Yes, they are back by popular demand: Winter Surf Lessons at White Point Beach Resort!
Many have given surfing a try during the summer months here at White Point with Rossignol Surf Shop or on your own BUT the best Surf is in the winter – yes, it’s a year-round sport here on the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia. Ready to give it a try?!?
Come on, suit up (in a winter wetsuit) and grab your board for a 2 hour surf lesson that’ll have YOU Hanging 10 and playing on the ocean surf … or at least giving it a try with the team from East Coast Surf School. So cool, literally!
Winter Surf Lesson DATES & SCHEDULE:
The following times have been selected based on tides in anticipation of the best surf conditions. Join us for one of our upcoming sessions:
Jan. 5th:12 noon – 2:00pm
Feb. 9th: 2:00 – 4:00pm
Feb. 16th: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
March 16th: 11:00am – 1:00pm
April 6th: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
May 4th: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
May 18th: 12:00 noon – 2:00pm
Beginner Lessons include:
- Winter Wetsuit (sizes starting from a 105 lbs)
- Surf board
- Dry-land orientation & Suit Up – lower level Main Lodge
- 2 hour beginner surf lesson with East Coast Surf School
- Post-surf warm up in the pool
- All the fun and excitement of riding the North Atlantic ‘in’ winter!
*East Coast Surf School Waiver must be signed in advance of surf lesson
Surf Lesson Fees
Overnight Guests: $90 per person plus tax
Day Guests: $100 per person plus tax
Min 10 ppl, Max 15
*While we suggest these lessons are suitable for those 16 years and older and able to swim, youth 12 years and older weighing 105 lbs and up are welcome. (Winter wetsuit sizes begin at 105 lbs).
Register for Winter Surf Lessons:
To reserve your spot in the class, call us at
1-800-565-5068 ext 1 at least 7 days prior to your preferred date.
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
We’ve teamed up with Nico and his team from East Coast Surf School based in Lawrencetown, on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore to bring winter surf lessons to White Point. Come to the beach and try your hand at winter surfing in the North Atlantic!
Nico Manos is the first and only Professional Surfer from Nova Scotia and the founder of the very popular East Coast Surf School. After surfing all over the world and teaching thousands of folks to surf, his team of instructors will serve as our hosts for Winter Surf Lessons here at White Point – a for the 2nd year in a row!
FAQ’s about Winter Surfing
- What should I bring?
Your normal winter beach things! Bathing suits, towels … a wool blanket or housecoat… thin leggings and shirts can be worn as well. You may want to bring sunscreen, water, snacks and a thermos with warm water or something hot to drink. We’ve got all of the surfing stuff covered.
*suggestion: arrive with your bathing suit on already so you can slip directly into your wetsuit!
- Will there be Waves? What if they are too big or too small?
White Point is a 1km stretch of beach break, wave size changes with the tides and the weather, your instructors will pick the best conditions for your ability.
- What if it’s raining or snowing – will the lesson be cancelled?
No way! As we say, you’re going to get wet anyway! Some of the best waves come with the most unsettled weather! The only reason we will cancel is if the conditions are dangerous. We’ll keep an eye on the weather and touch base with you 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule if necessary.
- Do you need to be able to Swim?
While it is possible for you to try surfing without knowing how to swim, we don’t recommend it, especially in the winter months. You’ll have winter conditions on the beach and in the ocean to contend with, so we recommend that you be comfortable swimming the length of a pool before deciding to join us for winter surf lessons. Contact East Coast Surf School if you are unsure of your swimming ability.
- How many people will be in the lessons?
You’ll be surrounded by folks ready to have some fun! With a minimum of 10 people required to host the surfing lessons and a maximum of 15, you’re going to have a great time with everyone there.
- Will it be cold?
Yes of course, it’s winter! While Summer ocean water temperatures fluctuate between 14-19 degrees Celsius, in Winter, the temperature will dip to around 4 – 6 degrees Celsius. You’ll be outfitted in winter wetsuits complete with hoodie, boots and gloves – so it will be chilly, but you should be warm! But remember, this is winter surfing on the North Atlantic, and the air temperature may be colder than the water…that’s why we start on the pool deck and end in the pool!
- How long does it take to ‘learn’ to surf?
That really depends on how well you want to surf! While one lesson is all you need to learn the basics of safety and technique – it may take longer since we are surfing in the winter.
- Where do we get ‘ready’?
We’ll suit up inside on the indoor pool deck … do some dryland training … then hit the beach.
Post- surf lesson, we’ll head back to the indoor pool, then you can soak in hot tub or hit the sauna!
- There are change rooms off the pool deck with lockers.
If you need to cancel your surf lesson, we require 7 days prior notice.
We will refund you all but a $10 cancellation fee up to 7 days prior. Refunds will not be available for cancellations within 7 days prior to your lesson.
If White Point needs to cancel, due to insufficient number of students or in case of conditions not conducive to surfing safely, we shall notify you at least 24 hours prior and provide you with a full refund.