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South Padre Surf Company

100 Park Rd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6413
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You MUST do this while in Padre! SO fun!!!

Our family had SUCH a blast surfing with Gene and Rachel during our annual SPI beach vacation. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ocdtripplanner
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Fort Worth, Texas
via mobile
Always fun

This is our second trip to SPI and our second lesson with Rachel. She’s great with people of all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mommaburk
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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South Padre Surf Company is family operated surf school operating for 20 years, and offers surfing lessons, surf camps, and surfboard rentals year round. Fun for the whole family! Family and group discounts are available.
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“gene” (8 reviews)
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100 Park Rd, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6413
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had SUCH a blast surfing with Gene and Rachel during our annual SPI beach vacation. We booked a mini surf camp for our group, which included adults, teenagers, and a seven year old. Everyone excelled under Gene and Rachel’s instruction, and we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second trip to SPI and our second lesson with Rachel. She’s great with people of all ages, and will have you surfing in no time. You can do 1 hour or 3 hour lessons or rent a board for the day. Anything...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such unique people; qualified, experienced, safety-minded, fun, excellent teachers/instructors. A very worthwhile endeavor when on South Padre - you'll really have fun. Rachel and Gene are so friendly, easy going - if you're on the island or planning a trip, this is a must-do -...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I'm 70 years old and I just learned to surf thanks to South Padre Surf Company. They give good instructions and are very helpful. My stamina ain't what is used to be but I did it standing up about five times. It's tiring because when...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife has said she wanted to try surfing about 2 months prior. I surprised her by setting up a surfing lesson and Rachel had both of us up and going in no time! I'd highly recommend South Padre Surf Company.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed our time with Gene and Rachel! They were very knowledgeable and helped everyone out that needed it. They had more than enough surfboards to go around and helped people understand what they needed to fix in order to get up on the...More

Thank Clint G
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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

My 10 year old wanted to learn to surf. They were so patient, knowledgeable and knew exactly what to say and do to make him comfortable. He was up within 10 minutes and smiled the whole time. A wonderful couple and great teachers. They had...More

Thank mommaburk
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Rachel and Gene were amazing! They were very positive and so helpful and eager to help me get up on that board and ride the waves. And I DID!! My husband and 9 yr old daughter got the hang of it so quickly....I took a...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2016

My seven year old daughters participated in the Surf Camp the day after Thanksgiving and it was AWESOME! Both were up and surfing right away, and were dragging their boards back out for more after three hours. Scheduling was a breeze, price was very reasonable,...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2016

Had two 12 year olds. One was very successful the other had some problems with popping up. The one who had problems still had a great time. They were so encouraging. I was really impressed.

Thank Cindy T
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