My husband and I attended surf school on July 9, 2014. There was a group of about twelve of us ranging in age from 8ish to 40ish working with four instructors (Dylan, Matt, Huck and Logan).
They had two tents set up on the beach right by the water directly behind Captain Dave's restaurant, exactly as they describe. We showed up early because we were worried we would have trouble, but we had no issues finding them.
For $80 each, we received three hours of instruction, use of their surfboards, use of a rash guard shirt, snacks and a bagful of goodies (stickers, Billabong camp tshirt, coupons, etc.).
Camp started with brief instructions (10-15 mins) on proper stance, how to get up and how to maneuver the board through the water. The instructors were very clear and answered questions that we had patiently. After that, we were on our way to the water. We got belly down on our boards and then the instructors would watch the water for good waves. When they saw one, they would count to 3 and then push the board into the wave. We just had to get up and ride. I was shocked at how quickly everyone caught on. When we got back to the instructor they would give us feedback on things we could do better the next time. Everyone took turns doing this for about an hour and a half and then we took a break. We could sit in the shade under their tents and they provided Cliff bars to whomever wanted to take one. After break, the instructors showed us some more techniques to try out and then we were back in the water for the rest of the session.
I was very impressed on how great the instructors were. They were all young guys with a passion for surfing and they truly wanted us to walk away loving to surf, as well. I thought they were very professional, knowledgeable and worked well with all of the campers.
Overall, I think this was a great experience. We had a blast and would recommend this to anyone visiting the Destin area who wants to give surfing a try.
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