your practical lesson, but please allow 3 hours between arrival and departure.

CHECK SEASONAL OPERATING HOURS
SPRING HALF-TERM (WHITSUN) - 31st AUGUST: Two sessions daily, 7 days/week SEPTEMBER: Open daily, offering either a morning or afternoon session, depending on demand and tidal conditions. OCTOBER-MAY: Lessons are run according to demand and instructor availability. Just give us a call ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate you! OCTOBER HALF-TERM: Open daily, offering either a morning or afternoon session, depending on demand and tidal conditions.

WE PROVIDE:

  • QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED ESF & ISA COACHES
  • SOFT FOAM SURFBOARD
  • FULL LENGTH WETSUIT
  • BOOTS AND GLOVES (OCT-MAY ONLY)
  • CHANGING FACILITIES
  • SECURE STORAGE
  • SUNSCREEN (WATERPROOF, SPF50)

WHAT TO BRING

  • 'SLIM-FIT' SWIMWEAR TO BE WORN UNDERNEATH THE WETSUIT
  • TOWEL
CHILDREN <12YRS:
'Rock-pooling' (soft rubber-soled) shoes or wetsuit boots are recommended for protection against weever fish. This applies to summertime only (May-Oct), as we provide boots during winter.

BOOKING AS A FAMILY?

We are specialists in the family surfing experience, with the best value packages for the family budget!

BOOKING AS A GROUP?

Looking to share the experience as a group of friends or colleagues? We offer great discount rates for any group of 3 or more people.

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