Surfing in Scarborough: A Taster Session for Beginners - Sat 12th July - £29

Surfing in Scarborough: A Taster Session for Beginners - Sat 12th July - £29

Join uDare York at one of Britain's lesser known surf spots in Scarborough!

There are few coastlines more stunning than the North Yorkshire coast, but the bays around Scarborough provide a perfect environment for surfing, both sheltered from the full force of the North Sea, while providing constant breaking waves needed to learn this most bodacious sport!!

This session is aimed at beginners. You will be taught basic water and beach safety, how to carry and use your surfboard safely, paddling your board and catching a wave, a good warm up routine and of course how to stand on your board.

The session comprises of a 2 hour lesson and 1 hour of practicing of what you have just learnt in your own time.

As this is a beginner's lesson, you can follow the instructions at your own pace and be in shallower water if you need to. All you need is a reasonably good sense of balance and be able to swim 50 metres in a pool.

After our session, we'll get changed and grab some lunch - Fish and Chips on the beach will most probably do the job!

We can have a stroll along the seafront, go on a speedboat, visit the castle or anything else we fancy. I will leave this flexible for now and decide on the day what we want to do.

As Scarborough is far from London, why don't you consider a weekend trip away and explore this great area of Yorkshire!


What the price includes:

Fully qualified instructor (over 35 years of surfing experience and qualification)




2 hr lesson + 1 hr equipment hire for practising after the lesson (total 3 hrs)

Paypal fees when you RSVP


What you need to bring:

Swimming costume/ trunks, towel, suncream, money


Changing facilties:

We will be changing in the surf shop. Due to the size of it, the shop itself will be the changing room so it will be a case of the group being split between males and females and taking it in turns to change. There are no shower facilities.


Glasses/ contacts:

You cannot surf with glasses on so either you do not wear them or wear contacts instead. Prescription goggles are not advisable as they restrict peripheral vision. If you wear contacts, please ensure you bring a spare set just in case.


COMING BY TRAIN - Where to meet:

Scarborough Train Station

Train times from London:

Depart Kings Cross - 06:15

Change in York - Arrive: 08.31 and Depart: 08:40

Arrive Scarborough - 09:30

This one way ticket costs £33.50 at the time the event was put up using

End time

I have set the end time for 17:15.

We are looking to finish surfing and get changed by around 14:00 leaving 3 hrs 15 mins to have lunch and explore the sea front.

Depending what train ticket you want to pay for, you can leave earlier or stay later.

The best train for cost and time back to London that I have seen is

Depart Scarborough - 17:50

Change in York - Arrive 18:38 and Depart 18:57

Arrive Kings Cross - 20:51

This train tickets costs £25.70 so total ticket cost will be a minimum of £59.20 (correct at the time the event was put up).

As the time to change trains in York is not long, you can consider coming up the night before and stay in York or Scarborough.


COMING BY CAR - Where to meet:

It would be easier to meet at the surf shop rather than the train station if you're coming by car at 10am

The area  is called The Spa Complex and the surf shop address is -

Surf Shop
9 The Spa Complex
South Bay
North Yorkshire
YO11 2HD

The shop is very small, it is next to a staircase and you should be able to see surfboards outside it.


There is free parking on the side roads behind the Esplanade (click here for map) but the walk to the surf shop will be about 20-30 mins walk down a hill.  Avoid any marked bays as this is for permit parking or limited parking times.

If you're feeling a bit lazy you can take the 1 minute Cliff Lift ride from the Esplanade down to The Spa Complex which is 80p for a single of £1.20 return.

Otherwise there is parking in front of the surf shop or along Cleveland Way or for guaranteed parking in South Bay Underground car park (Foreshore Road, YO11 2HD). Parking (at the time this event was set up) is £5.50 for upto 6 hours, or £6.50 for upto 24 hours for any of these car parking areas


Refund Policy

The payment is non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.

If members are unable to attend they should advertise/sell their places (to other members or friends/family) contacting those on the 'Waiting List' first.


As per uDare Terms & Conditions, your organiser will need to have received a completed 'uDare Liability Waiver' form, without which you cannot participate in the event. This can either be handed to the organiser or scanned/emailed prior. 

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Be considerate, be responsible and enjoy!

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  • Sin-Mei

    So pleased that both of you could come. Hope you had a great day out in "Scarbados"! Everyone looked like they really enjoyed surfing and it was not as scary as ppl thought. If you want to see the other comments from the uDare York members go to -

    1 · July 13

  • Christel

    Just found out I need to go away that weekend, am very disappointed I can't come. Further more would anyone want to buy my place?

    June 27

    • Sin-Mei

      Hi Christel, shame you can't make it :( I'll see if anyone in York wants to buy your place.

      June 28

    • Christel

      Hi Sin-Mei, yes am gutted was really looking forward to it...maybe I can catch the next one :) Thank you for trying to pass on my place, much appreciated, enjoy yourselves!

      July 10

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi Katy, as you're coming by car I have put up parking information if you want it. It would also be easier for us to meet directly at the surf shop rather than the train station so I have put up the address too.

    June 18

    • katy

      Thanks hun. Sorry i had to return the car. But thanks for being so helpful

      June 27

  • katy

    Hi I've just signed up. I have a company car. Im happy to car pool

    June 18

    • katy

      i live in maida vale so we could all meet there and head up

      June 18

    • katy

      Hi Olsen sorry change of plan. The company car needs to be returned before hand Unfortuanlty

      June 26

  • Sin-Mei

    Hi everyone! Great to see you are making the journey all the way up here :) Melissa is coming up for the weekend. Is anyone else?

    June 17

  • Noelle Q.

    Hi, I'm very interested in doing this just wanted to confirm the trains you were looking at:

    Dpt LDN Kings Cross 0615 arr York 0831
    Dpt York 0840 arr Scarborough 0930

    Dpt Scarbourough 1750 arr York 1838
    Dpt York 1857 arr LDN 2051

    Is this correct?

    May 16

    • Sin-Mei

      Hi Noelle, 06:15 from Kings Cross to Scarborough - that is the correct train. The return train you have suggested is probably the best one as the ticket is still cheap and you don't get back to London too late. I have updated the event to finish around 17:15 but you can leave earlier or later depending what you want to do. Hope this is clear?

      May 17

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