Surfing in Newcastle
Come along and learn the basics of this way cool sport. For your Newcastle hen weekend you'll be the safe hands of our expert coaches.
- Qualifies Professional Surf Instructors
- Equipment Hire includes Wetsuit and Surf Board
- Discover in 2 hours how to Surf and Catch the Waves
8 Minimum Guests
Let us guide you to surf paradise.
Our surf instructors are RLSS qualified lifeguards and CRB checked, as well as holding either A.S.I. qualifications (Association of surfing institute) or 'SurfingGB' coaching certificates.
Equipment issue and getting into your wetsuit (which is a lesson in itself at first)
Beach and water safety
Description of board and leash
Beach demonstration of surfing and correct entry into the sea
Warm up followed by entry into the sea
Catching a wave and correct prone position on board (lying down)
Water confidence building
Correction and praise
Once everybody has successfully caught waves and felt the surge and rush of a breaking wave we exit the water together. Next on the beach we demonstrate paddling your board, correct hand & foot position and the hard bit, standing up (on land). The class then have a go at paddling and then jumping up to the standing position on their board, this also tells us if they have a natural or goofy stance (Surfy term for left or right foot forward). We then all enter the sea and begin to catch waves and start stand up surfing.
Maximum group size of 30.
Minimum age is 8
Q. Do you supply the equipment?
A. Yes, all our lesson prices include equipment; consisting of a soft surf board and wetsuit (boots and gloves are also provided if required).
Q. What do I need to bring?
A. All you need to bring is a towel, swimmers and something warm(ish) to wear after the lesson (this is England after all!). We provide sunscreen and drinking water is available!
Q How old do I have to be to learn to surf?
A. All participants must be at least 8 years old. If under 10, must be accompanied by their parent/guardian for the entire duration of the lesson.
Q. How good of a swimmer do I need to be?
A. You should be able to comfortably swim 50 metres in open water.
Q. What if there are no waves for our surfing lesson?
A. Over the years we have adapted our lessons to accommodate calm conditions.
Q. What if it is raining for our surfing lesson?
A. If it is raining, surfing is the best thing you can do as you are already wet and it's a great way to spend a rainy day!
Q. What is the best time of the year to learn?
A. Any time from April through to October is best for beginners; it's usually a bit warmer as well! Though with our new heated changing facilities the cold is no longer such an issue and we are happy to offer lessons all year round.
Q. What should I do if I wear contacts?
A. Seeing is of course helpful when learning to surf, although perfect vision is not required. We recommend disposable lenses, or alternatively an old pair.
Q. I have a medical condition, can I still learn to surf?
A. Yes, but we need to know about it. If you suffer from any medical condition(s) that may affect safety, e.g. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, heart problems, back and/or joint injuries, please ensure you inform your instructor before your lesson.
Open all days at all times of daylight.
We normally do 10am and 2pm surf lessons on a weekend but we are flexible.
We are located 5 mins from Tynemouth metro station (Newcastle's underground), just ask for Longsands beach or head to the sea.
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