Surf lessons are 60 minutes and include the use of a surfboard and a rash guard. Lessons start on the beach with land instruction that covers proper surfing techniques, such as paddling, positioning yourself on the board, standing, wave selection, types of surfboard, and surf etiquette. We will also discuss the day’s surf conditions and how they will affect the guests and ocean safety. When the land lesson is over, we will go into the ocean. Where I will push and coach guests into waves and tell them what they are doing right or wrong. During the water lesson guests will learn that the ocean and waves are constantly changing due to tides and swell conditions, so I will help guests pick and choose the best waves. I will provide students with enough information and instruction, so they feel comfortable to surf the waves on their own by the end of the lesson. Our lessons are both safe and fun! After the lesson, guest will have an additional hour of free use of the equipment for additional practice. We are the only experience that offers this! You can get more information from our website www.surfarisurfshop.com. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
I established Surfari Surf School in 2005. I have decades of experience with surf instruction, and a background consisting of 10 years of Ocean Lifeguarding with Volusia County Beach Safety here in Daytona Beach, FL and spent many years as an elementary educator. I am a long-time local surfer with a passion for teaching surfing, so my goal is to offer a quality surf lesson that is safe, fun, and beneficial to my guests. I have won awards which attest to my strong waterman abilities which promote a safe environment. I was nominated for lifeguard of the year in 1992, I won the Volusia County Lifeguard Ironman Event in 1995, and I won my age group run/swim event at the USLA National Lifeguard Championships in Daytona Beach in 2017. I have also taught surf lessons in Mission Beach San Diego for the last 20 years, where we have successfully
Surfboard with a leash and a rash guard.
My surf shop is in Ormond Beach just about 2 miles north of the World’s Most Famous Beach and my hometown Daytona Beach, FL. There is a free public parking lot across from my surf shop or guests can park on the beach for a fee. Surfari Surf Shop is located between the beach and the serene Halifax River. There are many local restaurants and shops across the street as well. In addition to surf lessons, I also offer surf equipment rentals.
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