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
you can download them for free or show your friends
and family! We regularly teach children as young
(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
your kids face when you tell them you went SURFING!)
We welcome anyone, regardless of age,
physical ability or disability!
MAP of Isla Blanca Beach Park
WHERE DO WE MEET?
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
(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.
WHAT DO I BRING?
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!
WHAT DO WE LEARN?
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
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
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!
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,
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.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR
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
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.
us for pricing on the 1 hour lessons. Special Family and Group
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.
students can rent a surfboard for $20/day after the lesson.
SUMMER SURF CAMPS.
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,
sports teams, etc. special rates and packages available.
That's right, invite your friends to the coolest beach party they
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
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
(956) 772-7272 or email
for much more information.
(Year-round except summer.)
pictures of Mansfield 1
For any further information
or questions call us at (956) 772-7272 or
Padre Surf Co. We'll be happy to help you!
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