For lessons, we recommend that anyone under the age of 8 participates in either a private one-on-one lesson, or that an additional instructor is added to the group for a $50 fee. Camp is deigned for kids between the ages of 8 and 15.
We are flexible - we understand plans change just like the weather and waves.
If you cannot make a lesson, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. Refunds will not be processed within 24 hours of a lesson.
We will contact you if the weather and/or waves are unsafe and move the lesson to a later date. If the conditions do not allow for a lesson to run within your time on the cape, we will process a refund or apply a future credit.
All of our lessons and camps run in a 4-5 hour window around the low tide each day. As we will teach you in the lesson, the sand bars and tides are what give us our waves, and dictate our lesson schedule. You can either check out the tide times built into our online booking, or give us a call to find out more about the available times, which change daily.
Before learning to surf, you should be comfortable in the water. The majority of your lesson will take place in the water, and while you will be able to stand the whole time, being able to swim greatly increases your enjoyment. Please understand that when you get into the ocean you are going to wipe out, or take some waves in the face - this is jut part of surfing! We will guide you through the best ways to approach these situations to get you hooked!
First and foremost, any type of swimming will be extremely useful in preparation for getting in the water. Paddling, which is a big part of surfing, uses a lot of the same muscles as swimming. Core strength is important too - a strong core helps with your pop-up. We will also warm up the arms on the beach before getting in the water, as they will be your most valuable tools in paddling out into the water and into the waves.
Cape Cod is one of the best places to learn to surf in the world. The shallow and gentle low-tide sand bars create a really friendly and inviting atmosphere. Our instructors will communicate with each person in the group to ensure you are comfortable and having fun throughout the whole experience. If sharks give you a fright, we get it! We minimize our risk by teaching all lessons in very shallow water and staying close to shore. We also buoy a shark repellent devise, which adds an extra layer of comfort. Sharks are a reality of surfing in many places around the globe and something we are learning to coexist with here on Cape Cod.
If you’re looking to purchase a lesson for someone else as a surprise, you can shoot us an email or give us a call. We can send over a gift certificate and once you decide on your day, you can book online or over the phone.