Coast to Coast Surf School

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

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

What Our Customers Say

Ksena Bondarenko
Ksena Bondarenko
08/05/2024
I highly recommend their Improver Surf classes. Lots of information on both how to get better at surfing and how to read the sea.
Mark Brader
Mark Brader
05/05/2024
Excellent lesson today from Saoirse. Booked in for a beginners lesson for myself and my 9 year old son, she was brilliant with everyone and gave loads of encouragement. We will definitely be back for another lesson soon.
Martin Rutherford
Martin Rutherford
21/04/2024
absolutely fantastic! great staff and excellent instructors. we were stoked as the surfers say. beginners lesson and beginners + lesson were just the right level. equipment was great - the wetsuits, boots and gloves were very toasty and great quality, and the showers at the end were perfect (just remember your pound coins). a fantastic morning out - definitely going back for more lessons.
B S
B S
21/04/2024
Great Beginner + session. Trainers take the time to really explain the theory and safety to give you the confidence to surf on your own in the future and give tips and tricks throughout the sessions to help you improve. Great wetsuits, didn't feel the cold at all. Only downside would be the shower/changing spaces.
William Roach
William Roach
21/04/2024
9 of us had a surf lesson - great instructor, all the right kit, great time
Gail Burchill
Gail Burchill
13/04/2024
The children really enjoyed the course during the Easter break. Experienced and friendly staff, great equipment to keep them warm and clear communication. We would highly recommend and come back ourselves.
charles dixon
charles dixon
13/04/2024
Had a brilliant time with Sam and the other instructors. Really well organised, made it a lot of fun and nearly all kids and even the adults managed to stand by the end of the lesson.
Mena Sherif
Mena Sherif
25/03/2024
Had a lesson yesterday here and it was 10/10! The instructor was really attentive and super friendly which made the experience positive! Wet suits are of really good quality, didn’t feel the cold at all in the water. All good fun. Definitely recommend :)

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News

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Events

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Vouchers

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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.