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Learn to surf with Granite Reef Surf School

Our lessons, held on Aberdeen beach, and are suitable for everyone from complete beginners to intermediates looking for a few pointers. Our fully qualified and experienced instructor makes learning safe and fun, and our 5mm wetsuits keep you more than warm enough in the North Sea. Standard group lessons can have up to 10 participants, and you'll typically be in the water for around 2 hours.

PLEASE NOTE: We teach as many days of the year as we can, but due to tougher conditions and less daylight hours we do not teach between December and February. If you'd like to enquire about lessons through winter, please give us a call in store or drop us an email or message on FaceBook.

How to book
  • Check the table for a date which suits you - dates marked in red are either fully booked or otherwise unavailable
  • Phone us on 07732 637082
  • Email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • You'll need to provide us with your shoe size, wetsuit size and a mobile phone number so we can keep you updated on conditions. Click here to see our wetsuit size guide.
  • Please note once your lesson has been confirmed you will need to contact us at least 48 hours in advance to cancel your booking (excluding unforeseen circumstance or emergencies... hangovers absolutely do not qualify.)
What you need to know
  • Lessons cost £35 per person. This includes your wetsuit, boots, gloves, a hood (if neccessary), surfboard and 2 hours tuition.
  • As wave and weather forecasts are constantly changing, the closer to the lesson the more accurate the forecasts, so we'll be in touch to confirm lesson times a day or 2 before the class. As we can't (YET) control the weather, sometimes cancellations must be made on the day. In this case, we will inform you as soon as we possibly can, and do our best to rearrange for another day.
  • Classes running Mondays-Saturdays daytime will begin by meeting at our store in the city centre, where you can get sized and changed into your wetsuit before heading down to the beach with the instructor for the lesson. Organising your own transport to the beach from the store is advised, as while we can usually arrange lifts if required, we cannot guarantee transport. Please ask at time of booking if you are unsure.
  • Granite Reef is not open on Sundays over summer, so if you're booked in on a Sunday or a midweek lesson outside of shop hours, you'll be meeting the instructor at the beach on the day. Again, we will contact you in advance to let you know exactly where and when to meet, and our instructor will have your details should there be any changes, and all of the equipment will be provided as normal. Please remember to bring £35 cash for your lesson, or a voucher where applicable.

Lessons are usually held at either Footdee (Fitty) or by the underpass tunnel near the driving range (Tunnels).

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What to bring
  • Swimsuit/Trunks to go under your wetsuit
  • Towel for drying off (Dressing gown is optional, but will help keep you warm whilst getting changed).
  • Bottle of water / emergency snacks - you WILL appreciate these afterwards.
  • Warm clothes to get changed back into.
  • A bring-it-on attitude!
Lessons Available Fully Booked

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