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Fun and Educational Surf Lessons for School & Youth Groups in Cullen, Scotland

Surfing is a fun and exciting way to learn about the sea, promote physical activity, and build confidence; the perfect activity for school groups!

Our surf lessons for school groups are designed to educate students about the sport of surfing and develop ocean knowledge, while providing a safe & fun experience.

We also offer coasteering and paddleboarding and can combine activities into a full day or a multi-day package.
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Blue Coast Surf & Paddle is an approved activity provider in Aberdeenshire and Moray; accredited by the Scottish Surfing Federation for Surfing, and licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority for Coasteering / Paddleboarding.
  • School group surf lesson at Cullen Beach, Moray, Scotland
  • School group surf lesson at Sandend beach, Aberdeenshire
  • Children paddleboarding at Portknockie Harbour during a youth group session.
  • School group surf lesson at Cullen Beach, Moray, Scotland
  • School group surf lesson at Sandend beach, Aberdeenshire
  • Children paddleboarding at Portknockie Harbour during a youth group session.
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Accredited by the Scottish Surfing Federation (Surfing)
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Licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (Coasteering / Paddleboarding)
Insured by Activities Industry Mutual

At Blue Coast, we're passionate about offering unique coastal learning experiences for school and youth groups.

Our activities are designed to align with Curriculum for Excellence outcomes, building resilience and confidence in our participants, as well as teaching them how to be responsible citizens in the marine and beach environments.

We aim to support GIRFEC values and promote SHANARRI wellbeing indicators, fostering personal growth and physical and mental health. Time for reflection is included in all of our sessions, allowing the participants to reflect on their success and to observe that not only did they have fun but that the experience contributed to an increased sense of physical & mental wellbeing.

We hope to encourage calm positive reflection and give young people tools that will benefit them long after they have spent time with us. The three main outcomes we aim to achieve are:

• Increased resilience & confidence
• Improved ability to form positive relationships, developing a sense of belonging
• Understanding of beach safety & the marine environment

We are happy to offer standalone sessions combining different activities, or to offer a regular program for your group over a period of time. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch.

What can we do?

Kids posing for a group photo with their certificates after completing a educational surf camp at Cullen Beach,


  • Great active fun for all
  • Cheer each other into their first waves
  • Bring your students together in a natural environment
  • Can include bodyboarding & surfing
Children paddleboarding at Portknockie Harbour during a youth group session.


  • An accessible activity for everyone
  • Introduction to Paddleboarding
  • Get to their feet and test their balance!
  • Team working activities & games
  • Can include SUP Yoga


  • An immersive adventure in the marine environment
  • All challenges optional
  • Swim, climb, jump & explore to Bow Fiddle Rock
  • Work together along the route
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Why choose us for your school or youth group?

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Safety first

We provide full risk assessments / operating procedures for all activities, and hold insurance cover which ensures we meet all local education authority guidelines.

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Ideal conditions & location

Cullen beach offers ideal & safe conditions for beginning / improving surfers; mellow green waves & long rolling whitewater. Portknockie is a world-class venue for paddleboarding and coasteering.

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Customised packages available

We are happy to organise customised packages which can include accommodation, catering and transport to suit your school or youth group outing.

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All equipment included

We only use the highest quality equipment; warm 5mm thick wetsuits for all shapes & sizes and a range of surfboards & paddleboards for all abilities.

Experienced & friendly guides

All of our team are highly-trained water people; fully qualified as instructors and lifeguards, insured and disclosure checked.

Competitive pricing

We offer special pricing for groups of 6+ participants, and our activities are suitable for ages 8+. Free staff places for large groups!

Tell us about your group, then we’ll do the rest.

Thank you for your enquiry. We will be in touch shortly to confirm details.
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