Learn to Surf During Your Stay at the Ocean Reef

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You are in a new city — a new city with an ocean in its backyard. Why not try something new, like surfing?

Surfing is a sport that is accessible only when you are along the coast, and it is fun for everyone — and with Myrtle Beach’s reputation for having smaller-sized waves, it is perfect for anyone who is just starting out on a board! Many surf shops in the area offer board rentals, surf gear and even the newest surf fashions.  And one of the great things about Myrtle Beach is that the surfing community is eager to share its love for the ocean with visitors and get them up on that wave.

Check out one of these surf shops and schools to book a lesson with an excellent, certified surf instructor:

  1. Surf City Surf Shop: Located just blocks from the beach and close to Ocean Reef Resort, Surf City excels in giving lessons, both privately and for groups! With each lesson lasting an hour and a half and taught by certified instructors, you can learn the basics and become comfortable on a board right away. Already know how to surf, or want to practice on your own? Surf City also provides board rentals by the half day, day or week, and always ensures that each board is in tip-top shape!
  2. Eternal Wave Surf Shop: With just a short drive down to Surfside Beach, you can find a local favorite surf shop, Eternal Wave. Rated on TripAdvisor as one of the top things to do while in Surfside Beach, a surf lesson is sure to provide your money’s worth with an hour of one-on-one instruction from one of their amazing instructors! They offer their lessons throughout the year, so you are able to learn whether your vacation is in the dead of winter or the dog days of summer. Not into surfing, or want to try something a little less intense? Eternal Wave also offers lessons in other water activities, such as kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.
  3. Palmetto Surf School: With a belief that surfing is something that can be picked up at any age, this small school run by owners Patrick and Keaton is a favorite of visitors and has been highly rated by customers. Palmetto Surf School is all about learning the basics and making surfing as easy and enjoyable for people of all ages! They run their business mainly from their van and help make it easier by coming to you rather than you going to them. From teaching large groups of kids to private, one-on-one lessons, this school can get you on your way to surfing like a pro in no time!

 With many great instructors and miles of coast, Myrtle Beach is a great place to spend a day learning to surf and catching some waves. And with its oceanfront location and great accommodations and amenities, the Ocean Reef Resort provides a great home base for doing just that. So grab a board and book a lesson — because surf’s up, dudes!