"The surf school was so much fun. The children of Y5 absolutely loved it and couldn't wait to get back in the water. They learned how to be safe in the water, what to do in case they are in trouble and the skills needed to be able to surf. Nick and the team were amazing. They made every child feel welcome and everybody was included regardless of ability. We are going back for a second year as the children gained so much from the experience."

Mr Charlton - Year 5 Teacher (and surfer)

Surf Lessons for Groups

Surfing is a great group activity; it's engaging, challenging, fun, and lets us work both individually and as a group. It's great as a once off event or part of longer programme. We work with schools, scouts, youth & community organisations and private groups to create a fantastic surfing experience working through the Surfing England Junior Surfing Scheme.


Details of what our standard lesson looks like is available here on our lessons page. Our surf lessons cover the subject matter of the national curriculum for physical education for key stages 1 to 4; developing agility, co-ordination, control, and balance; improving technique and performance; understanding water safety at the beach; taking part in outdoor and adventurous activity. 

Our basic surf session is a 2 hour lesson for schools and community groups is £12.50 per person. Discounts are available if you intend to come for more than one session so please get in touch for a quote.

Environmental Education

We also offer environmental education sessions exploring our wonderful coastal environment. These sessions are ideal for just fun exploring the coast or great for covering topics in Key Stages 1 to 3 science and geography. We have various activities to that can be combined together and are adjusted for key stages and age groups:


- Rock pooling; exploring our tidal pools to see what we can find in this habitat.

- Investigating the tide; observing, measuring and understanding how our tides move and how they affect our coastal environment and how we interact. 

- Beach combing and sculptures; having a look at what we find on our beaches, understanding where it comes from and how we can then use it.

- Coastal exploration; identifying the wonderful natural features of our coast, understanding how they were formed, as well as identifying the animals and plants we find in this habitat.

Our environmental sessions are a flat rate of £75 for a 2 hour session and all the equipment needed. We can accommodate 32 people in one session.


We can also offer a combined day of surfing and environmental education sessions. Typically for a school group this would be a morning with one activity (either the surfing or environmental education depending on the conditions) followed by an afternoon of the other activity.

We have lots of experience in not just teaching people how to surf but in  outdoor education. We can put together an experience or course that is bespoke to your group. If you want to talk to us more about this please do get in touch either by email shieldssurf@gmail.com or phone 07583144560

Have a look at what some schools and groups did when they came and said about their sessions with us:

St Peters Scouts, 15th South Shields:

West Boldon Primary School:

"Excellent day with West Boldon primary. We all had a wonderful time. Great professional instructors who also built up an amazing rapport with the children."

St Wilfrids Roman Catholic College

"St Wilfrids LOVED surfing today!"

30th South Shields Scout Group

"We had to 26 cubs and scouts booked in for a surf lesson this weekend. Everyone had a fantastic time. Instructors were brilliant would definitely recommend to other groups. Thanks from everyone at 30th South Shields Scout Group."

Westoe Predators Reguby Team:

"Thanks to Nick and his team for a great time. All the lads loved it . . . Think you may have a few converts. We'll be back."

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