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Surf City Surf School

107 North Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6718
+1 910-616-2280
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Outstanding service

My family and I traveled here several weeks ago and I booked a private lesson for my seven year... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Julia S
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Greeley, Colorado
Worth every penny

We took a group surf lesson on our week-long stay on Topsail Island. Our group of six (four early... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
179tristav
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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As Topsail Island's only surf school, we provide a learning experience that is jam packed with fun, laughter, and SURFING! We pride ourselves in safety and successful instruction. Our "Surf Schoolhouse" serves as our home base, supplying a convenient area to meet, park and shred! We also offer our locally designed and manufactured SCSS brand - hats, tees, rash guards and more, all centered around Surf City, NC. Rentals are available for hourly, daily or weekly rates. Paddle boarding lessons, tours and rentals available. Give us a hoot, we'd love to show you what stoke is all about!
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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107 North Shore Drive, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6718
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

My family and I traveled here several weeks ago and I booked a private lesson for my seven year old. It was supposed to last 1.5-2hours, but after about 15 minutes my son was already ready to catch some waves. He surfed for about 5...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We took a group surf lesson on our week-long stay on Topsail Island. Our group of six (four early teens and two forty-somethings) were all new to surfing, and a bit nervous about how well we would do. The instructors (Cody, Blake, Noah, Chase &...More

Thank 179tristav
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Cody, Blake, Noah, Chase, Brycen and the guys were amazing! If there was a rating higher than "excellent" they would have earned it. Everyone rode in some waves and had the best time. We are all still talking about it.....highly recommend!

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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I did this with our 3 girls (ages 10-6) and had such a great time. The instructors were so good with the kids, playing with them and coaxing them back in the water when they were nervous. They made the experience of...More

Thank JNFM
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Not only can you get your surf on with Cody and the guys at Surf City Surf School, now you can enjoy a delicious taco when you get out of the water! Shaka Taco, the edible side of SCSS, is a tasty addition to your...More

Thank Shannon S
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I did surf lesson couple years ago and it was super great experience. This time we rented paddle boards for paddle boarding. Cody was not only helping us to get paddle boards to the water but also taught us how to do it. Me and...More

Thank semikim
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

My kids had a surf lesson here and loved it. The lesson was supposed to last about an hour, but the instructor worked with them for 2 hours, until he felt like they had the best experience he could give them. At one point he...More

Thank ogghawaii
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Shred T, Owner at Surf City Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Awesome to hear you had an enjoyable experience. We LOVE surfing and love sharing it with others. Thank you for taking the time to share with us! Cheers!

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Because we were only 2 for the lesson, we had an instructor each which was nice. Other than that, the guys were good at explaining and very friendly and easy going. I would very much recommend this place.

Thank Kasper P
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience! Cody and the crew did a great job of making me feel comfortable and welcome, especially since this was my first time surfing! I would highly recommend!

Thank Bethany B
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Cody and the rest of the surfing instructors were top notch! They took our group of 8 people out and we were all able to ride dozens of waves for a once and a lifetime experience. They were professional, encouraging and fun. We had one...More

Thank DeAnna R
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