The best surf lessons & surfing gear, and foamie surfboard reviews for kids and the beginner surfer. You know, groms.

Surf lessons, surf-gear and surfboard 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

Must-Have Surfing Gear Essentials

Rareform Bags
Duffle bags, back packs, board bags and more. All are unique and made out of recycled billboard material.

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.

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

Soft Tops and Foamie Surfboards

Foamie Surfboards - Everything you need to know.
Get the skinny on foamies and soft top surfboards for beginners and experienced surfers alike.

Best Foamie Surfboards
We've compiled a list of soft top surfboards to make buying easier for you. Check out our quick-hit foamie surfboards reviews.

Almond Surfboards
Check out the R-Series foamie surfboard that is designed to perform and be recycled.

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.

Mick Fanning Softboards
Mick has a few softboards that the transitionary surfer who is looking for a smaller surfboard and the intermediate surfer will both enjoy.

Wavestorm from Costco
It kicked off the foamie surfboard revolution. See how the Wavestorm stands up to today's standards.

Balance Boards & Other Surfing Training

Best Balance Boards for Surfers
From the basis to the more advanced, we put together a list of the best balance boards for surfing.

Indo Board
Learn to use the original balance board, the Indo Board, 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.

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

Surfboard and Wetsuit Repair and Maintenance

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

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.