Surf Lessons for Beginners & Improvers

Barra and Vatersay are blessed with fantastic, uncrowded surfing beaches that are among the very best in the world. Large, empty stretches of white sand and crystal clear waters are perfect for learning to surf with us, or improving your surfing. Scroll down to find out more. Prices and a link to our booking page are shown below.


For Beginners

Is this your first time surfing?  Then let Ben our British Surfing Association qualified instructor show you the way. He will be in the  surf giving you loads of help, tips and encouragement. Although these are group lessons, instruction is very individual and we let you learn at your own pace.

Our beginner surf lessons follow the ‘ABC’ structure set up by the British Surfing Association. The aim of the beginners lesson is to start from having never stood on a surf board to where you will be standing up. We supply all the equipment with warm wetsuits and the correct board for your size and ability.

Barra Hebrides Surfing School and Lessons

Barra Hebrides Surfing School and Lessons

Our lesson is broken down to make it as simple as possible. Learn about beach safety and your surfboard you will be using. Then we will get hit the water and practice catching waves, getting your position correct and learning to stand on your feet.

Our aim is to provide lessons that are both fun and safe. We will select the best beach to hold your lesson on either Barra or Vatersay. All you need to bring is a towel, some warm clothes waterproof sunscreen, and a good sense of humour. We’ll do the rest!


For Improvers

So you've caught a few waves, you are looking for more action, and want to develop your skills? Then come and join one of our improver lessons.

All activity equipment will be provided: surfboard, wetsuit, hood, gloves, boots.

Surfing Prices

Group bookings of 4 persons or more qualify for a 10% discount off the prices below. Discount automatically applied during booking.

3 Hours

* Minimum Age 8 years.

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Barra Hebrides Surfing School and Lessons

Barra Hebrides Surfing School and Lessons

Barra Hebrides Surfing School and Lessons


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