Not many people know that the north east coast has some of England's best beach breaks outside of Cornwall.
Jon Nolan is a very experienced local surfer and fully qualified lifeguard who operates Northside Surf School (www.northside-surf-school.co.uk) in Northumberland.
All ages can take a surfing lesson or SUP (stand up paddle) with him at Druridge Bay - all wetsuits and boards provided.
Cost is £30 for adults and £25 for children for two hours or £95 for a family of four (prices correct 2018)
Tel. 01665 713 146 or 07944 398 115.