Private surf instruction for those looking to learn and improve their surfing ability.

Want to learn to surf?

Book a Private lesson — $75 per hour

Book a Group Lesson — 90 minutes, Call or Email for pricing (sign up towards bottom of the page)

Private surf instruction is one of the best ways to quickly improve your surfing. We start by evaluating your skill level through fundamentals and progress into a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals.

Do it on your own

If you are looking to get more one-on-one time with an instructor, a Private Lesson is the way to go. We will use our years of experience to create a personalized lesson catered to your goals and abilities in the water.

Do it with family or friends.

We do more than one-on-one lessons, If your family and friends want to take up the challenge together, we’ve got you covered! No better way to bond than cheering each other into some perfect waves.

What is Sammy’s Surf School?

Sammy had my five year old daughter up surfing on her third wave. She has never surfed before. He is kind, patient, and makes the lesson just so much fun. We’ve surfed almost every day this week with Sammy now…and she keeps on asking for more lessons.  Can’t recommend Sammy enough!


“Sam was great! We went over the basics, he had solid critique on my stance for each wave and I learned how to surf. He's passionate about the sport and it shows through! I highly recommend his services.”


“Sammy does an amazing job with kids of all ages. It is evident that he loves surfing and has a passion for teaching kids how to surf. We had kids from 15 to 8 years old and they all had an amazing experience.”


About Me

My name is Sam Oliva, born and raised in Ocean City, NJ. I started surfing at the age of 6 and have been teaching for the past 10 years. As a past competitive surfer, I’ve learned how to navigate the competitive environment, however my core remains with free surfing outside of contests.  My love for surfing has turned into a passion to teach others; from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. At the end of the day, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing my students having fun in the water!


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Contact Us

Phone: (609)-214-6004

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