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Surf and yoga retreat

Surf and wild swim retreat

Fundamentals surf camp

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Upcoming camps and retreats

NE Surf camps and retreats

We are the leading provider of a range of intense and immersive surf camps and retreats in Northumberland. Our surf camps and surf retreats run over 2 nights and 3 days and include accommodation and all meals as well as extensive personalised surf coaching. We take care of everything for you so you just have to show up, switch off and get stuck in! 

Your coaches are with you throughout the whole weekend and with a maximum of 4 surfers per coach the experience is truly unique on each camp. We are proud to say that we have many regulars who join us on upwards of 2 camps every single year, which is a testament to the standard of coaching and highlights how truly personalised and progressive that coaching is. We have camps suitable for all experience levels and where experience levels are mixed we separate coaching groups based on ability. Don’t be put off by coming solo, loads of people join on their own and leave with a supportive new crew of surf pals! Our camps and retreats are also available to be booked out by private groups.

We have a range of complimentary activities and specialist camp/retreat options, including a surf and wild swim retreat, a surf and yoga retreat and a fit to surf camp. Read on to find out more.

Overview of camp/retreat options

Fit to surf camp

On this camp we prepare you both physically and mentally to get the most out of your time in the water. We take a holistic approach to progressing your surfing with intensive surf coaching, video analysis, fitness, mobility and surf theory. 

Suitable for all abilities

19-21 April, 26-28 April, 25-27 Oct, 8-10 Nov   

Surf and yoga retreat

Enjoy the very best of Northumberland with our thoughtful and relaxing surf and yoga retreat. Unwind and stretch by starting and finishing each day with a carefully curated yoga session developed with surfing in mind. Expect our usual high standard of top level surf coaching with the perfect compliment of yoga to relax the body and mind.

Suitable for beginner-advanced

20-22 Sept

Surf and wild swim retreat

Enjoy the very best of the Northumberland Coast with a fun, immersive and informative surf and wild swim retreat between Beadnell and Bamburgh.  Think sunrise dips (wetsuits optional!), body surfing, coached open water swimming and, of course, lots of surfing! 

Suitable for beginner-advanced

27-29 Sept

Fundamentals surf camp

In this camp we cover all of the fundamental skills to work towards getting you surfing down the line, left and right, on an unbroken wave. This camp is suitable for complete beginners up to those who are confident catching and standing up in the white water, and are looking to build their skills surfing out the back.

Suitable for beginner-improver

17-19 May

Private camps/retreats

Whether you are a group of friends looking to fast track your surfing progress or a corporate group looking for an awesome surfing get away in Northumberland we can provide just the camp/retreat for you. We recommend enquiring as early as possible to secure your dates. Our standard camp/retreat packages are based around 8 surfers, but we have flexibility around designing a package for both smaller and larger groups. Enquire below or call us on 07962166486.

Suitable for beginner-advanced

12 + 3 =

Upcoming Camps and Retreats

Pilates and surf mini day retreat

Pilates and surf mini day retreat

6th July 3.30-10pm What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a gorgeous, wholesome afternoon and evening spent nourishing your body with Pilates and delicious food followed by surfing into the sunset. We meet at the picturesque village hall in...

Fundamentals surf camp 24

Fundamentals surf camp 24

17-19 May This exhilarating 3-day program, based between the scenic coastal towns of Bamburgh and Beadnell, Northumberland, delivers so much more than just standing up on a board. Regardless of whether you're a complete beginner or have some experience in the water,...

Fit To Surf Camp 2024

Fit To Surf Camp 2024

19-21 April 25-27 Oct 26-28 April 8-10 Nov This is more than your average surf camp, based just outside of Beadnell, Northumberland. Being fit to surf is about so much more than just physical fitness. On this 3 day surf camp we prepare you both physically and mentally...

Surf and Yoga Retreat 2024

Surf and Yoga Retreat 2024

20-22 Sept Enjoy the very best of Northumberland with a thoughtful and relaxing 3 day surf and yoga retreat between Beadnell and Bamburgh. Unwind and stretch by starting and finishing each day with a carefully curated yoga session developed with surfing in...

Surf and Wild Swim Retreat 2024

Surf and Wild Swim Retreat 2024

27-29 Sep Enjoy the very best of the Northumberland Coast with a fun, immersive and informative 3 day surf and wild swim retreat between Beadnell and Bamburgh. Think sunrise dips (wetsuits optional!), body surfing, coached open water swimming and lots of surfing! As...

Fit To Surf Camp October/November 23

Fit To Surf Camp October/November 23

17-19 NOV: 1 space 3-5 NOV: FULL 6-8 OCT: FULL This is more than your average surf camp, based just outside of Beadnell, Northumberland. Being fit to surf is about so much more than just physical fitness. On this 3 day camp we will prepare you both physically and...

General details

We have different inclusions and rough schedules on our different camp and retreat options, which you can find in full detail in our upcoming camps and retreats section, but here you can find some of the more general details about our camps and retreats.

Generally our camps and retreats start at 1pm on the Friday, and finish around 3pm on Sunday. We keep the exact itinerary flexible so that we can maximise the weekends surf conditions.

Joiners Bunkhouse

We’ll be staying at The Joiners Bunkhouse in the quiet hamlet of Preston. This is very much a traditional, get away from it all, bunkhouse. It’s all thrills and no frills! It’s not shiny and modern but rustic, cosy and wholesome. The downstairs is an open plan kitchen and living area where we will be conducting our theory and video analysis sessions, as well as eating breakfast and evening meals and hanging out/warming up post surf. The bunkhouse sleeping area consists of bunk beds, there are 5 partitioned areas of bunks within one room and these are shared sleeping areas. If you prefer a same sex sleeping area then please let us know. We will be doing our stretch sessions in the on site barn which has a super cool and rustic feel to it. For more info on the bunkhouse please visit

Our breakfast consists of overnight oats and yummy home made fruit compots. Our lunches and dinners are a combination of healthy, hearty home-cooked meals and a selection of meals from our favourite local food businesses.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and we will cater to these.


Having a vehicle or sharing with another guest is necessary to drive to the chosen surf spot, depending on the surf and weather conditions. If you don’t have a car please let us know and we will try and link you up with another guest. Should you need a transfer from a nearby train station (Chathill, Berwick or Alnwick) please let us know.


There is a welcome drink included on the Friday night, otherwise alcohol is not included, but feel free to bring some if you would like!

Drinks and snacks

Drinks and snacks outside of the meals are not included, so please bring a refillable water bottle and snacks as required!

Flat conditions

As we are dealing with the weather we can never guarantee that there will be waves. However, we know the coastline like the back of our hand, so will find any surfable wave on offer. We are lucky that our little corner of Northumberland is perfectly situated to pick up little northerly swells thanks to north facing Bamburgh, while also maximising south easterly wind swells that don’t hit further down on the North East coast so it is rare for it to be completely flat for 3 whole days, particularly outside of the summer months, and we have never experienced that on a camp or retreat. We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that our camps and retreats are enjoyable, informative and beneficial for all our guests, and rest assured if it’s flat we do the same. We have a number of fun and useful flat water sessions planned, as well as land based simulation training in the form of surf skates and balance boards. You will still enjoy awesome surf specific fitness, learn loads about surfing and get plenty of time in the sea!

What happens in the case of bad conditions

We know all the nooks and crannies of the coastline so can find protected spots in most conditions, but we may juggle the structure of the camp and focus more heavily on surfing one day and theory and other complimentary activities the other, if this works better with the conditions.

In the event of extreme weather (very high winds) we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the retreat. In the unlikely event that this happens we will provide alternative dates and a voucher for the full amount if the alternative date is not suitable.

The deposit is required upfront to secure your spot. The balance is due 6 weeks prior to the camp/retreat start date. 

The deposit is non-refundable.

The balance is refundable up to 6 weeks prior to the camp/retreat start date. Cancellations within 6 weeks of the start date will only receive a refund of the balance if we are able to fill the space. Please inform us of any cancellations as early as possible.

What they say about us


I have done 4 camps with Emily and Chris… yes 4!! And there’s a reason I keep going back 🙂 they are the most dedicated surf coaches, full of endless enthusiasm and positivity with an infectious passion for the waves, the surf and all things 🌊 I can see how much progress I’ve made from the detailed video analysis they give each camp. Somehow they manage to combine being very serious about your technique, breaking things down, and your safety but they never take themselves too seriously, lots of smiles and belly laughs along the way. The homemade vegan food from Sue on the camps deserves a special mention, absolutely delicious, Sue goes above and beyond, also providing loads of it to fuel you throughout the weekend, you never go hungry that’s for sure!
To top it off I’ve made great surfing buddies at the camps to surf along the NE coast and further afield with.
I cannot recommend NE Surf highly enough.


Had a brilliant time on a weekend surf retreat with Emily, Chris and Louis coaching us! Their friendliness, encouragement, observations and technique tips were brilliant and above and beyond in terms of care, passion and effort that they put into it all 😃 Besides the surfing, also enjoyed the mobility and breathwork sessions. Amazing weekend, nice and informal approach to the schedule based on how everyone was feeling – and great fun to hang out with around/after the surf (with really tasty food in the evening from Sue!). A very memorable 3 days!! Hope to be back 🙂


I’ve just come back from a surf and yoga retreat with Emily, Chris, Sarah (and Zena and Sue too!) and I can say this is the best surf camp I’ve been to in the UK, the gangs teaching style was so individualised, I’ve come on leaps and bounds in technique and confidence. Sarah’s yoga and breath work classes were so special and really needed after some fun busy days. The weekend was so well put together, planned and executed and amazing value for money. Can’t wait to book again!


I met Emily and Chris last summer when I did a surf lesson with my kids, we were hooked right away and try to enjoy their lessons as often as possible! We love their enthousiasme and stoke, their knowledge and skills, how they pour all their heart and soul in the lessons and how they even in group lessons manage to teach everyone on their individual level! No matter what the conditions are or how quickly they change within one session Emily and Chris are super flexible and just adapt their lesson to it! Both are amazing teaching kids and make it so much fun at the same time! I am just back from my first surf camp and am still in afterglow! The whole weekend was a real treat: learned and laughed loads, had delicious food and left with tired muscles, a full heart and a smile on my face! Can’t wait till next surf camp! If you’re in Northumberland you should add Emily and Chris to your bucketlist, can’t recommend them enough, they rock! We feel very lucky to live so close!

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