Scarborough’s most noteworthy adventure hire centre!



If you love adventure and outdoor activites and want a different and inspiring experience which is safe, yet diverse and fun, then we are the ultimate activity centre for you! Surf lessons are our speciality but we also offer stand up paddleboarding and kayaking, There is something for all the family! If you are looking for surf, SUP, and kayak hire we have it for you right on the beach. If you want to stay in luxury accommodation, or cheap accomodation we can arrange it for you, if you want to learn with a group of friends, or have private surf lessons then no problem, advice on buying a board - who better to ask?  We provide expert tuition and plenty of equipment across a great range of sports and our knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff will put you at ease and help you get the very best from your chosen activity.
Location, location, location
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 of course 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, Hot showers May-Sept (all year round - coming soon) and surf hire.

Safety First
Your safety is extremely important to us and we have an excellent safety record.  We are an ASI Accredited surf school and abide by the high international standards for surf school operations. Our head surf instructor is an SLSGB qualified surf lifeguard, and carries first aid kit at all times while giving surf lessons. Safety is one thing that we take VERY seriously!
Choose Carefully
Choose your activity provider carefully, please explore our activity pages to help you make your decision. Our School is at the core of our business, and has had a wealth of investment,  training and commitment and we want to share our experience and knowledge with you. So, whether you want to enjoy paddleboarding, sea kayaking, or surfing, Scarborough is the only place to be, and Dexter's Surf Shop & School and hire centre, Scarborough, is your ideal choice for a truly amazing experience!

Customer Feedback (taken from tripadvisor)

Dominic H - Cape Town
"Myself and my ten year old daughter had our first surf lesson today.What a fantastic experience All the staff at Dexters were brilliant, answering questions helping with wetsuits etc. we cannot wait for next Sunday's lesson. Thanks guys. Xx"
Jakki W - Scarborough
"Me and my daughter shared in a group lesson and both thoroughly enjoyed it. Very competent training made fun with plenty of helpers looking after the youngsters. Been since and will definitely be going again!"
Hayley H, Nottingham
"Have not stopped talking about our surf lesson on Sunday 27th October 2013. I went along to Dexter's Surf Shop with my 8 and 5 year old boys on a very windy morning. The guys in the store were very helpful and got us kitted out in all the necessary equipment in preparation for our surf session. There then followed two hours of clear, easy to follow instruction covering everything from the health and safety aspects of surfing, handling your board, terminology used and well, surfing! Andy was good fun but very professional and was absolutely brilliant with my little boys. He made sure everyone got the most out of the session while still being very attentive to the younger children in the group. We have been visiting Scarborough for a couple of years now and cannot believe we've only just discovered surfing. Can't wait to get back in the water. Thanks Andy, Zakary and Luq (and me) can't wait for our next surf lesson. We have not had surf lessons from any other source but know a great and passionate teacher when we meet one.Also heard that the surf shop will soon provide hot shower facilities. This will be a great bonus if you do not have accommodation nearby or, you have already checked out."