Bucket List: Surfing Lessons…Check!

If you’re working on your Bucket List then you know that vacations are all about checking items off that you’ve accomplished. This summer when you’re vacationing with us at Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts and sitting by the pool thinking about how to spend your day, why not consider surfing or paddleboard lessons!
Vacations are not just about relaxing but can also be about trying new and different things. This is when you make those memories that last a lifetime. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to surf and it’s on that Bucket List then why not make this year’s vacation the summer you try it!
Don’t use age as an excuse to miss out on fun times. Children as young as 4 and seniors in their 80s have learned. Come have the time of your life when you climb onto a surfboard and feel the wind rushing in your face. There’s just nothing quite like it.
Kokopelli Surf CampKokopelli Surf Camp
3500 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 340-9565
At the Kokopelli Surf Camp you can rent paddleboards, kayaks, skimboards, surfboards and more. Private and group lessons are available for surfing, paddle boarding and kayaking. Weekly surf camps are held Wednesday-Friday. Wetsuits provided for free. Surfing Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and surrounding beaches since 1996.
Jack's Surf LessonsJack’s Surf Lessons
3200 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 647-7471
Jack’s Myrtle Beach Surf School offers a day full of events that are guaranteed fun or your money back. Instructors are CPR and First Aid Certified with over 50 years of surf experience and knowledge. Private, semi-private, and small group lessons for surfing, standup paddleboarding and kayaking.

Palmetto Surf School
45th Ave. N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 504-0912
Surfing lessons are private one-on-one or group. Professional training from experienced surfers. Ask about their aerial drone video of your surfing. Surfboard rentals (8’ or 9’ soft top) available.
Downwind Surf and Paddleboard LessonsDownwind Surf & Paddleboard Company
2985 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-7873
A surf and paddleboard company that rents out surf boards, kayaks and paddle boards as well as giving surf and paddleboard lessons on top of the line equipment. Experienced surf instructors. Directly on the oceanfront with free parking. Book online!

Most Popular Water Sports & Where to Get the Gear

Some of the most fun you will experience while on a coastal vacation to South Carolina will involve the ocean and the beach. No big surprise, right? But did you know that with just a little gear that you can rent there’s a wealth of other opportunities available to you? At Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts we’re often asked by our guests where to go for water sports gear around Myrtle Beach so we’ve compiled the following list for you. Now you have no excuse to just sit around the pool. Get out and have the vacation of a lifetime!


Nu Horizons Dive and TravelNu Horizons Dive and Travel
515 U.S. 501, Suite A, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-1932
Offering scuba diving instruction and equipment rentals, as well as an indoor dive tank. Located in the Sports Corner Shopping Center.


Banana Boat RentalsDownwind Sails
2915 S. Ocean Blvd, South End, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 448-7245
Hobie Cats, personal watercraft, Jet Skis, and ocean kayaks are available for rent at Downwind Sails, a trusted company at the beach since 1981. Banana-boat rides (where you’re towed in a long, yellow inflatable raft) and parasailing are also available.


Island Adventure Watersport RentalsIsland Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 650-7003
For water fun along the Waterway, this rental spot at the Socastee Swing Bridge offers the standard water-sport vessels, plus wakeboards, paddle boards, and Jet Ski tours.


Parasail-RentalsOcean Watersports
405 S. Ocean Blvd., The Strip, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 445-7777
Renting all types of water-sports equipment, from jet skis to jet boats. Located between 3rd Ave. S and beach, between Family Kingdom amusement park and Westgate Resort.

Village Surf Shoppe RentalsVillage Surf Shoppe
500 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach
Phone: (843) 651-6396
Take surfing lessons from the crew at Village Surf Shoppe, led by Kelly Richards and his son Cam. Richards shapes his own Perfection Surfboards at the shop, while his national surf champion sons and staff (including 4 USA Team members) take aspiring surfers out for camps and some hands-on action near the Garden City Pier, a tradition since 1969.


Coastal Scuba
1903 U.S. 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 361-3323
Learn to scuba dive, take a dive trip, or just rent equipment at Coastal Scuba. PADI-certified.


Most Popular Water Sports & Where to Get the GearMyrtle Beach Water Sports, Inc.
4495 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC
Phone: (843) 280-7777
Rent pontoon boats or jet skis at Myrtle Beach Water Sports or try parasailing or a dolphin cruise aboard the Sea Screamer, touted, at 72 feet, as the world’s largest speedboat.