Surfing

Locations

Year Groups

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Post 16

Duration

  • Half Day
  • Full Day

Min Group Size

12 People

ride the waves

Get kitted up and venture into the North Sea. Surfing is an excellent activity for students to get immersed in the coastal environment, gain confidence in the water, and learn that persistence pays off.

Learning to surf takes practice and missing the wave can be frustrating… but with patience and persistence, students will learn the techniques to catch that wave all the way back to the shore, and it’s a feeling that is hard to beat!

Our surfing adventures run off the beaches of the North York Moors National Park.

What’s Included

All specialist equipment

Surfboard.

All specialist clothing

Wetsuits when required. 

Transport

Once at the centre, all transport to and from adventure activities is provided.

Experienced, full-time, outdoor teachers and tutors

Each group of 12 students is led by a fully qualified and experienced outdoor tutor.

– back in the classroom –

curriculum links

There are a huge number of personal benefits surfing brings to individuals. It can also hit some key areas of the curriculum such as looking at forces and how they effect waves, specifics such as transportation, developing safe attitudes to the sea or some more unexpected links such as pupils developing arguments on how they feel waves are created or developing their spoken English.

Key Stage 2

Water Safety

Students will learn all about the risks and dangers that are present in the surf environment. They will learn how to assess and manage the risks, and how to keep themselves safe.

Forces

Students will be taught about waves.  They will learn about the forces that create and ultimately maintain swell, and then what causes to swell to steepen and break.

Geometry

Students can explore the geometry of the beach and surf; discovering patterns, investigating their causes, and direction of movement.

Key Stage 3

Geography

Students can learn all about the environment they are in, its formation and how natural processes affect it. Weather can also be discussed, and students can watch to see how it will manifest itself during the activity, and how changes in the weather can have an impact on the activity.

Science: Waves

Students will learn about the forces that create and maintain the swell, and then what causes it to steepen and break.

Key Stage 4

Geography

During a surfing session students can learn about how the coast is shaped and the ongoing processes that affect this, including weathering processes –mass movement and erosion – hydraulic power, abrasion and attrition, transportation, and deposition.

LOCATIONS: East Barnby

YEAR GROUPS: Suitable for Secondary School, and post 16 students

DURATION: Available as a full or half day activity

MIN GROUP SIZE: 12 Students

ride the waves

Get kitted up and venture into the North Sea. Surfing is an excellent activity for students to get immersed in the coastal environment, gain confidence in the water, and learn that persistence pays off.

Learning to surf takes practice and missing the wave can be frustrating… but with patience and persistence, students will learn the techniques to catch that wave all the way back to the shore, and it’s a feeling that is hard to beat!

Our surfing adventures run off the beaches of the North York Moors National Park.

What’s Included?

Surfboard

Wetsuits

Transport

Once at the centre, all transport to and from adventure activities is provided.

Experienced, full-time, outdoor teachers and tutors

Each group of 12 students is led by a fully qualified and experienced outdoor tutor.

classroom benefits

curriculum links

 

There are a huge number of personal benefits surfing brings to individuals. It can also hit some key areas of the curriculum such as looking at forces and how they effect waves, specifics such as transportation, developing safe attitudes to the sea or some more unexpected links such as pupils developing arguments on how they feel waves are created or developing their spoken English.

Key Stage 2

Water Safety

Students will learn all about the risks and dangers that are present in the surf environment. They will learn how to assess and manage the risks, and how to keep themselves safe.

Forces

Students will be taught about waves.  They will learn about the forces that create and ultimately maintain swell, and then what causes to swell to steepen and break.

Geometry

Students can explore the geometry of the beach and surf, discovering patterns, investigating their causes, and direction of movement

Key Stage 3

Geography

Students can learn all about the environment they are in, its formation and how natural processes affect it. Weather can also be discussed, and students can watch to see how it will manifest itself during the activity, and how changes in the weather can have an impact on the activity.

Science: Waves

Students will learn about the forces that create and maintain the swell, and then what causes it to steepen and break.

 

Key Stage 4

Geography: Waves

During a surfing session students can learn about how the coast is shaped and ongoing processes that affect this, including weathering processes –mass movement and erosion – hydraulic power, abrasion and attrition, transportation, and deposition.