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Montauk Boardriders

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Montauk Boardriders

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In 2009, Surfer magazine ranked Montauk as one of the top Ten Best Surf Towns in America. According to the article, Montauk sucks in swells from the south, west, and east, providing consistency. With multiple options for surf lessons, Montauk Boardriders stood above the rest.

Montauk Boardriders instructors are a group of local experienced surfers. Montauk Boardriders offers year round individual and group surf lessons, including lessons for children. Children lessons include the summer surf school and an after school program for local school districts.

The summer surf school session is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Each camp group consists of a maximum of five to eight children with First Aid and CPR Certified instructors.

My children (10 years-old and 7 years-old) recently participated in the summer surf school led by instructors, Austin Eckardt and Travis ​Beckmann. Montauk Boardriders provided their surf boards and wet suits and began the training with the required fundamentals on the sand. The instruction was extremely detailed and personalized for each child. When it came time to hit the water, the children were closely monitored for safety and instructed on the proper form.

Shortly into the lesson, my younger son became nervous of falling into the water and he was hesitant about continuing the lesson. However, Travis and Austin encouraged him to continue offering to do tandem surfing with my son. After providing a visual example with another child, my son gave it another try. He ended the lesson riding a wave alone and was very happy and proud.

Montauk Boardriders offers a variety of lesson options and seems to be flexible to your schedule and experience level. I would highly recommend Montauk Boardriders.

For more information, including pricing, visit the Montauk Boardriders website.