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Surf Instruction

Ride the Wind offers lessons to get you started on your surfing journey.  Lessons are offered as private or with a group.  Our instructors are all experienced surfers who live to “spread the gospel” of surfing.    In addition to surfing skills our instructors are trained in Ocean safety, Life guarding, First Aid and CPR.  Whether you choose a group or private lesson the following topics will be covered.

  • Receive a briefing on ocean safety.
  • Be shown the different parts of the surfboard and how the board works.
  • Receive instruction on the beach in the mechanics of surfing (Paddling, timing, pop up)
  • Be taught how to safely paddle a surfboard out into the lineup.
  • Receive instruction on paddling for waves and getting to your feet with an instructor in the water with you.
  • Discuss surf etiquette and the unwritten rules when you’re in the lineup.

We cover a tremendous amount of material during our lessons. Our goal is to get the participant ready to safely go out and enjoy their surf session. Surfing, like any sport or endeavor worth pursuing, requires lots of time in the water practicing. At least surfing, unlike many activities, is even fun practicing!

Private Lessons

Our private instruction is done in one hour blocks and puts you with your own instructor. These can be booked with up to three students per one hour session. All equipment and transportation to the beach is provided.

Group Lessons

Our group instruction takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning 9:00 to 11:00. Your instructors will cover the same basic info as a private lesson but in a group setting.   We maintain a 4 to 1 student to instructor ratio in our group lessons. Typical group size is around 10 students. Our group lesson includes transportation to the beach, all equipment, and of course instruction.
Our sessions typically fill up early so reservations are definitely recommended.