Surf Development Clinics

SPI Sessions- Private Surf Development Clinics

Advanced surfing knowledge begins with mastering a set of skills that will help with overall performance. In each of our summer surf development clinics, surfers will learn by watching surfing techniques performed in slow motion, use balance boards and various balance equipment, use surf-skate boards for maneuverability and technique, and even master a duck dive in a pool. Competitive Surf training will increase surfers awareness of the sport of surfing, culture, and competition criteria.

Our 2-day Summer Surf Development Clinics are offered on Thursdays and Fridays of our Summer Camp Hours (10am-1pm) at our location, 2000 Gulf Blvd. 1-Day “Drop-In” Sessions are also available for those who are unavailable for both clinic days. Classes are limited to 15 students. Skill level assessments will be given at the beginning of each session to properly pair students with instructors and skill levels.

Thursday Clinic
202-555-0191
$100
FEB - OCT

Thursday Clinic

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Friday Clinics
$100
All Ages

Friday Clinics

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2-Day Summer Clinic
$180
All Ages

2-Day Summer Clinic

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SKILLS

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Each clinic offers crucial insight to help you get out there!

F.A.Q.'S

We are local surf instructors that are available for surfing lessons at your convenience. We don't ask you to pay $10 to surf the jetty, we have the whole island! Let us know where you are staying and we will come to you or pick our favorite surf spots for you!
We are confident that you will see surfing the way we do. It has the capacity to change your life and become one of the most special things you do. Check out what we do to get you started: • The Basics of Surfing • Paddling the Board • Catching Waves • Standing Up on the Board • Wave Selection • Turning Techniques • Surf Etiquette • Ocean Awareness and Safety Advanced surfing knowledge begins with mastering a set of skills that will help with overall performance. In each of our summer surf development clinics, surfers will learn by watching surfing techniques performed in slow motion, use balance boards and various balance equipment, use surf-skate boards for maneuverability and technique, and even master a duck dive in a pool. Competitive Surf training will increase surfers awareness of the sport of surfing, culture, and competition criteria.
Our private surfing lessons include all the necessary equipment you will need to get started. We provide you with a surfing shirt for sun and board rash protection, wax, a soft top learning board, a safety leash, and professional one-on-one coaching. We also have wetsuits and booties, if weather permits!
We pretty much have you covered on the beach, but there are a few personalized items we suggest you bring to your lesson: a reusable water bottle, ocean-safe sunscreen, towel, and comfortable and proper fitting swim attire.
Our Lessons Center location is straight out from city beach access 4. It is also called "beach circle". The public parking lot has limited free parking, however, there is also parking on the street side, and in front of both the Aquarius Condominiums and the Padre Grand. Lock up and Meet us on the beach!
Surfing is a variable sport, but there are so many skills and fun ways to experience surfing out of the water. We take pride in making sure that our camps are full of fun things-to-do. We have balance boards, lily pad mats (to roll out and play on in the water), snorkels and SUPS to take out on flat ocean water days). We make sure the kids leave camp with a brain full of surfing knowledge
If you absolutely need to cancel your reservation we ask that you will do so 24 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson. Cancellations not made 24 hours in advance will be charged 50% of lesson cost.
Will you have lifeguards or trained First Responder staff? All of our beach life instructors are American Red Cross Certified in CPR and first aid, and open water safety. We also take extra precaution and recruit medical interns to help us keep a watchful eye on the water. We have an impeccable safety record and we are very proud of it!

Custom Group Experiences

Great for Large Families, School groups, Scouts, or Youth Groups.

After-School Surf Development

We are excited to have established a successful Surf Club this year! More info coming soon!

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6-Day Surf, SUP, Space & Robotics Kids Camp

SPI Sessions - Surf, SUP, Space & Robotics Camp

Welcome to SPI's #1 Kids Summer Camp where we teach kids to fall in love with the outdoors by introducing them to their new favorite sports! Our 6 Day camp Surf, SUP, Science camp is 4 hours long each day and is held Mon.- Sat. at respective venues. We begin our week with 3-days of Surf Camp with fun beach ecology and ocean safety skills. The following 2-days campers will learn to Stand-Up Paddle board and will be guided through the international SUPKids Program, which includes an illustrated workbook and hands-on environmental education activities and action plans.

Our last day of camp is designated for our Saturday Space and Robotics Sessions. Each Saturday will cover a different topic relevant to Ocean Science, Robotics and Space! Please be sure to visit our Space & Robotics page for more information about locations and topics.

Our main concern is safety and having fun and that's why we've staffed our crew with the very best beach life instructors, water safety men and women, and kid friendly educators and professionals. We look after your child at all times with a 1:4 instructor to student ratio. Be sure to check out our staff page for more information on our great team.

Camp Details

Time: 9:45 am - 2:00 pm |Mon. - Sat.

Location: 3 Camp Locations

  • Mon., Tues., Wed. - 2000 Gulf Blvd (Beach side)
  • Thurs. & Fri. - 7355 Padre Blvd. (Bayside Flats)
  • Sat. - 100 E. Swordfish (Suite F)

Age: 5-17 (Please inquire if you have questions)

Price: $500

2021 6-Day Camp Session Dates

Session 1: May 31 - June 5

Session 1: June 7 - June 12

Session 3: June 14 - June 19

Session 4: June 21 - June 26 

Session 5: June 28 - July 3

Session 6: July 5 - July 10

Session 7: July 12 - July 17

Session 8: July 19 - July 24

 

Session 9: July 26 - July 31 

Session 10: Aug. 02 - Aug. 07

Session 11: Aug. 9 - Aug 14

Session 12: Aug. 16 - Aug. 21

Session 13: Aug. 23 - Aug. 28

Session 14: Aug. 30 - Sept. 4

Session 15: Sept. 06 - Sept. 11

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Space is limited so book today

We are proud to announce 10 weeks of camp in 2020 and so many fun weeks to choose from! In anticipation of returning students, we have added more ocean safety activites to our Surf Camp Sessions, added the "Ambassadors for the Planet" curriculum to our SUPKids Camp, and expanded our Science Camps into several ocean related themes.

Camp registration follows a first-come, first-served basis. At this time we keep Surf and SUP Camp limited to 10 students a week, however Science Camp may vary on attendance according to set activity and accommodations.

3-Day Surf Camp
3-Day Surf Camp

Mon.- Wed. | Beach Access 4

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2- DAY SUPKids Camp
2- DAY SUPKids Camp

Thurs. & Fri. | Convention Center Beach

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1 DAY Space & Robotics Camp
1 DAY Space & Robotics Camp

Saturday | 100 E. Swordfish (Suite F)

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In order to provide you with as much information as possible, check out each individual camp page for even more information and photos. We are here to provide you with all of the answers to any questions you have.

What else is included?

We've combined all 3 of our summer kids camp into one incredible package so your child can enjoy what our island has to offer on your stay on SPI. If that's not enough, check out what else we've included:

  Camp T-shirt - New styles and Colors

  Goodie Bag - Stickers, Surf Wax, fun stuff

  Photos - Always happy to share captured memories

Science Camp Group

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What should we bring?

We recommend that you bring a backpack with the following items:

  Lunch - Be sure to pack a healthy lunch, snacks, reusable water bottle

  Swimwear - Mon.- Fri. Appropriate swimwear

  Sun Protection - Hats, Suncreen, longsleeve water clothing

  Towel - Always nice to have

Group Surf Lessons

SPI Sessions- Group Surf Lessons

We are an experienced team of beach life and surfing instructors ready to make your group surfing lesson a memorable one. We are equipped with the best equipment, safety first mindset, and all the fundamental skills to get your group up and riding. SPI Sessions group surf lessons caters to your groups skills, age, and physical abilities. This is a great opportunity for team building exercises or celebrating a gathering of family or friends.

Our group surf lessons are one hour long sessions. Within the hour our instructors will provide you with all of the necessary equipment and instruction. We would like to make you feel right at home so let us know if we can meet you at the beach at your hotel location. Group sessions are can be for first timer surfers or even experienced surfers. We do require attention to ocean safety and instruction before beginning each lesson regardless of experience. Please be sure to reach out to us if you have any additional questions about booking or customizing your group session.

Group Surf Lessons

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Best Price
Difficulty
Group Surfing Lessons
$40
4 or more

Group Surfing Lessons

These sessions include all surfing equipment, beach instruction and prep, ocean safety briefing, sun protection shirt (or wetsuit if needed).

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Team Building Lessons
$40
4 or more

Team Building Lessons

Team Building Sessions have an emphasis on working together. We coach leadership skills and team work. There are particularly fun drills that we also practice with each other before each session.

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Important Session Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will we surf?- Accommodating You

We are local surf instructors that are available for surfing lessons at your convenience. We don't ask you to pay $10 to surf the jetty, we have the whole island! Let us know where you are staying and we will come to you or pick our favorite surf spots for you!

What will I learn?- Surfing Basics

We are confident that you will see surfing the way we do. It has the capacity to change your life and become one of the most special things you do. Check out what we do to get you started: • The Basics of Surfing • Paddling the Board • Catching Waves • Standing Up on the Board • Wave Selection • Turning Techniques • Surf Etiquette • Ocean Awareness and Safety

What's Included? - All inclusive deal

Our group surfing lessons include all the necessary equipment you will need to get started. We provide you with a surfing shirt for sun and board rash protection, wax, a soft top learning board, a safety leash, and professional one-on-one coaching. We also have wetsuits and booties, if weather permits!

What should I bring ? - Your smile and stoke

We pretty much have you covered on the beach, but there are a few personalized items we suggest you bring to your lesson: a reusable water bottle, ocean-safe sunscreen, towel, and comfortable and proper fitting swim attire.

Is surfing safe? - Safety is our #1 concern

Our Surf Instructors are experienced, open watermen and women. We have every intention of keeping you safe and insight at all times. Our soft top boards and leashes will help ensure your safety in the water. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or surgeries we should know about, please inform instructors in advance of lesson day.

What if I need to cancel my lesson ? - We got you covered

If you absolutely need to cancel your reservation we ask that you will do so 24 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson. Cancellations not made 24 hours in advance will be charged 50% of lesson cost.

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Lesson Pace

Our lessons are available for both beginner and advanced levels. For beginners we have an introductory course as well as a full course.


Location

Our location is very accommodating, however, we are happy to come to you.


Group Surf Lessons

Nothin like the stoke

Custom Group Experiences

for School groups, Scouts, or Youth Groups.

Surf Development Course

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Surf Camp

Summer 2021 Surf Camp

The School of Surf and Ocean Safety Kids Camp is all about learning to surf or advancing your child's surfing skills. The camp is designed to include all skill levels. Our camp is designed for ages 5-17 and our camps primary focus is surfing and ocean safety. We fill our day with daily yoga warm-ups, exciting water safety games, surfing lessons, surf tricks, surprise surf contests, and insightful ecology adventures. We are excited to welcome you to The School of Surf & Ocean Safety!

Ages: 5- 14

Times: 

Drop off 9:50-10am

Camp 10am- 1pm 

Pick Up 1pm-1:20 

After Care 1pm-3pm 

Pricing:

3- Day Camp: $250 

1- Day Drop-In: $100/day

Aftercare: $25/day (Available 24 hrs in advance) 

Location: Free public parking at 2000 Gulf Blvd. Beach Access #4. Drop off and Pick-Up on the Beach. 

What to Bring: Arrive in a swimsuit, bring in a backpack; Towel, reusable water bottle, snacks, lunch, hat, apply and bring sunscreen.

What’s Included:

  • Daily surf training at insured and defined surf location
  • Top training by professional surfing instructors 4:1
  • Ocean Safety class and drill training for memorization and safe practices
  • Ocean Awareness and Beach Ecology knowledge
  • Level assessment skill test to better adapt your child to advancing levels
  • High quality beach equipment including (soft top board, UV 5-0 long sleeve rash guard, accessories of training equipment)
  • Full time beach lifeguard monitoring campers and ocean activity
  • Sunscreen application assistance
  • Daily temperature scan
  • Photos of your child's camp experience
  • Ice cold drinking water and shade tent
  • Beach Games & sports
  • “Surftificate” Of Achievement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSIONS

June Summer Sessions

Session 1: May 31- June 2, 2021

Session 2: June 7- June 9, 2021

Session 3: June 14- June 16, 2021

Session 4: June 21- June 23, 2021

Session 5: June 28- June 30, 2021 

 

July Summer Sessions

Session 6: July 5- 7, 2021

Session 7: July 12- 14, 2021

Session 8: July 19- 21, 2021

Session 9: July 26- 28, 2021 

 

August Summer Sessions

Session 10: August 2- 4, 2021

Session 11- August 9-11, 2021

Session 12- August 16- 18, 2021

Session 13- August 23- 25, 2021

Session 14- August 30- September 1, 2021 

Session 15- September 6- September 8, 2021

 

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Our surf camps are designed for beginners as well as advanced surfers. See you on the beach!

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So what do you do for 3 hours?

SURF!! ...and we have so much fun!

Itinerary

A typical day at surf camp begins with making sure everyone has a SPI SESSIONS jersey on and has all of the safety gear ready and/or on. This includes proper sunscreen protection, hats, long sleeve UV protection and a reusable water bottle on standby. We will review our rules about basic camp etiquette and new guidelines regarding Covid-19. Stretching and warming up is a great way to start our morning. Kids love the drills and exercises we teach them and our balance challenging games. We next will perform a level assessment check to make sure we can split the campers into pods that are fit to their level of surfing ability.Younger campers with little experience are one-on-one with the instructors while in the water. Older Campers work in the water with our instructors. Campers are given a land lesson that will review all of methodology and basics of surfing. Each day campers will experience new tricks and steps that will ensure their confidence while in the water and surfing. Surf, Surf, Surf! We are often so excited to meet our new campers each week and sometimes hard to even get the kids to stop surfing. We our mindful of our hydration and sun breaks, reapplication of sunscreen, and snack breaks. We do break for lunch and usually like to take a short walk to learn about coastal conservation and beach ecology. Pick-up for Surf Camp is at 1:00pm. Parents are of course welcome to come early and watch us surf! Please follow proper pick-up procedures so our staff is aware of who is leaving our site.
SURF LESSONS
We will cover all the basics of surfing including an introduction to equipment, paddling and standing-up! There's so much to learn about surfing too- so we will take the kids into advance lessons as we progress through the course.
OPEN WATER SAFETY

Open Water Safety is a high priority for us and we take it very seriously. Students will be instructed of our Camp procedures, safety precautions and in case of emergency drills.

BEACH ECOLOGY

Everyday one of our camp instructors will take your child through a fun beach ecology or marine science lesson. We feel strongly about out establishing a connection to our ocean and we hope to make a lasting impression on your child.

H20 & Shade

We are good about hydration and taking breaks. We take water breaks often and have a 5-gallon water dispenser on site at camp. We STRONGLY encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle everyday to camp. We will not have plastic cups on the beach.

WARM UP

All of our sessions begin with a proper warm up. We will go through some basic stretches and practice some of our fun beach yoga techniques!

RELEASES AND PAYMENT

All Release Forms should be emailed to Spisessions@gmail.com or signed during the online booking process. All payment shall be taken online or over the phone. One day drop in sessions must bring all releases and payment day of.

F.A.Q.'s

Frequently Asked Questions

...we're here to help!

We cover almost everything your child  will need such as; drinking water, shade, surf equipment & instruction and a full session of fun! We will count on you to bring: sunscreen, proper swim attire, towel and lots of snacks! Please be on time !

This year our home base is Access #4, (Beach Circle).  This public access is located on the north side of the Aquarius Condominiums (2000 Gulf Blvd.). Parents should park and walk their children to the on-site tent and Check-In with our staff daily. We are happy to accommodate any special needs with instruction!

The School of Surf is designed for kids ages 4-12 years old. Please contact us if you have questions about the ages, we are happy to accommodate. SPI Sessions staff also monitors registration and ages so that we may best prepare and match our activities and our levels of surfing goals.

Safety is a priority with us at SPI Sessions.

-Our instructors follow a designated operational plan for safety during lessons and are trained and certified in First Aid/CPR and open water safety.

- We also have a safety script that each session reviews.

- … and just In case of an emergency, we are prepared with an Emergency Plan  (Click here to read).

SPI Sessions has a unique approach to our staff. We call ourselves ‘beach life Instructors’ because we believe we share more with the student than just a surfing lesson. We are well-rounded individuals with love for all things friendly to our beach and lifestyle. We maintain a rotating staff of 4-5 Beach life Instructors and 3-5 Science Specific Trainers.  In a lesson setting we maintain a 4:1 ratio of surfer to instructor staff to maintain the attention necessary for adequate surf technique and stoke. We are very proud to have a strong staff of vetted individuals eager to share the stoke of surfing and eco-awareness.

Topics covered in camp include:

+The Basics of Surfing

+Paddling the Board

+Catching Waves

+Standing Up on the Board

+Wave Selection

+Turning Techniques

+Surf Etiquette

+Ocean Awareness

+Surf Safety

Private Surf Lessons

SPI Sessions- Private Surf Lessons

Our private surf lessons are half-hour or one hour long sessions. Each session will provide you with all of the necessary equipment and instruction. We would like to make you feel right at home on our island so please let us know if we can make life easier for you and meet you at the beach at your hotel location. These sessions are catered to mostly first time students and requires the attention to ocean safety and instruction before beginning each lesson. Please be sure to reach out to us if you have any additional questions about private surfing lessons.

We are an experienced team of beach life and surfing instructors ready to make your private surf lesson a memorable one. We are equipped with the best equipment, safety first mindset, and all the fundamental skills to get you surfing in your first lesson. SPI Sessions private surf lessons caters to your skills, age, and physical abilities. Allow us to show you the joy of surfing!

Private Surf Lessons

South Padre Island

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Friendly Staff
Safe Practices
Best Price
Difficulty
Half Hour Surf Lessons
$35

Half Hour Surf Lessons

Half Hour lessons are ideal for smaller children that may not have the long attention span, or adults that may want to give it a good go. Great also for spring breakers wanting a quick lesson and best offered price.

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One Hour Private Surf Lesson
$60
RECOMMENDED

One Hour Private Surf Lesson

One hour private surfing lessons are the best choice for serious learners. We recommend a full session as your first surfing experience. Lessons includes all necessary equipment and instruction.

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Private Surf Lesson Packages
$160
3 hours

Private Surf Lesson Packages

Private Surf Lesson Packages save you money and time. Book your 3-hour session with one of our experienced surf instructors to quickly advance your surfing skills.

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Advanced Surf Lessons
$60/hr

Advanced Surf Lessons

Advanced Surf Lessons is the best way for you to continue to progress your surfing skills. These lessons are offered as private one-on-one lessons with an experienced surfing instructor. Basic surfing knowledge and skill is a pre-requisite to this course.

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Surf Board Rentals
$35/day

Surf Board Rentals

After your private surf lesson, you should continue to practice your new surfing skills. We encourage you to rent a soft top board from us so you can continue surfing on your own!

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Custom Group Experiences

for School groups, Scouts, or Youth Groups.

Surf Development Course

Check out advancing your skills in the water.

Important Session Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will we surf?- Accommodating You

We are local surf instructors that are available for surfing lessons at your convenience. We don't ask you to pay $10 to surf the jetty, we have the whole island! Let us know where you are staying and we will come to you or pick our favorite surf spots for you!

What will I learn?- Surfing Basics

We are confident that you will see surfing the way we do. It has the capacity to change your life and become one of the most special things you do. Check out what we do to get you started: • The Basics of Surfing • Paddling the Board • Catching Waves • Standing Up on the Board • Wave Selection • Turning Techniques • Surf Etiquette • Ocean Awareness and Safety

What's Included? - All inclusive deal

Our private surfing lessons include all the necessary equipment you will need to get started. We provide you with a surfing shirt for sun and board rash protection, wax, a soft top learning board, a safety leash, and professional one-on-one coaching. We also have wetsuits and booties, if weather permits!

What should I bring ? - Your smile and stoke

We pretty much have you covered on the beach, but there are a few personalized items we suggest you bring to your lesson: a reusable water bottle, ocean-safe sunscreen, towel, and comfortable and proper fitting swim attire.

Is surfing safe? - Safety is our #1 concern

Our Surf Instructors are experienced, open watermen and women. We have every intention of keeping you safe and insight at all times. Our soft top boards and leashes will help ensure your safety in the water. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or surgeries we should know about, please inform instructors in advance of lesson day.

What if I need to cancel my lesson ? - We got you covered

If you absolutely need to cancel your reservation we ask that you will do so 24 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson. Cancellations not made 24 hours in advance will be charged 50% of lesson cost.

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Don't wait another moment. This experience will change your life!

Private Group Party Sessions- Let's Go Surf!

SPI Sessions offers high quality lessons and guarantees a memorable experience with our professional and enthusiastic surfing instructors that caters to your location and group!

  Surfing Levels and technique vary with skill level

   We provide all you need to get started

  Bring a smile and your stoke to class

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