Welcome to our new Community Surf Centre!

Belhaven Surf Centre is based in Dunbar! Its been designed to serve the needs of those who enjoy surf and adventure activities together with the community at large. It is home for a number of organisations improving surf safety, access to all for surf and coastal watersports, sports performance and environmental education.

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November 2022 Congratulations to Belhaven Surf Club team members Rudi Forrest winning the U12 series title and Ansel Parkin winning both the U14 and U16 series titles. The series are the best 3 results combined from the 5 national competitions in Thurso, Tiree, Pease, Sandend and Fraserburgh. There are 6 titles overall and it is a real honour for our new club to win three.

October 2022 Belhaven Surf Club get 2 national winners Ansel taking the U16 boys title and Rosie taking the U14 girls title. Congratulations to the clubs other finalists places Ebon, Rudi, Freya and Tam.

April 2022 Coast to Coast Surf School, Dunbar Surf Lifesaving, Belhaven Surf Club, Wilder Outdoor Education and Wave Project all kick off 2022 courses again. Coast to Coast Instructors Clover and Sam Christopherson so well at the Senior National Championships with Sam winning the longboard event and Clover coming 3rd in the ladies in Thurso.

Jan 2022 Kosa Yoga Iyengar courses have kicked off for the new year! Search @kosayogadunbar on facebook or instagram for more details. The Belhaven Surf Club has joined the Scottish Surfing Federation as a fully affiliated club. The club has taken on the combined responsibility with Edinburgh and Borders surf club for running the Junior Series 1 competion at Pease Bay on May 21st/22nd. The surf club also congratulates Ebon Parkin on his selection for the Scottish Junior Surf Team at under 16 level, for this summers European Juniors in Portugal. Ebon is one of the leading lights of the new junior development club team and also a junior assistant with Coast to Coast Surf School.

Nov 2021 A permanent “Thank you “Wave” mural has been unveiled. A wonderful Wave designed by artist Tim Cottee was shown off by BSC directors Alasdair Swan and Brian Allen in a recent photo shoot. The Wall Mural, in the centre changing room hallway, has a wave at Belhaven Beach created with the names of everyone who has supported the centre financially including all those that helped in the crowd funding and building funders. Alasdair said “Its a wonderful statement to thank all those that supported this community building, being on show as a permanent record for all to see for years to come. Tim is a talented artist and we where exceptionally thankful for the work he put in here!”

A limited number of prints are available to buy with all profits going to the centre. Just get in touch.

Oct 2021 Congratulations to Ebon Parkin who finished 2nd overall in the Junior u16 division of the National Junior Series. With the development team of the Belhaven Surf Club only kicking off in April this is an amazing achievement. We also had finalists in events in Fraserburgh, Thurso and Pease Bay. With the majority missing series 1 in Tiree and series 5 in Sandend. Finalists wher Tam, Rudi, Ansel and Ebon with a special mention to Ansel who won the U12’s in Thurso. With our squad expanding to 20 juniors aged 8yrs to 15yrs we hope this success will get better in 2022.

Sept/Oct 2021: The surf centre has approved a cautious re-opening of the education community room to named users and tenants. This means we will see more activity from the Wave project, Coast to Coast Surf School, Kosa Yoga, Wilder outdoor Education, the Dunbar Surf Lifesaving Club and Belhaven Surf Club.

Changing facilities will unfortunately remain closed to the public during this period. Opening only for severe weather and or disability or disadvantaged groups.

Sep 2021 We also welcome Kosa Yoga and Wilder Outdoor Education who will be joining the Wave Project and Coast to Coast Surf School as resident tenants taking over the board room on a permanent basis from start September 2021.

Sep 2021 Congratulations to Belhaven surf team members, Tam Hood and Rudi Forrest who made the U12 final at Pease Bay (round 3 of the SSF JUNIOR SERIES), Ansel and Tam who made the final of the U14 and Ebon that made the final of the U16yrs boys division.

Aug 2021 Congratulations to young Ansel Parkin who trains with the surf club development team and won the U12 division in the recent Thurso (ROUND 2 of the SSF JUNIOR SERIES) division of the surf club. His brother Ebon also joined him with the pair making 4 finals in 4 divisions.

June 2021 This year we are excited to announce the formation of Belhaven Surf Club. This will initially start with a junior development team in April where we will partner with Coast to Coast coaches to help local talented juniors take the next step up in their surfing – supporting the performance level of the sport. Juniors have been identified from 2020 already however if you are a talented junior surfer aged 9yrs to 17yrs, from the Lothians or Borders, please feel free to send us a wee video of you surfing (please note there is an expectation of unbroken wave riding with control as a minimum level to be considered for the team and age will be taken into account). The surf club has plans to open up to families and adults later in its development for social and competitive purpose too. Please note all general surfing enquiries should still go to Coast to Coast Surf School and inclusive surfing to Wave Project Scotland