Surfing in East Lothian – The Benefits and Natural Rewards!

Surfing in East Lothian

Written by Clover – Coast to Coast Instructor

Surfing in East Lothian has proven again and again to be the centre focus of my mental wellbeing. Often I find myself becoming restless and more irritated the longer I spend out of the water. This is often immediately resolved when I surf again. If you, like me, live on the East Coast and are lucky enough to call East Lothian your home, you owe it to yourself to get into the sea! Whether that be through the powerful sport of surfing, an evening paddle boarding sunset session or an early morning flat day swim.

surfing in East Lothian

Unlike other sports, surfing is unique. Sports such as running or cycling are fantastic but for me, they don’t quite match the feeling of surfing. The mix of adrenaline, calm and tranquillity immerses you into this state of flow where you are completely captivated by your surroundings and goals ahead, without the distraction of technology or modern day worries. The best thing about surfing in East Lothian is you can do it independently or with others, adjust the sport to your level and most of all have fun while exercising!

As members of staff of coast to coast we feel so lucky on a daily basis to help people learn and improve their own surfing! We would love to welcome you to the surf school for a lesson, so you too can learn to recognise the amazing benefits of surfing!

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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.


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 and tours.


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 position, paddle, pop up and glide better along unbroken waves safely while developing your technique and knowledge – becoming a green wave glider!

Availability: Weekly lessons subject to waves and tours.


Ideal for?

  • Those that can surf with control along an unbroken wave.
  • For those that wish to improve their speed and manoeuvrability.

Aims: To have fun learning to use your body, the wave and your board to surf dynamically learning the foundation skills in surfing – becoming a blue wave ripper!

Availability: Weekly lessons subject to waves, bespoke offseason lessons, online coaching and tours.


Ideal for? 

  • Those that have the foundation manoeuvres dialled but wish to know more.

Aims: To use the wave differently surfing deeper, further, higher and lower.


Tours and bespoke offseason lessons, online coaching.