Booked both a surf lesson for my son and a SUP lesson during the summer, both were great days out. Adam is a great teacher, read the abilities of everyone in the group and ensured all had a great time. All equipment was in perfect condition and had great photos emailed though after the lesson.Would highly recommend, and will be back next year.
Booked an end of summer family (including 2 young adults) coasteering trip. Adam was a great guide, with just the right level of challenge to push everyone to the edge of their comfort zone and have a great time. It was fantastic exploring the coastline off of Portknockie, a great way to get a different view of the coast. Would highly recommend, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back for paddleboarding or surfing.
Our family group of 10 adults had a fantastic afternoon Paddleboarding with Adam and his helper Isla. Both new and returning boarders had a great time learning new skills and perfecting previous experience. Adam has a lovely manner. He is thoughtful to those who are a bit nervous and encouraging to those who are up for a challenge. It was my own 4th time and I will be back. All equipment is of a high standard and comfortable. Great value day out.
Absolutely brilliant family surf session with Adam! There were nine of us in total - 4 adults and 5 children aged 9 to 14, and we all loved it! We all managed to stand up (sort of 😅) thanks to Adam’s patience and expertise, and we’re really keen to give it another go. Also, the photos Adam took were excellent, and a great memento of our holiday 🙏🏼
Our SUP lesson with Adam was fantastic. He put us all at ease very quickly. He is very knowledgeable and we felt safe at all times. The lesson was fun with lots of different activities to try and we learned so much - even how to rescue someone on a board. He had so much patience with me and offered so much support. Thank you!
Absolutely brilliant experience.
All equipment provided and Adam was an excellent instructor who also made it really fun. Not only did we have a ton of fun and laughs (mainly the kids laughing at the amount of times I fell in) but we also learned invaluable safety/ rescue tips.
Great session, great instructor, great memories.
100% recommend booking paddle boarding, we will be booking again.
Adam is brilliant. His mastery of the surf and paddle board, is like first class. How the hell does he stay in those waves? Must be witchcraft or thousands of hours and skill. We did 3 sessions with Adam. SUP family session, SUP Tour and Surfing lesson. All very fun, informative and safe. Adam is an excellent instructor and very knowledgeable about the sea/wild life.
Absolutely brilliant experience. All equipment provided and Adam was an excellent instructor who also made it really fun. Not only did we have a ton of fun and laughs (mainly the kids laughing at the amount of times I fell in) but we also learned invaluable safety/ rescue tips.
Great session, great instructor, great memories made.
100% recommend booking paddle boarding.
Did a paddle boarding lesson with Adam down at portknockie very friendly and knowledgeable, and the kids (9-14 years) loved it. Have done a bit of paddle boarding before, and this is the best lesson I've had. There were lots of tips and tricks I have never been shown before, eg. How to rescue someone on to the paddle board.
Well done Adam. Perfect teacher on perfect beach with perfect waves for beginners. Recommend to book the morning lesson and take the option to rent the equipment for the whole day for a nice day on the beach.
I brought my whole family and they had a great time with Adam . He was very informative and made it a lot of fun .
We had a great time and learned loads to get us comfortable on the water, including how to rescue someone. My daughter (8) was super chuffed that she was able to rescue me with guidance from Adam. It has really given her confidence in the water a boost! Surfing here we come!
We had a great time on our paddle board lesson. Adam was very patient with my 8 year old and gave clear instructions while making sure everyone had fun. She won’t stop asking when we can go again!
This was the second time we've joined Adam at the Surf School and it was awesome all over again. The waves were bigger this time and the kids simply loved up despite all our relative inexperience.
Adam is so patient and such a relaxed, friendly guy.
Just a brilliant experience, in a beautiful spot. I can't recommend this highly enough
Adam is quite simply the kindest, attentive and thoughtful water sport instructor I have ever met. He was great with my kids so I could concentrate on improving my own paddle boarding, I knew they were in safe hands. Would even offer me tips when my son finally stopped asking him questions. 🤣
2 adults, children are 10 & 12 years old. None of us had ever done paddle boarding and we all had a great time! Adam was friendly and helpful during booking and the lesson. Portnockie Harbour was a good location.
Just finished a family SUP lesson and we all had a brilliant time. Adam was really patient and made the lesson fun alongside teaching. Would definitely recommend this to others!
Brilliant surf lesson with blue coast surf and paddle. Adam was very professional and worked with each individual to develop their skills, will definitely return again.
We had a great family surfing session…super fun! Bea was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and attentive…we’ll be back, no doubt!
Brilliant SUP lesson with Adam. Both myself and my son loved it and Adam was excellent company throughout both coaching in technique and keeping spirits high as we fell in yet again! Great experience and will definitely look to hire from Blue Coast again in the near future.
Our long sandy beach benefits from local coffee and food businesses, public toilets, and free parking. Look out for dolphins!
Small group lessons; perfect for the whole family. Personal instruction in a safe & fun environment.
We teach you to paddleboard safely and independently. Enjoy our local coastline from a fresh perspective; fun for everyone.
We only use the highest quality equipment, all included with lessons / tours.
We offer competitive pricing for family groups; for a single session or for a full day of activities.
All of our team are highly-trained water people; fully qualified as instructors and lifeguards, insured and disclosure checked.
All ages are welcome to join us surfing! The minimum age for paddleboard lessons is 8 years old, and coastal tours 12 years old. You're never too old to get in the sea and have a go!
Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult on surf lessons.
We ask that everybody taking part in our surf lessons can swim unaided. During a beginner surf session there is no need to go any deeper than standing waist-depth water as you’ll be practicing in broken waves.
For paddleboard activities and equipment hire, all participants must be able to swim 50 metres.
Providing you are able to swim (unaided for surf lessons and 50m for paddleboard activities) and you have no current health issues or injuries preventing you from taking part in physical activity you can participate.
Surfing is more physical than paddleboarding but you will be able to progress in either sport at your own pace, and all activities can be adapted to you; fun will be had by all.
We have a wide range of wetsuits to cater for all shapes and sizes.
The water temperature in the Moray Firth ranges from 7-15°C. We find our high-quality 5mm thick winter wetsuits keep our customers toasty, as well as gloves, boots, and hoods if needed. We've had no complaints! You should be warm and comfortable for the duration of your lesson with us.
Try a beginner surf lesson as this activity takes place in waist depth water, with a surfboard that floats, and you will have an instructor with you the entire time; we work with you to develop your confidence in the water. If you're nervous around the ocean we encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss your concerns in advance of your lesson and put your mind at rest.
Yes, there are catering and coffee businesses based at the beach as well as a variety of cafes, pubs, and restaurants in the town and local area for something to eat or drink.
Yes, dogs are welcome at Cullen beach. However, if you are taking part in one of our activities, someone from your party will need to remain on the beach with your furry companion! Please leave the beach as you found it.