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Surf Lessons with a Galveston Local

Galveston, United States

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Experience hosted by Eddie

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Surf lessons with a Galveston Local !

The " Surf Bitten Experience"

The perfect individual , couples, group or family activity.
Surf lessons are one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation on Galveston Island on the Gulf Coast.
Unlike most large “surf schools”, our exclusively private surf lessons ensure that your small group is given the time and attention required for a successful, first time surfing experience.
From learning the basics of surf etiquette to riding your first wave, "Surf Lessons with a Galveston Local" is sure to have you " Surf Bitten " before you ever leave the water.
Join us today and start catching waves!
Other things to note
The gulf coast in the summer is very hot so please keep in mind the time you want lessons.
Staying hydrated is the utmost importance for an enjoyable experience so drinking plenty and using sunblock is a must.
Surf lessons with a Galveston Local !

The " Surf Bitten Experience"

The perfect individual , couples, group or family activity.
Surf lessons are one of the best ways to enjoy a vacation on Galveston Island on the Gulf Coast.
Unlike most large “surf schools”, our exclusively private surf lessons ensure that your small group is given the time and attention required for a successful, first time surfing experience.…

Eddie'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

  • Drinks
    We will have ice bottled water available
  • Equipment
    Price of lesson includes
    9' long surfboard ( soft top)
From $85
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Eddie

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 31 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello ,
My name is Eddie Cantu your Surf Coach!
I have grown up on the Texas Gulf Coast for most of my life and lived in Central America for over 12 years.
Living on the Texas Coast has taught me to love the water, fishing and especially surfing.
I am now 52, I have been a Pastor, missionary and still love to surf and teach others to love the sport I have grown up loving.
I greatly respect the ocean and teach other to respect our ocean and beaches.
I have taught my kids to surf and hope to pass that love not only to them her but my grandchildren.
The family that surfs together always has fun.
Hello ,
My name is Eddie Cantu your Surf Coach!
I have grown up on the Texas Gulf Coast for most of my life and lived in Central America for over 12 years.
Living on the Texas Coast has taught me to love the water, fishing and especially surfing.
I am now 52, I have been a Pastor, missionary and still love to surf and teach others to love the sport I have grown up loving.
I greatly respect the ocean and teach other to respect our ocean and beaches.
I have t…
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Where you'll be

You may choose a Galveston Location or if you are closer to Surfside Beach Texas we can meet you at Jetty Park.
If You are in Galveston, will meet and surf at 4222 Seawall Blvd and Seawall in front the 24 Hour Hospitality Clinic on the beach. This is a great location for beginners.

With warm water and small waves, Texas summer surf is perfect for the beginner and for those who desire to advance with surf lessons.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Angel
November 2020
Eddie was an excellent instructor. He provided the wetsuits and boards and most importantly, he has a great personality. I’ve tried surfing twice before with no luck but within 20 minutes of instructions from Eddie, we were both catching waves and getting our stoke. Eddie's a really nice guy, a natural instructor and someone you can trust in the water. If you’re on the fence give it a try. I was apprehensive to surf but now I’ve caught the bug.
Eddie was an excellent instructor. He provided the wetsuits and boards and most importantly, he has a great personality. I’ve tried surfing twice before with no luck but within 2…
Michelle
October 2020
EXTRAORDINARY experience! If you are at all hesitant about surfing (as I was) then Eddie is your person. I had tried surfing a few times before with disastrous consequences and was convinced I couldn’t surf. But turns out I just needed the right instruction. Eddie couldn’t be more thoughtful, motivating, patient and kind. You can tell has spent a LOT of time teaching, and he has a method which is very easy to follow. Also, his enthusiasm for catching waves is infectious. I felt so safe the whole time and to my surprise I got up!! First time ever!! As a bonus he’s also an awesome photographer and the pictures of me surfing at sunset were dynamite! He thinks of everything, he even brought warm water for a portable shower after to wash off the salt water. I got way more than I could of hoped for with this, worth every dollar. THANK YOU!!
EXTRAORDINARY experience! If you are at all hesitant about surfing (as I was) then Eddie is your person. I had tried surfing a few times before with disastrous consequences and was…
Matt
September 2019
Eddie was really great - he took time to make sure it was a great experience and that everyone got to really advance to handling some small waves on our first time. Highly recommend!
Mike
August 2019
Eddie was a pure joy to learn from. This experience felt personal, not like just another customer... the value of his surf lessonsare well worth the price! Thank you so much for this experience Eddie! We will definitely do this again!
Christian
August 2019
A must do! Eddie was a great teacher and really helped us learn the basics of surfing. The water was shallow enough to stand the whole time which made it easy for us to keep getting back up and keep trying again. He was very encouraging and helped us both stand up and catch a wave. He goes as far as pushing you into a wave to make sure you get the perfect timing! It’s a great feeling and I highly recommend this experience! Eddie makes it so much more memorable by being so friendly and energetic!
A must do! Eddie was a great teacher and really helped us learn the basics of surfing. The water was shallow enough to stand the whole time which made it easy for us to keep gettin…
Patrick
August 2019
Great experience! Eddie makes you feel comfortable and is very patient. He pays attention to what is working and what is not. He takes the time to recenter the lesson if needed. His surfing experience is obvious through the stories and insight he shares during the lesson. I’ll be back!
Great experience! Eddie makes you feel comfortable and is very patient. He pays attention to what is working and what is not. He takes the time to recenter the lesson if needed. Hi…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 9 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sun block

Drinks of preference