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  • Who is my instructor?
    The owner, Bryce Scott, will be your instructor. Bryce has a lifetime of personal surf experience and advanced surf skills. He has surfed all over the Caribbean, East Coast, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and even Indonesia. Living on St. Croix since he was 3 years old, Bryce has grown up in the waters around his home. Bryce learned to surf when he was only 6 years old and has over 30 years of surfing experience. This has allowed him to hone his ocean knowledge and wave judgement. Selecting a wave is essential when learning how to surf and Bryce has you covered. Bryce will also keep you entertained with his knowledge of the ocean and his home, St. Croix.
  • Why should I pick St. Croix Surf & SUP for my lesson?
    St. Croix Surf & SUP offers a unique local experience that has never been offered before. St. Croix boasts perfect beginner waves. Bryce will choose from 3 small wave surfbreaks depending on ocean conditions and weather. Safety is our top priority, so we only offer lessons in a controlled and shallow environment when the surf is small and manageable. We are dedicated to providing an authentic local surfing and SUPing experience. Bryce's lifetime of personal surf experience, many years of surf instruction, and worldwide surf travel ensure a safe and memorable experience. There is no one with better knowledge or experience to teach lessons on St. Croix.
  • What to expect during a lesson with St. Croix Surf and SUP
    Each lesson with Bryce will begin with a short introduction on the beach going over surf/SUP basics. This includes board handling, paddling, safety concerns, the pop-up, etc. The rest of the lesson is spent in the water catching and riding waves. In between rides, Bryce will instruct you on wave selection and managing oneself/board in the waves. He will also go over other basics: surfing etiquette, wave conditions, adjusting the pop-up and/or paddling, body position on the board, balance while riding waves, turning, etc.
  • What type of surfboards do you use?
    St. Croix Surf & SUP uses Go Softboards for all surf lessons. These boards are specifically designed for surf schools with high buoyancy and a wide shape that gives a stable platform for standing up and catching waves. These boards are designed for the fastest progression when learning to surf since they are an epoxy board wrapped in foam.
  • Will I stand during my surf lesson?
    Most students stand up and ride during their first lesson based on conditions and fitness level. Bryce will give tips and tricks throughout the lesson about how to stand up on the board.
  • How long until I am ripping?
    Everyone's experience and athletic ability are different. We can't predict how long it will take someone to be able to surf until we see them surf with us. Becoming a competent surfer doesn't happen overnight and takes years of dedication. Bryce is an exceptional surfer only because he has dedicated his life to surfing.
  • Do you have a minimum age requirement?
    To learn to surf a child must be able to swim. They should be confident in their swimming skills and comfortable going under water if needed. If you want your child to start surfing at a young age, we recommend putting them on a bodyboard early on. For children, the waves need to be small and gentle, preferably in water that is shallow enough for them to stand. We do not recommend lessons for children under the age of 6. With Bryce's ability to judge surf conditions, he will ensure all our students receive a safe, fun, and professional experience.
  • When should I book a lesson?
    We try our best to accommodate day-of bookings, but recommend booking lessons in advance. If you have limited time on St. Croix, book your lesson in advance to secure your spot. During the winter and spring spaces fill up for lessons.
  • Additional Information
    Please allow extra time for parking and navigating to the surf location. Suring and SUPing are fun and active sports that require some form of balance and physical effort.
  • Questions
    Please contact us if you think of any other questions we left out. Thank you!
  • What are the best conditions for beginners?
    The size of the wave is one of the most important factors when learning how to surf/SUP. When learning, the waves are rarely too small to surf. However, the waves can be too big for beginners to learn safely. The best conditions for learning to surf are 1-3 ft. waves or learning in white water closer to shore. For SUPing, flat water or very small waves are best for beginners.
  • What happens if it is raining?
    We do not cancel lessons for clouds or intermittent/light rain. We will discuss these conditions with you in advance if necessary.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, please call or email us the day before. We will cancel lessons for any conditions that are not suitable for lessons: big/rough surf, heavy rain, flat surf, etc. If we have determined the conditions are suitable for learning, then your lesson is a go! Lessons begin at the scheduled time so please be on time so you can enjoy the full experience of your lesson! Please read our full Cancellation Policy for more information.
  • What do I bring?
    Please bring a comfortable and secure bathing suit (also water shoes if you have them), reef-safe sunscreen, towel, snack, and water. We will provide the board, wax, leash, paddle (for SUP), and water shoes (if needed). Your cell phone is useful in case you have difficulty finding the surf spot or beach.
  • Surf Lessons
    In the Caribbean the water is warm year-round, so all you need is a board and a leash to surf. We also recommend wearing water shoes to protect your feet and a rash guard or shirt to protect you from the sun. When taking a surf lesson, we provide you with use of a board, leash, wax, and water shoes (if needed) free of charge.
  • SUP Lessons
    In the Caribbean the water is warm year-round, so all you need is a board, paddle, and a leash to SUP. We also recommend wearing water shoes to protect your feet and a rash guard or shirt to protect you from the sun. When taking a SUP lesson, we provide you with use of a board, leash, paddle, and water shoes (if needed) free of charge.
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