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Best team building event ever!

Peter and Tripp taught me and 5 of my co-workers how to surf as a team building exercise. It was... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
MandiZmouth
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Dade City, Florida
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Great place to learn to surf

Peter & Tripp were great instructors & the boards (LiquidShredders)were perfect for beginning... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
LuluzinhaN
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Charleston, South Carolina
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At Charleston Surf Lessons, it’s our passion to help you discover the exhilaration of surfing and catch the perfect wave. Charge the surf with us today!
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3rd St. West, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Peter and Tripp taught me and 5 of my co-workers how to surf as a team building exercise. It was freezing outside and the water temp was 57 degrees, but this was an amazing experience! They made sure everyone was able to stand up and...More

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for the kind words! You all were troopers in some cold conditions! Glad you had fun, and you all were naturals. Glad the party wave was caught on camera!

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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Peter & Tripp were great instructors & the boards (LiquidShredders)were perfect for beginning surfers. Instructors are knowledgeable and patient. It was a blast & thanks to excellent instruction on the beach, I caught the wave & popped right up on my first try - &...More

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate it and we had a blast working with you last summer. Hope you've been well and looking forward to seeing you soon! -Peter

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

My 9 year old daughter has always wanted to learn to surf, her younger brother is Autistic and gets to do Surfers Healing every year. She had a great experience and was so happy she finally got to also! Thanks so much!

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you for the review Leslie! Glad we could get your daughter in the water for a little!

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

We started our kids surfing with Peter and his team three (3) years ago and it has been the greatest experience for them. Not only have they learned an amazing new sport but they have so much more appreciation for the ocean. I would highly...More

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you so muck Deanna! Means a lot to us and been a pleasure working with Kenny and Ava. Hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Saw these guys on the beach and booked for my town teenage nieces later in the week. They had such a good time and really enjoyed themselves. They said it was the best part of the trip. Highly recommend you give it a try!

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you Danielle! Glad we could make some memories for your nieces!

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

This was a great experience for older Girl Scout Troop! The teachers were helpful and encouraging to beginners! Highly recommend!

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Thank you so much!

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Best Surf Instruction in Charleston! Safety is top priority! Exceptionally professional both owner, Peter, and head instructor, Trip.  As a beginner surfer, was put at ease knowing Trip had 25 yrs surf experience. His passions for surfing & conservation, combined with expert knowledge, dedication, patience,...More

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

Hi Bethany, thank you so much for the kind words! Glad you felt comfortable and had fun. See you soon!

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

The boys were excited and scared before the lesson and after they were exhausted and totally ready to go at it again. Their instructor, CT was great! He kept them all focused and ready for the next wave. It was so much fun that we...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to Peter, Tripp and other instructors for making our group surf lesson a day to remember! The guys were so patient and helpful in teaching the teen/tweet girls to surf in rougher than normal conditions. We all walked away exhilarated and eager for...More

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IslaSurfSchool, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Thanks so much Tammie, so glad it went well! Enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks for coming out to Isla!

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

my 2 teenage girls had a lesson with Victoria. The conditions were challenging and Victoria did a great job teaching them how to navigate these conditions and improve their skills. They would like to go again next summer.

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I would recommend morning rather than afternoon for two reasons: 1.) the wind picks up in the afternoon causing the waves to loose some of their shape making it harder to catch a wave. 2.) if you are not used to being at the... More
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