What to expect from your first surf lesson

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Headed out to catch a wave on the North Shore? Here are some of the things you can expect during your first surf lesson with Surf N Sea!

Getting ready:
As you head to your first surf lesson, make sure you pack all the essentials. (LINK TO OTHER BLOG) We suggest eating a light snack that will keep you full while you work out, staying hydrated and ensuring you have the proper sun protection, either by lathering up with some SPF or by wearing a surf shirt.

Getting started:
Make sure you communicate with our instructors to let them know if you have any concerns or questions about learning to surf. All of our instructors have different teaching styles, but they are able to accommodate any concerns you have — just let us know!

Difficulty level:
Surfing does take a level of athleticism and fitness. You should be a competent swimmer, and ready to get a workout in! Standing and balancing on a surf board can be a challenge. Bring a good attitude though, and you’ll go far.

Surfed before?
Sometimes, those who have taken lessons from other surf shops or in other locations think about renting boards from our shop to surf in Haleiwa. However, we caution against this. Even having a lesson on Waikiki is different than surfing the North Shore. We’re the surfing capital of the world, and conditions can be challenging, including rip tides, changing currents, reefs and even other surfers. Our instructors are well-versed in these conditions, and can help you navigate and maintain proper surfing etiquette.

The details:
Our lessons take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. The lessons will either be for standup paddle boarding or surfing; the first person to sign up dictates which sport the instructor will cover that day. Children are welcome, so long as they can swim and parents accompany them. All equipment is provided for the three-hour lesson.

Signing up:
If you’re ready to hit the waves, sign up online! If you have any questions, our shop is always happy to answer.

See you on the water!