Surfing on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island is a perfect place to learn how to surf. The consistent swell throughout the year and the shape of the island create a variety of surfing conditions for people of all skill levels. The vast stretches of Cape Hatteras beaches promise that you can always find a nice surf break away from the crowds. Our lessons are held along the Cape Hatteras beaches in North Carolina in Avon, Buxton, Frisco, or Hatteras Village, depending on your skill level, tide and weather conditions. 

Beginner Surf Lesson

Our beginner surf lesson starts with 15 minutes of theory and practice on the beach where we go over safety, paddling and standing up using practice drills. The water lessons start with taking the board into the water and paddling around until you feel comfortable managing the board. We’ll then progress towards catching those first waves using the techniques we practiced on the beach. Some students are able to stand up on the board in the first lesson while others catch waves on their knees or belly. Remember, everyone is different and surfing is all about having fun! 

* Please wear a life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer or are fearful in the water. Please let us know and we will provide them, or you may bring your own.

Topics Included in the lesson:

  • Water, wave, and board safety
  • Rip currents
  • Reading the waves
  • Wave selection
  • Paddling correctly
  • Pop-up/standing up & foot placement on the board
  • Surf stance, arm and torso positioning
  • Dismounting or falling off the board safely
  • Exiting the surf & shore break 

The beginner surf beginner lesson fee includes 15 minutes of beach time and 45-55 minutes of water time.

Larger Group Rates Available, please contact us.

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Intermediate Surf Lessons on Hatteras Island

This surf lesson is great for someone who is already catching waves (the whitewater or smaller “green” waves ) but wants to improve balance, have a smoother pop-up, improve wave timing or learn more about riding “down the line”. Is also a good idea if you are new to the area and want to be familiarized with the surf spots and hazards to watch out for. 

The lesson will be tailored to your skill level and you and your instructor will both paddle out on separate boards . You’ll be provided with feedback and tips to improve your surfing technique. Intermediate surf lessons are a fun way to grow and improve as a surfer. 

  • Improving paddling and timing the wave
  • Pop-up analysis and improvement
  • Surf stance
  • Reading the waves & wave selection
  • Riding down the line

The intermediate surf lesson fee includes a brief technique review on the beach and 1 hour of water time.

$90 for one person (board rental additional fee), Group rates available: 2 people $150, 3 people $180 Board rental $10 per person.

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Kids surf lessons (age 5 and up)

Kids are amazing at picking up surfing. Learning to surf at an early age can open up a lifetime of mastering the skill and love of the ocean. Small group surf lessons are available too. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family and learn something new.

  • Curriculum based surf lessons
  • Professional Educator Instructor
  • Fun and easygoing teaching style

Kids surf lessons are very condition dependent. Our instructor will help select a time and location that provide the best opportunity for children to take surf lessons.

RATES

$90 lesson for one , $100 with board rental.

Group rates: 2 students $160, $180 with 2 board rentals.

3 students $210 (includes Kim plus an assistant), $240 with 3 board rentals.

Group lesson rates available, please text or call for details.

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