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Isla Surf School

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 220 W Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439US

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5on Trip Advisor, Jun 11, 2018
Highlight of our anniversary trip!
We LOVED our weekend at Folly Beach, SC. ISLA Surf School was a major highlight of the weekend. The whole crew there was welcoming, fun, and obviously excited
about their jobs. Our instructor - Trip - was fantastic! He knew what he was talking about when it came to ALL things surfing and ocean related. He taught us more than just how to paddle, get up, and ride the waves; he shared with us his knowledge of wildlife surrounding Folly Beach as well as other parts around the world that he had experience. He made our time so fun, we cannot wait to go back and take another lesson. If you are in or near Folly Beach, SC and you've thought about surfing lessons - this is the place to go! Great for couples, families, friends, or solo! more »
5on Facebook, Jun 01, 2018
Super friendly and knowledgeable! more »
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Thank you Alison!
5on Facebook, May 22, 2018
Great experience! Decided to try surfing while on vacation with my sister and daughter. None us have ever surfed before and we didn't know what to expect but Tripp did a great job with us and it was so fun! Highly recommend. more »
Business Response:
Thank you so much Liz! Thanks for coming out!
5on Trip Advisor, May 14, 2018
Best Date
Tommy was an ah-mazing instructor: very knowledgeable, personable, and most importantly: patient. He walked us through the technique and then took us out on the water. The waves were c
hoppy, and I had a hard time fighting through but he was so patient with us and helped me with my board a lot. They're all pretty passionate about surfing and that makes for a fun, safe time on the water. If you're on the fence about this activity, don't be. Just do it! You won't regret it. It looks fun and cool but it's even more fun to DO! more »
Business Response:
Thank you for the kind words Shanice! Glad you had fun and Tommy is the best!
5on Facebook, May 09, 2018
We had a work culture event and peter and tommy taught us how to surf and it was the most fun I’ve had in the ocean! They were very practical instructors and taught us everything we needed to know very efficiently so we could get out on the water! Each one of us got up and rode all the proper waves! it was so much fun. I 100% recommend this surf school over all of the other ones and will also be back for sure. Peter and tommy also made us feel very comfortable and were really personable, so all the stars here!! 🤙🏼 more »
Business Response:
Thanks so much Gina!!
5on Facebook, May 09, 2018
Wow such a great morning with Peter and Tommy! We came as a culture event with our job and IT WAS A BLAST! They taught us everything we needed to know quickly and then we got straight to surfing! They both were so fun and helped us all to actually stand up and surf!

No matter what level you are at these guys will be able to teach you and you’ll feel like one of their best friends haha!

I’m 100% getting another lesson with my family this summer!
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Business Response:
Thank you so much Lauren. Great meeting you and surfing with your group!
5on Trip Advisor, May 09, 2018
Job Culture Event
Wow such a great morning with Peter and Tommy! We came as a culture event with our job and IT WAS A BLAST! They taught us everything we needed to know quickly and then we got s
traight to surfing! They both were so fun and helped us all to actually stand up and surf!
No matter what level you are at these guys will be able to teach you and you’ll feel like one of their best friends haha!
I’m 100% getting another lesson with my family this summer!
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Thank you Lauren, what a great day!
5on Trip Advisor, May 09, 2018
The best work outing EVER!
We took a group of 6 people from work to go surfing and peter and tommy were the best ever! They taught us the basics then we went straight out onto the water. It was
so much fun and we all got up on our boards. I will definitely be back! It was such a cool experience! more »
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Thank you Gina! Glad you had fun!
5on Facebook, May 01, 2018
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Thank you Caitlin!
5on Facebook, Apr 10, 2018
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5on Facebook, Mar 26, 2018
These guys are great. I run a surfboard company called Shred Season where we sell used, and new boards. We send all of our customers who are new to surfing to Isla. They're the best. Highly recommended. If you're thinking about taking lessons with the Isla team and have questions please feel free to use me as a reference as well. Yew! more »
5on Facebook, Mar 21, 2018
Looking forward to the next lesson.
Peter is a great teacher and it was a lot of fun, although it was freezing cold in the water �
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Business Response:
Thanks Felix, appreciate it! Can't wait for the water to warm up!
5on Trip Advisor, Mar 19, 2018
Best team building event ever!
Peter and Tripp taught me and 5 of my co-workers how to surf as a team building exercise. It was freezing outside and the water temp was 57 degrees, but this was a
n amazing experience! They made sure everyone was able to stand up and catch a couple of waves. 100% would recommend these guys to anyone that wants to learn to surf. Rachel and I caught a party wave. So much fun! more »
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Thank you for the kind words! You all were troopers in some cold conditions! Glad you had fun, and you all were naturals. Glad the party wave was caught on camera!
5on Facebook, Mar 18, 2018
My kids and their friends have take lessons from Isla Surf School. They loved it! Peter and his staff are wonderful instructors - very patient, encouraging and lots of fun! I would highly recommend Isla Surf School! more »
Business Response:
Thanks Yanti, I hope you are all well. Hope to see your family this year!
5on Trip Advisor, Mar 08, 2018
Great place to learn to surf
Peter & Tripp were great instructors & the boards (LiquidShredders)were perfect for beginning surfers. Instructors are knowledgeable and patient. It was a blast & th
anks to excellent instruction on the beach, I caught the wave & popped right up on my first try - & rode my wave to the beach! ‍♀️ #SoMuchFun #SurfsUp #HangTen #FollyBeach #IslaSurfSchool more »
Business Response:
Thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate it and we had a blast working with you last summer. Hope you've been well and looking forward to seeing you soon! -Peter
5on Trip Advisor, Feb 26, 2018
Daughters Surf Lesson
My 9 year old daughter has always wanted to learn to surf, her younger brother is Autistic and gets to do Surfers Healing every year. She had a great experience and was so
happy she finally got to also! Thanks so much! more »
Business Response:
Thank you for the review Leslie! Glad we could get your daughter in the water for a little!
5on Facebook, Feb 24, 2018
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5on Trip Advisor, Feb 18, 2018
The Best on the Beach!
We started our kids surfing with Peter and his team three (3) years ago and it has been the greatest experience for them. Not only have they learned an amazing new sport b
ut they have so much more appreciation for the ocean. I would highly recommend Isla Surf!!! more »
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Thank you so muck Deanna! Means a lot to us and been a pleasure working with Kenny and Ava. Hope to see you soon!
5on Facebook, Jan 08, 2018
Peter and his staff are great with all age kids! We bring a group of students who are learning English every summer to Isla Surf School and this is by far their favorite day and activity in Charleston! more »
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Thanks so much! Always a highlight of our summer and a good way to attempt some Spanish!
5on Facebook, Dec 11, 2017
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Thank you!!
5on Facebook, Dec 06, 2017
Kind and caring and passionate about all the ways your life can benefits from surfing!!�� more »
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Thank you for the kind words, it means a lot to us!
5on Facebook, Dec 06, 2017
Kind and caring and passionate about all the ways your life can benefits from surfing!!�� more »
5on Facebook, Dec 05, 2017
You threw a lot of information at us. But you were also patient and encouraging. We lucked out with a beautiful day and we’re very appreciative of your flexibility. (I bet you don’t get a lot of December customers!). My daughter now says surfing is her second favorite sport. Thank you for a great experience! more »
Business Response:
Thanks so much Libby! Had a blast with you two!
5on Facebook, Dec 05, 2017
You threw a lot of information at us. But you were also patient and encouraging. We lucked out with a beautiful day and we’re very appreciative of your flexibility. (I bet you don’t get a lot of December customers!). My daughter now says surfing is her second favorite sport. Thank you for a great experience! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Nov 29, 2017
Saw these guys on the beach and booked for my town teenage nieces later in the week. They had such a good time and really enjoyed themselves. They said it was the best part of the trip. Highly recommend you give it a try! more »
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220 W Arctic, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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Isla Surf School Founded: 2015

Why Did You Start Isla? I started working for surf schools when I was 15 and fell in love with sharing the joy of surfing. I spent my summers during high school and college as an instructor for Nantucket Surfari and when I graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014 I headed down to Costa Rica for four months to be a surf instructor in the town of Santa Teresa. When I returned to the US, I worked for Locals Surf School in Rockaway, New York.

I had been a surf instructor for many years by the time it was 2015 and felt extremely confident in my abilities as a teacher and coach and decided it was time to open my own school. I had seen the best of the best and the worst of the worst in terms of surf schools on the East Coast and throughout the world and because of this I had a very clear vision for Isla. I wanted Isla to provide the highest quality lessons in a professional and fun atmosphere.
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