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#Surfvive: Surf Lessons for a Cause

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 29 reviews.South Padre Island, United States

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Experience hosted by Ryan & Surfvive

60 mins
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meet me where the land meets the sea! We'll start our lesson in the sand, where I'll introduce myself and go over basic ocean safety information. We'll then practice some techniques such as popping up and balancing before making our way to the water. Once in the ocean we'll start our lesson in waist-high water, where you can feel comfortable learning to paddle into waves and standing up. We'll do this for about an hour, resting whenever you might need a break. If you have some surfing experience before this lesson, we may also paddle out to deeper water, where we will work on riding down the line and turning the board.
Meet me where the land meets the sea! We'll start our lesson in the sand, where I'll introduce myself and go over basic ocean safety information. We'll then practice some techniques such as popping up and balancing before making our way to the water. Once in the ocean we'll start our lesson in waist-high water, where you can feel comfortable learning to paddle into waves and standing up. We'll do this for about an hour, resting whenever you might…

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Meet your host, Ryan & Surfvive

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 29 Reviews
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I'm a waterman and director of SurfVive, a non-profit on a mission to grow sustainable communities through surfing, gardening, and art. I was born and raised surfing the Texas Gulf Coast and worldwide. I've been teaching and coaching surfing for over 10 years, and am both CPR and first aid certified. I believe that introducing people to surfing creates a special bond between that person and the sea that forever transforms the way they look at the world. Learning to surf creates a new awareness of how our everyday decisions affect the ocean and our planet.
I'm a waterman and director of SurfVive, a non-profit on a mission to grow sustainable communities through surfing, gardening, and art. I was born and raised surfing the Texas Gulf Coast and worldwide. I've been teaching and coaching surfing for over 10 years, and am both CPR and first aid certified. I believe that introducing people to surfing creates a special bond between that person and the sea that forever transforms the way they look at the world. Learning to surf creates a new awareness o…
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About the organization: Surfvive.org



SurfVive is a non-profit charity on a mission to show love through surfing, food, and all forms of art. We strive to strengthen our connection with creation. We recognize the importance of responsible food choices, not only for our bodies but for the whole planet. We know that change starts from within. Every word and action spreads like a ripple-or a wave.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Surfvive.org.

Where you'll be

See the side of Texas rarely seen- the view from the Gulf. South Padre Island is home to the best waves in Texas and classic blue-green waters that are warm most of the year. Isla Blanca Park is home to a local beach break perfect for beginner surf lessons. You don't need an oil rig or wave pool here- the waves come straight from the sea!

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Amber
March 2020
Firs time ever being on a surfboard. This was an amazing experience and we had a blast! Look forward to more lessons with them next time!
Rachelle
October 2019
Ryan’s instructions and advice were detailed and purposeful. He was there to assist us every step of the way. His encouragement and perseverance were contagious and we had a blast!
Jose
August 2019
Truly amazing experience...Ryan provided first timer surfing lessons to two teens but also some individualized attention to our three year old who ended up feeling part of the experience. We had another lesson scheduled for later in the week but canceled due to the outstanding instruction he provided. In addition to a perfect first experience, I should also mention that Ryan was also able to save a life towards the end of the lesson. There was a girl floating who had a seizure that he was able to pull out of the water and save. Highly recommend Ryan, he was amazing!
Truly amazing experience...Ryan provided first timer surfing lessons to two teens but also some individualized attention to our three year old who ended up feeling part of the expe…
Matt
August 2019
Ryan was everything you’d want in a surfing instructor. Friendly, patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. He is a lot of fun to learn with. Next time I’m on the island I’ll try to book with him again.
Anthony
August 2019
Ryan and Surfvive were awesome and very friendly. My son enjoyed the experience very much and I look forward to my other kids taking lesson with them as well.
Giancarlo
July 2019
Simply great!!! I booked four lessons for my daughter, she had a lot of fun and at the end of the first day she was already able to surf. I have to thank Ryan and Devin for this amazing experience. Everyone who spend some days at South Padre should try!!!!
Simply great!!! I booked four lessons for my daughter, she had a lot of fun and at the end of the first day she was already able to surf. I have to thank Ryan and Devin for this a…

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

    What to bring

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