BLUE BARREL

DATES 11th-14th JULY 2022

COAST Scotland’s West Coast Islands

WHO  Adults

LEVEL Beginner/ Improver

SPACES 8 customers, Senior Instructor + Yoga Instructor

DESCRIPTION A relaxed tour in the Outer Hebrides combining yoga and surfing. Stunning beaches and crystal clear water and the ability to surf till sunsets at 11pm and surf less than 5 hours later at sunrise! An ideal opportunity to develop and improve your surfing on one of the most consistent places in Europe for summer swell. Our yoga sessions are run by experience iyengar instructor Diane pre and post surfs (subject to weather) in stunning locataions. Combining the best of well being and relaxation alongside developing your surfing.  Our staff also guide you to the best beach on the day, recommend local places of discovery, create beach fires and give time to enjoy your holiday.

WHATS INCLUDED?  4 days of instruction. There will be a minimum of one structured surf class a day alongside a second supervised free surf. And the aim subject to weather would be for 2 hours of yoga a day, that could be split into pre and post hours, or done as one session if weather allows. We also cover land training with surf skate and provide a range of equipment, bodyboards/ surfboards/ skateboards/ wetsuits, flippers and fins to have fun whatever the weather. You are also more than welcome to bring your own equipment.

WHATS NOT INCLUDED? Ferry costs, tents, campsite fee and food.

CV-19 – All our surf adventures are camping again this year. All customers travelling to islands must also perform an LFT test before going onto ferries and joining the group.

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"As every other C2C-tour I have been on, this year’s trip was an absolutely amazing experience. The instructors did once again an incredible job, making sure everybody got the most out of the days on the island, having the best of times while getting expert advice on one’s surfing. Thanks again for an incredible week & see you next year (if not sooner ?)"

Ruchti Balz, Switzerland

Surf Camp Information

UNIQUE SURF CAMPS

Surf camps are 5 days of activities, with two lessons a day. Our team of experienced instructors will make sure you have a great surf adventure.

All participants must be: 7 years old for family camps; 18yrs+ for adult camps. All must be able to swim 50 meters unaided.

HIGH QUALITY EQUIPMENT

We provide all surf equipment if required including top of the range 5mm wetsuit, accessories, soft and hard boards and equipment for all other sports for that surf camp! You are welcome to bring your own boards too. We supply you with an itinerary list of things to bring for your week.

For camping weeks, we expect customers bring their own tents and accessories however we can hire any camping kit for a small extra cost.

FACILITIES

On most of our surf weeks we have either lovely accommodation or great campsites with bathroom and shower facilities, beach BBQs and we eat out in a local pub or restaurant at least once.

Occasionally we go off the radar and free camp under the stars - these tours will be identified with a *

LOCATION AND TRANSPORT

Our surf camps are either on Scotland's beautiful North Coast or the Western Isles.

We will update you on exact locations once booking in. For North coast surf camps we react to the surf forecast that week so locations will be picked to give you the best waves that week.

We can arrange free transport if needed from the closest Ferry (west coast) or Train/ Bus Station (North coast). Customers can also car share.

RATIOS AND STAFF

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

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.

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.