We chose Charleston Surf Lessons after an extensive Google search because they were conveniently located right on the beach and considerably cheaper than others--this was important since all 3 of our kids (ages 15, 12 & 9) wanted to participate. We could not possibly have been more impressed! Josh and Ryan were both extremely likable and unbelievably patient! All 3 kids popped up on their very first try and kept going back for more--including renting surfboards the next day to keep the fun coming. Josh & Ryan's passion for the sport was obvious and contagious!