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Surf  and  Stand Up Paddle Boarding  Lessons
The newest technology in the surf industry is here on the beach.  The Ripsurfer
lets you feel the sensation of surfing before entering the water. 
This way you learn on the beach and practice in the water.
The Ripsurfer surf simulator is ideal for leaning the basics on the beach.
Instructor Jesse Flores gives a lesson on the pop up and some basic nose riding.
This little ripper will be shredding in no-time thanks to Jesse and the Ripsurfer.
Emily Bauer is our new Jr. Team Rider.
It didn't take her long to move off the Ripsurfer simulator onto the water.
After catching a few of Chicago's micro waves, she was learning the basics of nose riding
and how to hang 10.  This girl is a Ripper and we are proud to have her with us.
You can learn this too
Beginner Surf Lesson on the Ripsurfer 30 minutes $
Beginner Ripsurfer Lesson & Water Lesson 60 minutes $
The Ripsurfer Beginner Surf Lesson is ideal because it introduces the sensation of water for a
more realistic Pop-Up experience.  In this land based lesson, we cover the equipment and safety,
line up etiquette, paddling, popping-up, board positioning and stance, the shuffle step and cross step.
Be ready for your vacation or to take your board and practice at any of Lake Michigan's surf-legal beaches.
.....and we can help you get a board
Intermediate Surf Lesson on the Ripsurfer 30 minutes $
Intermediate Surf Lesson & Surf Board Rental 1 hour $
Intermediate Surf Lesson & Surf Board Rental 90 minutes $
Our Intermediate Surf Lesson is a water based class with individual focus by one of our Instructors. 
Board Position and putting the board on edge is the focus in building this skill set.  There is also  
 work on wave identification, paddling and wave selection strategies so you can make the most of
your time on the water.  Lesson time is 30 minutes with the remainder of time being a discounted
board rental to practice and advance your skill set.
We also offer an Intermediate Surf Lesson on the Ripsurfer which can be used prior to going on the
water.  We focus on board positioning and controlling your edges for both long boards and short boards.
After you learn to stand and ride a board, the next step is to get the board on edge and ride the wave.
Advanced Surf Lesson 1 hour $
Advanced Surf Lesson & Surf Board Rental 1 hour $
Our Advanced Surf Lesson is available to help you get beyond your problem points with the
use of cameras and video - sometimes it's nice to see yourself to help in correcting problems.
Board Rentals
Beginner Soft Top Surf Boards 1 hour $
Beginner Soft Top Surf Boards 2 hours $
Good for beginners before taking the step to Performance Boards.
Advanced Poly Short & Long Surf Boards 1 hour $
Advanced Poly Short & Long Surf Boards 2 hours $
Performance Boards for the Advanced Surfers.
Surf Packages
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing sport in the world.  From Beginner Lessons to
Advanced Lessons for the weekend racer or for those interested in surfing a SUP Board,
our Instructors will help you get to that next level.
Beginner  Lessons
Beginner SUP Lesson 1 hr $
Our Beginner SUP Lesson is focused on introducing the joy of board sports.
Mounting the board, holding the paddle, stroking and basic safety is addressed
in a lesson that also provides time to have some fun on your own.
Intermediate  Lessons
Intermediate SUP Lesson 1 hr $
Our Intermediate SUP Lesson will introduce drills for both forward and backwards stroke technique,
low speed stability and maneuvering on flat water days.  We also introduce surfing a SUP board on
days that we have waves.  Learning to control your board is the focus of our Intermediate Lesson.
Advanced  Flatwater  Lessons
Advanced  SUPsurf  Lessons


Advanced SUP Lesson 1 hr $
Our Advanced SUP Lesson is geared for the athlete interested in perusing the competitive
element of our sport.  Race disciplines such as drafting, sprinting and turning around buoys
are the focus of our flat water lesson.  On days there are waves, we refocus our efforts on
SUPsurf and teaching the pivot, putting your board on edge and using your paddle. 
SUP Packages
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