Surf lesson season is here!
For those seeking a surf lesson in Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral area there are generally two kinds to consider; one is the high-volume mega schools and the other is the private lesson. Both have advantages and disadvantages and I will highlight these below.
High volume classes are run by the big retail surf giants. They are well equipped, well staffed and well run operations but volume is key for their success and transitioning these lessons to in-store retail sales is relatively obvious. Generally, lessons here are run in groups of 20 to 50 or more at a time. This may or not be an issue, but the commercial nature of these programs is clear and if this is of concern to you, then I might recommend seeking a lesson elsewhere. Board choice may be difficult at the big surf shops because personalized attention is less than it is elsewhere. One upside is you may save $5 to $10 per person on a lesson and you will get a discount on in-store purchases.
On the flip side, there are several small outfitters in the area that offer very high quality surf instruction and they cater to your needs as they provide a lesson just for you or your group. They are generally more flexible, scheduling lessons throughout the day and every day of the week, and many will also travel to meet you for the lesson. Lessons booked through these outfitters may cost a bit more, but the value is realized in the personalized nature of the lesson, the flexibility they provide, and ancillary services such as continued board rentals after the lesson.
A1A Beach Rentals is well known as a leader in private on-site surf lessons for visitors and locals alike. We will gladly meet you on the beach of your choice, provide custom selected boards for you, and help with continued board rental and other beach gear you may require. Our rates are very competitive, and if you reference this blog post, get 10% any surf lesson! We are very well equipped with over 70 surfboards in stock, plus hundreds of other beach gear items for your use. Our Trip Advisor rating is 4.5 stars and we see dozens of the same families every summer, something we consider to be the finest compliment we can receive.
We hope you'll consider A1A Beach Rentals as your surf lesson and board rental outfitter this summer. Thanks.