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Surf Lessons on LBI

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.Beach Haven, United States

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Experience hosted by Douglas

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Lessons are 1.5 hours, the first 20 minutes we go over the basics on the beach - safety, board anatomy, paddling, the popup, and positioning. The next 70 minutes are hands-on in the water where we catch waves, pop-up, and take control of the wave. Best time to surf is before noon, before the sea breeze, from 7:00am to 11:00am We can meet at any surfing beach that you prefer on LBI, or meet at some of my favorite surf spots - which ever is good for you. You will be surfing in no time!

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    A wetsuit provided if needed
From $65
/ person
Fri, Nov 20
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$96 per person
$96 per person
Sat, Nov 21
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$96 per person
$96 per person
Sun, Nov 22
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$96 per person
$96 per person

Meet your host, Douglas

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 36 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Welcome to surfing on Long Beach Island! LBI has the safest beaches to surf with lots of great surfing beaches! My name is Douglas Tait and I've been surfing and giving surf lessons on LBI since 1998. I have run surf camps on LBI, run surf clinics, and give private and group lessons. We have great surf and beautiful beaches on LBI and I look forward to helping you catch your first waves. This year we will keep surf lessons extra safe from Covid19 by practicing social distancing and no congregating on the beach. We can surf a beach of your choosing on LBI or we can meet at some of my favorite surf spots. Surfing is all about having fun and Iook forward to a very fun, safe surf session.
Welcome to surfing on Long Beach Island! LBI has the safest beaches to surf with lots of great surfing beaches! My name is Douglas Tait and I've been surfing and giving surf lessons on LBI since 1998. I have run surf camps on LBI, run surf clinics, and give private and group lessons. We have great surf and beautiful beaches on LBI and I look forward to helping you catch your first waves. This year we will keep surf lessons extra safe from Covid19 by practicing social distancing and no…
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Where you'll be

There are many good surfing spots from Barnegat Light to Holgate - Tell me which location is best for you on LBI and we'll meet at the most convenient surf spot.
If you do not have a preference we will meet at Nelson Ave in Beach Haven, or the Wooden Jetty in Holgate.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Jane
September 2019
Douglas is a friendly, wise, surfer. He gave me new perspective, and tips to boost my skills and confidence. Above all, we had a great time benefiting from his love and expertise. My daughter was new to surfing, and my husband and I are novices but Douglas created a perfect afternoon for all of us.
Douglas is a friendly, wise, surfer. He gave me new perspective, and tips to boost my skills and confidence. Above all, we had a great time benefiting from his love and expertise.…
Yeala
September 2019
It was my first time learning to surf. I had three day sessions with Doug. Doug was so passionate about surfing and want to share that with you. He was so kind too. I eventually transitioned from a foam board to a fun board. He tried to give you how to read the wave so I can get out there by myself one day. It was definitely valuable experience that I could not have done by myself.
It was my first time learning to surf. I had three day sessions with Doug. Doug was so passionate about surfing and want to share that with you. He was so kind too. I eventually tr…
Ethan
September 2019
Such an amazing time sifting with Douglas. He provided a wetsuit and brought me to the best spot that day to catch a couple good waves. He was helping me catch wave after wave and made sure I had an incredible experience. Would love to do it again.
Such an amazing time sifting with Douglas. He provided a wetsuit and brought me to the best spot that day to catch a couple good waves. He was helping me catch wave after wave and…
Kate
September 2019
Doug and Morgan gave my boyfriend and I lessons and we couldn’t have had a better time! They scoped out the areas before picking us up to pick the best place for us to learn, drove us to the spot, provided everything we needed including drinks, and helped us successfully surf for our first time!! Both of them were awesome and have a passion for surfing and we would go back for more lessons in the future no question. Absolutely loved it.
Doug and Morgan gave my boyfriend and I lessons and we couldn’t have had a better time! They scoped out the areas before picking us up to pick the best place for us to learn, drove…
Kate
August 2019
My boyfriend and I had a perfect surfing experience with Doug! He gave my boyfriend the attention and support he needed as a first-timer. I have a little surfing experience, and he boosted my confidence and skill set. He was kind, cool and accommodating. We had an amazing time!
My boyfriend and I had a perfect surfing experience with Doug! He gave my boyfriend the attention and support he needed as a first-timer. I have a little surfing experience, and he…
Linda
July 2019
Doug was an amazing teacher, the lessons were perfectly tailored to my son's (13) level of experience and needs, my son made huge progress with his guidance, and was happily engaged in his lessons. Doug was also super friendly and welcoming, he gave us useful tips about the neighborhood, and was caring in general. I recommend his lessons to everyone regardless of age and experience. We were lucky to have him as our teacher.
Doug was an amazing teacher, the lessons were perfectly tailored to my son's (13) level of experience and needs, my son made huge progress with his guidance, and was happily engage…

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Fri, Nov 20
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    $96 per person
  • Sat, Nov 21
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $96 per person
  • Sun, Nov 22
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $96 per person
  • Sat, Nov 28
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $96 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    $96 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Under the age of 13 requires a private one-on-one lesson. Up to 4 guests may attend if over the age of 12. This summer we will take extra Covid caution which may require you to drive to the beach - be prepared for wet, sandy surfers to get back into your car.

What to bring

Wetsuit if you have one, otherwise one is provided