South Padre Surf Company offers Texas surfing lessons, surf camps, and surfboard rentals year round in South Padre Island Texas! A Texas surfing original, family owned and operating for 19 years, and the first surf school in Texas, and the only professional surfing instructors and surf school in South Padre Island. In each surf lesson you'll learn surfing, paddling technique and ocean safety from year-round professional surfing instructors and certified Ocean Lifeguards Gene and Rachel Gore. We are not a surf shop or surf shop employees, we are a surfing family, world class ocean lifeguards, and highly qualified professional surfing instructors, and wish to share our life-long passion of surfing with you. We have dedicated our entire lives to our profession, this is our full-time year-round job. We are 100% all about surfing!!! Texas Surf Camps, Texas Surf School and Texas Surfing Lessons are held daily year-round at Isla Blanca Beach Park near the jetty at the southern tip of South Padre Island, the best surfing area in the Gulf of Mexico. Learn to surf with SPSC, it's the most fun you can have on a family vacation! South Padre Island is by far the best beach and surf in Texas compared to Houston, Galveston, Freeport, Surfside, Port Aransas, Port Mansfield, or Corpus Christi. (We are not Port Aransas Texas Surf Camps, South Padre Island is 3 hours south of Corpus Christi and Port Aransas) Check out the live South Padre Surf Cam and daily beach, weather and surf report and surf forecast, and our South Padre Island Live Streaming Web Cam below!
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Gene and Rachel Gore have 10+ years of surfing instruction experience, hold current certfications in ocean rescue and CPR, longtime ocean lifeguards and a lifetime of dedication to the sport of surfing
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2014 Summer Schedule :

- 1 HOUR SURF LESSONS are held Mon, Tues, Fri and at 11am. Wed, Thurs, Sun at 8, 9, and 10am. 1 hour lessons are held daily year-round.

- 3 HOUR SUMMER SURF CAMPS
are held every Mon, Tues, Fri and Saturday from 8-11am. This is a one day camp, not overnight, all ages. Free Tshirt included!

- SURFBOARD RENTALS
available daily at a discounted price to our students. We use and rent only soft surfboards for safety.

- Call or text 956-772-7272
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2014 Spring Schedule :

- 1 HOUR SURF LESSONS are held daily by reservation

- SURFBOARD RENTALS available daily at a discounted price of $20/day to our students only. We use and rent only soft surfboards for safety.

2014 Summer Schedule :

- 1 HOUR SURF LESSONS are held Mon, Tues, Fri and at 11am. Wed, Thurs, Sun at 8, 9, and 10am. 1 hour lessons are held daily year-round.

- 3 HOUR SUMMER SURF CAMPS
are held every Mon, Tues, Fri and Saturday from 8-11am. This is a one day camp, not overnight, all ages. Free Tshirt included!


NEWS:

~ SPRING BREAK 2014 SURF LESSONS - ask about group discounts, bring your friends!
~ SOUTH PADRE SURF COMPANY FEATURED ON FROMMERS.COM as one of the top 10 destination surf camps in the world!
~ BIG NEWS!! The United States Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi Commander John Pasch honored Gene at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station with a Certificate of Appreciation for a lifetime of public service dedicated to ocean safety, along with the coveted Sector Coin for extraordinary service! We are humbled and honored beyond words!!
~ SUMMER SURF CAMPS 2014 Registration now open by email or call 956-772-7272. We are looking forward to some WARM FUN SURF IN THE SUMMER!!!
~ SURFING LESSONS are held daily year-round by reservation. Surfing lessons for kids, children and adults of all ages! The best family activity!
~ SURFBOARD RENTALS are available at a discounted rate for students after your lesson.
~ GET YOUR SURFING PICTURES here. Download images or puchase prints, tshirts or other products online. Put'em on your Facebook!
~ ADVANCED SURFING LESSONS now available, take your surfing to the next level. Private instruction, your board or ours.

Renewing our wedding vows with the kids at Hanalei Kauai

Gene and Rachel Surfing at Matagorda Texas!

Our Family

~ Click for large picture 8 YEAR OLD LAUREN FROM SAN ANTONIO - Mom says: "Thank you soooo much for the wonderful experience.  I am so happy Lauren got to experience what i did when i first learned how to surf back in the day. (East Coaster here)  She can now fully appreciate the force of mother nature as well as the joy and beauty it can also provide.  You are truly blessed individuals to have such a wonderful "office" to go to everyday. Melia and Micah are such sweet kids and were so helpful to her. I will definitely recommend your company and wish i lived closer so she could surf more. She got the bug...LOL"
~ Come learn to surf in the BEST SURF IN TEXAS at the BEST BEACH IN TEXAS - South Padre Island ! .
~ MOMS and CHILDREN, don't wait around all day while dad takes kiteboarding lessons, SUP lessons, windsurfing lessons or goes fishing, come surfing with us!
~ Our precious 7 year old Melia's recent California trip included ROXY fashion, runway and catalog shoots, a coldwater surf at Huntington Pier, snowboarding at Mammoth with the Roxy crew and a hula performance at the new Quiksilver flagship store at Mammoth Mountain. Click for more on Roxy's blog! Check out these pics of 9 year old Micah's first time snowboarding too!
~ Hurricane Ida brings the biggest surf of the year to the Texas coast, click here for a Surfline Feature with a couple of Gene's photos.
~ Check out Sea Gypsy Photographs to see the latest surfing action on the Island!
~ We've been a little busy with other projects besides surfing, here's a few notables:
* Gene has made custom surfboards his whole life, and recently built the world's first successful prosthetic turtle fin for an injured sea turtle! Read about it and see pictures in the current issue of People Magazine.
Allison the Sea Turtle with Gene's new fin! Read about Allison and her new fin by Gene Gore in People Magazine.
* Gene has been working with the National Weather Service in developing a new program called the "Surf Zone Forecast" with daily beach and surf conditions along with safety concerns such as rip currents. Using Gene's extensive knowledge and experience with beach and surf conditions, this program is setting a national standard for public beach safety and information.
* After many years of efforts by Gene and Rachel to educate both the public and City officials on ocean safety, the South Padre Island Beach Patrol was finally formed, under the command of our new and pro-active fire chief Burney Baskett. Gene trained the first group of recruits, including Coast Guard personnel in surf rescue techniques including jet-ski rescue, surfboard rescue and more.
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Our little girl Melia surfing and modeling in Hawaii with the Roxy team.
~ Check out this slide show of Rachel surfing Port Mansfield
~ Check out this picture of surfers and dolphins enjoying the giant hurricane surf from hurricane Gustav.
~ Surfing - an interactive eco-tour you'll never forget! Up close and personal zero impact nature experience. Click here for surfing dolphin pics!.
~ Make plans to surf , let us help with your family vacation to South Padre Island Texas, we're happy to answer your questions.
~ Bachelor parties or bachelorette parties, sports teams or friends, discount group rates apply!
~ Be sure to check our live South Padre Surf Cam with daily surf report, water temperatures, forecast and more.
~ SPSC competed at the Duke's Oceanfest in Hawaii.
~ South Padre Island hotels, motels, beachfront condos, beach houses, camping, bed and breakfast... lots of places to stay on South Padre Island!

Gene and Melia tandem surfing at South Padre Island South Padre Surf Club for Kids!

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Wildlife you are likely to see during your lesson!
dolphins in the surf
Dolphins!
sea turtles
Sea Turtles!
surfing pelicans
Pelicans!

SPSC supports local non-profit environmental groups:

Surfrider Foundation
Sea Turtle Inc.
SPI Birding and Nature Center

We are waiting to share with you the timeless sensation of surfing, the sport of Hawaiian kings, and
the coolest sport on Earth! You will be surfing in 1 easy lesson, 100% Guaranteed !!
Comments from a few of our stoked surfing students!


My name is Talisha. My two daughters attended your one hour surf lesson back in August. Afterwards, your husband carried me out alone so I could experience what it was like. I'm filling up with tears as I type this because it was such a special moment for me to be out there in the water. It was something I've never even contemplated being able to do since my spinal cord injury 19 years ago. I just wanted to thank you both for your kindness and patience! My words truly can't express the gratitude I feel for that once in a lifetime opportunity that you both afforded me. I was able to find the pictures you took and I'm so grateful you capture the smile on my face! Thank you for making that trip one I'll never forget.
Sincerely, Talisha

Hey Gene/Rachel:  Jonathan and Melissa both had a great time at your surf camp last week.  We are going to the Jersey shore next week and they both want to surf with me.  Thanks for helping them catch the "stoke".
Dick Demel

Lucas at Jaco Beach Costa Rica Hey Rachel & Gene! Just wanted to thank you for those classes I took a few years ago! Got into surfing pretty seriously now even though I started at 18. Been surfing since. I've recently moved to Costa Rica and I'm getting some awesome waves, riding a 6'0", also thanks for the small shaping lesson! Hope you guys are well! Regards, Lucas

Thank you guys so much for the lesson, it was so awesome that's all our little guys been talking about none stop now! But we are sorry again for being late and calling so many times we just wanted to be there on time and didn't know where to go! I was just wondering when the pictures will be on the site and how we buy them if we can? It was such an awesome time and look forward to doing it again! You guys are so great with everyone and even little kids we loved it! He's been talking about you two since we have left! Great job keep up the good work! We will tell people we know that goes to south padre island to go surfing with you guys! Take care!
Thanks gain!
Brett, Robynn and Brysen (little surfer dude)

I can’t tell you how much the girls enjoyed surf camp yesterday! Cheyenne said it was right up there with skydiving, so now the rest of us will definitely have to come. They both said you both were so nice and it was just so much fun.
I hope the rest of your surf camp goes well as I suspect that it will. So glad we connected—makes me look like the queen of Christmas gift giving. Best wishes, Karen - Kansas

My daughter still mentions surfing as the highlight of her trip to South Padre Island. She not only had fun learning to surf but it made a huge impact on her and her self-esteem. Which is very important for young girls in our society. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a reference if ever needed. I highly recommend your services to anyone that will listen. :) Kyle, Fort Worth

Just wanted to say thanks. It was the GREATEST vacation any of us have ever been on thanks to you and your family. Hope to see you next year!
Sincerely "The Oklahoma Group"

My daughter and wife gave me the best fathers day gift this year. Surf camp for Valeria ( my daughter and I ) with you all. I have wanted to try surfing for a number of years but there always seems to be something else that needs to be done. This year they surprised me on Friday night and told me to be at Isla Blanca early Saturday. Valeria and I had a great time learning to surf. Your camp was very family friendly and Valeria even made a couple of friends out of the water. Thanks for making the day memorable. You all were great.

Hey! I just wanted to e-mail yall to let you know that I had such a great time learning how to surf!! I have always wanted to learn but never thought I would actually be able to. I am definitely going to make a few trips to Surfside, Galveston before school starts to brush up my skills! Haha! South Padre was so much fun; I wish I was back there! Surfing was by far the best day! Headstands, surfing backwards yall got us doing all sorts of crazy stuff! (Or at least trying!) Hopefully I will be back someday and go surfing again because that was so much fun! Have an awesome rest of the summer. -Steph-

We had a blast learning to surf from you! It's something we have wanted to do for years, and you made it so fun and easy! It was definitely the highlight of our vacation! Can't wait to come surf again!
Josh and Vanessa McCoy,Wichita Falls, TX

Just wanted to let you know that everyone had a great time with the lessons and renting boards the next day to get some more action!You guys are awesome! Best people we ever met on one of our many family vacations! Stay safe, next time we are there we will be back for more surfing! Thanks!
Sherrie, ( the surfers--Beau, Justin, Jake, Austin, Sydney and Jennie

Thank you so much for the awesome surfing lessons the both of you provided for our kids. They had a blast and have not stop talking about the rush of riding there very first wave. We told everyone about the thrill. Our family in San Juan has decided that they are going to take there kids to the island to take lesson from you guys as well. Our niece wants to make a scrap book, can you please forward those cool pictures of them for us to print. Again, thanks a ton! You guys provided a memory that our kids will never forget!!!

hi my name is renee and i just took surf lessons with you guys on April 21st and there were 8 of us girls. it was the most amazing time of my life..if i lived in a tropical area i would surf every day until i died!

Hey guys, Sara and I took lessons from you last week. What can i say, it made our trip to South Padre Island. Sara and i picked south padre as our vacation spot because we wanted to surf and we liked what we saw on your web-site. It was even better than i thought it would be. Rachel was an unbelievable teacher and i was able to stand up on my FIRST FRICKIN' WAVE. By the end of the two days of surfing, my wife and i were surfing, laughing, and wiping out together. We are already trying to figure out how to move down there so we can surf year around! Anyways, you guys are absolutely amazing and i would tell anyone that if you don't hit up the surf company than you haven't really visited South Pad'.
Can't wait to catch another wave. mark hovermale - detroit michigan - march 06

Stele's (8yo.) sister treated him to a marvelous experience that included learning new vocabulary phrases such as: "Surf's-up" and"Hang-ten, dude" . . His instructor was excellent with him and is highly recommended for children!

Thanks so much for the surfing lesson this past Saturday. What a terrific birthday gift to have so much fun while learning a new sport. You made it so easy and so much FUN! I had a blast and hope to make it a new hobby with my husband and friends. I really appreciate you letting us stay out so long too. I'll recommend your business to anyone who will listen! - Jill , Fort Worth, TX . The big “4 – 0” Birthday Girl


I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the surfing lessons was the highlight of my family's vacation!!!!! Everyone enjoyed the surfing, and the few people in our group that didn't participate in the lessons wished that they did after watching the rest of us have so much fun! I do think that you have created monsters in my family!! We are already talking about our next vacation to South Padre Island to go surfing. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. You made my family feel welcomed out on the "huge" waves!!!! Thank you again.
Patiently waiting for the next wave,
Bessie Hollar and family

Together with my 9-year old daughter Sophia, I attended the Thanksgiving 2006 surf camp, and we both had a blast! It was awesome to stand on a surfboard, and Sophia is very proud of her new skills. You both made it so much fun for us! (Also nice to see that one can teach a middle aged body new tricks!) It was very nice of you to provide sandwiches after the camp, we were very hungry after 3 hours in the water! Sophia appreciated also that you let her practice some more after the camp, thank you!Again, we had a great time! - Sabine

Hey Rachel and Gene, Its me Don, and i just wanted to say thanks from the bottom of my soul....I dont know just what i was looking for to kick off my next 40 years..Ive always wanted to try surfing but who thought at my age i would be able to...I am so happy....i still have a long road ahead of me and alot to learn, but i never thought this would be such a blast...every day i go i enjoy it more and more.. thanks again for opening that door and a new chapter in my life....

I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for one of the most remarkable days I have ever had! Saturday's surf lesson was a gift I decided to give myself for the tough year I have had recently. I had not laughed and giggled or felt as great as I did on Saturday for such a long time. When I finally stood up on that board I felt like: "this is what I should have been doing all my life, this is where I belong, this is what feels right." On that day....it was just one of those times when you feel like you have arrived "HOME". I look forward to more lessons, becoming a better surfer and getting more confident in the water.
Thank you for the boost to my confidence that I needed, to the added motivation to continue to lose those last 30 pounds with weight-watchers, and for making me smile....something I had not done in such a long time. I have pictures from Saturday and in each one my smile is ear to ear....and the best part is that I can feel it in my soul! I e-mailed all my friends...and their responses were so positive....even my parents were amazed! woohoo....I love surfing!!!! Again...thank you so much.....I look forward to many more lessons! ,Cris

I just wanted to thank you both for such a great experience for Isabela and Solomon this past weekend. They both had a blast surfing and were doubly excited to be interviewed and photographed for the Brownsville
Herald.
You two make the experience with your unbridled enthusiasm and open-arm friendliness and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. hope to see you sooner than later, Sandy

She had the time of her life!!! South Padre is so much more beautiful than Corpus Christi and Port Aransas where we usually go, and the waves were actually better than when we were in Hawaii! Amy

Gene and Rachel, I just wanted to thank you for the great day at your summer camp. All 5 girls absolutely LOVED surfing. I know if any of these girls get near water with some waves they will be looking for some surf boards to play on from now on!

We had such an amazing time learning how to surf from you both last week. The kids are so excited to surf again, that we might try out surf side in about 3 weeks.
We just wanted to say thank you again for making our first experience surfing such a positive one.
Take Care, Mary, Bryan, Ross, Dani, and or course Pierce Neskora


I wish we hadn't waited until our last day of vacation, if I knew it was this much fun, I would have paid $100 for this!! Danielle - Port Aransas


Thank you again for a great lesson! I was so psyched to have done as well as I did in the short time we were in the water. Thanks! Heather

We tried kiteboarding lessons and windsurfing lessons, but surfing is way easier and so much fun!

Thanks again for a great experience; You can be sure that the next time we are in your part of Texas we'll be calling on your expertise for more lessons. Many thanks again, Scott Andrew London, ON CANADA

The Kids had a great time surfing while we were in Padre! I think it was the highlight of the trip! We can't wait until we can visit again and take another lesson! Thanks again! Harriet Handley

I just wanted to let you know that Jonathan, Elizabeth and I had a wonderful time on New Year's Day 2005 Surf Camp, and some of the best sleep I have had in months! I did go out the next morning to see the bigger waves, and they were impressive now that I know what to look for, and the optical illusion that the outer break plays on your mind. I can’t wait to go again. Now that I know how physically demanding it can be, I will be better prepared next time. You do not know how badly I wanted to go back to the outer break and catch another one out there, if I only had the conditioning that would have allowed me to do so. I think that this summer I will be able to go back to SPI, and in better condition. Please keep me posted on the days of your camps in 2005, and of anything else of interest. It is always a great experience for me to see an operation that runs very smoothly, and with so much commitment from its members. It is truly satisfying to see people who really enjoy what they do and have such a passion for it that they delight in teaching other people, no matter how hard that may be at times. If I didn’t say that much at the camp and all I had was a smile on my face most of the time, it was because I was admiring your passion and commitment to the sport, to safety, and most of all to your students. You guys were very patient and pleasant with everyone, and can really motivate people. These qualities aren’t things found in everyone I meet.

Words cannot express the excitement and joy that y'all brought to our family. What began as an idea has turned into a true desire to learn to surf and a life change that we expect will be extraordinary. Our children are so excited about this new sport in their lives! They can't stop talking about surfing and are busy telling all their friends! We especially can't wait to visit South Padre and see y'all again. Once again thanks for everything, what y'all provided what so much more than just the lessons, y'all have truly touched our hearts...

It was an amazing experience that I'm not likely to forget any time soon. Too bad we couldn't have surfed with you guys again. I found that you were very supportive and enthusiastic which was a real encouragement to keep surfing. I do believe that I am hooked for life. Thanks again...

I just wanted to thank you again for an incredible time...At first I was just terrified out of my pants to learn how to surf, but now I am thrilled I did it! I had an absolute blast! -you created memories that will last a lifetime and I just wanted to thank you! I had a blast-THANKS AGAIN! ! I would do anything to be in South Padre getting another surfing lesson. You guys are the greatest...

My sister and I took surf lessons from y'all. My sister already has experience, but it was my first time to surf. I just wanted to say that I had so much fun and you guys are both awesome teachers. When Gene took us out to the outside break, I was a little nervous at first, but after I got up on my first wave, I felt great. I couldn't wait to catch another one. It was very reassuring to have you right there helping me out, I never felt unsure of myself or scared, I was just having fun. Anyway, thanks for such a great lesson, I can't wait to get back in the water and get better with my dad and sister's help. Now I know that I want to surf the rest of my life. My sister also wants to say thanks for helping her to better her abilities as a surfer. You guys were great, and I feel very fortunate to have shared my first surfing experience with you guys!! I can't wait to come back, thanks again!!

Thanks for the great lesson. In just one hour I learned more about surfing and and the environment than I ever have. Ive been practicing popping to my feet at home and Im stoked about getting back in the water soon. Once again thanks alot it was worth every penny. Hope to see you soon. God Bless.

It was great to meet both of you guys! I will not soon forget that first wave that I rode, It truly was a special day.......I have been able to think about little else since then....
I also look forward to seeing you guys out on the water.....hopefully by the time the waves get a little bigger, I have a better idea whats going on.......However, yesterday evening I think I made the transition from riding the wave straight in to actually turning and riding down the green! That was a pretty sweet feeling!
I have had many intense experiences, but riding an ocean wave on a surfboard is hard to beat!
...
attached are a couple of photos you both may enjoy, to give you a better
idea what recreational background I am coming from... The paddling shots are from a trip to Mexico last year, and the "freefly" is my brother and I in West Palm FL. (
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Thanks again for forever changing the way I look at the ocean

Just wanted to say thanks and let you know how much Lauren, Brian and I enjoyed the camp this past Saturday. We all learned a lot...you guys were great. We talked about the camp and surfing in general all the way home...which was over a five-hour drive. I was so proud of both kids. Brian's my little athlete, so I wasn't surprised at how well he did. Lauren, however, would usually rather just curl up with a good book. Seeing her riding a wave and truly enjoying herself really reinforced in my mind just how beautiful and special she really is. I wish you could have seen her smile when she proudly showed the photos of her surfing to her boyfriend. He was equally impressed. We really enjoyed meeting and spending time with you guys. I hope to see you again soon. Here's to good surf!

Larry Rainosek
Thanksgiving Surf Camp was a great experience for some lucky surfers and their families from Houston and Austin! The day before, a very strong cold front with gale force N wind whipped the Gulf into a frenzy with seas running up to 19 feet. It was looking to be a rough cold surf camp, but, one of the most appealing traits of surfing in Texas... the almost complete unpredictability and ever-changing weather and swell patterns of our Gulf surf... made for a quick decision on the beach Saturday morning - BOCA CHICA IS FIRING! The surf had dropped dramatically overnight, with light NW wind and a fun 3-5' NE swell. After a 45 minute scenic drive around to Boca Chica Beach we were greeted with perfect conditions, offshore winds, sunny skies and air and water temps near 70. Before we even hit the surf, several dolphins got the show started by jumping and surfing on big set waves near the end of the jetty all the way to the inside. After a quick water safety talk and some paddling and surf instruction on the sand, then a few starter waves on the inside, we paddled out together into where the best sets were breaking. The few other surfers that were out hooted each of the students as they paddled into their first waves at Texas best winter surf spot. After a full day of great surf and lots of laughs, we loaded up and met back on the Island for a surf dinner party at Tom and Jerry's to wrap up a very special day of surfing!

" I just wanted to thank you guys for a great day of surfing at Boca Chica. We really enjoyed it. My sister and I learned a lot and we can't thank y'all enough for that. Even though we only got to surf one day, it was well worth the drive from Houston. I'm just bummed that the Thanksgiving break is over and I have to go back to school tomorrow. In a couple of weeks I'll be out for a month long Christmas break and hopefully it will greet me with some good surf and weather. I'm definitely looking forward to coming back down there, whenever that will be, and hopefully running into y'all at the
beach. Thanks again for the awesome day of surfing!! "
Stacey

I just wanted to let you know that Jonathan, Elizabeth and I had a wonderful time on New Year’s Day 2005 Surf Camp, and some of the best sleep I have had in months! I did go out the next morning to see the bigger waves, and they were impressive now that I know what to look for, and the optical illusion that the outer break plays on your mind. I can’t wait to go again. Now that I know how physically demanding it can be, I will be better prepared next time. You do not know how badly I wanted to go back to the outer break and catch another one out there, if I only had the conditioning that would have allowed me to do so. I think that this summer I will be able to go back to SPI, and in better condition. Please keep me posted on the days of your camps in 2005, and of anything else of interest. It is always a great experience for me to see an operation that runs very smoothly, and with so much commitment from its members. It is truly satisfying to see people who really enjoy what they do and have such a passion for it that they delight in teaching other people, no matter how hard that may be at times. If I didn’t say that much at the camp and all I had was a smile on my face most of the time, it was because I was admiring your passion and commitment to the sport, to safety, and most of all to your students. You guys were very patient and pleasant with everyone, and can really motivate people. These qualities aren’t things found in everyone I meet!



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Thanks again for the wonderful time we had learning to surf in South Padre. You guys have ignited a fire in us all especially Miles for surfing. We really appreciate the wonderful patience and teaching.
Grace, Jay and Miles Lewis - Houston Texas

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LET'S GO SURFING!!!

"The surfing culture has historically been one steeped in romance, a refreshingly uncomplicated endeavor that
calls a (wo)man to put out into nature with only a surfboard buffeting him from the mighty sea"


Learn to surf safely and easily with professional surf instructors and ocean lifeguards Gene and Rachel Gore, owners and instructors of South Padre Surf Company and their children Micah and Melia... we are a surfing family and WE LOVE TO SURF!!! We use only softboards for your safety, hardboards can easily seriously injure you. The most common cause of injury while surfing is from being struck by your own board, usually in the head. Safety rules that we teach, such as the 3 second rule, and about rip currents are absolutely critical for beginners to understand. Most importantly, our unmatched experience and certification as ocean lifeguards, and being trained to the highest level attainable by the world's finest ocean safety professionals in Hawaii means that you and your children are in the safest possible hands with world class ocean lifeguards and surfers, experts in surf rescue training, ocean swimming, and a thorough knowledge of the surf and currents, you and your children couldn't be in better hands! We want you to know that we are a real ma-and-pa business of true professional surfers. We are not a surf shop, and are not surf shop employees, we don't have anything to sell you, we are simply a surfing family and lifelong professional surfing instructors,
and wish to share our life-long passion of surfing with you. We have dedicated our entire lives to our profession, this is our full-time year-round job. We are 100% all about surfing!
Your safety is our first priority, your enjoyment of surfing and the ocean is our goal!

SHARKS - a few notes on a common question

Shark attack statistics:
~ There are approximately 4.5 million reported dog bites annually.
~ 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed in car crashes in the US in 2005.
~ 33 people in the past 100 years were bitten by sharks (mostly small nips on the feet) on the entire Texas coast.

Discovery Channel's Shark Week, the Jaws movie, and the Media's hyping the fear of sharks has caused countless millions to choose never to venture into the ocean, denying them one of the most enjoyable natural pleasures in life. Of course, all oceans contain sharks of various species. Fortunately for us, in Texas there are no large predator sharks such as the Great White or Tiger Shark roaming the shores as in many areas of the world including California and Hawaii.
To conclude - its not a concern!

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South Padre Surf Company - Texas' Original Surf Camp and Surf School - A Surfing Family!
P.O. Box 3295 South Padre Island, Texas 78597
(956) 772-7272 or EMAIL



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