Our junior surf training programme, includes

  • Four coached sessions per month – two hours each (surf or skate) – two of which are filmed.
  • Four classroom or online video analysis sessions per month – One an hour with one of our senior instructors.
  • Individual feedback, goal setting, weekly drills and technique tips to help you improve.

Rather than one off lessons this programme provides coaching over longer periods of time where our senior instructors can work with a group of juniors on land and in the water to help improve their surfing. Minimum sign up is for three months giving enough time to see improvement.

You must be able to ride along unbroken waves with consistency. Juniors must be atleast 10yrs -16yrs old and competent swimmers unless exceptional.

Availability Sessions run in the months of April, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov.

Coast to Coast have been running junior development programmes successfully for over a decade, with three generations now of young surfers making national surf teams, with a few becoming national junior champions and even the 2021 senior ladies champion starting with our junior development programme back in 2010. Our senior Instructor Sam, also coached the national junior team in Morrocco in 2016 to their best European team position to date.


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"I love the surf skate, as you can practice your turns and speed - then go really fast in the water….."

Joel, Dunbar

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.