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Surfing in Long Beach, NY

Elliot Zuckerman, Surf2Live
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Elliot Zuckerman, Surf2Live
  • This 90-minute mini-surf school in Long Beach, New York, is an in-between type of deal if an hour on the waves is not enough for you, but two are stretching your schedule. Your instructor will tailor the experience to your needs and abilities.

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Long Beach, NY, please refer to the official pages of the Government of New York

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

    • For all surfing lessons and courses, you’ll be paired with an experienced local instructor with extensive surfing knowledge, and all the technical gear you need. 

      What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced local guide with extensive surfing knowledge
        • Up to 1 day of surf lessons depending on your chosen itinerary
        • Surfboard
        • Wetsuit

      You can continue to use all borrowed gear like surfboards and wetsuits after the lesson for an additional rental fee. Let us know in the booking process, and we’ll make sure you’re set up with the gear you need. Your instructor will call you after the booking to arrange the details. If you have your own equipment, you are free to use it during lessons.

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation to Long Beach
        • Accommodations
        • Food and snacks
        • $15 per person beach access which is imposed by the City of Long Beach for all day visitors
    • No one expects you to swim like you’re in the Olympics, but you need to be able to keep your head above water and know how to tread.

      You’ll feel much more comfortable in the ocean if you’re sure you can swim at least two lengths of a pool. Keep in mind that surfing is physically straining, like any sport, so you should prepare beforehand with stretching and light cardio. This way, you’ll be better equipped to handle what the ocean throws, and in a better position to ride the waves with ease.

      For kids who are not very good swimmers, we recommend a one-on-one private lesson. They will be kept in shallow water with the constant and complete attention of an expert surf instructor.

    • Surf lessons are recommended for anyone new to surfing.

      Waves are smaller at Long Beach, making it an ideal setting for first-timers. A surf instructor will teach you how to be safe, have fun and work toward standing up on your board. It’s all worth all a bit of practice, we promise!

    • You should bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water, snacks and good vibes — we’ll take care of the rest. If the day is colder, make sure to grab a sweater as well!

    • From fall to spring, you’re free to surf the waves of Long Beach until your heart’s content. However, during summer, you must be either a resident or pay daily for a $15 pass.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The private lessons are one-on-one lessons with an instructor.
        • For the group lessons, the usual guest to guide ratio is 5:1, but lessons can be arranged for groups of any size, making it the perfect opportunity to join your friends and family.
        • If joining alone, you’ll be placed with peers that share a similar level of experience.
        • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

      Surfing in Long Beach can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
        • While there is not necessarily a minimum age to surf, there are minimum requirements, such as height and weight. Prior to booking, let us know the youngest ages in your party and we will let you know if it’s safe for them to get on the water. 

      If your group has surfers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • Long Beach’s south shore is split into a few main beach areas, but the most popular beach to surf is Lincoln Beach — a straight shot down to the beach from Lincoln Boulevard.

      To reach Long Beach by train, you can go from Penn or Atlantic Terminal. Take the LIRR Long Beach line to its final stop, Long Beach Station.

      If traveling by car, take I-495E (BQE) to Exit 22A, heading south on I-678/Grand Central Parkway. At Exit 1, merge onto NY-878E/Nassau Expressway. You’ll find free street parking throughout the area.

      Be sure to arrive about 15 minutes early, so you can check-in, put on a wetsuit, and start your lesson on time.

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