2013-03-29 / Sports

Skudin Surfs Up!

Skudin Surf school hits the water, making a splash with students of all ages. Skudin Surf school hits the water, making a splash with students of all ages. Surfing schools have been popping up around the peninsula as small business owners seek to teach locals and visitors how to hang ten. Along with Locals Surf School, Skudin Surf is teaching Rockaway how to ride the waves in a fun way.

Skudin Surf brings the sport of surfing to adults and children ages five and older, of all abilities, in a fun, positive and safe environment. All instructors at Skudin Surf are CPR-, First Aid-, and lifeguard-certified and the school is accredited by the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association (NSSIA).

Skudin Surf offers private instruction, group lessons, camps, stand up paddle, corporate events and birthday parties in the seaside town of Long Beach, New York, as well as at Beach 67th Street in Rockaway. Also, mobile units will bring Skudin Surf to a location of your choosing. Learn to surf with custom events at your own private beach, beach club or resort.

The Skudin family has been teaching surfing for more than 30 years. Parents Dave and Beth Skudin surfed together as children in the 60’s at Gilgo Beach, New York and shared their love of the sport with their four boys. The family comes from a heritage of lifeguards, swimmers and surfing champions. Dave and Beth raised their children in some of the most famous surf spots in the country, and have lived in Hawaii, the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Long Beach, New York.

Today the surf school is managed by brothers Cliff and Will Skudin, both professional big wave surfers and currently ranked 16th and 40th, respectively, on the prestigious Big Wave World Tour. The brothers deliver their unique knowledge of the surf and ocean safety in a fun, family-oriented environment. They have extensive experience with all types of surfing, including: barrel riding, aerials, big wave paddle-in, short board maneuvers, standup paddle, tow-ins, tow-ats, long board, tandem and surfing competition knowledge.

The breadth and depth of their expertise enhances the experience of everyone who attends Skudin Surf, from beginners who try surfing for the very first time to experts who want to hone their craft.

Lessons are available seven days a week. Surf camps are available Monday through Friday from the end of June through the end of August, with both full week (5 days) and half week (3 days) surf camps between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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