Peter Pan Surfing and SUP Academy
Peter Pan tucked into a nice roller at Point Judith on the Bic Sport 11'4" ACS Peter Pan Stand-Up Paddleboard model. Photo by Joe McG0vern
Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We offer personalized, private surfing instruction all year long.
We have been in operation
continually since 1978 and
our school is the only fully
accredited NSSIA program
in the northeast that is
open 7 days a week all
Our school offers only the finest surfboards and wetsuits for our lessons, in every size for children, women, and men. We offer a full range of hard, soft, epoxy and fiberglass surfboards. We teach
our students with the best in quality full and shorty wetsuits.
Head instructor Miguel Botelho escorts South Kingstown Group Surf Lesson participants out to the lineup at Matunuck Point, during one of our four day sessions. Photo by Joe McGovern
Our lesson rate is SIMPLE. A single, private lesson which includes a full wetsuit, surfboard, and instruction for 1 hour (water time) is $60.00. We would need you to reserve your lesson at least one day in advance. All lessons take place a the Narragansett Town Beach unless conditions are better at another break.
Your name, height, weight, and foot size, and contact information is required to prepare properly for a successful lesson.
For groups of 2-10, the rate drops to$50.00 per person, and two instructors will be used for 6 or more students. For larger groups of 18-40 students, the rate drops to $45.00 per person.
For a special rate of only $10.00, you can keep your equipment for the rest of the day.
Please note that due to the equipment and labor, winter surfing lessons are more money. We now charge $75.00 for a private surfing lesson that requires full winter gear. For groups of 2-10, the rate is $60.00 and for larger groups it is$50.00.
Students meet at the Narragansett Surf Shop to get changed, which is much more comfortable than attempting to do it at the beach. While winter surfing is awesome, and we go out all the time, it takes a lot more effort for us to teach you.
Single and group surfboard and wetsuit rentals are available all year long. We drop off and pick up larger groups for no extra charge. Small rental groups and single rentals can be picked up at the Narragansett Surf Shop. A combined rental including a surfboard, leash, and full wetsuit (boot, gloves, etc. if needed) is $50.00 for the day. Either a surfboard or wetsuit that is rented separately is $30.00 for the day. Half-day rentals are the same price as full day rentals. In winter months, we require a $25.00 deposit in advance to have a suit ready at the surf shop the next day.
Peter Pan going over beach dry lesson details to beginners at the annual Rhode Island Bic Sport "Learn to Surf" clinic at the Narragansett Town Beach. Photo by Joe McGovern.
Standup-The Hottest New Sport
Standup-The Hottest New Sport
We also offer full Stand-up Paddle board rentals and lessons, at the Narrow River, in Narragansett. This is probably the most perfect place to paddle board in New England. Calm flat water, sandy bottom, and shallow...everyone can learn and also get a great workout! Lessons run about 1.5 hours.
The Peter Pan SUP School is one of the very few schools certified to teach SUP Level 1 instruction in the northeast by the American Canoe Association.
We supply the correctly sized board, paddle, and wetsuit for both rentals and lessons. A one hour private lesson including all gear is $65.00. Due to the price of the boards and transportation, there are no discounts for more than one student. SUP day rentals are always available. The price of a board and correctly sized paddle and wetsuit is $60.00. We teach both flat water and surf riding in our standard lesson. Either type of lesson is available.
We also offer group lessons on Saturdays and Sundays. Maximum group size is 4. Call to make reservations. We go out all winter! Full suits are supplied. No crowds..no jet skis.. no hassle.
Peter Pan sets up for an inside section during the First Annual New England Standup Paddleboard Championships, held on July 4th, 2009 at the Narragansett Town Beach. Pan finished first in both the Senior Men's Pro Am paddle race and surfing competition. Photo by Joe McGovern.
Our special Standup Paddle BoardCrash Course for $200.00 involves a two-day seminar with flat water riding for two hours on the first day and surfing on the second day. The
student can keep the equipment all day after the class. Fee includes lessons, board, paddle and wetsuit and is available all year long. For those who are more advanced, we now offer a special two-hour paddleboard tour of the Narrow River, in Narragansett, included in the regular lesson package for $75.00.
We also offer a Surfing Crash Course that involves two days of solid surfing in both beach and reef breaks. $200.00 includes two two hour sessions with long and short boards. Fee includes surfboard, wetsuit and lessons. Student can keep equipment for duration of course.
Peter Pan sliding across a Pt. Judith wave on the Bic Sport 11'4" Peter Pan ACS stand-up paddle board.
Please Note that....
There is no problem if you decide to cancel or postpone. We would just appreciate it if you let us know a day in advance.
It is recommended that students be in good physical condition before they take on a surfing class. Surfing is a very difficult sport that requires lots of cardio power, flexibility, and good upper body strength.
South Kingstown Surfing Group Lesson participant prepares to take a wave off of Mary's Bar, during a session in our August camp. Photo by Joe McGovern.
2020 Surf, SUP
Surfing Camp Series
Group Camp Series
Our surfing school and the Town of South Kingstown Recreation Department has been operating a highly successful
four-day surfing camp series at the world famous Matunuck Point reef break for eleven consecutive summers.
This summer we are offering the sessions for eight consecutive weeks. Surfers are dropped off at the Town of South Kingstown Town Beach between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM and picked up between 2:30 PM and 3 PM. Each surfer is supplied with a clean and fitted wetsuit, and a surfboard for their ability level and size. There is a professional ESA qualified surf instructor for every 5-6 participant.
Surfers are instructed in water safety, paddling, and are in the water surfing all day...every day. On the last day of the surfing sessions, a fun contest takes place, and trophies are awarded to the top finishers.
Adults And Teens Only!!!
Due to the high request rate, we have now included an all-adult group class that will be offered along with the rest of the group sessions.. If interested, please email us for an application.
New for 2020 is our Teen Group Camp for surfers who are 14-18 years old. These sessions will run during all eight weeks of camp. This age group will have their own instructor and surf at a different break.
This 2020 summer's dates are as follows: June 29, July 2, July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, July 27-30, August 3-6, August 10-13, and August 17-20 . Surfers must sign up in advance. Class limit is 30 per session. Fee is $275.00. Surfers can be signed up by either contacting the Peter Pan Surf Academy or by contacting the Town of South Kingstown Recreation Department at 401-789-9301. We will send you out an application form immediately.
Campers take lunch break at Matunuck Point, during a 2011 camp session. Photo by camp counselor and instructor Medelise Reifreck.
Back by Popular Demand!
South Kingstown Beach Skimboard Camp -
This summer we will run two three-day skim boarding group camp sessions on July 13-15 and August 3-5 with top East Coast skimboard champion Drew Plourde of South Kingstown. He will be teaching skimmers how to get totally radical in the crazy shore break of the Town of South Kingstown town beach. Skim boarders will be supplied with clean wetsuits and top quality "foamie" skimboards to ride. Format will be similar to the surfing sessions. Same fees and sign up requirements. For more information, call or email us anytime.
Personalized surf instruction at all of our camps! Here is camp instructor Mary Walton helping out two surfers in the lineup at Matunuck Point.
Photo by Joe McGovern
Our popular surf camp resumes operations this summer at the town beach. We will be happy to send you out a camp application anytime. Camp runs at the surfing end of the Narragansett Town Beach in perfect learning conditions.
Narragansett Surf Camps runs on June 29-July 2, July 6-9, July 13-16, July 20-23, July 27-30, August 3-6, August 10-13, and August 17-20, 2020.
Camper drop off will be at the South Beach Pavilion entrance at the Narragansett Town Beach. Camper pick up will be at the same location. Campers will then meet at our surf camp truck, which will be located in the parking lot at that end of the beach to collect their gear.
Each session will offer both a teen section for ages 14-18 and an adult section, with instructors and a break specifically for those groups.
Surfers will be supplied with clean wetsuits and surfboards for the four day sessions. Camp fee for the week is $375.00. We will be happy to mail you out a camp application form.
Peter Pan at Hurricane Danielle ESA contest at Second Beach, Middletown, R.I. Photo by Joe McGovern
Learn how to ride, race, and surf a paddle board in a great 3-day group lesson
on the spectacular Narrow River in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Paddlers on a leisurely stroll up the river working on those tans and muscle groups. Photo by Joe McGovern
July 13-15, 2020
Day one offers basic flat water training, board handling, turning, and SUP technical tips.
Day two takes you on a extended tour of Narrow River, dealing with currents and distance paddling.
Day three deals with SUP surfing at the Dunes Club beach break, (optional) or continued paddling adventures into North Kingstown.
Same price as the surf sessions. $375.00 includes wetsuit, paddleboard, paddle and instruction by certified ACA teacher.
Contact us directly by email or phone for a camp application. Any questions...call anytime!!
Group racing up the Narrow River during a session. Super cardio burn!
Photo by Narrow River Kayak
Contact us directly by email at [email protected], or by
phone at 401.575.0003 anytime.
Base of Operations:
Narragansett Surf and Skate
74 Narragansett Avenue
Narragansett , Rhode Island 02882
24 hour Surf Line: 401-789-1954
Hours of operation: Anytime you want a lesson or rental...we are ready to go! It is your call! Rain or snow....we go out and you should too!
Peter Pan eyes an up and coming section on a 9'4" Super Magnum by Bic Sport, at K-38 in Point Judith, Rhode Island.
Photo by Joe McGovern