Surfing lessons begin with instructions about water safety and last about an hour. All fees include board and wet suit rentals. Individual lessons cost $50, and surf camp runs about $25 per student. Although a surf board acts as a life preserver, tides and currents can be tricky. Beginners are encouraged to start slowly and to avoid putting themselves into conditions beyond their experience.
Zapstix Surf Shop
190 Ocean Blvd., Seabrook
Lessons, board, wet suit rentals.
Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Co.
931 Ocean Blvd., Hampton
603-929-7467, 603-926-WAVE (9283) for 24-hour surf report
Lessons and rentals.
Eastern Surfing Association
The largest amateur surfing association in the world, founded in 1967 and now with a current membership over 7,000 .