Kids sessions

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Kids Club

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locals only initiative

What you need


We offer Kids Clubs and Camps for all abilities

NE Surf are the leading provider of kids surfing lessons in Northumberland. Our clubs and camps are popular for a reason – kids just love our fun and enthusiastic coaches. As a parent you have peace of mind that safety is our number one priority, and watching from the beach you will be thrilled at how much individual attention each child gets – we get so many comments from parents about how the experience is above and beyond surfing lessons their children have had elsewhere.

We have a variety of weekly clubs aimed at different ages and abilities between April and October. Our kids club and kids camps run throughout the school holidays (Easter through to October half term).

Clubs & Courses

Kids club

Kids club is aimed at kids who want to progress their surfing or continue to have loads of fun in the water. They must have had at least one beginner lesson with us previously (children can join our regular group lessons). If they have had sessions with other surf schools before then please call or text us to check suitability. 2hrs.


Child: £30/pp

Age 8-16 (6+ if fully supported by an adult)

Kids camp

Kids camp is a chance for kids to get even more out of their surfing experience – the kids join us for the whole morning and as well as their surfing lesson they each get a surf diary, which we use to help deepen their knowledge of forecasting, understanding sea conditions and sea safety. We finish with supervised lunch together (lunch can be provided as an optional extra).

Child: £40/pp

Age: 8-16

After school club

After school club is a weekly lesson aimed at children who want to continue to improve their surf skills and have fun in the sea with other children. Our after school clubs are very popular, so get in touch if you’d like to reserve a space. We generally do 5 week blocks – you can book an individual session or book a block. If booking an individual session your child must have some surfing experience.


Single session: £20

Block of 5: £75

Locals only initiative

These sessions are an acknowledgment of the fact that living in a rural area and holiday hotspot, as beautiful it may be, does come with its challenges. House prices, mortgages and rent are hugely inflated.

Keeping children active and engaged is also a challenge. There are less opportunities here than close to the cities, and many of the activities that are available cost too much to be viable on a regular basis.

We believe that learning about the Sea and how to enjoy it safely is so important, particularly for the children of coastal communities, which is why we offer subsidised locals only sessions for local children throughout the holidays.


Available to young people who attend The Dutchess High School, Berwick Academy or a primary/middle feeder for these schools.

Single session: £20

Block of 4: £75

What to expect and what you will need to take part

Location – Bamburgh Beach (unless, due to conditions, we contact you to say otherwise).

  • Duration – 2 hours (1.5 after school club) from meet time to lesson finishing. Allow a further 10 minutes to change at the end.
  • What to bring – all equipment is provided. We have quality wetsuits in a wide range of sizes and boots, gloves and hoods available in the colder months. If you would like to wear your own wetsuit, that’s fine, but we recommend a good quality (5.4mm), which is  what we use most of the time for the conditions in Northumberland. So if yours is thinner, consider using one of ours.
  • What the lesson entails – all of our lessons include a warm up and safety brief of the days conditions. Our beginner and improver lessons break all the stages of surfing down into manageable chunks, including both beach theory and lots of practice in the water. Intermediate and advanced lessons are tailored to the goals and needs of the surfers. They include both beach theory and always lots of time in the water. Whatever the session, you’ll come out feeling like you’ve really earned that hot drink and Bamburgh Banger butty (or whatever else might be on the menu!).
surfing lessons for children in the North East

Structured Coaching

At NE surf the quality of our lessons is of paramount importance to us. We believe that structured coaching leads to better surfing, so we group our lessons on ability to ensure that everyone receives appropriate and tailored instruction.

If you aren’t sure of your level, please give us a call or a text before booking and our experienced instructors can guide you towards the right one for you.

We operate our group lessons at a maximum ratio of 1 instructor to 6 surfers, lower than the industry standard. We do this to ensure that our lessons are safe and the coaching effective.

What they say about us

John M

“My kids aged 16 and 12 loved their 2hr beginner surf lesson yesterday at Bamburgh beach, they were absolutely buzzing and can’t wait to do it again. Big shout out to Chris he was fantastic with all the kids, full of energy, put them at ease straight away and had them completely engaged.

Well organised, easy to book, good communication as to what beach etc. the meeting point was. Good price.

Joanne B - Leicestershire

I would definitely recommend NE surf school for anyone who is interested in learning to surf. Emilyis a brilliant instructor, really patient and attentive, and knows exactly how to try and correct anything that I’m doing wrong.

Even in the group lessons she is able to watch and help everyone in the group equally. It’s so great to know that she wants me to progress and improve as much as I want to myself, and she makes the lessons so fun and relaxed.

Can’t wait for more lessons and to hopefully keep improving

Chez E

“A brilliant surf lesson with Chris. I have surfed a bit before but Chris was amazing at recapping and helping me to progress wile being super enthusiastic and attentive to the whole group.

I went on my own to a group lesson and had a great time – plus we had an extra seal up friend! The lesson was at the beautiful Bamburgh and we had beautiful waves! Highly recommend.”

Emma Z

I had a private surf lesson with Chris at Bamburgh and it was really great. I’ve had a lot of lessons in lots of different places, and he was by far one of the most knowledgable instructors.

It was easy to see an improvement in my surfing by following his tips and guidance. Would really recommend!

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