1.5hr Lessons – $75/per
Group rate – $65/per (min 4)
• We customize the board to you
• Location of your choice (party beach vs. solitude)hilton bike rack image
• Rental after lesson & rental only option available
• Extra lesson time option (by the hour)
• Beach gear available too
Notes on surf lessons & rentals :
Surf lessons should be reserved in advance at least 48hrs so we can secure a private instructor just for you. Rentals do not require advance reservations, but it is suggested. Surf lessons include comprehensive instruction on all aspects of reading, catching, and riding waves, with emphasis on repeatable techniques, reading the water, and safety that you can use going forward in your surfing development. Our instruction includes a brief land-based intro to surfboard shape and styles, reading waves, currents, wind and tide, and proper techniques for handling your board in the water, body positioning and posture, and the processes for catching and riding waves. In the water, your instructor will aid you in applying what you’ve learned, and will work with you to correct mistakes, and develop a pattern of catching and riding waves. Our goal is to get you up and riding, but foremost in our efforts are ensuring your safety and having fun.
You can take the cruise provided transportation to the beach, but you’ll have to go where they go, and that is Alan Shephard Park, along with everyone on your ship! If you want to go to someplace else, say the Cocoa Beach Pier, or a quiet stretch of beach, then you’ll need to take a taxi. We’ll help you determine a spot when you call to make a reservation.
Ask for the “Rate 1” or better pricing. Most beach locations are an equal distance or shorter than most “Rate 1” locations and as such, should cost less, not more. In 2015, this is $6/person, and $20 for a family is not unreasonable. Some locations may be beyond the “Rate 1” zone, such as Lori Wilson Park. You’ll pay more, but should be able to negotiate a reasonable fare. Good luck!
Go local and go to a less crowded stretch of beach. You’ll have to take a taxi, but everywhere you’ll go is within 10 minutes so there is very little concern about getting back to your ship. The pier is a great place for fun crowds and isn’t typically loaded with other cruise guests. Cherie Down Park is very close to the cruise terminal and you’ll likely be the only cruise passengers there. There’s no access to retail here, so you’ll have to bring your own drinks/food, etc., but you can ask your driver to run you by a convenience store. We have coolers, chairs, everything you may need for a day at the beach.
Note on gratuity:
Surf instructors are independent contractors and rely on tips as a significant component of their overall income and your gratuity for their superior service is suggested, although not required. A typical gratuity for instructors is similar to restaurant tips, 10-20% based on your satisfaction. Thank you.