Experience hosted by Glenn

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

I will meet the guest(s) at the beach, make introductions, have a conversation about the guest's experience and goals, and then begin the lesson. I will first ensure that my guest knows about ocean safety, including what a rip current is and what to do if they encounter one, and I will discuss surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surfboard they are using, what the different parts of the surfboard are and what they're for, and answer any questions they might have. I will then demonstrate how to surf using various techniques. I'll have the guest practice popping up on the board while the board is on the sand, giving pointers on technique, stance and foot placement. Once they feel comfortable popping up on the sand, we'll go into the water. Learning to "pop up" often takes about 5 minutes to master. The rest of the hour and a half will be in the water where I'll coach the guest on paddling, board stance, and catching a wave. When the guest is comfortable, I will push them into a wave. Those new to surfing have often caught their first wave with this instruction! Let me teach you how to surf!
I will meet the guest(s) at the beach, make introductions, have a conversation about the guest's experience and goals, and then begin the lesson. I will first ensure that my guest knows about ocean safety, including what a rip current is and what to do if they encounter one, and I will discuss surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surfboard they are using, what the different par…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboards

Meet your host, Glenn

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 49 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I grew up in Wilmington, NC, and I've been surfing my whole life. Surfing is my passion, and teaching surfing to others is my purpose. I have taught surfing for many years--and love to see the thrill on my students' faces when they catch a wave! I provide safe instruction: I am CPR and Life Guard certified. In addition to bringing my local experience, I have also surfed all over the globe. I am flexible in the time of day I can offer lessons, depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Reach out to me if my availability calendar is full and I will try to accommodate outside my typical schedule.
I grew up in Wilmington, NC, and I've been surfing my whole life. Surfing is my passion, and teaching surfing to others is my purpose. I have taught surfing for many years--and love to see the thrill on my students' faces when they catch a wave! I provide safe instruction: I am CPR and Life Guard certified. In addition to bringing my local experience, I have also surfed all over the globe. I am flexible in the time of day I can offer lessons, depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Reach…
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Wed, Aug 4
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 2 other guests
$75 per person

Where you'll be

The location of the surf lesson depends on where the guest or guests are staying. I offer lessons at all beaches around Wilmington NC. The most popular beaches for lessons are Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach there is a sure charge to go to cb an kb. I can also accommodate any time during the day just message me.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Daniela
July 2021
It was a lot if fun and Glen was very nice. The sea was very rough so we didn’t do that much surfing but we were happy trying.
Xuechen
July 2021
Glenn is amazing and knowledgeable! Had a lot of fun learning from him! Would for sure try it again if I get chance!
Vincent
July 2021
I highly recommend this adventure. I have a had a similar lesson from a world class surfer 2 years ago on the North Shore in Hawaii. This experience with Glenn was equal to that in every way. Don't miss this opportunity.
Heather
July 2021
Glenn was absolutely awesome! He was very personable and gentle with our 13 year old learning for the first time! He cheered her on and she got up! I have absolutely nothing but praise for this experience!
Kelly
July 2021
Glenn was amazing. He had our kids in the water before we expected and they all came out of the water excited, tired (yay!) and confident!!! Super laid back and I would recommend Glenn to everyone. Great value!!!! Lifetime of memories!!
Glenn was amazing. He had our kids in the water before we expected and they all came out of the water excited, tired (yay!) and confident!!! Super laid back and I would recommen…
Michael
July 2021
Glenn is the man! Had an awesome time at my first ever surfing lesson. Thanks to him I'll be shredding the big waves in no time!

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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 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Towel

Sunscreen