Learn To Surf The Waves Of Long Island

What better place to learn how to surf than an island? Head out east this summer to take advantage of the surf groups that are waiting to spread the love of this timeless water sport.

Here’s a list of places that will help you get on board the waves this summer.

Bunger Sayville

Offering surfing lessons for all ages, Bunger Sayville caters to people from those who have never surfed before, to those who just need to freshen up their skills before hitting the waves. It also offers group lessons, as well as birthday parties or corporate events.

Surf Camp is perfect for kids who are interested in learning about the water and surfing. It advertises its services for any Long Island Beach. bungersayville.com


Located in Long Beach and Rockaway Beach, this group offers lessons for one hour and 15 minutes that includes a brief land introduction of board control, pop-ups and safety before heading out onto the water with your professionally certified instructor for one hour. A surfboard and rashguard are provided for the lesson, with an optional $50 photo package of your session. Lessons are $100, and all participants are required to sign a waiver. www.skudinsurf.com

Surf 2 Live

Encouraging adults to try surfing with the motto “You’re never too old and it’s never too late,” Surf 2 Live Long Beach offers lessons for adults only on Thursday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The lesson is in a small group setting, and costs $75 per person.

The class is taught by pro surf coach Elliot Zuckerman, who has been teaching for more than 30 years. The group also offers group lessons for all ages, as well as private lessons and camps. www.surf2livelb.com

Island Surf School

Located in Westhampton Beach and established in 1999, this school of surfing offers 10 camp sessions for kids this summer, as well as private lessons for kids and adults of all levels. The cost of  a lesson is $150 for an hour, while the camps are $400 for the week. The lessons will cover safety, surf etiquette, wave knowledge and technicalities of falling among other things.

The school also offers lessons for birthday parties or private events. www.islandsurfschoolny.com


Offering private and group surf lessons, this Montauk-based company has something for beginners, as well as those who need a refresher. Most of its instructors are young, local surfers from Montauk, although some travel out from California.

The group hosts lessons for kids as well as adults, and can accommodate private parties and other events. First lessons typically last one and a half hours, although surfers have the option to book a three-hour “mega” lesson. www.coreyswave.com

Flying Point Surf School

Aspiring surfers of all ages and skill levels can register for a private lesson at this Hamptons-based surf school. The class is intended for anyone who wants to learn the art of surfing, or just “perfect their skills.” Private lessons are $150 for an hour and a half, including the board rental, while group lessons are $125. Reservations can be made online or by phone. www.flyingpointsurfschool.com

Global Boarding

Offering lessons from East Hampton to Montauk, this group advertises its classes for beginners to intermediate level surfing. Private lessons last one and a half hours, and total in at $150. Semi-private lessons, which can accommodate up to three people, are $75 per additional person.

The company also offers group lessons and events upon request. The group is open seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.globalboarding.com

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Colleen Martin
Colleen Martin is a writer with Anton Media Group.

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