Coast to Coast offer fantastic holiday surf courses for older juniors aged 12yrs to 16yrs! Adapting to daily conditions with surfing, bodyboarding, surf skate, paddleboarding, coasteering and beach games. Our courses aim to build water confidence, fitness, knowledge and skills at level 1 to 2 in surfing.

Each course consists of four morning or afternoon lessons running Monday to Thursday, every week of the holidays (Easter/Summer/Autumn). Classes are run by our team of experienced friendly staff and are limited to 8 children per instructor. Courses follow our surf level programme at all stages waves allow.

In the case that surf does not co-operate we also offer surf skate, coasteering and stand up paddling so the children are having fun even if its flat!

All juniors must be able to swim 50m as a minimum and be able to carry their own equipment to the beach. These courses are super popular so we recommend booking early!

As part of our environmental commitment to biodiversity and a healthier future planet. For each course booking in 2022 we plant a tree. Since 2020 this resulted in Coast to Coast planting 717 trees, re-wilding Scotland’s highlands (trees for life)

Availability : Easter, Summer and October holidays

PLEASE NOTE : younger surfers aged 7yrs-11yrs can join these Easter and Autumn Junior courses if they have experience surfing and are confident swimmers. Younger surfers should join the mini surf rider in summer holidays or the advanced junior course depending on ability.



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"A huge thank you for a fabulous week…. we have come back each day with top surfing tips and bags of confidence."

Ariene, Edinburgh

Lesson Information


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.