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1-to-1 Surfing Sessions

Bringing you the UK's very first Doggy Surf School!

Our 1to1 sessions are the perfect starting point to get involved in the exhilarating sport of dog surfing! We can arrange a single taster session or tailor a program of lessons depending on what you would like to achieve.


Open to all dogs and owners with a sense of adventure! Checks will be made to ensure your dog is physically fit and healthy before lessons commence. For safety and welfare purposes our full canine surfing program is only open to dogs over the age of 12 months but we also offer pre-beginners sessions for young dogs wanting to get started on the essential foundation skills! 


In the sessions you will learn how to safely introduce your dog to the surfboard, increase focus in distracting coastal environments, teach ideal board positioning, body awareness, build confidence on the water, increase strength and balance and progress to your dog being able to being able to ride calm waves into shore. We can also tailor sessions to dogs who have already mastered the basics and are looking for the next challenge.

Dogs should be confident and social around other dogs and people. A good level of focus on you around distractions will also be really useful but is something we can develop in our sessions. Handlers don't need to be able to surf but should be ready to get wet and have fun!

Surfboard and dog life jacket hire is included but handlers will need to bring their own wetsuits.

£50 per session (1 hour)


Venue Information

Our dog surfing sessions are held at Instow beach and Saunton Sands in North Devon. Detailed location information will be chosen based on surf conditions nearer the time of the booked sessions. 

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“We loved it! My rescue dog has never been in this kind of environment and he loved it, picked everything up really quickly and is now fast asleep! Bring on next week!” 

—  Helen M


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