Surf conditions are updated daily on our Facebook page. Sometimes we have waves, sometimes it is flat.
We will provide brief safety instruction with every rental.
If you have no prior paddling or surfing experience, we suggest participating in our Private Lesson. An instructor will assist you on land and in the water for one hour. You have an additional hour to paddle on your own.
If it is your first time paddling on the Gulf/Ocean, but you have some prior paddling experience, we suggest a Mini Lesson. These are available everyday, throughout the season. Sign up is available at checkout, with your regular board rental.
Q: What are typical water/surf conditions for Galveston?
A: It is different everyday. Sometimes it is flat, most of the time we have small waves 1-3 ft. And bigger waves with fronts and storms around. Galveston beaches are shallow with a sand bottom. The water you will paddle in will vary from 1-8ft deep typically. Calmest conditions are usually in the morning with winds increasing gradually through the day. It picks up significantly 12:00-3:00pm.
Q: "Why do you choose to paddle board on the beach?"
A: DOLPHINS, paddle surfing in the waves and a totally unique paddling experience. While we can't guarantee dolphins, they show up a good percentage of the time. Sea turtles too!
Q: "How do you paddle board in the waves. Can anyone do it?"
A: Yes you can and you will love it! With the proper instruction (and good listening skills) you will be enjoying the gulf and all it has to offer in no time. Every rental is provided with a brief instruction on safety and conditions. If you want a little more assistance add our mini lesson with your rental. It includes 10-15 minutes of instruction on land. If you are a first timer, and would like an instructor on the water with you, we do recommend a Private Lesson for the best experience possible. We can modify your paddling for the most enjoyable experience. Not everyone stands the first time and that is ok!
Q: "What is the minimum age?
A: There is no minimum for Surf boards/lessons. We recommend ages 13 and up for Paddle Boards/lessdons. However, ages 8 and up are welcome to try it out! It depends on the conditions of the beach for the day as well. Parents are responsible for keeping their littles safe. Renters should know their left from right, be able to swim well and able to control their board on their own. We have 8 year olds that knock it out of the park! A private lesson with a younger family member at the same time as the adults and/or older children have regular board rentals is a great option as an instructor can be dedicated to assisting the younger paddler during the duration of the family's rentals
Q: "Are dogs allowed?"
A: We love dogs! Dogs are only permitted on Green Flag days ( flat and no waves)
Q: "Can we share boards?"
A: Yes. However only one person is allowed on the board at a time. On calm days, children can accompany parents on a board in waist deep water.
Q: "What is the maximum weight & height?"
A: The maximum weight is 250lbs. If you are scheduling a rental or lesson, please advise us at least 24hrs in advance if you exceed 215 LBS or 6'3. There is no maximum height restriction.
Q: "What should I wear?"
A: Whatever you are comfortable climbing on and off a board in. A rash guard or performance shirt is recommended. Bathing suit, shorts, yoga pants, anything goes. We do NOT recommend shoes of any kind.
Q: "What if it rains or there is inclement weather?"
A: all reservations are fully refundable. We must be contacted before the listed reservation time and date to confirm refund. You will likely hear from us first.
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