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Outdoor Event, Sat 5 Oct 2019

Scarborough Surf Festival

Scarborough Surf Festival


On the North Bay beach there will be the following FREE activities throughout the day:
• Swim Safe lessons run by the RNLI. 2x sessions will be held throughout the day and there will be 20 pre bookable spaces on each session (we will send you a link to add at a later date where people can pre book the sessions if that’s okay with you?) . 3 RNLI staff and 1 lifeguard will supervise each Swim Safe session.
• Taster surf lessons run by local surf shops Dexter’s and Secret Spot
• Paddle Boarding Competition run by Dexter’s Surf Shop
• Junior Lifesaving sessions run by Coastal Concepts
• Living Seas will carry out a beach clean, rubbish art activity or beach combing detective’s activity for families
• Hidden Horizons will run a ‘rock pooling’ activity for families

It is really important to state that the above activities are all free and that you do not have to be experienced at surfing or have even got on a surf board before to come along and try out the activities!

On the lower promenade on North Bay there will be the following stalls:
• 3 local food vendors selling hog roast, pizza and sweets
• Hedgehoggers selling local cider
• A variety of educational and supporter stalls: University of Hull, Children’s University, Plastic Pledge, Discover Yorkshire Coast, RNLI and Living Seas offering a wide variety of information to raise awareness about the environment, water safety and caring for our sea!
• Trade stalls selling surfing equipment/ clothing: ‘Dexter’s surf shop’ and ‘Big Bobble Hats’
• A ‘Surf Simulator’ which will be brought to the event by Dexter’s Surf Shop. All profit made will go to the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund.

On the Piazza on the North Bay:
• A display of modern and classic VW vehicles will be displayed on the Piazza for visitors to view.

There will be a charity collection on the day for the Andrew McGeown Legacy Fund. This local charity is funding the free Swimsafe lessons which will be delivered by the RNLI on the day so it’s a great opportunity to give something back to the charity.

Please can you also add in a paragraph inviting everyone to come along to ‘The Tipi Venue’ at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre for the ‘After Dark’ part of the event. The Tipi Venue will be open to everyone with a fully stocked bar, snacks and a live band ‘The Sub Gents’ will be playing along with their support act. Free entry to the Tipi Venue.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 5 Oct 2019 10:00 to 17:00

Also see

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 22 Sep Sunrise Walk
Sat 5 Oct Scarborough Surf Festival
Sun 8 Dec Festive Fun Run


Tourism Bureau


North Yorkshire,
YO12 6PF



See location of Scarborough North Bay on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 032899  Lat: 54.29431 Long: -0.41588

By road:
Approximately 1 mile from town centre and railway station on A165 coast road. Follow brown signs for North Bay attractions.
Car parking available along the sea front and designated car parks.
Regular bus service.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups