Surf Lessons

Ready for a new kind of adventure? Take a surfing lesson in Avon, Buxton, or Frisco on Cape Hatteras North Carolina .

My goal is to make sure you have a fun and safe experience.

I love helping people of all ages and fitness levels experience the ocean in a new way in the Outer Banks. There’s no pressure, surf lessons are about fun and being playful.

My approach to lessons are set apart from other because my program is developed based on a curriculum for instruction that I have created that supports all types of learners (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). As a professional, doctorally trained educator, I understand the best ways to help you learn and help you have a positive experience.

Whether you’re visiting OBX or live here, contact me about taking surf lessons.

All lessons are weather and surf dependent. Conditions that are too rough can create a hazardous learning environment for both student and instructor .

Beginner Surf Experience

Thinking about learning to surf but not sure? I offer a Beginner Surf Experience. Together we will go to the beach, practice paddling and standing up using drills on the beach, and then take the board in the water to paddle around. This is a great kind of surf lesson for those who are nervous about trying surfing.  The experience includes 15 minutes of beach time and 30 minutes of water time.   $60, or $70 with board rental provided. Lessons are held at a beach location in Buxton, Frisco, or Hatteras, North Carolina.

Beginner Surf Lesson on Hatteras, Outer Banks

Ready to give surfing a go? That’s great news, it’s a wonderful life-changing sport. During a beginner surf lesson in OBX we will go to the beach and first practice paddling and standing up using drills on the beach. Then we will take the board in the water to paddle around first. After you are comfortable managing the board and paddling around we will help you try to catch waves using the techniques we practiced on the beach.

Some students are able to stand up on the board during the first lesson. Others enjoy catching waves on their knees or belly. It’s all fun no matter what you do!

The ability to stand up on waves is based on several factors including body strength, stamina, and wave conditions. Beginner surf lessons are also appropriate for those who have taken surf lessons in the past and want more help getting rides.

The surf beginner lesson fee includes 15 minutes of beach time and 45-55 minutes of water time.   

$100 lesson for one person, $110 with board rental. 

Group rates: 2 people $170, $190 with 2 board rentals.

3 people $210 (includes Kim plus an assistant), $240 with 3 board rentals.

Larger Group Rates Available, please ask. 

Lessons are held at a beach location in Buxton, Frisco, or Hatteras, North Carolina depending on tide and conditions.

Appropriate for ages 5 to 90. Good swimming skills are required. Read more about swimming requirements here… Please wear a life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer or are fearful in the water.  Life jackets are welcome.

Topics Included in the lesson:

  • Water, wave, and board safety
  • Rip currents
  • Paddling correctly
  • Pop-up, standing up
  • Surf stance
  • Hand positions
  • Reading the wave
  • Wave selection
  • Dismounting safely
  • Exiting the surf & shore break safely

Intermediate Surf Lessons on Hatteras Island

This is a great surf lesson for someone who is catching waves (whitewater waves or green waves) but wants to improve balance, have a smoother pop-up, or learn more about riding “down the line” on green waves.

Together we will paddle out to catch waves and I will provide you with techniques to improve your wave catching ability and surfing. Intermediate surf lessons are a fun way to grow and improve as a surfer. Lessons are held at a beach location in Buxton, Frisco, or Hatteras, North Carolina depending on tide and conditions.

The intermediate surf lesson fee includes a brief technique review on the beach and 1 hour of water time.   $90 for one person (board rental additional fee), Group rates available: 2 people $150, 3 people $180 Board rental $10 per person.

  • Improving paddling
  • Pop-up analysis and improvement
  • Surf stance
  • Hand positions
  • Reading the wave
  • Wave selection

Surf Guide- Hatteras Island, North Carolina

Looking to have the best surf experience possible on Hatteras Island?  Let us guide you to the right break for the right conditions for Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras, North Carolina. Includes up to 2 people, water, and snacks. Guide services are for 3 hours. $160. Rental boards available for additional costs. Surf photography services also available. See below.

Surf Companion

Surfing alone is not always fun or safe. If you are visiting the OBX and looking for a surf companion, then give us a shout.  Sam, myself, or one of our other guides can join you in the water. Safety is always a concern so we’ll only go out when the conditions are appropriate for your wellbeing and ours too. Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and Hatteras, North Carolina. Instruction and guide service not included. $30 per 1.5 hours.

I enjoy helping other women experience surfing and grow as a surfer. If you’re looking for someone to surf with in the area, please message me, our Companion service can be tailored to your own level and needs.

Surf Photography

Create surf memories and improve your technique with surf photos whether you are an advanced surfer or a beginner. We will meet you at a location on Hatteras Island (Avon, Frisco, Buxton, Hatteras) to photograph your surf session. Up to 2 people for 1.5 hours $100 includes high res digital images transferred by Dropbox.