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Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons

220 W Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-813-7897
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Seven family members (2 adults, two teens and 3 kids under 12) took a group lesson together. All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra R
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Great lesson in rough conditions

Had a great private lesson from Tripp. Despite some rough conditions, we were able to get a couple... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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We offer a wide variety of lessons that will fit everyone's needs and budget. From private lessons, group lessons, yoga & surf packages, corporate outings, parties, and camps, we do it all! We are your one stop shop for surfing in the Charleston area. We provide professional instructors who are CPR/AED/First Aid certified, the best equipment, and the widest range of lesson options. We pride ourselves on giving the best and most fun lessons on the beach. Book a lesson with us and experience the Isla difference. We will have you riding waves in no time!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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220 W Arctic Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seven family members (2 adults, two teens and 3 kids under 12) took a group lesson together. All but 1 enjoyed the lesson very much. My niece didn’t really get the attention she needed to get through the surf, (she’s petite and the board was...More

Thank Sandra R
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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sandra! Sorry to hear your niece did not have the best time. We will make up for it next time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great private lesson from Tripp. Despite some rough conditions, we were able to get a couple dozen waves in. Even if you don't have any experience on a board, it's worth a shot.

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peter and his crew of instructors did a great job with a large group of our kids. It was a mix of ages and techniques along with not ideal surf conditions. They adapted the class to ensure safety and fun for all. He even had...More

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Glad the kids had fun despite the rougher conditions! Glad everyone had fun though!

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time learning to surf with Isla Surf School. Trip is an amazing instructor and such an interesting guy. We had so much fun we went back for a second round! Trip- if you're ever in Chicago you have a place to...More

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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kevin! Trip is the best!

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We LOVED our weekend at Folly Beach, SC. ISLA Surf School was a major highlight of the weekend. The whole crew there was welcoming, fun, and obviously excited about their jobs. Our instructor - Trip - was fantastic! He knew what he was talking about...More

1  Thank Maya G
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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Maya! Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the wealth of knowledge that Trip has! See you next time!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Tommy was an ah-mazing instructor: very knowledgeable, personable, and most importantly: patient. He walked us through the technique and then took us out on the water. The waves were choppy, and I had a hard time fighting through but he was so patient with us...More

1  Thank Shanice S
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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you for the kind words Shanice! Glad you had fun and Tommy is the best!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We took a group of 6 people from work to go surfing and peter and tommy were the best ever! They taught us the basics then we went straight out onto the water. It was so much fun and we all got up on our...More

Thank Gina C
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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Gina! Glad you had fun!

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Wow such a great morning with Peter and Tommy! We came as a culture event with our job and IT WAS A BLAST! They taught us everything we needed to know quickly and then we got straight to surfing! They both were so fun and...More

Thank Lauren P
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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thank you Lauren, what a great day!

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Reviewed 20 March 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

Thank Amanda M
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Peter M, Owner at Isla Surf School - Charleston Surf Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 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 9 March 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 9 March 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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Shelly P
5 June 2018|
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Response from Peter M | Property representative |
We do not offer windsurfing. We offer a variety of surf lessons and surf camps. Thanks!
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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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