Questions and Answers

What times are lessons and how long are they?

Private Lessons can be scheduled any time of the day, but a typical day at Farmdog Surf School will have lessons starting at 8 AM and running through about 2 PM. Lessons are about 2 hours long, including pre surf warmup and spiel.

Do I need to be a great swimmer?

You must be a competent swimmer with at least intermediate skills, and feel comfortable swimming in the ocean in water over your head.

What should i bring?

Swimwear, a towel, a refeshment, sunblock

What ages are available for lessons?

We have given lessons to children as young as 5 and adult children as old as 73.  If you are comfortable in the ocean, you can take a lesson at virtually any age as long as your health will allow.

Do I need to bring a surfboard, wetsuit, etc?

Farmdog Surf School will provide a surfboard, wetsuit and even sunscreen for every student.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Farmdog Surf School will make every effort to reschedule your lesson during your visit to the Outer Banks.  Sometimes, the weather and the ocean just don’t cooperate with surf lessons.  We will not risk your (or our) health and lives in unsafe weather or surfing conditions.

Are there sharks in the ocean?

Yes, there are.