Group Surf Lessons at Dunnet Beach

Group Surf Lessons at Dunnet Beach

£ 40

Dunnet, Thurso

Beginner & Intermediate
Family-Friendly, Lessons & Courses
Minimum age: 4
Dunnet, Thurso
Max. group size: 12
Cancellation: Moderate
£ 40

Activity Highlights:

Experience the exhilaration of catching a wave and gliding over the water with our group surf lessons at Dunnet Beach in Caithness, near Thurso. Priced at £40 per person, this 2-hour session (1.5 hours between November & March) provides the perfect opportunity for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

Key Details:

  • Location: Dunnet Beach, Caithness (near Thurso)
  • Duration: 2 hours (1.5 hours between November & March)
  • Price: £40 per person
  • Age Range: Ages 4+

Key Skills

  • Fundamental surfing techniques
  • Wave navigation skills
  • Safety knowledge in the water

Course Breakdown

Our group surf lessons start with a meet-up at the beach car park. After changing into provided wetsuits, we head down to the beach for an introduction covering theory and safety information. We’ll do a quick warm-up on land before entering the water, where our experienced instructors provide personalised tips and guidance. Participants have ample time to enjoy the water and waves while continually improving their surfing skills.


Open to all ages (4+), with participants under 8 requiring adult supervision. We provide all the necessary equipment for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience.

Why Choose Us?

At our centre, we strive to offer top-notch watersport experiences, sharing our love for the ocean and the North Coast of Scotland. Situated in the cold water surfing mecca of the world, we provide a base for adventure on a beautiful remote coastline. Thurso features Scotland’s premier right-hand reef break, ideal for experienced surfers. For all skill levels, the North Coast offers isolated beaches, and perfect waves.

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What's Included:

  • Professional instruction by experienced coaches
  • All necessary equipment, including high-quality wetsuits
  • Personalised tips and guidance in the water

What's Not Included:

  • Personal items (towel, warm clothes, swimwear)
  • Changing or shower facilities at the beach

Frequently Asked Questions

Our group surf lessons are suitable for participants aged 4 and above. We welcome individuals of all ages to join the exciting experience of catching waves at Dunnet Beach. We ask that under 8s are accompanied by a participating adult.

No, our group surf lessons cater to all skill levels, from total beginners to more experienced improver surfers. Our experienced instructors customise each session to ensure an enjoyable and satisfying learning experience for everyone.

Yes, we provide all necessary equipment, including high-quality 5mm thick wetsuits with boots, gloves, and hoods if required. Participants should bring a towel, warm clothes for changing, and water. We recommend arriving wearing your swimwear.

Lesson times may change to accommodate wave conditions. If adjustments are needed, we’ll get in touch with you to communicate any changes in the time or meeting point.

Group lessons require a minimum of three people. If fewer than three participants are booked for the selected day and time, we’ll contact you 12 hours before the trip. Options include rescheduling or upgrading to a private lesson with an additional fee.

How it works: 

  1. Make a booking.
  2. The centre will accept your booking, usually within an hour or two.
  3. Pay for the booking to confirm it.

If you have specific questions, please put them in the comments section, and the centre will answer before you pay.

If something isn't right or if there are no dates available, then send us a message in the live chat.

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Cancellation Policy


  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 


  • You can cancel until 5 days before yoru booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount


  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts