What you'll do
I will meet the guest 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 surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surf board 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 a instructed technique. 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. This often takes about 30 minutes or less to complete. 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. Most guests have caught their first wave with this instruction. Let me teach you, too.
I have been surfing all my life, it is my passion. I have taught surfing for many years, and love to see the thrill and excitement of my students when they catch a wave. I am CPR and Life Guard certified. I have surfed Wrightsville beach since I was young. I have also surfed all over the globe. I will be happy to give you a lesson any time of the day depending on the weather, wind and wave conditions.
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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. I can also accommodate any time during the day just message me.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
I recommend surfing in the morning because the wind usually picks up in the afternoon. I am happy to do a lessons. Any time during the days and weekend. Just send me a message. I am looking forward to surfing with you.
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