We truly love spreading the stoke and strive to provide the best surfing experience for you and your family. It seems our love has showed on Trip Advisor, as we've 100% 5-Star reviews and the #1 Topsail Island Activity.

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of surfers and surfing families!  

As a veteran teacher (nearly 20 years of experience,) I can’t possibly say enough about the experience that Cody and his partner Brian provided! They have incredible personalities, and most importantly for a teacher, they are experts in their subject matter!

If you are heading to Surf City (or anywhere on Topsail Island) for a vacation, you should definitely meet these guys, and get some instruction.

In just a few short weeks, my wife went from being completely unable to do anything on a surf board, to being able to truly enjoy her newest sport! It wouldn’t have happened without these guys - GREAT teachers and coaches!
— Mark M., North Whales, USA

On our family holiday at wonderful Surf City, Topsail Island we booked a surf lesson for me (53 year old wannabe Surfer) and my 22 year old son and 20 year old daughter. Cody responded almost immediately and we had just over an hour with Cody and Brian on the beach. The instruction was excellent... and fun! We learnt a lot and now understand what we need to do to get “shredding”. We all have loads to practice but in that hour we did, all of us, get up on the boards as Cody promised. This is the real deal!
— Mike H., Basel, Switzerland

You will be nothing but impressed with Cody, Brian and the rest of the SCSS team. Professional, reliable, knowledgeable, energetic...and of course, super surfers! Cody has taught our entire family (ages 5-40) to surf, and provided continued coaching and guidance over the past 5 years. His love, passion and enthusiasm for surfing is contagious! Riding waves has become a family obsession. Cody’s sweet nature and encouraging instruction will have you hooked! Definitely a must if you are visiting Topsail and looking to learn to surf.
— Shannon S., Roanoke, VA
Cody and Brian have been my bros for so many years . They brought so much fun into my surfing. They are always positive and enthusiastic. They will definitely make sure you stand up and catch a wave. Both of them will encourage you that you can do it. If you chose them your day will be great and you will have far out fun. Shaka.
— Preston W. (age 10), Hampstead, NC

Cody and Brian are simply the best! If you or anyone in your famly want to learn to surf these are the guys to teach you. They are fun, reliable and their passion and love of surfing is evident and contagious! My family and I have had lessons from Cody and now Brian for the past 5 years and will continue to do so as long as we come to Topsail.
You should also stop by their home base/store. Awesome, soft t-shirts and tanks, cool art...worth checking out. Great vibe in there!
— Laura W., Roanoke, VA

We have used Surf City Surf School two years in a row and it was always a great experience. Brian & Cody showed on time when and where asked and provided a great surf lesson to my two boys. They love their jobs and it shows. They have a friendly teaching style that keeps the kids smiling. I plan to use them again my next vacation.
— Drew S., Bristow, USA

Surf City Surf School has the best instructors, ever! I learned quickly and had a blast! They were energetic and encouraging throughout the whole lesson. I’ll for sure be doing another lesson with SCSS.
— Stephanie M., MO, USA

Cody and Brian have raised the bar for surf instruction on the island. They tailor instruction to meet your needs, they come to your stretch of beach, and they make learning the sport fun! My twins have taken lessons from Cody and Brian for three years. We stick with Surf City Surf School because they make their surf instruction personal and conduct their business professionally. Put quite simply (in the words of my sons), “They’re awesome!”
— Kim C., Surf City, NC
My couples surf lesson with Cody was nothing short of exceptional. Unbelievably charismatic, completely professional, knowledgeable, and of course fun! We were very impressed, Brian, Cody and the rest of the SCSS staff definitely have a great thing going here. The whole experience was a complete blast.
— Austin S., Wilmington, NC

This summer I decided that for my 30th birthday I wanted to learn how to surf. After a week of failed attempts at self teaching, I was lucky enough to be given a card to the Surf City Surf School on the beach. When I contacted them through email, I received an extremely prompt and informative response and scheduled my first lesson. I absolutely loved my lesson and a week later was contacting them once again for an advanced session. Both of my lessons were one-on-one and lasted a bit over an hour. The experience with Surf City Surf School was top notch and quickly ignited a personal love for the sport of surfing. Because of them, I accomplished my goal of learning to surf and I cannot wait to come back for more advanced instruction as my skills continue to improve.
— Alexis M., PA, USA