SUP ST ABBS

We have been invited by Berwick Marine Reserve to offer beginner lessons and wonderful tours on the stunning coastal waters in and around ST ABBS as part of a celebration of the formation of the Berwick Marine Reserve.

St Abbs is a truely wonderful location, more famous for its diving, seals, sea birds and clear waters, but it is an awesome location to paddle. You can enter the sea via the lovely small coastal village of St Abbs, paddling out through the harbour and around the small rocky outcrops and onwards to the huge cliffs and the heart of the wildlife reserve. St Abbs is approximately 25 mins drive south from Dunbar and similar from Berwick.

The day will be split into the following :

PLEASE BOOK THE RIGHT TIME – BEGINNER ADULTS AND TEENAGERS 1100, 1330 AND 1400. FOR MORE EXPERIENCED BOOK A SUP TOUR AT 1130, 1530 OR 1600. 

SUP Beginner Lessons (90 mins) 1100, 1330 and 1400

Sup beginner lessons are open to paddlers looking to build knowledge and confidence or for brand new beginners. Lessons will take place in the harbour. Juniors must be 13yrs+

SUP Tour (120 mins) 1130 1530 and 1600

SUP tours are open to SUP paddlers who can independently paddle or have done SUP lessons before and can paddle with confidence and control in the sea. These will be tours outside the harbour and are subject to weather and swell. If there is too much swell we will offer a technical paddle lesson in the harbour as an alternative. Adult only or experienced Junior 13yrs +.

We provide all equipment for all classes including boards, paddles, wetsuits and boots and we have our two Senior experienced instructors as your guides (Both with over a decade of SUP experience). If you have your own equipment please make sure wetsuits are 5mm and/or you are using boards that are suitable for conditions.

Please book the correct time for your availability. All lessons include a 20% contribution to the Berwick Marine Reserve helping protect the wildlife and the wonderful area for future generations.

Availability : 18th AUGUST.

NOTE : As St Abbs is further out into the North Sea than Dunbar it can see more weather and swell. In the event we are really unlucky and have either a summer storm, high winds or large swell on the day making paddling dangerous, all bookings will receive a full refund or a voucher to paddle with us in Dunbar that will be valid for a year.

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"I have enjoyed many different water-based activities with the Coast to Coast team and cannot recommend them highly enough. The instructors are fantastic - both friendly and professional. Added to that, it is a beautiful location and they provide good quality kit to use!"

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Lesson Information

TWO HOUR SURF LESSON

Lessons last two hours and all equipment is provided.  All participants must be over 7 years old and able to swim 50 metres unaided.

HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT

We provide top of the range 5mm wetsuits, safe and stable softboards and all accessories required for the time of year so you're really warm! If you're more advanced we also provide hardboards.

FACILITIES

We operate from the Belhaven Surf Centre, a wonderful brand new facility on the beach.

The surf centre has hot and cold showers and underfloor heated changing rooms next to the south side of Belhaven Beach.

WHAT TO BRING

All equipment is provided but please bring a swim costume towel and sun protection.

If you require medication such as inhalers, insulin etc, please ensure that you notify instructors so it can be taken to beach in our safety bag.

RATIOS AND STAFF

Standard lessons have a max ratio of 1 instructor to 8 pupils and often supplemented with an extra assistant. Advanced classes are 1:4 max.

Our staff all have lifesaving or beach lifeguard qualifications, are disclosure checked, and have an ASI or ISA level 1, 2 or 3 instructor qualification. Four of our current team have been Scottish National Champions in either surfing, longboarding or bodyboarding in the recent past.

CONDITIONS

South East Scotland is one of the UK's best locations to learn to surf with perfect, small beginner waves in Scotland's sunniest location.  Belhaven Beach is one of the best beginner friendly beaches in Scotland.

In the event of no waves, you will be contacted in advance and offered an alternative sport suitable to the weather conditions, such as stand up paddle, coasteering, surf skate or a beginner zero surf class.  Our range of sports means that we can offer an activity in all but the most extreme weather conditions.