Mobile Surf Tour

Our mobile surf tours are our favourite product of all. Why? Well we get to meet great customers and have the freedom to chase the best waves on Scotland stunning coastline. It is genuinely such a privilege. Having been lucky enough to have three decades experience of exploration in Scotland we know the forecasts and love the search for waves off the beaten track.

What to expect:

  • Exploration over four days chasing good quality waves
  • Two instructors on every trip including one senior instructor
  • Small group
  • Top quality SURF equipment provided
  • Disconnecting with the normal pace of life 

Requirements

All participants must be 18yrs+ for adult camps. All must be able to swim 50 meters unaided.

Duration

Four days – leaving Thursday evening, returning Monday evening. Seven surf sessions over the trip.

Accommodation

On our mobile tours we try to ensure good quality accommodation. However due to the very nature of last minute surf adventures and weather we cannot predict whether this will be camping/ hostel/ self catering or hotel accommodation. Spring and Autumn tours will not be camping.

Equipment

We provide wetsuits, boards and accessories. You can bring your own boards too. We expect customers to bring their own camping equipment however we can hire tents for a small extra cost.

Location & Transport

This surf adventure is mobile and will chase the best waves that weekend. This could be anywhere in Scotland. Details will be given the week in advance to all customers. Customers are welcome to travel and meet us independently in the location or can join us free of charge as we travel to the chosen location on that weekend to surf.

Surf Conditions

As we chase the best waves in the country over that long weekend. It is extremely unlikely that all three coastlines of Scotland will be flat. In this event we would consider reschedule or 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 8 pupils. More advanced surf and paddleboard classes can be smaller number. For classes with younger participants we normally provide assistants to compliment the instructors. We can offer weekday private classes and these will appear on our website when we have 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 and skateboarding classes.

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

We recommend checking surf forecast www.surfline.com. Type in Belhaven Bay. Usually, 1-2ft+ is a good indication there will be waves. 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

Beginner '+' surf lesson

Our Beginner + surf lessons help develop technique and control in the white water. We recommend two lessons at this stage as you learn how to stand for longer with more style, understand speed control and learn a variety of turning techniques.

Lessons include a friendly Coast to Coast qualified instructor and top of the range equipment! Each lesson lasts 2 hours. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get ready. Click ‘details’ to see what we cover.

  • Improve your paddling and pop up
  • Learn how to ride a wave to the beach
  • Learn how to go faster and slower
  • Learn how to control the board and turn both directions
  • Lessons are open to beginners who can stand
  • Surf one of the best beginner-friendly beaches in Scotland
  • Book online in few easy steps

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.