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Small-Group Surf Lesson on the Outer Banks

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US$ 79.50
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    What to Expect
    This private surf lesson meets at a centrally located shop in Nags Head, with a morning or afternoon start time scheduled according to the low tide. Park in the shop's lot and leave the car keys behind the counter with a staff member so belongings remain safe. After meeting the surf instructor(s), they will help the sign-in process for the class and get suited up in a wetsuit (provided if necessary). After suiting up, the instructor will select the proper surfboards for everyone involved. Afterwards, head across the road to the beach in Nags Head.

    From there, the instructor will provide an overview of the lesson. They will lead through the surf school's 'Practice Safe Surf' safety protocols, help with some stretching exercises, and give an on-beach demonstration of proper paddling and standing-up techniques. After the demonstration, try some paddling and popping up skills for your instructor, who will offer tips and pointers to help through the process. At this point, it's time to head into the water.

    Upon hitting the water, your instructor will help students onto their boards to start paddling. Head out to the 'line up' where an instructor will help each person individually catch their own waves. The process includes helping the student identify good waves, when to start paddling for a wave, the proper way to line up the wave, and of course, when to pop up after catching the wave. If help is needed getting back out, the instructor will be there to help.

    Overall, get about 90-minutes of surfing and a lifetime worth of great memories.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Farmdog Surf School, LLC
    Departure Time
    Between 8:00am and 2:00pm, varies according to low tide
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • All equipment
    • Wetsuit, if necessary
    • Professional guide
    • Small-group
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • It is recommended to bring appropriate swimwear such as a bathing suit, towel, and sunscreen
    • There are never more than three students per surf instructor
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Time varies according to low tide. May start as early as 8am and as late as 2pm
    • At the time of booking you will be contacted with your start time for your particular date
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    The entire staff was extremely friendly, from the individual booking the lesson to all the instructors. Was an amazing experience and would highly recommend to anyone looking for an introduction to surfing!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Gkurowski
    Hannah B, Manager at Farmdog Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

    Thank you for visiting!

    Reviewed 19 July 2019

    My sons ages 7, 9 and 9 did five lessons during our three week OBX stay. They loved the first day - all three were standing and catching waves with the help of the instructors who were patience, friendly and relaxed - so we kept...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank SingaporeLeahys
    Hannah B, Manager at Farmdog Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

    Yay, thank you!

    Reviewed 13 July 2019

    Booked last minute surf lessons for my family and they quickly accommodated. Lessons were excellent and instructor was versatile enough to teach a wide range of ages of 13, 20, and 50. Thank you Farmdog!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jefferson M
    Hannah B, Manager at Farmdog Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

    You're welcome, thanks for the visit!

    Reviewed 29 June 2019

    My 6 year old participated in a couple group surf lessons and it was pretty amazing! The group was small, the waves were perfect, and the instructors were fantastic. I look forward to getting her in more lessons in the future! Thank you Emily, Farmer,...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Wendy R
    Hannah B, Manager at Farmdog Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Wendy, thanks again! Your grand daughter was shredding!

    Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

    We booked a small group of three 20yos for a private lesson. It was a great price and the instructor was both kind and knowledgeable I highly recommend Willow as your instructor. Follow her instructions and you will have a good time.

    Thank 1zacharyg
    Hannah B, Manager at Farmdog Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Thank you! Glad you guys had a great time, come see us again!

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