1 hour surf lessons are held daily all year-round at Isla Blanca Beach Park, in a secluded area near the jetty. This is the surfing area of South Padre Island, where the best waves break, it is also the best surf in the entire Gulf of Mexico! The bottom is sand, no rocks or reef, and we teach in shallow water where you can stand up if you need to. You do not even need to know how to swim! Safe soft surfboards with leashes, lycra surf shirts and wetsuits if needed are provided.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
We will meet you on the beach at the south end of the Island, at Isla Blanca Park next to the rock jetty. We are not a retail shop, we specialize only in surfing instruction. Please be on time! Be sure to arrive at the beach at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson. Get changed into your swimwear, sunblock on, stretch and ready to get in the water before your lesson begins. After you enter the park drive past the Dolphin Cove Amphitheater then turn in by the big Jesus statue. Park in the small parking lot by the Bait Stand, you'll see the beach and jetties. Lessons are held near the jetty. Look for our black pickup with bright color surfboards, or we may be in the water with a lesson so walk to the water's edge and you'll see the bright soft surfboards and students and instructors.
WHAT DO I BRING?
We supply the surfboards with leash, lycra rashguard surf shirts, and wetsuits if needed in the cooler months. Bring appropriate surf swimwear. Bring a towel, water, shoes or flip flops. Students should wear 50 SPF waterproof/sweat proof sunblock, the sun and sand in south Texas is HOT!
WHAT DO WE LEARN?
You'll be surfing in 1 lesson, guaranteed! We teach you everything you need to know to get started, basic surfing and paddling techniques, surf etiquette, wave knowledge, water safety and rip current info, and more! You may rent surfboards after the lesson if you'd like to continue surfing.
• We are ocean safety experts, your safety is our first priority. Lessons are taught in shallow water, no students are allowed in water deeper than they can stand up.
• Safe Soft Surfboards are used for all lessons, with leashes for safety and soft rubber fins. (The most common cause of injury while surfing is from being struck by a hard surfboard.)
• Rachel and Gene are highly experienced ocean lifeguards, lifelong professional level surfers, and water safety experts, you couldn't be in better hands! We consider it a privilege and honor to take your child into the ocean, and take the responsibility seriously.
• You will be falling repeatedly in shallow water, no diving head first off your board!
• ANY PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS such as asthma, allergic reactions, knee neck or back problems, epilepsy, recent surgeries or heart conditions must be mentioned before lessons. You may need your doctor's permission, and we can tailor your lesson to fit your personal needs.
• Non-swimmers and small children will remain in shallow water.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY LESSON?
Surfing is a pure and healthy high energy physical sport that demands an adequate level of physical fitness. Paddling out through the waves requires a bit of endurance and lots of energy. But, even if you are unable to paddle, we will do it for you, and push you into the waves, you can just stand up and enjoy the ride! Practice popping up on your feet from a laying position, easily practiced at home. Swimming laps in a pool is a great way to get physically conditioned, building arm and upper body strength along with stamina. Weightlifting will prepare and strengthen you. Competitive swimmers are usually very quick learners! Skateboarding actually helps a lot too, along with a healthy diet. Watch some surf videos and get stoked!
BE ON TIME!
Be sure to arrive at the beach at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson. Get changed into your swimwear, sunblock on, stretch and ready to get in the water
before your lesson begins.
1 hour lessons are $50/person. Special family and group discounts available for groups of 4 or more. We do not accept credit cards, cash or checks only. There is a $12 per vehicle park entrance fee at Isla Blanca Park. We offer surfing pictures of you and your group by request for only $10/all images.
Reservations required in advance, call or text 956-772-7272 or email South Padre Surf Co.
If you are late, or not going to make it for your scheduled lesson, please give us a courtesy call in advance.
If you would like to keep surfing after your lesson, or another day while you are here - our surfboard rentals are available for $30/day, no hourly rates.
School or church groups, scouts, family, friends, family reunions, sports teams, etc. - special rates and packages available.
That's right, invite your friends to the coolest beach party they will never forget! We provide all the equipment, personalized instruction, and all the fun! Call for availability and pricing. All ages.
ADVANCED SURFING LESSONS:
If you want to take your surfing to the next level, then let us help you reach your goals. Try a variety of our surfboards or your own in a private lesson. The better you get the more fun surfing becomes!! Contact us for more info.
For any further information or questions call or text us at (956) 772-7272 or email South Padre Surf Co. We'll be happy to help you!
Surfboard rentals are available daily for anyone wanting to give surfing in South Padre Island a try whether you take surfing lessons or not.
Wetsuit rentals are available in the cooler months to make sure that you stay nice and warm for any water activity while you are on South Padre.
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Thank you for your interest in surfing with us! We look forward to answering any questions you have about our surfing lessons on South Padre Island.Feel free to call or text anytime between the hours of 8am and 9pm