Isla Surf School | Surfing in 500 W Ashley Ave - Folly Beach SC - Reviews - Photos - Phone Number
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Isla Surf School

5.0
71 reviews
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 500 W Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC 29439US

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5on Google, Sep 05, 2017
This was an amazing experience and I had a blast! more »
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Thanks so much Grant!
5on Facebook, Sep 02, 2017
After a couple of years break from surfing, Trip had our two back up and surfing in no time
#awesome
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5on Facebook, Aug 28, 2017
We had an amazing experience recently with Isla Surf School. Thank you to Peter, Tripp, and our other instructors for making our group surf lesson a day to remember! We had a group of (10) teen and tween Girl Scouts. The guys were so patient and helpful in teaching the girls to surf- in rougher than normal conditions. We all walked away exhilarated and eager for more surfing! Peter arranged our reservations and payment and it couldn't have been a smoother process. I highly recommend Isla Surf- a professional surf school with top notch customer service. more »
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Thanks so much Tammie! That was a long time coming. So happy it went well and the girls had fun!
5on Trip Advisor, Aug 28, 2017
Thank you to Peter, Tripp and other instructors for making our group surf lesson a day to remember! The guys were so patient and helpful in teaching the teen/tweet girls to surf in rougher than normal conditions. We all walked away exhilarated and eager for more! Peter arranged our reservations and payment and it couldn't have been smoother. I would highly recommend Isla Surf for a great time in the waves! more »
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Thanks so much Tammie, so glad it went well! Enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks for coming out to Isla!
5on Facebook, Aug 22, 2017
Five stars aren't enough! Within a few tries, Peter had me up on my new surfboard. These guys are the real thing - total pros - and I can't wait to get back out on the Folly waves with them again!! more »
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Thank you so much Melissa! Appreciate the kind words and very happy you had a good birthday on your new board. See you soon!
5on Google, Aug 22, 2017
I surfed with Peter and Isla Surf School for the first time last week. I have a little experience but have a new board I needed to become accustomed to. Peter did a fantastic job pinpointing what I needed to work so that I was able to successfully ride my board. He gets all the credit for making my birthday and my surfday successful. I can't wait to go back and take it to the next level!! more »
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Thanks Melissa! Glad we spent your birthday surfing together! See you soon!
5on Google, Aug 18, 2017
My favorite thing in this world is to learn new sports. Even though I'm not very athletic. Isla surf school was awesome to work with! I went from consistent while outs to catching waves by myself! They also worked great with the kids! They had so much fun and fell inlove with surfing! Will definitely be back to surf with these guys! The instructors are knowledgeable and patient! What more could you ask for! 🤙 more »
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Thanks Claire, was awesome working with you and watching you progress in such a short period of time!
5on Facebook, Aug 17, 2017
My favorite thing in this world is to learn new sports. Even though I'm not very athletic. Isla surf 🏄 school was awesome to work with! I went from consistent while outs to catching waves by myself! They also worked great with the kids! They had so much fun and fell inlove with surfing! Will definitely be back to surf with these guys! The instructors are knowledgeable and patient! What more could you ask for! 🤙 more »
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Thanks Claire, we had a blast with you and the kids! Can't wait for your next visit!
5on Trip Advisor, Aug 17, 2017
My favorite thing in this world is to learn new sports. Even though I'm not very athletic. Isla surf school was awesome to work with! I went from consistent while outs to catching waves by myself! They also worked great with the kids! They had so much fun and fell inlove with surfing! Will definitely be back to surf with these guys! The instructors are knowledgeable and patient! What more could you ask for! more »
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Thanks Claire, it was great working with you and the kiddos!
5on Trip Advisor, Aug 17, 2017
We just loved Peter and His instructors. They were so friendly and very knowledgeable. Our lessons were awesome! We would highly recommend looking them up if you are in Folly. more »
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Thank you for the kind words! Means a lot to us.
5on Facebook, Aug 16, 2017
We had a great experience here! Our boys have autism and Tripp and PJ were patient, thoughtful, and enthusiastic instructors with them. Both the boys were up and surfing on their own by their 3rd run - it was super impressive. Thank you for giving them an afternoon they won't forget. more »
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Thanks so much Laura! It was awesome to see both boys up and riding so quickly! Have a god time at Surfers Healing!
5on Facebook, Aug 14, 2017
My son started surfing with Peter after school when he was in first grade. We've continued for the last two years as well as participating in summer camp. Peter and his team are professional, experienced and passionate about surfing! It is contagious! My son loves Isla and Peter. more »
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Thanks so much Kaky, been great getting to know your family. Jack's surfing has come a really long way and Duncan isn't far behind. See you in a few weeks!! Really appreciate the support!
5on Facebook, Aug 13, 2017
Our son had a wonderful week at Isla Surf camp. Thanks Tripp and Peter for making the most fun of camp with the boys even though the weather was not the best. We look forward to returning next summer. more »
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Thanks so much Jennifer! It was a great week even with the weather. Hope to see you soon!
5on Facebook, Aug 11, 2017
My Isla Surf School lesson was awesome! The instructor,Peter, was very knowledgeable & clearly knows how to teach. I'd not been surfing in 30 years....& could hardly get up then. Today, during my lesson, I got up on the board the very first wave I attempted. And yes, I wiped out a few times, but it wasn't scary because Peter had prepped me for that. Lastly, I rode two, big, long waves �� right down to the beach, knelt down, & stepped right off the board!!! ....and the waves were pretty big today! more »
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Thanks Llewellyn, those waves were tough and you did awesome. That one long and bigger one was awesome to watch. Glad you had fun and hope to see you soon!
5on Google, Aug 10, 2017
I have now taken 3 surf lessons from Peter and his crew this summer. We went out for two yoga/ surf mornings and really loved the entire program. We went back out for a group lesson with friends and really started to get a hang of how to direct the board, site waves, etc due to Peters's precise coaching and tips after each ride. I highly recommend Isla Surf School for any program or camp in Charleston! They are professional, skilled and make it fun! We love the foam boards made in Charleston that the school uses, largely because it makes it easier to get up-- and that goes a long way when you are just learning to surf! more »
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Thanks so much Julia, its been a blast surfing with your crew and getting to know you guys. You're a fun group! Looking forward to surfing with you soon!
5on Facebook, Aug 07, 2017
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Gracias!
5on Facebook, Aug 04, 2017
Definitely 5 Stars! Instructors Peter & Trip had our group of 4 up & riding waves in no time. They were very knowledgeable, patient, and just great guys to learn from. Our group ranged from age 20 to 58 and we all had a BLAST! I would absolutely recommend Isla Surf School to anyone - young or old. You WILL have a Great time!!
See you guys (y'all) next year!
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Thanks Jeff, was a pleasure meeting you and your family. I had a great time getting you in the water. Hope to see you again soon!
5on Google, Aug 03, 2017
Best surf school in the low country more »
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Thanks guys!
5on Facebook, Aug 02, 2017
Peter instantly had my 8 year old daughter and her friend completely at ease in the ocean. This was a great experience seeing them surfing for the first time in their lives! Thank you Peter for helping them have the confidence. My daughter came in and said "that was SO much fun I want to do it again". more »
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Thanks Chris! Had a great time with Sophie and Gillian. Hope to see you soon!
5on Facebook, Jul 31, 2017
We had a great time learning to surf, best in Charleston area. Thank you again 👍😊 more »
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Thanks so much Ola! Really enjoyed meeting you two and surfing with you. You guys did awesome. Hope you got power back and enjoy the rest of your time in Charleston! Hope to see you again soon.
5on Facebook, Jul 28, 2017
Knowledgeable, friendly and extremely professional.
I'm 55 yrs. old and I'm not easily impressed. Today I was. Peter is a talented teacher, you or your kids will learn how to surf, and
it will be fun.
Simply stated, I had an incredible experience today. You will too.
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5on Facebook, Jul 24, 2017
My two boys participated in a week of surf camp. My oldest especially loved it and can't wait to go back next summer. They liked working with Trip and Peter and meeting other kids at the beach. Great experience and this was their first time surfing. more »
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Thanks so much Francesca, was great meeting your whole family. Hope to see you next summer!
5on Trip Advisor, Jul 24, 2017
A truly wonderful experience to do yoga on the beach and then go surfing. Peter is a great instructor and will help you improve your surfing no matter what your level. more »
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Thanks so much Angela. Sorry about the weather both weekends! Hope to see you soon!
5on Facebook, Jul 22, 2017
5.0 star rating 7/22/2017
Isla Surf is by far the best company to work with on Folly. Their emphasis on soft skills in teaching, fundamentals focus, and fun in the water put them above the rest.
My kids (8 & 6) did surf camp; my 6 year old daughter refused to get on a board prior to the week. By the end she didn't want to come out of the water. Small groups and emphasis on each kid.
NOT ALL SURF SCHOOLS ARE THE SAME. Do your homework, these guys focus on quality and safety for the individual child. Well worth the money. You get what you pay for!
We'll be back next year
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Business Response:
Thanks for the kind words Chad! Been an awesome summer with you guys!
5on Google, Jul 18, 2017
What an amazing surf birthday party for our son with autism and a bunch of his friends. About 2/3 of the kids have some special needs, and the Isla team was absolutely wonderful. They adjusted to the needs of each child and their family. Everyone had a blast. We will be back for surf lessons!!! more »
Business Response:
Thank you so much Sonya, been a pleasure working with Hope and Owen. They have done amazing this summer. See you soon!
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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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