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Address: Unit 5 Kepwick House | Unit 5 Kepwick House, Scarborough YO12 7TN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1723 377565
10:00 - 04:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 04:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons at Dexters Surf School, an...

Learn how to surf and have surfing lessons at Dexters Surf School, an Surfing GB accredited surf school, located at Scarborough North Yorkshire.

Operating from Scarborough's North Bay, Dexter's Surf Shop, School & Hire Centre provides surf lessons, surf hire, hardware, accessories and clothing to surfers and beach goers across Scarborough and UK.

Opened in 2011 the surf shop has 30 combined years of experience in the surfing craft. Lessons are provided by highly qualified ASI accredited instructors holding surf rescue and first aid qualifications.

Dexters Surf School offers group and private surfing lessons, beginner to intermediate surfing certificate courses, surfing awareness, for kids, adults, parties, girls only, hens and stags groups, kids parties, youth groups, kids summer camps and corporates.

We can accommodate for larger groups for school groups, stag / hen parties, birthday parties and corporate events!

The surf shop stocks a wide range of hardware and clothing. Both shelf surfboards and custom boards are available so you can be sure to get the right gear to suit your surfing style and ability.

Our location for learning to surf in Scarborough takes some beating. North Bay, one of the 2 cleanest beaches in Yorkshire, is a beautiful relaxing beach with plenty of parking and refreshments, and our iconic seaside chalets. It is also recognised as one of the safest beaches in the area, being lifeguarded May-September by RNLI beach lifeguards.

We are the closest surf school to the beach for surf lessons all year round, and also we are the biggest surf school in the area to have a base right on the beach offering you secure storage, changing facilities and Hot showers.

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Laid back charm and fabulous waves

Dexter's are a great outfit. We tried out kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing.. so a bit of everything really - The staff are so friendly and accomodating and we all had a lot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Dexter's are a great outfit. We tried out kayaking, paddle boarding and surfing.. so a bit of everything really - The staff are so friendly and accomodating and we all had a lot of fun. The kids surf club was also amazing - fabulous teaching and attention to detail. And the waves were great too, though I'm not sure Dexter's... More 

Thank pipil0tti
Chania Prefecture, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

High quality merchandise and amazing customer service! I am a beginner and needed so much help with everything... They were patient and helpful and I didn't have to spend a fortune!

Thank kristenmetcalf7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent lessons! Well structure to suit the needs of all levels of surfing! Instructors were happy and motivating and the gear was fit for the job, and not mention The perfect setting and location! The staff in the shop were also very helpful and knowledgeable the whole set up just ran so smoothly and with smiles along the way! 🤘🏻😁

Thank Jameslong2022
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Myself and my boyfriend hired our wetsuits and board from here at very last minute, they were really accomodating fitting us in and the equipment was of good standard and well maintained. The shop is easily found on the front of the prom and easy access onto the beach. The waves here were brilliant - definitely recommended!

Thank Riannesara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Following a fantastic session with Dexters surf club last year, Swiis foster care returned again this year in the summer holidays. This year our group was much bigger compared to last year as word of mouth got around of what a great time we all had. Our visit again this year proved to be another great success. The whole group... More 

Thank Alison S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We hired a couple of kayaks for an hour and had a lovely time. The service was good but the only things I would say were that as novices we weren't told our wetsuits were inside out so had to go and change them again (our fault but would have been great to mention!). And we also asked for a... More 

Thank hayleyevo
Scarborough, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Can't praise theses guys enough. Approached Dexters at the start of the year about helping to organize and run a summer project to benefit young people with autism through surfing. From the start they couldn't have been more helpful. They gave up their free time and information to help plan and organise the project. Dexterous gave their equipment and expertise... More 

Thank timachon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Yesterday I took my kids to the 2hr summer camp they we're very excited. We arrived 15mins early as requested at 10am we thought the session was about to start and asked if we needed to stay we were advised just to collect at 12. A period of time later I spotted my Daughter (8yrs) wandering on her own down... More 

Thank Julieann P
Luke A, Manager at Dexters Surf Shop, responded to this review

Hello I am glad to hear your child had a great time in the water. We tell all children to wait in the shop as the instructor needs to get changed after he has assisted everyone in with their suits for the lesson. Unfortunately if children choose not listen to their instruction it is difficult to manage the situation with... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had my first surf lesson here!! and it was amazing , apart from the prime location, the staff are amazing and such a great team! .... they really will go out of the way to help you, what ever level surfer you are !!! if you are a beginning the classes are great fun, and Andy will help you... More 

Thank Natali_Bolton36
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We visited Scarborough last weekend....beautiful sunshine and my 10 year old son was lucky enough to get onto one of the 2 hour surfing lessons that afternoon. All the equipment was provided and because there were some red jellyfish quite visible in the sea that day we were given the option to pull out if we wanted with full reimbursement.... More 

Thank Michele R

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