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


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does it work? +

    Here’s how it works: Register online, then head over to the shop (1985 NE 2nd St., Deerfield Beach) at 7 Read More
  • What should I bring with me? +

    If you have a rash guard (surfing T-shirt), it is advised to bring/wear it. Also, a towel, and sun screen. Read More
  • What day/time does it start? +

    The lessons start promptly at 7:00am, every Saturday morning. If it is your first time, please arrive a little early Read More
  • Are the lessons really Free? +

    Yes, 100% free lessons. The boards and instructors are all provided. Our instructors volunteer their time because they love the Read More
  • What if I have a large group? +

    If your family, youth group, church, or other organization with 10 or more people would like to register for our Read More
  • Are lessons ever cancelled? +

    While lessons are scheduled for every Saturday, all year...on occassion, we cancel due to weather/ocean conditions. Unfortunately, sometimes, we do not Read More
  • Why do you offer the free lessons? +

    We love surfing and we know you will too. However, it's not for everyone. We strongly believe in a "try Read More
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