SOUTH PADRE SURF COMPANY

SURFING LESSONS AND SURF CAMPS

Happiness Comes in Waves!

SURF LESSONS, SURF CAMPS, AND PRIVATE VIP SURFARI ADVENTURES


South Padre Surf Co. is The Original Texas Surf School and Surf Camp. Family owned and operated since 1995 by Gene and Rachel Gore, the most experienced professional surf instructors and ocean safety experts in Texas. Come learn to surf with us in one fun easy, lesson!

New in 2019! We offer a variety of surfing experiences, and are looking forward to sharing our lifelong passion for surfing in helping you create special memories that will last a lifetime. Along with our ever-popular surfing lessons and surf camps, South Padre Surf Company is excited to offer our new Rocket Launch Surf Camps™ to coinicide with the SpaceX Starship launches! We will also be offering some very cool private VIP Surfing Surfaris, free Special Needs Surfing Lessons, and even the opportunity to take your favorite four legged companion for a Dog Surf Lesson! We also now offer a 1/2 Hour Budget Lesson, which is also great for tiny kids, or those that just want a few pointers, then surf on their own.

All lessons are held at Isla Blanca Beach Park in shallow water with safe soft boards, its safe for all ages and abilities! Call or text now to reserve your surfing lesson on South Padre Island with South Padre Surf Company! 956-772-7272

South Padre Island Surfing Lessons

1 HOUR SURF LESSON

Learn to surf in one easy lesson! Lessons are held in shallow water with safe soft surfboards. All ages are welcome. Year-round.

 

$50 / person

PRIVATE SURF LESSON

For those that prefer a private surfing experience, personal instruction is available for only you, or you and a friend. 1 hour. Advance reservation suggested.

 

$100 / person

GROUP SURF LESSON

Ideal for bigger groups that want an exclusive surfing experience. We offer discounts for groups of 4 or more. Church groups, boy or girl scouts, companies parties, conventions, spring breakers or bachelorette parties!

$ price per group

FREE SPECIAL NEEDS SURF LESSON

We have over 25 years experience with safely introducing those with special needs to the ocean as world class ocean lifeguards and surfers. Held in shallow water with one-on-one instruction. We offer this service FREE of charge! You couldn't be in better hands!

 

$0

1/2 HOUR BUDGET LESSON

For those on a tight budget, this half hour introductory lesson includes similar instruction with opportunity to catch a few waves, and the option to rent a surfboard and continue surfing as long as you like! Also great for small children, or those that simply want a few pointers, then rent a board and go surf on their own. Cheapest surf lesson option.


$25 / person

DOG SURF LESSON

Bring your pup for a surf lesson! Meet your furry instructor Archer, our surfing Golden Retriever as he demonstrates surfing at South PAWdre Island! Make your puppy Insta-famous! A fun surfing photo opportunity for you and your dog! 1/2 hour lesson. Doggy lifejacket suggested.

 

$30

South Padre Island Texas Surf Camps

3 HOUR SURF CAMP

Our popular 3 hour day surf camps are ideal for friends or family that want to have fun together! All ages, not just for kids. Surf camp hours are 9am to noon, all summer and holidays.

 

 

$90 / person

PRIVATE SURF CAMP

Private surf camps can be reserved exclusively for only your group of 4 or more. Hours are flexible for your convenience. Advance reservations recommended.

 

 

$120 / person

ROCKET LAUNCH SURF CAMP

Watch the SpaceX Starship Rocket launches and landings at Boca Chica from exactly where we surf ! Awesome Mission Patch and Tshirt available for purchase. Launch dates are not yet scheduled, so you’ll need to be on our mailing list to be notified! Surfing will occur before or after the launch so you can completely enjoy this incredible new experience!

$90 / person

Private VIP Surfari Adventures

BOCA CHICA / SPACEX / MEXICO BORDER VIP SURFARI

On this private surfari adventure you’ll see the new SpaceX Starship at the rocket launch pad at Boca Chica, the Rio Grande river mouth as it enters the Gulf of Mexico at the Texas/Mexico border, and surf at the Boca Chica jetties! This is a 4 hour surfari; the drive is 1 hour each way from South Padre Island, with an hour of surfing, and an hour to visit, photograph, and enjoy the sights! 1-2 persons.

$400 total (1-2 people)

SECRET BEACH VIP SURFARI

An unplugged, exclusively private surfari adventure to a secret surfing area! This is a rare chance to escape to a beautiful undeveloped secluded beach, catch a few waves, and enjoy nature with no distractions. There is no internet or phone service. An approximately 1 hour scenic drive each way on the sand, with two hours at the secret beach. 1-2 persons.

 

$400 total (1-2 people)

SURF AND TURF TEXAS CULTURAL VIP SURFARI

A private surfari and Texas cultural experience for adventurous culture seekers. Surf the best waves in Texas at South Padre Island; visit our nearby ranch to ride, learn about horses and the secrets of horse training; enjoy delicious authentic Tex/Mex food at our favorite restaurant; then head for an evening of dancing at South Texas best honkytonk and cantina! This is a casual, full day experience. 1-2 persons.

$600 total (1-2 people)

Surfboard Rentals and Wetsuits

Surfboard Rentals

SURFBOARD RENTALS

Surfboard rentals are available daily for anyone wanting to give surfing in South Padre Island a try, whether you take surfing lessons or not. Safe softboards only.

$30/day

wetsuit rentals

WETSUIT RENTALS

Wetsuit rentals are available in the cooler months to make sure that you stay nice and warm for any water activity while you are on South Padre!

$10/day

Surfing Lesson Gift Certificates

GIFT CERTIFICATES

Looking for that perfect gift to give someone that is guaranteed to make them smile? You can't go wrong with a South Padre Surf Company E-gift Certificate!.

 

Current Surf Conditions and Surf Forecast

LIVE: SOUTH PADRE SURF CAM

Starship Cam and SpaceX Boca Chica

LIVE views of Starship Launches, Beach and Surf at Isla Blanca Beach Park. This is where we hold our surf lessons, and is the best viewing area for SpaceX rocket launches!

What is SpaceX STARSHIP?

SpaceX is currently building STARSHIP, the world's largest spaceship, at Boca Chica Beach, just across the ship channel on the southern tip of South Padre Island. The current Starship prototype, also known as Star Hopper, will begin launching and landing from Boca Chica summer 2019. You can easily drive to see the Starship up close! VIDEO DIRECTIONS TO SEE STARSHIP.

COMING TO SOUTH PADRE ISLAND FOR A ROCKET LAUNCH?

Come surf with us in our new ROCKET LAUNCH SURF CAMPS and watch the SpaceX Starship Rocket launches and landings at Boca Chica!! Launch dates are not yet scheduled, so you’ll need to be on our Rocket Launch Surf Camp Mailing List to be notified. Surfing will occur before or after the launch so you can completely enjoy this incredible new experience! We recommend that you book as early as possible, and arrive at least the day before due to expected heavy traffic, since our surfing area is exactly where the best rocket launch viewing area is!

 

BE A PART OF THE FUN...GET ON OUR MAILING LIST

If you are interested in participating in "THE COOLEST SURF CAMP IN THE GALAXY", be sure to get on our Rocket Launch Surf Camp Mailing List. Registration for the Rocket Launch Surf Camps will begin AFTER the first rocket launch so that we can prepare logistics, as traffic and crowds could be problematic!

ROCKET LAUNCH SURF CAMPS!

CUSTOM T-SHIRT AND MISSION PATCH SOUVENIR AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

REFERRALS AND TESTIMONIALS

 

"Your lifetime commitment to ocean safety is to be commended. You have assisted Coast Guard Station South Padre Island on numerous occasions."

Captain J.R. Pasch

Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi

"Rachel and Gene have time and time again used their invaluable ocean experience to assist the beach patrol in daily and major operations to which we are always grateful for."

ART HURTADO

DIRECTOR SOUTH PADRE ISLAND BEACH PATROL

"Gene was an Ocean Safety Officer with the City and County of Honolulu and the Prestigeous Hawaiian Water Patrol, and an international competitor on the Hawaiian Team."

City and County of Honolulu

Ocean Safety Department

"Gene and Rachel epitomize what is means to be watermen. Learn to surf with South Padre Surf Co.! "

Patrick Estrada

US Coast Guard Chief Helicopter Rescue Swimmer - Retired

"3-Hour Surf Camp was PERFECT! My 3 boys and I did the 3-hour surf camp and it was outstanding! My boys were not excited to do this, and I was very nervous (seen too many movies making it look hard)--but we were all quickly up and surfing by ourselves and this was the highlight of our trip! The instructor was extremely knowledgeable, the equipment seemed brand new (including the provided wetsuits--unusually cold Thanksgiving weather), and they were very responsive to all questions, texts and e-mails--even through the holiday period. I highly recommend this to everyone, even if you are unsure about surfing at all!"

Jen

"A MUST DO in South Padre!!! We did this as a family. My wife and I and our three boys. None of us had ever surfed before and by the end even I was able to surf. The husband and wife are great instructors and very passionate about surfing....they made it such a joy for us to learn surfing. It is something we talk about all the time. Creating memories is what family vacation is all about and this is one memory that we will all remember fondly. We did it two years ago and when we went back recently we rented boards for the day from them. They are a class act and fun teachers!!."

J Tin Texas

"You MUST do this while in Padre! SO fun!!! Our family had SUCH a blast surfing with Gene and Rachel during our annual SPI beach vacation. We booked a mini surf camp for our group, which included adults, teenagers, and a seven year old. Everyone excelled under Gene and Rachel’s instruction, and we were all able to “get up” and “surf” despite varying levels of athleticism and the fact that this was everyone’s FIRST time. They are both amazing instructors, and we loved every second of the experience - from watching Archer the dog show us how it’s done, to practicing in the sand, to actually getting out and “catching waves”. It’s an exhilarating way to spend a day at the beach, and I HIGHLY recommend using Gene and Rachel! Our family had an unforgettable time while surfing under their care, and we’ll definitely use them again!!!"

OCD TRIP PLANNER

Always fun This is our second trip to SPI and our second lesson with Rachel. She’s great with people of all ages, and will have you surfing in no time. You can do 1 hour or 3 hour lessons or rent a board for the day. Anything you do, they are always kind and helpful!

Momma Burke

"South Padre To-Do-List Such unique people; qualified, experienced, safety-minded, fun, excellent teachers/instructors. A very worthwhile endeavor when on South Padre - you'll really have fun. Rachel and Gene are so friendly, easy going - if you're on the island or planning a trip, this is a must-do - great for groups or entire families. They are quite capable of working with all of skill levels. My adult son and I were up on the first lesson - we're hooked."

DD A

CONTACT US

Thank you for your interest in surfing with us! We look forward to answering any questions you have about our surfing lessons on South Padre Island.

Feel free to call or text anytime between the hours of 8am and 9pm


  956-772-7272

  spadre@spadre.com

  1 Bait Shop Road, South Padre Island, TX 78597