Water activity

Thurso: Dunnet or Balnakeil Beach Beginner Surf Lesson

Activity provider: North Coast Watersports

Thurso: Dunnet or Balnakeil Beach Beginner Surf Lesson

Activity provider: North Coast Watersports

From US$ 54.32 per person

Learn to surf amongst the best waves in the UK, on the North Coast of Scotland. Take advantage of experienced local coaches and high-quality equipment to catch some waves easily while having fun.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • Learn to surf with Scottish champion coaches!
  • Explore the incredible North Coast from a new perspective in the sea
  • Experience some of Europes best waves in a cosy high quality wetsuit
Full description
If you want to try something new or improve your skills, join this surf lesson and get warmed to the heart with stoke and a love for riding waves! Start off with meeting at the beach car park (Either at Dunnet beach or Balnakeil beach in Durness). Here you will be talked through the lesson plan and get kitted out with wetsuits and surfboards. You'll then head over the dunes and be taught everything you need to know about safety, board design and of course how to pop up and ride the waves. After this you'll get in the water with the instructors, catch waves and experience the North coast from a new perspective. These lessons are 2 hours long and all the equipment is included. With the 5mm thick wetsuits, boots and gloves you won't be feeling the cold atall so don't let that stop you from discovering your new passion!
  • Full 2-hour surf tuition with experienced coaches
  • Wetsuit, boots, gloves, and surfboard
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
  • People over 70 years

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Meeting point

Look for the blue or white van parked up with lots of surfboards and wetsuits. Your instructor will be wearing a yellow rashvest. Please note location can vary depending on the conditions, so the activity supplier will be in touch in case of a relocation.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering

Know before you go

  • This activity will take place rain or shine
  • However, if the waves are flat or the conditions are too stormy and dangerous and the lesson needs to be canceled, a full refund or option to reschedule will be provided
  • There are no changing rooms or showers so we recommend arriving with swimwear on under your clothes to help make getting changed easier
  • We will get in touch if we need to change the time/ meeting point
  • Group lessons require a minimum of three people
  • If fewer than three people have booked for the day and time requested, we will get in contact with you 12 hours before your trip to either rebook to a different time or turn it into a private lesson

Product ID: 418174