About Scarborough Surf School

Operating all year round, seven days a week from the stunning beach top location at Cayton Bay, Scarborough Surf School is only 4 miles from our front door. Offering a variety of water sports including surfing, paddle boarding, and coasteering, we’d recommend this brilliant school to anyone who wants to know more about hitting the waves.


Coasteering is the perfect water activity for when the surf is flat, and is guaranteed to provide an exhilarating way to explore everything that the coastline has to offer.

The sport of coasteering involves a combination of swimming along sea cliffs, exploring gullies, caves, and different rock formations, travelling through lower level sea cliffs by foot and above deep water, and then cliff jumping at different locations. Scarborough Surf School offers a range of different cliff jumps, from 1-10 metres in height, which means the session can be tailored to your experience and personal ability.

Due to the nature of our chalky cliffs and lack of clay and sediment, the water quality and visibility in Scarborough could almost match that of the Mediterranean. And if you visit in early summer, you will be able to spot an abundance of puffins, razorbills, and gulls.

Surf lessons

Scarborough Surf School offers surfing lessons in our world-famous Clayton Bay, and have been teaching surfing for over 10 years, and equipping surfers since 1989.

The team at the surf school say that their aim is to provide an informative, exhilarating, and fun surfing experience for all ages. Whether you’re a first-timer aspiring to get out on the waves, or a surfer who wants to improve their technique, Scarborough Surf School’s coaches will be able to tailor their sessions to your needs.

The lessons are run Monday – Sunday at two time slots each day: 10am and 1pm, and the team offer many different types of lessons including:

  • Multi-activity days
  • Large corporate or club groups
  • Stag and hen ‘Surf ‘n’ BBQ’ days
  • School groups

Stand up paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a form of surfing that originally originated in Hawaii, and unlike traditional surfing, involves the surfer standing on their boards and using a paddle to propel themselves through the water. SUP is the fastest growing water sport in the world and is equally accessible for all ages and ranges of ability.

Once you’ve mastered the art, paddle boarding can be used for sightseeing, racing, yoga, and even fishing. SUP is becoming more and more popular in the UK, and with the basics being fairly easy to learn, progression in technique can be fairly quick.