Surfing at Joss Bay, Broadstairs
Surfing at Joss Bay, Broadstairs

Joss Bay Surf School

COVID-19 Surf School Update

Following the Government's latest guidance on the 1st June 2020, the DCMS has confirmed that surf schools can now operate group lessons with ratios of 1:5, with a max. group size of 6. This is in addition to private 1:1 lessons and a limited equipment hire service. These measures are still subject to guidance on social distancing and hygiene.

This guidance is being updated on a regular basis. Please keep an eye out for further updates here, on our social media, and via Surfing England.


Open from Easter until the end of October...

People have been riding waves at Joss Bay for over 40 years and it is by far the most popular surf spot in South East England. Since being established in 1998, we have given thousands of lessons to both young and old, abled and disabled, and pride ourselves on delivering professional and friendly surf and stand-up paddleboard lessons. We look forward to the opportunity of being the first point of contact for something that will change your life forever!

Group Sup (stand up paddleboarding) & Surf Lessons - You will learn as part of a group with a maximum of 10 people per (SUP) and 16 per (Surf) group. All equipment is included. The lesson consists of 1 hour and 30 minutes' coaching contact time, followed by 30 minutes' (Surf) or 60 minutes' (SUP) free practice at the end. Lessons run daily from 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 4pm, £40pp.

Private Surf/Sup Lessons - Private tuition with one instructor. All lesson equipment is included. Lesson consists of 1 hour and 30 minutes' coaching contact time, followed by 30 minutes' free practice at the end. Lessons run daily from 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 4pm. Please either call us to check availability for your chosen date/time, or after your purchase to discuss your requirements. See website for prices.

Private Sup Tour/Group Sup Tours - Tour privately with one coach as an individual or a couple, in a group of 2-3, or 4-6 people. The tour lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes and consists of a guided paddle from Joss Bay around the beautiful historic coastline towards Botany Bay. All equipment is included. Tours are arranged around high tide and environmental conditions, as safety is paramount. Please call us to check availability, or after your purchase to make arrangements. Must have 1 formal lesson prior to Tour with an accredited SUP centre. 

Hire- For the past 18 years we have been offering quality surf hire equipment combined with experienced sea safety advice. All hire sessions are overseen by qualified Joss Bay Surf School staff who hold beach lifeguard qualifications. These hire sessions are set in beautiful surroundings on the South East's premiere surf beach.

BBQs- The Joss Bay BBQ team having been cooking the famous Joss Bay sausage for over 18 years. The team is available to cook for parties, team days out, events etc. These evenings can include surf or sup lessons, surf hire and even beach volleyball. The BBQ Team is registered with Thanet District Council and has a 5-Star food hygiene rating.

Opening Times

Open from Easter 2020 to end of October.


Joss Bay Beach
Josa Gap Road
CT10 £PG

Entry Price

Lessons from 2hr £40 pp (all equipment included)