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South Shields Surf School

Hit the surf with South Shields Surf Club!

Based on the beautiful Sandhaven Beach, at the heart of South Shields, they offer a great choice of lessons in surfing and paddle boarding. If you don't want a lesson then they have equipment to hire too. 

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Surfing and Paddle Boarding Lessons

Kids Surf Lesson
Saturdays, Sundays and everyday in the school holidays, 10am - 12noon.

2 hour surf lesson for kids aged 6-16 years old. £20 per person including all the equipment needed.

Open Surf Lesson
Saturdays, Sundays and everyday in the school holidays, 2-4pm

Surf lesson open to everyone. Suitable for total beginners to intermediates. £20 per person including all equipment.
Additional adult lessons are also available 6pm - 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays until 17 September. 

Kids Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson
Saturdays, Sundays and everyday in the school holidays, 10.30am - 12noon.

1.5 hour paddle board lesson for kids aged 8 to 16 years old. £20 per person.

Open Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson 
Saturdays, Sundays and everyday in the school holidays, 1.30 - 3pm.

Paddle board lesson open to everyone. £20 per person.

Private one to one or group sessions for surfing and baddle board lessons can also be arranged.

Rockpooling sessions

Explore the rockpools with the team from the surf school. Sessions are 1.5 hours long and cost £5 per person.

During 2021 rockpooling sessions are taking place on the following dates:

  • 12noon, Saturday 15 May
  • 11am, Saturday 29 May
  • 12noon, Sunday 13 June
  • 10.30am, Saturday 26 June
  • 10am, Saturday 10 July
  • 10.30am, Sunday 25 July
  • 10am, Sunday 8 August
  • 2pm, Saturday 14 August
  • 10am, Sunday 22 August
  • 12.30pm, Saturday 11 September
  • 12noon, Saturday 25 September
  • 12noon, Sunday 10 October
  • 10.30am, Saturday 23 October

Some dates/details may have changed since they were published so please check directly with the Surf Club. Book via their website,