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We believe that being in the ocean and at the beach is good for everyone and everyone should be able to access this. We want to use the ocean and beach to benefit our community’s social, physical and mental well-being and we want to protect this environment for future communities.

Basically we love being in the ocean and on the beach and want to share that with you! We have loads of sessions and lessons happening catering for all abilities, all delivered by our by qualified and experienced instructors. We are Surfing England Accredited and have an AALA license. So whether it's surf lessons or stand up paddle hire, with individuals or big groups, in the ocean or rock pools, developing projects using the benefits of the sea, beach cleans or using beach access wheel chairs, we've got something for you - check out  our regular sessions below and hover over a picture for more info.


We've put in place lots of procedures to keep you and our staff safe during the current pandemic and you can read the full procedures here. Some things haven't changed: We're excited to get you into the ocean having a great time, we will give you the gear and expertise needed.

South Shields Surf CIC.

Kids Surf lessons

2 hours of fun on the beach and in the sea for kids 6-18 years. Everyday at weekends and school holiday 10-12 in the morning.

The kids will learn the skills to catch waves and get up standing and riding.

£20 per person including all the gear needed. Book here.

Open Surf lessons

2 hour surf lesson open to anyone. 2-4pm every Saturday and Sunday.

We'll get you standing on the board on a wave.

£20 per person including all the gear needed. Book here.

summer surf camps

3 day surf camps all through the school holidays 10am-2pm Monday to Wednesday for kids aged 8 to 16.

3 days fo fun on the beach and in the sea learning how to surf and water safety skills following the Surfing England Junior Surfing Scheme.

£80 per person for the 3 day camp. Book here.

Adults Surf lessons

2 hour surf lesson for adults only. 6-8pm every Thursday and Friday.

We'll get you standing on the baord on a wave and then develop your surfing and improve your technique from there.

£20 per person including all the gear needed. Book here.

Stand up paddle boarding lesson

And hour and half of stand up paddle boarding to give you the skills to be up and paddling about.

£20 per person including all the gear needed. Book here.


1 and a half hours of family fun seeing what's been left behind by the tide in our rock pools. Come along and see what you can find.

Lead by outdoor education specialists and we provide all the gear needed.

£5 per person and adults accompanying kids under 6 go free.

Dates and times and booking here.