Big Tunas Watersports Club
Come join our extremely popular (8 – 16 years) Big Tunas Watersports Club! It’ll be a great introduction to the surfing world, is loads of fun, and you’ll make some awesome new friends!
WHAT IS THE BIG TUNA’S WATERSPORTS CLUB?
Our Big Tunas Watersports club emphasis is on fun, games and gradual confidence building. We do this in a friendly environment with fully qualified Surfing England & SLSGB instructors. All our coaches are first aid trained and DBS checked.
Over the years we have noticed that kids surfing clubs benefit from a different, more flexible structure to that of a private lesson. For this reason Big Tunas focuses on child participation. They provide excellent opportunity to learn about beach safety, sea awareness, surf fundamentals, and much more in a safe and enjoyable way!
The club always starts with a beach lesson, then the rest of the time is spent in the sea. We find this the perfect amount of time to maintain attention before students start getting too tired! Our instructor to student ratio is never more than 8-1. This gives each Big Tuna an equal opportunity to develop their surfing skills.
If you would like your child to gain confidence in the sea, around others, and learn something new, then the Big Tunas is perfect!
Do you provide equipment?
We provide everything required to participate in the lesson. Bodyboards or Surfboards (depending on weather conditions), wetsuits, safety equipment, lockers, toilets, and full changing facilities – located at the shop.
We know how hard recent times have been on all families so we have purposely made our sessions as affordable as possible.
We do ask Parents / Guardians to be situated within close proximity of this session on the first occasion.
Please remember that safety is always our number one priority and these sessions may be cancelled at short notice if it is too dangerous to go out onto the water.
WHEN DOES THE BIG TUNAS WATERSPORTS CLUB TAKE PLACE?
Big Tuna Clubs take place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.
- Tuesday 5pm – 6.30pm.
- Thursday 5pm – 6.30pm
- Saturday 1pm – 2.30pm
- Sunday 10am – 11.30am + 11.30am – 1pm
- The sessions run for 1.5 hours / £12.50 per person.
- Saturdays are limited to a maximum of 16 Big Tuna’s.
- Tuesdays & Sundays are limited to a maximum of 8 Big Tuna’s.
HOW DO I BOOK?
To join our Big Tunas Watersports Club, use the ‘book now calendar’
Or for more information click a link below.
We provide complimentary:
We recommend you bring water, a change of clothes, and swim shorts.
We accept children aged 8 – 16 years.
We require our students to have a basic swimming ability. If your child is a non-swimmer or is not confident in the water, then please let the staff know.
Lifejackets are not necessary for any our water based activities. Students are provided with a wetsuit which will keep them buoyant. All our Little Tunas lessons are conducted in water which is less than waist deep. Our coaches are qualified beach lifeguards and SLSGB approved.
Children must be accompanied to the session.
We do ask that all parents/carers are available at the beginning to help kids into their wetsuits and help them carry their equipment to and from the beach.
You must be available at the end of the session to help your child change out of their wetsuit. Due to child protection laws, staff are unable to help your child with this alone.