Surf Lesson FAQs
Find answers to out most frequently asked questions
Is it cold?
We- and any of our previous customers- would say no! The waters here range from 7-13 deg celcuis, which we admit is chilly however we provide super warm winter 5/4mm wetsuits (and boots, gloves & hood if required). Check out any of out TripAdvisor reviews if you don't believe us- or try it for yourself;)
What do I need to bring?
We provide all the wetsuits and surfboards in our lessons so all you need to bring is a towel, warm clothes for getting changed into afterwards and some water! we would also recommend arriving with swimming costumes/trunks on as it makes it easier for getting changed.
Whats the age limits?
The youngest we will take is 4 years old! (our smallest wetsuit size is age 4 so if they are particulary small we might not be able to accommodate this). We highly recommend having a private lesson for small children or have a parent come in the water to assist- we want them to have the best experience possible. You can never be too old to give surfing ago!!
What happens if the weather is bad?
If its a bit windy or rainey this won't affect us however in the event of extreme wind or huge swell we might need to cancel/postpone. Same goes if it happens to be totally flat, however we will always try and find a backup location or offer another activity such as stand up paddle boarding. We will provide a full refund if its not possible- this is very unlikley.
Do you have shower facilities?
Sadly not yet! We have just been running a year and so don't require proper facilities but we have plans to hopefully make it happen soon. Our seas are super clean & the salt is great for your hair/skin so no need for a shower anyways;)
Do I need to be able to swim?
It helps but is not essential- please let us know when you book if your not confident. We always keep people in their standing depth where they are comfortable!
Do I need ID to hire equipment?
Yes, we need to safely store your ID (eg. passport, driving license etc.) while you hire any of our equipment just so our minds are at rest that you will come back:)
Where do we meet?
Most of our beginner/ improver lessons are based at Dunnet beach. This long beach has 3 different car parks so the swell and wind will determine which one is best to meet at. Usually its either the main car park next to the sea drift center or the small middle car park. In the unlikley chance that Dunnet isn't working we have other back up beaches.