South Padre Surf Company - Texas Surf Camps Surfing Lessons Year Round Texas Surf School South Padre Island Texas
Year-Round Surfing Lessons at Beautiful South Padre Island Texas!

Lessons are held daily all year-round (reservation required) at Isla Blanca Beach Park near the jetty. ($4 admission to the park, there are showers, restrooms, snackbar and a large shaded pavilion) . This is the surfing area of South Padre Island, where the best waves break, it is also the best surf in the entire Gulf of Mexico! The bottom is sand, no rocks or reef, and we teach in shallow water where you can stand up if you need to. You do not even need to know how to swim! Safe Soft Surfboards with leashes, lycra surf shirts
and wetsuits if needed are provided. We also take pictures of each student
to post on our surf lesson gallery
, you can download them for free or show your friends and family! We regularly teach children as young as 3-5,
(an incredible confidence builder and introduction to the ocean and the
waves, we closely and carefully work with each child to ensure a safe & memorable experience)
and adults into their 60's, (nothing like seeing
your kids face when you tell them you went SURFING!)

*NOTE: We welcome anyone, regardless of age,
physical ability or disability!

MAP of Isla Blanca Beach Park


We will meet you on the beach at the south end of the Island at Isla Blanca Park. Be on time!
Be sure to arrive at the beach at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson. Get changed into your swimwear, sunblock on, stretch and ready to get in the water BEFORE YOUR LESSON BEGINS. If you are late, unless we are notified your space will be lost to the next scheduled lesson. (MAP + DIRECTIONS) After you enter the park drive past the Dolphin Cove then turn in by the big statue. Park in the small parking lot by the rock jetty, you'll see the beach and jetties. Lessons are held near the jetty. Look for our a yellow truck with bright yellow surfboards, or we may be in the water with a lesson so walk to the water's edge and you'll see the bright yellow surfboards and students and instructors wearing bright red SPSC rashguards. If you still can't find us try our cell phone at 956-433-6439. If you can't make it for some reason, please give us a courtesy call.

We supply the surfboards with leash, lycra surf shirts, and wetsuits if needed in the cooler months. Bring swimwear (ladies should wear boardshorts, the waves will rearrange your bikini), towel, and... A BIG SMILE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!!
Students should wear 50SPF waterproof/sweat proof sunblock, the sun in south Texas is HOT! Everyone gets a surfboard, you won't be standing around waiting your turn!

You'll be surfing in 1 lesson, guaranteed!
We teach you everything you need to know to get started, basic surfing and paddling techniques, surf etiquette, wave knowledge, water safety and rip current info, and more!
Nearly everyone we teach is able to surf on their own after the lesson.
We rent surfboards only to students for $20/day after the lesson.

• Lessons are taught in shallow water, no students are allowed in water deeper than
they can stand up.

Safe Soft Surfboards are used for all lessons, with leashes for safety and soft rubber fins. (The most common cause of injury while surfing is from being struck by a hard surfboard.)
Rachel and Gene are highly experienced ocean lifeguards, lifelong surfers, ocean rescue certified (we would never let our children learn to surf from someone unless they were at minimum certified at ocean rescue) and CPR certified water safety experts, you couldn't be in better hands! We consider it a priviledge and honor to take your child into the ocean, and take the responsibility seriously.
You will be falling repeatedly in shallow water, no diving!
ANY PRE-EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS MUST BE MENTIONED before lessons, you may need your doctor's permission.
Non-swimmers and small children must wear lifejackets.

Surfing is a pure and healthy high energy physical sport that demands an adequate level of fitness. Paddling out through the waves requires a bit of endurance and lots of energy, (a solid breakfast usually does the trick!) But, even if you are unable to paddle, we will do it for you, and push you into the waves, you can just stand up and enjoy the ride! Practice popping up on your feet from a laying position, a cool surfboard rug is a fun way to practice at home. Swimming laps in a pool is a great way to get physically conditioned, building arm and upper body strength along with stamina. Weightlifting will prepare and strengthen you. Competitive swimmers are usually very quick learners! Skateboarding actually helps a lot too. Watch some surf videos and get stoked! Also, check out this area surf information page.

Be sure to arrive at the beach at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson. Get changed into your swimwear, sunblock on, stretch and ready to get in the water BEFORE YOUR LESSON BEGINS. If you are late, unless we are notified your space will be lost to the next scheduled lesson.


Contact us for pricing on the 1 hour lessons. Special Family and Group discounts available.
Cash or travelers check only, we do not accept credit cards.

Reservations required, Call 956-772-7272 or email South Padre Surf Co.

If you are not going to make it for your scheduled lesson, please make a courtesy call to cancel 24 hours in advance.

Only students can rent a surfboard for $20/day after the lesson.

Fun Day Camps, held Tuesdays and Saturdays all summer!

Surf camps are also held throughout the fall, winter, spring break and the rest of the year.


School or Church groups, Scouts, family, friends, family reunions,
sports teams, etc. special rates and packages available.


That's right, invite your friends to the coolest beach party they will
never forget! We provide all the equipment, personalized instruction,
and all the fun! Call for availability and pricing. All ages.

Need a break from the office? Come visit our office and build teamwork and togetherness among your staff. Share laughter and memories that will bond co-workers. Each event is tailored to your needs, catering and special hotel packages also available, call for availability and pricing.

Compaq Company Surf Picnic
75 Strong!

Mansfield Surfari
a private surf adventure camp to Port Mansfield jetties for 2-4 persons.

Overnight camping plus surf instruction and surfboards
Day surfari plus surf instruction and surfboards

Call (956) 772-7272 or email
for much more information.
(Year-round except summer.)

Recent pictures of Mansfield 1 2 3 4 5

For any further information or questions call us at (956) 772-7272 or
email South Padre Surf Co. We'll be happy to help you!

Don't forget to take a minute to pick up litter!

Learn to Surf with South Padre Surf Company
at South Padre Island,
the #1 Surfing Destination on the Gulf Coast!