Coast to Coast Surf School

Scotland’s premier coastal destination for surfing, paddleboarding and coasteering.

We are based at the Belhaven Surf Centre in Dunbar offering a wide range of high quality lessons and courses. For the more adventurous we also offer wonderful surf tours on Scotlands beautiful North and West coasts.

What Our Customers Say

Sean Murray
Sean Murray
21/11/2023
Have been to C2C twice in recent months and have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons and rental on both occasions. Rental is quick and the gear is always in good condition and the staff help you find the best size. Quentin and Sam are great teachers and lovely guys to spend a few hours with. My friend and I will be back to rent and for more lessons.
Paolo Trezzi
Paolo Trezzi
20/11/2023
Always very happy with my surf experience at coast to coast, so far. Staff is super friendly and always happy to help. Lessons are fun and all the instructors I tried so far (I had a different one each time) were good, had their own coaching approach and picked up something different to work on (and/or to teach me) each time, thus making each lesson different from the previous ones and valuable. They also respect health and safety measures and teach them to their students. I also hired equipment from them and they were always recommending the most suitable equipment for myself and the water conditions (once even helped my 76 years old auntie to adjust her wetsuit!). On the few occasions I was unable to surf because the sea was flat, they always offered me to choose between a refund or rescheduling the session. I am glad to see they are constantly working to improve and ampliate their offer. I have no reasons to give less than 5 stars. Please keep up the good work guys!
Änki Lingscheid
Änki Lingscheid
07/11/2023
Great little surf hub. One can borrow gear and boards and the staff is very friendly. Also has warm showers (paid) and changing rooms.
Katalin Barna
Katalin Barna
13/10/2023
My boys had a great surf lesson. Good communication rescheduling the lesson since on the original day there were no waves. Very helpful, friendly staff. Will be back again.
steven collier
steven collier
08/10/2023
Fantastic lesson, with a great instructor who was happy to give lots of advice and tips. This is the third time i have visited and have been very happy with the lessons. Also great facilities.
Louis Ronse De Craene
Louis Ronse De Craene
01/10/2023
Great experience. Super explanation by Josh and his assistant. A good laugh and enjoyable day. PS: mention to bring a coin for the shower
Amy Falconer
Amy Falconer
27/09/2023
Had an incredible afternoon at the Coast to Coast Surf School. From the start where I was greeted by Carol - so friendly, accommodating with my belongings and helpful. The quality of the wetsuits were fantastic and did not feel the chill that i would have had without it. Surf boards were in excellent condition and well looked after. My instructors Chris and Quinten were fantastic. You could tell both were passionate and knowledgeable about their sport. Quinten was fun, supportive and grear with his advice. Chris was excellent with his coaching tips and helped me progress to a better stand on the board. Overall a fantastic day- can’t wait to go back!
Sarah Emslie
Sarah Emslie
27/09/2023
We had our first surf lesson yesterday with Lachlan and Sam. It exceeded expectations. The weather was mild but even so the wetsuit was the warmest I've ever worn. It felt like so much was packed in yet nothing was rushed. We were in the water quickly but not before a good warm up and lesson on land. Sam and Lachlan were incredibly attentive and friendly. Great facilities too. Photos taken and shared by Sam were a bonus.

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Find your surf level

Surf coaching can help you improve quickly but it’s important to start at the right level.

We have 4 stages of development: beginner, improver, intermediate and advanced.

The way we teach, where and what we offer varies depending on your level.

Beginner

Ideal for?

  • Those new to the sport of surfing
  • Those who have surfed before but struggle to catch or stand in white water waves

Aims: To have fun surfing safely while developing your technique and knowledge – becoming a white water warrior!

Availability: Daily lessons subject to waves.

Beginner +

Ideal for?

  • Those with experience of surfing white water.
  • Those who can stand up on a surf board

Aims: To have fun surfing safely while developing control, learning speed and turning techniques.

Availability: Daily lessons subject to waves.

Improver

Ideal for? 

  • Those who can catch waves and stand with good posture consistently and in control in white water
  • Those who are surfing unbroken waves but are struggling to catch unbroken waves, trim along or control speed.

Aims: To catch more unbroken waves and surf with control while developing your technique and knowledge. Become a green wave glider!

Availability: Weekly lessons subject to waves.

Intermediate

Ideal for?

  • Those that can surf with control along both big and small unbroken waves.
  • For those that wish to improve their technique on unbroken waves.

Aims: To improve how you surf an unbroken wave going higher, lower, further and deeper. Develop better body dynamics on the board.

Availability: Bespoke surf & surf skate lessons with a senior instructor. Development courses and tours.