Skim Lessons

Although skimboards have been around for almost a hundred years, it is relatively new as a competitive sport. Our skimboarding instructors are seasoned professionals. They compete on a regular basis and stay current with the latest tips & tricks for the students. Lessons are available 7 days a week!

Skim Lessons

Free Lesson Program

Free surf, stand up paddle, and skimboard lessons every Saturday at 7:00am. Over 20 years and hundreds of thousands of students later, it's the longest running free surf lesson program in the country.

Free Surf, Stand Up Paddle, and Skimboard Lessons

Private Surf Lessons

There’s nothing like catching a good wave.  Just you, your board, and the waves...create an experience you can’t get anywhere else.  Whether you’re going out for the first time or just need to learn a few tips and tricks…learning from experienced, professional surf instructors is key to getting you up and shredding in no time.

Surf Lessons

Skate Lessons

Island Water Sports provides skateboarding lessons for all ages and all levels. Our lessons are provided through GoSkate. America's Largest Skate School puts you on the fast track to being a confident skateboarder. With over 15 years in business, we are the premiere school for all ages and abilities

Skateboarding Lessons

SUP Lessons

Stand Up Paddle is latest craze in surfing and conditioning. It's a great activity for the whole family. Lessons are available 7 days a week!

Stand Up Paddle Lessons

Surf Clinic

Our group surf clinics are designed for beginners that prefer the small group experience.  Registration is encouraged to reserve your spot. If the surf is up, we'll teach surf. Otherwise, we'll teach stand up paddle.

Surf Clinic


Free Surf, Stand Up Paddle, & Skim Lessons

Every Saturday from 7:00am - 9:00am (weather permitting)

On the rare occassion we need to cancel lessons, it will be posted to our social media networks by around 6:30am that Saturday. Know before you go. Follow us on:
Instagram : @islandwatersports
If you have any questions, please call: 954-427-4929
Step 1 Register Online:

Free lessons are held every Saturday from 7am until 9am.  Online registration will close once the maximum number of students have been met. If you are unable to register, you can still sign up for the paid group lessons at 9:30am.  We respect everyone's time and want to get the maximum time in the water having fun!  The maximum size goes as follows:

Surf Lessons: 150 students
Stand Up Paddle Lessons: 21 students
Skim Lessons: 15 students

Click here to register for free Surf, Skim, And SUP lessons.


If you are unable to attend the free lesson session, there is a 9:30 session available that is paid but at a reduced rate than a standard private lesson.

 Click here to go to the paid 9:30am Surf Clinic page.

Step 2 Fill Out Waiver:


After you register you will need to fill out an waiver, we require a completed waiver for every participant. If the student is a minor, a parent or legal guardian will need to complete the waiver. We only need the waiver completed one time. After that, only a wrist-band is needed. If possible, please download and complete the following form and bring it in with you. Otherwise, we will have them available at the store to complete.

Click here to fill out the waiver


Step 3 Show Up:

The lessons begin at the store. When you arrive, please stop inside the store to get your wristband with emergency contact info. Anyone going in the water will need a wristband for the lessons. After a short instruction, we will go as a group down to the beach. It is important to meet at the store in order to be assigned a board.


Island Water Sports
1985 NE 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441