Let’s go surfing now, everybody’s learning how! Once mostly a West Coast thing, Surfing in Myrtle Beach has now become one of the most popular ways to enjoy the ocean surf along the Grand Strand. Our smaller waves and somewhat forgiving, sandy ocean bottom, are perfect for beginning surfers, though the region has produced countless world surfing champions. Not ready to buy a surfboard? Never been before but want to try it? No problem, as there are many Myrtle Beach surf shops that will rent and train you in private or group lessons. Once you’re hooked, the surfing gear you’ll need, including all styles of surfboards and wetsuits for cooler months, is affordable for almost everyone. When the waves and wind are up, you’ll find all the area’s hot shots showing off their moves; aerials, fakies, backsides, and more. Why not learn the lingo and join them?
Kokopelli Surf Camp
Located near the Prince Resort and Cherry Grove Pier on the North end of the Grand Strand, Kokopelli Surf Camp is the leading expert in surfing and paddleboard instruction. From beginner to expert, learn how to catch air, hang ten, and much more. Licensed, insured, first-aid and CPR certified, your safety comes first. Then comes the fun of learning this ancient sport, one that goes back to the Kings of Hawaii.More Info Visit Website
Eternal Wave Surf Shop
Family owned and operated in Surfside Beach, Eternal Wave Surf Shop offers all the hottest brands for sale, new and used, along with rentals, guided tours, and surfing and paddleboard instruction. Renting surfboards, paddleboards, bicycles, and kayaks, you’ll find it all here, along with expert instruction and very affordable rates. Enjoy year-round lessons (with a wetsuit) and instruction starting at just $45.
Surf City Surf Shop
Open since 1978 in the heart of Myrtle Beach, this shop has all the cool surf-related gear from surfboards, skateboards, skimboards, clothing, and much more, along with rentals and instruction. Just blocks from the Avenues” of Myrtle Beach where surfing is allowed year-round, Surf City understands the vibe and attitude of beginners and experts alike and welcomes all to the wet & wonderful surfer’s table.
Village Surf Shoppe
This iconic little shop in Garden City Beach is a place surfers from around the world all know well. The home of the world champion Richards surfing family, and one of the best young surf teams in the world, The Village Surf Shoppe crafts its own Perfection brand of surfboards, and also offers instruction and rentals. Since 1980, a must-visit for any surfing enthusiast. This is where champions are made.
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72. Beachwear Stores
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75. Tattoos & Piercings
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49. Comedy Clubs & Shows
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10. Boat Cruises
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