FAQs

 

Where do we meet?  All lessons and camps are run out of 3W Street on Folly Beach. It is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Charleston; however, during the summer months traffic begins to back up mid morning so please take this into consideration.

How do I schedule a lesson? We teach lessons seven days a week and have no set times for our lessons. We work around the tides to ensure the best conditions for your lesson. Call, text, or email us anytime to schedule a day and time for your lesson. 

Where do I park? You can park in the lot marked 5W and pay the Palmetto Parking fee or you can park on the grass or sand on the side of the road. Make sure all your tires are completely off the road or you will be ticketed.

What is the youngest child Isla Surf School teaches? We teach children as young as five years old. A lot depends on the child's swimming ability and level of comfort in the water. Feel free to call us to discuss in greater detail.

Are the waves good? The surf at Folly Beach is perfect for beginners, and depending on your ability and experience we can take you surfing in nearly all conditions.     

Do you teach year round? Yes, the water in Charleston is extremely warm for most of the year. Once it does start to cool down, we provide wetsuits.

How do I pay? We take all major credit cards, cash, Venmo, or checks.

What is your cancellation policy? You must cancel or reschedule your lesson at least 24 hours prior to the actual lesson or your card will be charged for the full lesson. We know that emergencies sometimes come up; we understand this, and will work with you to reschedule your lesson.       

How do I sign the waiver online? SIGN WAIVER

What should I bring? Bring water, sunscreen, a towel, and beach attire.     

What is provided? We provide surfboards, wetsuits, and expert instruction from one of our enthusiastic, expert, certified instructors.

What if it's raining? Surfing in the rain is fun! We run lessons rain or shine; however, if lightening storms are present, we will cancel your lesson.   

*Isla reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any lesson or camp due to dangerous surf or weather conditions.