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Learn to surf with Granite Reef Surf School

Our lessons, held on Aberdeen beach, run every weekend 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 the 5mm wetsuits keep you more than warm enough in the north sea. Standard group lessons can have up to 10 participants.

PLEASE NOTE: We teach as many weekends of the year as we can, but due to tougher conditions and less daylight hours we usually don't 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 below for availability
  • Phone us on 01224 252752
  • Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Message us on our Granite Reef Surf School Facebook page
  • 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 don't count.)
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, we wait until a couple of days before the lesson to confirm what time it will be held. This gives us a more accurate reading of conditions. 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 possible, and rearrange for another day.
  • Saturday lessons meet at our store in the city center, where you can make payment and get changed into your suit. You'll then head down to the beach with the instructor for the lesson. Organising your own transport to the beach from the store is advised, but we can usually arrange lifts if required.
  • As our shop's not open on Sundays over summer, Sunday lessons will meet at the beach on the day. We will contact you the day before to let you know exactly where and when to meet. The instructor will have all of the equipment with him. Please remember to bring £35 cash for your lesson, or a voucher where applicable.
  • Lessons during the week will take place early to mid evenings, so as with Sunday lessons, you'll likely meet the instructor at the beach. If the conditions allow, we'll get you down to the shop before we close to get suited up.

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!
No Lessons Fully Booked Spaces Available

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