Experience hosted by Glenn

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.

What you'll do

I will meet the guest(s) at the beach, make introductions, have a conversation about the guest's experience and goals, and then begin the lesson. I will first ensure that my guest knows about ocean safety, including what a rip current is and what to do if they encounter one, and I will discuss surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surfboard they are using, what the different parts of the surfboard are and what they're for, and answer any questions they might have. I will then demonstrate how to surf using various techniques. I'll have the guest practice popping up on the board while the board is on the sand, giving pointers on technique, stance and foot placement. Once they feel comfortable popping up on the sand, we'll go into the water. Learning to "pop up" often takes about 5 minutes to master. The rest of the hour and a half will be in the water where I'll coach the guest on paddling, board stance, and catching a wave. When the guest is comfortable, I will push them into a wave. Those new to surfing have often caught their first wave with this instruction! Let me teach you how to surf!
I will meet the guest(s) at the beach, make introductions, have a conversation about the guest's experience and goals, and then begin the lesson. I will first ensure that my guest knows about ocean safety, including what a rip current is and what to do if they encounter one, and I will discuss surfing etiquette. Surf boards are provided, unless the guest wants to use their own. I'll talk about the surfboard they are using, what the different par…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboards

Meet your Host, Glenn

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 67 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I grew up in Wilmington, NC, and I've been surfing my whole life. Surfing is my passion, and teaching surfing to others is my purpose. I have taught surfing for many years--and love to see the thrill on my students' faces when they catch a wave! I provide safe instruction: I am CPR and Life Guard certified. In addition to bringing my local experience, I have also surfed all over the globe. I am flexible in the time of day I can offer lessons, depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Reach out to me if my availability calendar is full and I will try to accommodate outside my typical schedule.
I grew up in Wilmington, NC, and I've been surfing my whole life. Surfing is my passion, and teaching surfing to others is my purpose. I have taught surfing for many years--and love to see the thrill on my students' faces when they catch a wave! I provide safe instruction: I am CPR and Life Guard certified. In addition to bringing my local experience, I have also surfed all over the globe. I am flexible in the time of day I can offer lessons, depending on weather, wind and tide conditions. Reach…
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From $75/ person

$75 per person
$75 per person
$75 per person

Where you'll be

The location of the surf lesson depends on where the guest or guests are staying. I offer lessons at all beaches around Wilmington NC. The most popular beaches for lessons are Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach there is a sure charge to go to cb an kb. I can also accommodate any time during the day just message me.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 67 reviews.

Jaelynn
January 2022
Had a blast! Learned so much and feel so much more confident on the board now. Glenn was super helpful, encouraging, and informative.
Elizabeth
October 2021
Book this! Glenn is great, and the water even in October was comfortable. Doesn’t matter how good or bad you are, just a lovely experience to be in the water and enjoying yourself!
Justin
September 2021
Was a great experience. Glenn was very knowledgeable and helpful. We would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who has wanted to give surfing a chance but was always to nervous.
Ann Marie
September 2021
My friend and I had the best time learning to surf with Glenn. We’re both total amateurs, but Glenn was able to help us get up on the board and actually ride some waves! Thank you for a great lesson Glenn!
Ashley
September 2021
Me and my friend had a great surfing lesson with Glenn! We both had never tried surfing before and with Glenn’s help we were able to stand up and ride a few waves. It was so much fun & if you’re interested in trying surfing I’d highly recommend a lesson with Glenn!
Megan
September 2021
Had an amazing time at Wrightsville beach, and managed to start getting up by the end. Would definitely recommend Glenn for a fun, effective, and laid back lesson!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.

What to bring

Wet suit from Aussie Island surf shop at the beach

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.