CALL: (843) 588-9175
SURF REPORT: (843) 633-0268

Come Get Immersed in Ocean

Look to Ocean Surf School’s Lifeguard Certified instructors to help you learn to surf.

Our instructors have 15 years of cumulative experience teaching beginners how to surf, and helping intermediate surfers hone their skills. Our instructors have surfed all over the world, and their knowledge of ocean, wind and wave conditions – especially the conditions in and around Folly Beach – will assure student success and satisfaction.

Our success at Ocean Surf School depends on our ability to offer a fun, low-stress learning environment to our students.

Each individual learns to surf at a different rate, so Ocean Surf School’s instructors will guide you into the waves at your own pace, always cognizant of an individual’s needs and wishes. It’s all about personal attention. This, and keeping student safety first-and-foremost, is the goal of Ocean Surf School.

We want our students to have fun, while creating value for our services by getting you into the water and onto waves. We do this by offering simple, step-by-step instructions in a non-threatening way. Instructors will offer constructive feedback, answering questions and being mindful of student progression.

We look forward to getting you into the surf, and working to provide a positive, safe, easy-going, result driven surfing experience.

Get immersed in Ocean.

The Details

Ocean Surf Shop offers a tailor made surfing experience at a reasonable rate. Our surfing lessons last for an hour-and-a-half to two hours; more time than most surf schools. The length of our surf lessons offers students plenty of time for beach instruction before hitting the water. Most burgeoning surfers need longer than an hour to get a proper start on a surfing career. More initial water-time equals a higher learning curve.

We offer discounted group rates. So pick what works for you, your friends and family, and get immersed in Ocean.

Feel free to contact us at (843) 588-9175 to book your lesson, or contact us at

A $25 deposit will be required to book a surf lesson. We can take credit card deposits by phone. Deposits will be refunded, but clients are required to cancel the lesson 48 hours in advance. Ocean Surf Shop also reserves the right to cancel any lesson due to threatening weather and/or wave conditions. These factors will be determined at the discretion of Ocean Surf Shop’s instructors and staff.  Should Ocean Surf Shop be required to cancel a lesson, we will first attempt to reschedule the lesson. If we cannot reschedule a lesson due to time conflicts or weather conditions, we will gladly return the initial lesson deposit in the same payment form it was received (i.e. cash, credit card, etc.)

Surf Lessons Pricing

Individual (or private) lessons:
$75 for 1.5/2 hours (90 minutes)
$25.00 Deposit

Group lesson (Up to four people)
$62.50/per person – 1.5/2 hours in length
$80.00 Deposit

Group lesson (5 – 8 people)
$50/per person – 1.5/2 hours in length
$160 Deposit

Ocean Surf Shop will provide:
Soft boards
A rash-guard (rash-guards will  remain property of Ocean Surf Shop)
Bottled Water
A 20% single item in-store coupon – excluding boards, services, consignment and sale items.
Ocean Surf Shop Decals


What better way to celebrate the dawning of your newest year than by celebrating your birthday on the beach with Ocean Surf Shop.

Ocean surf shop offers birthday parties on Saturday and Sunday mornings. We bring the gear, you bring the kids. We can accommodate up to eight “birthday-party surfers.” We’ll bring two instructors (one instructor per four children) a tent, a table for your party gear, boards and rash-guards. You can bring your party favors, cake and all the trimmings. Birthday party surf lessons last for three hours. We’ll make sure everyone has fun, and get your children and their friends into the surf. Book a party of four (minimum) or of eight (maximum). Either way, we charge $60 per child.

Keep in mind, anyone is welcome to enjoy the party during your lesson, but our instructors will ONLY be responsible for the kids who are surfing We’ll ask that other parents and kids not interfere with the lesson taking place.

To book a birthday party with Ocean Surf Shop, call us at 843-588-9175, and Get immersed in Ocean.

Children’s Surfing Birthday Parties
Group 8 Children maximum
3 hours in length
$160 Deposit for party of 8
(We will provide a beach tent and a table for your snacks and party supplies)

We provide:
Soft boards
Rashguards (rash-guards remain property of Ocean Surf Shop)
Surf School Certificate of Completion
Ocean Surf Shop Decals
Tent and Table (provided for 3 hours)

We encourage the parents to bring drinks, food and cake


Ocean Surf Shop
31 Center St.
Folly Beach, SC 29439
Call: (843) 588-9175
Surf Report: (843) 633-0268



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Shop Hours: Sun-Wed: 9:00am-6:00pm Thurs-Sat: 9:00am-7:00pm