St. Augustine Surf School

Learn to surf in St. Augustine!

2 Ocean Trace Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32080
  • (904) 206-7873
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  • St. Augustine Surf School provides surf camps and private lessons. The surf school prides themselves on their fun, educational approach to learning how to surf. Surf camps are a week-long endeavor. Whether visitors book a lesson or participate in surf camp, they will leave fully understanding proper water etiquette, water safety and how to take care of St. Augustine's coastal environment.

    Dustin Estes, founder and Head Coach at St. Augustine Surf School, is an East Coast Champion Surfer and takes great pride in teaching people how to surf. He has traveled the world surfing and teaching people how to surf. He promotes a healthy learning environment by providing organic snacks, fun exercise techniques, and environmental awareness. The rest of the instructors share the same vision as Dustin Estes.

    St. Augustine Surf School donates a portion of their proceeds to Keepers of the Coast, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the beaches of North East Florida. They also partake in "Pick Up 3," a practice began by a 10 year old boy who thought that if everyone on the beach picked up three pieces of trash it would make a difference. Campers and students join with the surf coaches to make St. Augustine's coast beautiful and litter free. Visitors can book a week of surf school or private lessons. They will leave with an environmental awareness and the knowledge of how to surf.

  • Reviews

    5
    Our lesson was fantastic!!! I have to admit I (the mom) was a little nervous. Surfing was something my daughter wanted to try while she was in school in Florida. I bought her some lessons for christmas. She surprised me and scheduled lessons together. The instructor was patient with me and adventuress with my daughter. We had a great time!! Wish I lived closer so I could go again!!! Anyone thinking about trying surfing out should do so with this group and why not make it a family activity?

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    5
    We had a great time watching Ollie with our kids. He was great with the kids aged 7, 15 & 17. We rented boards for the kids all week and they had a blast. We rented a condo directly on Butler Beach about 100 yrds from the school. We rented the same condo this summer and have the kids lessons and boards again with Dustin. Great guy to do business with!

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    5
    I've had three surf lessons this year and have worked with all of the instructors and they are all so great :)! They really have helped me learn to surf and every single time I go I improve and get better and better :). The lessons are so much fun and I always feel really safe. I will be doing more lessons as I really enjoy the coaching with every lesson and am loving to surf so much :-D! I highly recommend St Augustine Surf School to anyone interested in learning and advancing in surfing as the instructors are great coaches and professional,and above all it is Super Fun :-D!!!

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    5
    We were visiting St Augustine from Chicago last year and decided to sign our boys up for the summer surf camp. We were amazed at how fast the boys picked it up with the help of all the very nice counselors. By the end of the week they were riding the waves and so excited to go back to Chicago knowing how to surf! Was definitely one of the best things we did on our vacation!

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    5
    My daughter did a week of surf camp at St. Augustine Surf School while we were in Gainesville visiting family and it was the highlight of her summer--the instructor to student ratio was great, the days are well-structured (without seeming *too* structured), and the kids have a blast learning to surf. They also offer lessons for adults--I did one private lesson right before we left Florida to go back to the West Coast, and now that I've done a few lessons in Northern California, I can see that my instruction at St. Augustine was excellent preparation for the cold, rugged Norcal coast--I'm quite certain my St. Augustine Surf School lesson was the only reason I was even able to stand up the first time I went out in Santa Cruz. I live near a "world class" surfing destination and have done lessons with a few different Northern California surf schools, and so far I've never found any school that even comes close to St. Augustine Surf School in terms of quality of instruction. If you're new to surfing, they are THE BEST place to start.

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