East Coast Surf School has been teaching surf lessons since 2005. Founded by Nova Scotia’s only professional surfer, we have the best surf instructors on the East Coast!
The closest surf school to Halifax, with daily surf lessons by ISA certified instructors. Lawrencetown is the perfect spot for learning to surf in Nova Scotia.
There's nothing like the thrill of riding your first wave. Our expert surf instructors are all long-standing members of the Nova Scotia surfing community. They get the majority of our students up and riding a wave after just one session.
Lawrencetown is the home of Nova Scotia's surfing scene. This beautiful 1.7km beach is naturally protected by a round cobblestone barrier which turns to sand before entering the water. Its unique south facing direction make for the most consistent waves in the province, with only a handful of "unsurfable" days a year.
This long stretch is perfect for first-time surfers who want their own space but also allows them to observe what is possible from some of the intermediate surfers who frequent the spot. There are also two point breaks at either end of the beach which lend themselves to the expert surfers.
All of our surf lessons include a professional surfboard and quality wetsuit to keep you warm in the water. After your lesson, you get the wetsuit and board for the rest of the day.
Beach Hours: 9am-6pm
Office Hours: 8am-9pm