Grace L.

By far my favorite surf instructors in the Rockaways, New York City, and the entire world!!! Locals Surf School has great surf instructors, who are also trained in life guarding and water rescue techniques. They make you feel extremely safe in the water and have a super positive approach to teaching. For those who aren't necessarily comfortable in the ocean, Locals Surf School instructors are right there with you in the water for the entire lesson, and so you can forget about any fear or hesitancy you have about waves or the ocean conditions, and focus on learning to surf and have fun! 

I was first exposed to surfing in Hawaii, and fell in the love with the sport there. However, I have never lived in a place where I had access to surfing, and until I came out to the Rockaways this year, I didn't know you could surf when living in New York City. I took my first lesson with the Locals Surf School and was hooked! I took more lessons with them and rented soft-top surfboards and wetsuits from them on a number of occasions, and they always had an extra tip or words of positive encouragement for me. 

Everyone at Locals is professional, passionate, helpful, and all about good surfing technique. Locals Surf School has helped me to realize my lifelong dream of having surfing as part of my daily life and of becoming a surfer. Discovering surfing in New York City and in the Rockaways with the Locals has been such a wonderful experience, and I have recommended their school to many of my friends who were interested in trying out the sport.

Mike R. & Mike K. of Locals Surf School always advocate for surfing smart and safe. Learning their approach and overall philosophy to surfing has helped me a lot in my growth as a surfer. They are very talented individuals and easy going guys, a lesson with Locals Surf School is not to be missed! 

Locals Surf School Rocks!!!!!!!