Shaka Surf School was born in May 2004. The idea was to do the work that we love and use our worldwide experience from a full life dedicated to this sport and life style. We thought that Folly Beach was missing a fun and responsible surf school, that dedicates full time to teaching the Soul of Surfing. Incorporating generations of experience with intuition and passion for surfing.
We are a family owned small business and you can experience that in every aspect of our classes and how we operate our business. The surf camps in particular are very special to us as being around a group of kids learning in nature is a refreshing and rejoicing experience. We look forward to having you join our extended family!
“Shaka” is a Hawaiian greeting that means good vibes, aloha, good surf, surf’s up, or hola! :)
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What We offer:
Shaka Surf School offers private and group surf lessons, kids summer surf camps, and Wemoons Weekends on Folly Beach, SC in addition to surf and yoga adventures for women to exotic surf destinations. Since 2004, we have provided Folly Beach, SC with a fun and responsible surf school that dedicates full time to teaching the Soul of Surfing. This comes from our worldwide experience of a full life dedicated to this sport and life style.
Our instructors bring years of knowledge combined with a sense of positive energy and a genuine love for sharing the surfing experience.
Advanced coaching & competition ready training available:
Looking for a little more? With over 20 years of competitive surfing experience, we can train you to be physically and mentally ready for upcoming events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are surf camps & classes held?
Both are located at 6 block East on Folly Beach. Take Folly Road to the red light at the end (in front of Tides Hotel). Take a left, drive 6 blocks & turn right onto 6th St. East. Yoga class locations change depending on weather.
What equipment is provided?
All equipment is provided (soft surfboard, wax & when avail or needed wetsuits) + snacks & drinks (surf camps only).
What should I bring?
Natural+reef safe sunscreen (here are some suggestions), a reusable water bottle & a t-shirt or surf shirt.
Can I do one day of surf camp?
Of course! Campers can come for one day 9 am to noon, for $100. Warning: They will love it and will want to join the whole week though, just a warning! Call us for more details.
What is the weather/cancellation policy?
We do our best to work around the best possible weather and surf conditions. We want you to enjoy surfing!
Where can I download my waiver form?
You can download that form here.
Where can I find more information on current surf conditions?
What payment methods are available?
We accept credit cards online via our sign up calendar, Peek, (look for the sign up buttons on our various class pages) and cash or check.
Do you offer gift certificates or custom packages?
Yes! Give the unique gift of a surfing experience or surprise your loved one with a yoga retreat. We'll even mail you a physical card. Various packages and prices available. Please contact us to plan what's best.
How can I prepare for my first time surfing?
Can't find your answer?
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