Group Lessons

From Beginner to Advanced
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Learn to Surf with Others

N E Surf offers group lessons for ages 8+ (6+ if fully supported by an adult). These are a great way to get started if you are a beginner, or a way to concentrate on improving your technique or learning new manoeuvres if you are more advanced, or want someone to check how you are doing.

We keep our lesson sizes smaller than the majority of surfing schools to ensure you receive the personalised instruction you need to help you progress. Our maximum lesson ratio is 1 instructor to 6 surfers, where industry standard is a 1:8 ratio. We deliver organised and involved coaching, rather than the live instructional video and free for all you may receive elsewhere.

Unsure of your ability? Give us a call on 07962 166 486 before you start and we’ll make sure you find the right course for you. For private groups check out our private lessons page.

Sessions for all Levels of Skill


From absolute beginner to those who have surfed previously and need to work on paddle and pop up skills. Beginner lessons take place in wading depth water.

Adult over 16 – £35/pp
Child: £30/pp


These lessons are for people who can confidently catch and surf white water waves and are looking to refine their technique with a view to surfing unbroken waves.

Adult over 16 – £35/pp
Child: £30/pp


This lesson is for people who have some understanding and experience of surfing unbroken waves down the line and would like to refine their technique and learn new manoeuvres. If you haven’t had a lesson with us previously please give us a call before booking in so we can discuss if this lesson is right for you.

£40pp (the teaching ratio is reduced to 1 instructor to 4 students)


Advanced surf lessons are for surfers who can competently catch and ride unbroken waves left and right. These lessons are tailored to progressing specific manoeuvres, style and personal improvements to surf technique.

£40pp (the teaching ratio is reduced to 1 instructor to 4 students)

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 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 a good quality 5.4mm is what we use most of the time in Northumberland, so if it’s 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!).
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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 on 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


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!

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.”

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