Learn to Surf With Kokopelli Surf Camp

Ready to learn to surf?


Myrtle Beach has a growing surfing community. And more visitors join the ranks every summer. One big reason: Quality instruction from Kokopelli Surf Camp. A two-hour lesson can have you on your surfboard and on your way to a new beach hobby.


Kokopelli also rents boards, so you don’t need to strap one to your car for your trip to the Grand Strand. Although that looks cool, doesn’t it?

What Lessons Does Kokopelli Offer?

You’ll build bonds and gain confidence with surf lessons at Kokopelli. Take a group lesson or a one-on-one session, or bring your group and learn together. You’ll get a discount and a FREE GoPro video of your excursion.

Kokopelli also offers a three-day kids’ camp. Your child can learn the craft, sharpen their skills, make friends, and get some rad gear.

Should I Try a Kayak or Sup Paddleboard Tour?

Definitely! Book a kayak or SUP paddleboard tour ahead and meet them art the boat ramp. Kokopelli will provide gear and guidance. Depending on the tour you choose, you can participate in fun activities, such as:

  • Explore the islands

  • Hunt for shells

  • Learn about and observe local wildlife


Surfing Rules in Myrtle Beach

The last thing you want to do is get into trouble surfing on vacation! Here are some rules to know in the Myrtle Beach community.


Myrtle Beach

You can’t surf within 300 feet of a pier. From May 15 to Sept. 15, you can surf only in designated areas. You must wear a surfing leash while in the water.


North Myrtle Beach

From May 15 to Sept. 15, you cannot surf from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for in these areas:

  • Between Hog Inlet and 5th Avenue North, except for:
    • 300 feet north or south of the Cherry Grove Pier
    • Between 6th Avenue South and 27th Avenue South
    • The southern limit of the town of Atlantic Beach to 46th Avenue South

You can’t surf within 300 feet of a pier. You must wear a surfing leash while in the water.


Surfside Beach

No surfing allowed from May 15 to Sept. 15, from 10am to 5pm, except in:

  • An area from 270 feet south of 12th Avenue North and northward to 14th Avenue North
  • An area from 300 feet north of 13th Avenue South and southward into Garden City


You can surf along the beach from Sept. 16 to May 14 sunup to sundown.

Horry County and Garden City

You can surf anywhere along the beach from sunrise to sunset. You cannot surf within 75 feet of any pier. Surfers must wear a leash no longer than 7 feet while in the water.

Surf Shops in Myrtle Beach

The Grand Strand features spots for all your surf gear and apparel (even if you’re not getting out into the surf.)


Surf City Surf Shop

This place is an attraction for surf enthusiasts. You’ll find all your surf gear, lessons, and rentals at Surf City Surf Shop. Check out the swell report and wave cam on their website.


Quiet Storm Surf Shop

This chain store from Maryland goes the extra mile for surf-inspired apparel. Check out their Quiet Storm Surf Shop brand gear, as well as Anchor Boys, White Marlin, and more.

Outdoor pool at Grande Cayman Resort in Myrtle Beach

Mark Your Calendar for Your Grande Cayman Escape

Some beach retreats are magnetic. Myrtle Beach is such a destination, and Grande Cayman Resort is the spot many savvy travelers gravitate to. It’s an excellent place near the beach! Bring your group for a fun surfing getaway, and explore everything the Grand Strand has to offer.

Grande Cayman Oceanfront 2 Queen Bedroom