To learn how to surf, hire equipment, or get qualified as an instructor, Shaka Surf is the place to go. They're a friendly local business with qualified and experienced instructors whose lessons revolve around fun games and safety in the sea.

If you're looking to surf regularly, go to weekly socials, and take surfing trips away, the popular SUBU Surf Club is for you! Visit the SUBU website to learn more.


Shaka Surf offers lessons and hire for paddleboarding April to October when the water is warmer! For something new and exciting, pull some friends together and hire their 6-man paddleboard!

Shaka Surf
10% off lessons and hire for BU students and staff.
SUBU Surf Club
For those immersing themselves in the local surf culture.

Key information

Shaka Surf

Offers: Surfing or paddleboarding lessons and hire, instructor qualifications, 10% off for BU students and staff.

Venue: Branksome Dene Beach (30 mins walk from Bournemouth Pier) or accessible by car and bus.

Dates: Open April - October for the warmer months, perfect for exam de-stress or September starters.

Instructors: Surf England accredited, highly experienced

What to wear: Towel and swimming costume

Book via: Shaka Surf website

SUBU Surf Club

Offers: Surfing with society members, weekly socials, national and international surf trips.

Venue: Usually by Bournemouth Pier

Dates: Typically academic year dates (September - May)

What to wear: Towel and swimming costume or wetsuit

Book via: emailing [email protected]

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