South Shields Surf CIC

South Shields Surf offer surf and paddle board lessons, equipment hire and environmental education and rock pooling sessions.

They have regular lessons in surf and paddle board for kids and adults available to the public through the week and at weekends, plus 4 week surf courses for adults on Friday evenings, 3 day courses for the kids in school holidays.

They also have regular rock pooling sessions for budding explorers, and work with schools and community groups offering discount lessons.

South Shields Surf run numerous wellbeing projects working with adults looking to improve their mental wellbeing, they have projects for young people with social, emotional, and mental health needs, and they also run projects for young people with special educational needs and have an adaptive surf programme for anyone with a disability.

Most of these programmes are funded and so free to access as they work with multiple organisations in order to reach more people and ensure their impact is most meaningful. They have also got a pay it forward scheme, which is where clients can donate £5 when booking a lesson and then South Shields Surf use that to fund sessions for young people who wouldn’t normally be able to access surfing.

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