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 two days 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.
Due to customer abuses in the past (repeated no-shows) we are now requesting full payment in advance for all lessons. Upon booking a lesson by phone (401-789-7890/Narragansett Surf and Skate) or by email ([email protected] or [email protected]) you have two options. You can either pay immediately or up to two days in advance of the lesson. If the lesson is not paid for two days in advance, it is cancelled.
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. In the winter, a full suit set up rental is $40.00.
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.
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.
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.
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 14 consecutive summers.
This summer we are offering the sessions for nine 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.
We take campers as young as 7 years of age, as long as they are NOT AFRAID of the water. Campers must be able to swim at some level. Campers are grouped by ages, with the older campers surfing in their own groups! Median age group for our campers is 7-16 years.
Please be aware that the new town policy in both Narragansett and South Kingstown camps. Any withdrawals or late cancellations at both camps are subject to a 15% fee on any refunds.
We can snail mail or email camp forms to you anytime! Do it today.
This 2022 summer's dates are as follows: June 27-June 30, July 4-7th, July 5-8, July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28, August 1-4, August 8-11, August 15-18, and August 22-28 . Surfers must sign up in advance. Class limit is 25 per session. Fee is $295.00. 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.
It is recommended that you sign up directly on the Town of South Kingstown Recreation Department website to assure a spot in the camp. Once the maximum camper capacity of 25 is reached, you will go on a wait list. Before you try signing up online, call the recreation department and you must get a password to register. It is free. It would be advisable to sign up sooner than later. We have already had quite a few sign-ups this winter. Do not call the Recreation Center. Call the main desk for camp forms. If you still have trouble, email or call us at Peter Pan Surfing Academy.
Campers take lunch break at Matunuck Point, during a camp session. Photo by camp counselor and instructor Medelise Reifreck.
Back by Popular Demand!
South Kingstown Beach Skimboard Camp -
This summer we will run three four-day skim boarding group camp sessions on July 18-21, August 1-4, and August 15-18 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. This camp runs from 10 AM to 1 PM. Drop off is between 9:30 AM and 10 AM and pick up is between 1 PM and 1:15 PM. Once class limit of 15 campers is reached, others will be put on a wait list. No one under 7 years old can attend camp. Please sign up directly on the Town of South Kingstown Recreation Department website. Camp fee is $265.00.
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 the same weeks as the South Kingstown camps. We can email you out a camp form anytime.
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.
Drop off is between 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM and pick up is between 2:45 PM and 3:00 PM. In case of inclement weather, make up day is on Friday of that week.
Our Narragansett camp takes campers as young as 7 years old, as long as they are not afraid of the water. We try to place campers in their own age group categories, unless they request to be with friends in their own groups. Campers must be able to swim at some level to attend camp.
Peter Pan at Hurricane Danielle ESA contest at Second Beach, Middletown, R.I. Photo by Joe McGovern
Surfers will be supplied with clean wetsuits and surfboards for the four day sessions. Camp fee for the week is $395.00. We will be happy to snail mail or email you out a camp application form. Once the camp limit of 30 is reached, you will be placed on a wait list. Feel free to email or call anytime with questions or camp form requests.
Paddlers on a leisurely stroll up the river working on those tans and muscle groups. Photo by Joe McGovern
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