Dunbar Paddle Boarding Tour

Join us on our beautiful scenic paddleboard tours around Dunbar.

This is our introductory tour but includes the stunning beaches of Belhaven, the islands and natural rock channels around Dunbar and the historic castle and harbour. We also observe from a safe distance the large colonies of coastal birds and marine sealife.

The tour includes

  • An insight into planning a tour, weather, forecasting and safety.
  • We develop your paddling and board control and show skills to adapt to conditions
  • Top of the range equipment and buoyancy aid
  • 13+yr for all tours
  • Experienced Coast to Coast Instructor/guide

Requirements

Minimum age is 13yrs old. All participants must be able to swim 50 meters unaided. Beginners welcome but must have had one lesson first

Duration

Lessons last two hours.

Location

We are based at Belhaven Surf Centre, next to the south side of Belhaven Beach. There’re available hot community showers – £1 coin for one minute.

Equipment

We provide wetsuits, boards and accessories. All included in the lesson price.

Group Size

Maximum 6 to 1 instructor. Unless flat 8 to 1.

Conditions

In the event of extreme weather we offer alternative sport, rescheduling, voucher or a refund.

FAQs

Standard lessons last for two hours. This is from the lesson start time to finish time in the water. Please allow roughly 15-30mins extra for the walk back and changing.

Most classes are groups, with ratios of one instructor to 6 pupils. More advanced surf and paddleboard tours can be smaller number. For classes with younger participants we normally provide assistants to compliment the instructors. We can offer weekday private classes but contact for  availability?

Please bring a towel, swim costume and sun protection. It can also be useful also to bring £1 coins for the surf centre hot showers and the beach car park. There are local places to eat within 5-15 minutes walk and there is also a food van that sells coffee, cakes and toasties at certain times of the year in the beach car park. 

We provide excellent wetsuits and accessories appropriate to conditions so you are warm and comfortable throughout the year. All surfboards, skateboards, paddleboards and bodyboards are also included in the cost of lesson. And safety equipment is provided for coasteering, sup and skateboarding classes.

You can find level guides for SUP and Surf under the corresponding tabs on our website.

We recommend checking surf and weather forecast www.surfline.com.  You can also check out our surf forecast here.

For all lessons and hires we require all participants to be able to swim a minimum of 50 metres unaided.

We have a team of experienced instructors who have current surf lifesaving qualifications and surf and play in our waters regularly. All of our activities are regularly risk assessed to ensure customer safety. We also are assessed by AALA every two years.

We advise you not to take part if pregnant. We understand many pregnant women have taken part in sport successfully but due to the potential to fall or for a board to hit the body in our main three sports, we prefer to be cautious and will welcome you back with open arms when you have brought your new arrival into the world!

All classes on the east coast meet at the 

Belhaven Surf Centre 

36 Back Road (on Shore Road)
Belhaven, Dunbar
East Lothian
EH42 1NX

Surf Lessons

Packages

Mobile Surf Tours

Scoping out the best waves and taking the crew!

Island Surf Tours

Island surf adventures in some of Scotland’s most beautiful places.

North Coast Surf Tours

Incredible beaches and world-class waves.

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.