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Learn to Surf in Fort Lauderdale, FL!

Fort Lauderdale, United States

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Experience hosted by Darlan

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

With surfing as my main passion. I wish with this surf lesson to teach all the values of surfing to everyone and bring you and your family to a health and amazing lifestyle. As we are continuing growing and sharing our passion as well as my expertise to many locals and visiting children and their families.

This surf lesson will get you standing up in no time. An hour out in the water will consist of getting you geared up, pushing you into waves, and by the end of the lesson we hope to get you standing up.

We will get you into the right waves to help you learn how to surf. The water in Florida is a great place to begin your surfing journey.
With surfing as my main passion. I wish with this surf lesson to teach all the values of surfing to everyone and bring you and your family to a health and amazing lifestyle. As we are continuing growing and sharing our passion as well as my expertise to many locals and visiting children and their families.

This surf lesson will get you standing up in no time. An hour out in the water will consist of getting you geared up, pushing you…

Darlan's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboard
From $48
/ person
Tue, Mar 9
$60 per person
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$60 per person
Wed, Mar 10
$60 per person
$60 per person
Thu, Mar 11
$60 per person
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$60 per person

Meet your host, Darlan

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 41 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I'm Darlan!

I am an experienced surfer and an energetic professional who loves what I do. I know the tides here really well and how to interpret the forecast on waves locally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

I have experience surfing different breaks around the world. I am extremely dedicated to kids and very good with adults as well.

I am ready to provide a great surfing experience to you! As well as the best time for everyone that wants to learn or improve their surfing skills.
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

First we will meet at a core location 1200 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale fl 33304 by Lifeguard tower #17 and then we will decide where the best place to surf is in the area.

We will decide where to surf depending on the conditions and find the best place for you to learn how to surf.

I provide a physical address to my favorite sandbar in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

Stephanie
March 2021
Enjoyed the small sized lesson and the location was beautiful. Based on the reviews, I was surprised with Darlan’s teaching style. I didn’t mind the minimal engagement but some additional pointers would have been helpful.
Chris
February 2021
Great experience. All three of my daughters had a great experience. Darlan and Jade were very engaged in helping them learn their technique and catch the best waves. I think this was a great experience and a big boost to their self confidence to have surfed in the Atlantic Ocean.
Great experience. All three of my daughters had a great experience. Darlan and Jade were very engaged in helping them learn their technique and catch the best waves. I think thi…
Tyler
February 2021
Darlan was an incredible instructor in every single aspect. This is my third surf lesson (first with Darlan) and I this was by the far the best one. He is super knowledgeable about surfing and excellent with people. Highly recommend.
Mike
January 2021
This was my first time surfing and Darlan was awesome! A stepwise progression of teaching where at the end, I felt much more comfortable on the board and think I would be able to continue learning and going out myself.
Brad
January 2021
Darlan was a great instructor. He has a lot of experience and wisdom when it comes to surfing. Waves weren’t the greatest today but we made the most of it. Thanks again Darlan.
Michael
December 2020
We had a great time with Darlan’s crew. Natalia gave a brief lesson on land on how to stand up. We practiced for a few minutes then headed into the water. Natalia coached us what to do and gave a push at the right time. We were surfing after only a few tries! Kids smiles, priceless! Great value!
We had a great time with Darlan’s crew. Natalia gave a brief lesson on land on how to stand up. We practiced for a few minutes then headed into the water. Natalia coached us w…

Choose from available dates

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  • Tue, Mar 9
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $60 per person
  • Wed, Mar 10
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $60 per person
  • Thu, Mar 11
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $60 per person
  • Fri, Mar 12
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $60 per person
  • Mon, Mar 22
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $48 per person, previously $60
  • Tue, Mar 23
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $48 per person, previously $60
  • Tue, Mar 23
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $48 per person, previously $60
  • Thu, Mar 25
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $48 per person, previously $60

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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.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Swim Suit

Towel