As Topsail Island's only Surf School, we're in the business of making happy humans, happier surfers. What're ya wading for?! Jump on a board with us!


Private Beginner Lessons are a great way to learn the sport of surfing with Surf City Surf School. We design our Private Lessons around the comfortability of our students and go through the entire lesson at your pace. For those who prefer a more personal, immersive surfing experience, a private lesson may be right up your alley. We cover a lot of info on tides, winds, waves, boards, technique and safety, so bring your number 2 pencils for the test at the end!  And bring your shakas to accompany all the radical rides, which are always guaranteed with the SCSS! 

Private Beginner Lessons

Daily Shred Lessons

Our Daily Shred Lessons are designed to get you and your surfing compadres schooled on shredding and out there catching your first ride! Our fun and professional instructors teach new students about what's going on around us in the ocean, the equipment we use, how to properly "pop-up," and how best to exercise safety in the water. Lessons are from 9AM to 10:30 AM, and from 12 PM to 1:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Gather your friends and family, or if you're a Lone Ranger and want join some other new surfers, we can set you up with like-company. Just cruise by the shop 15-minutes before start time and let the shredding begin on the hour! 

Daily Shred Lessons

 The most user-friendly paddleboard on earth! Lightweight, durable and easy to carry with its built-in handle. All SCSS paddleboard rentals come with a safety and overview tutorial, the board, leash, paddle, and life jacket. All you need!