Surfing in East Lothian – The Benefits and Natural Rewards!

Surfing in East Lothian

Written by Sam – Coast to Coast Instructor

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 art of surfing, an evening paddle boarding sunset session or an early morning sea swim.

surfing in East Lothian

Unlike other sports, surfing is unique. The mix of adrenaline, calm and tranquillity immerses you into this state of flow where you are completely captivated by your surroundings, 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! Its also amazing to share time in the sea with friends and family and connect to nature in a pretty unique way whether it be the sand in your toes or the sparkle of the sun reflecting in the waves.

As members of staff of coast to coast we feel so lucky on a daily basis to introduce customers to the sea and the coastal environment, and help to learn and improve surfing, paddleboarding or explore the coast!

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  • 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.

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Availability: Weekly lessons subject to waves.


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  • Those that can surf with control along both big and small unbroken waves.
  • For those that wish to improve their technique on unbroken waves.

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