The Best Surf Lessons & Surfing Gear for the Beginner Surfer

Surf lessons, surf-gear reviews and tips for the beginner surfer.

Get a beginners surf lesson near you:


Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Jupiter, Melbourne Beach, Miami Beach and more on the east coast of Florida.


  • Oahu (Honolulu, Haleiwa, Ewa Beach)
  • Maui (Lahaina, Kula, Kihei)
  • Kauai (Hanalei Bay (near Princeville), Koloa (near Poipu))
  • Big Island (Kailua-Kona on the Kona Coast)

New Jersey
Cape May, Belmar, Point Pleasant, Ocean City, Bay Head and more at The Jersey Shore.

New York
Arverne, Far Rockaway Beach, Long Beach and more on Long Island.

North Carolina
Wrightsville Beach, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Wrightsville Beach and other locations on The Outer Banks.

South Carolina

Corpus Christi, Galveston, Port Aransas and more on Padre Island.

Virginia Beach and, well, Virginia Beach.

Learn to surf: Tips for newby surfers

How to Wash a Wetsuit After Surfing
Don't surf in a stinky wetsuit. Learn how to wash and properly care for your wetsuit.

Basic Surfing Etiquette Every Surfer Should Know
Learning to surf can be tricky. Here are some tips to make it easier.

Learn How to Paddle Fast and Catch Waves
Catch more wave. Have more fun surfing. It's that simple.

Learn How to Duck Dive a Surfboard
Learn to duck dive a surfboard, the right way.

Surfing Tips for Beginners Learning to Surf
Don't be so haole, you don't even know you're haole. Learn the rules of surfing.

How to Stand Up on a Surfboard
Standing up the right way is critical to surfing.

How to Wax a Surfboard
Learn to wax a surfboard ... the right way.

How to Take Care of Your Surfboard
Taking care of your surfboard means you get to surf more. It's that simple.

Tips for Buying Your First Surfboard
There is nothing like that new-to-you surfboard smell.

Practice Your Surfing Skills on Dry Land
You don't need an ocean to stay in surfing shape. Here's how.

Your Surfing Dictionary
Don't be a kook. Know what you are talking about.

Gear reviews for the grom in all of us

Surf Ponchos and Changing Towels
Surf Panchos are a great way to keep dry and warm, and make getting out of your wetsuit easy after a day at the beach.

Wetsuit Suit Bags
Wetsuit bags and mats are a critical part of wetsuit care.

Wetsuit Cleaner and Shampoos
Learn how to clean your wetsuit and which products to use to keep your wetsuit in top shape.

Surf Grass Mats
Surf Grass Mats conveniently remove sand from your feet, after you surf.

Pro Trainer Surf Mat
The Pro Trainer Surf Mat will help you learn how to surf the right way, even without an ocean.

Solarez Surfboard Ding Repair
Learn how to fix small damages to your surfboard with Solarez repair products.

Board Bandages
Board Bandages are the quick and easy way to temporarily repair your surfboard, and get back in the water.

Indo Board
Learn to use an Indo Board to for better balance, coordination, strength, so you can become a better surfer.

Si Balance Boards
Learn how to use Si Boards to help you get in shape and get ready to surf.

Catch Surf Beater Boards
Catch Surf Beater Boards are reliable and affordable first surfboard options.

Softech Softboard Surfboards
Softtech surfboards are fun for surfers of all ages and skill level.