Water Sports in Newcastle upon Tyne
If you´re keen to get wet and wild with some of the top watersports in Newcastle upon Tyne you´ll find plenty available. Whether you want to ski, surf, play waterpolo or enjoy some speedy rapids, you´re sure to discover everything you could ever want in Newcastle upon Tyne including Canoeing, kayaking, Water Skiing, White Water Rafting. Whilst in the Newcastle, see what the coast has to offer at Merewether Beach. It is a national surfing reserve and includes the Merewether Ocean Baths, the historic Fort Scratchley is not far and has panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean, north of Nobbys Lighthouse headland and the harbour. Home to the annual International Surfest competition, it’s a favourite among surfers due to its challenging surf conditions. Perhaps Newcastle’s highest profile beach, Nobbys Beach is the site of the famous Pasha Bulker cargo ship grounding during aggressive storms in June 2007. A walk along nearby Macquarie’s Pier features the Harbour break-wall and Nobby’s Lighthouse, making it the perfect vantage point to watch 300m cargo ships come into port. Nobbys Beach is a popular surfing beach and a favoured swimming spot for family groups. Newcastle’s iconic Nobbys Headland is one of the best places to view whales migrating off Newcastle’s coastline. Open every Sunday from 10am – 4pm, this site has spectacular 360 degree views of the city, beach and harbour of Newcastle. Bring along your binoculars for the best view of whale activity. Watch out for dolphins and seals too, a common sight at Nobbys Beach and Newcastle Harbour. Two slipways which provide direct access to the River Tyne which is navigable for a distance of 4 miles upstream and 13 miles approximately downstream to the sea. Activities which can be undertaken on the river include rowing, sailing, canoeing, cruising, power boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing. Showers, toilets and changing rooms provided.
Established in 2004 as Redhead Mobile Surf School offering the smallest group sessions in town, Owner Miles Niddrie changed the surf school’s name to Learn to Surf Newcastle in 2012 to better reflect the school’s Newcastle-wide area of operation. The school has always been a mobile operation to provide quality surf instruction at the most suitable beaches around Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. Primary locations are Blacksmiths, Caves and Stockton beaches and we have licences for beaches from Stockton to Catherine Hill Bay with loads of options to choose from.
They are based in the heart of the city centre on Newcastle Quayside and located next to Gateshead Millennium Bridge. During the last twenty five years they have seen many changes that reflect the great development in the heart of Newcastle Gateshead and along the banks of the River Tyne.