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Sean's Surf Instruction Co.

Surf Lessons & Camps at
Wrightsville Beach, NC

Featured Surfing Options

Safest Surf Lessons on WB | For All Ages & Skill Sets

This is the safest, most effective and valuable way to learn to surf in the area; but don’t take it from us, ask around! Discover how easy surfing can be with Sean’s proven methods of surfing instruction. Every surf lesson is fine-tuned to your specific needs: from the style of waves you’ll be riding, to the form of instruction, to the goals of each lesson, and even to the surfboard you ride. There could be no where else better to learn than on the beautiful shores of Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, and Wilmington, NC! Lessons include all equipment.

Top-Notch Surf Instruction | Ocean Safety & Stamina 

Looking for a Kid’s Surf Camp in the Wilmington and/or Wrightsville Beach, NC area?  Look no further.  Sean’s summer surf camps are incredibly fun & effective while remaining the safest camps in the area.  Our camps are designed for kids and teens looking to take their knowledge of the ocean and surfing to the next level.  We provide students with all necessary equipment, professional surf instruction, advice, mentoring, surf skill and confidence in the ocean-development, all while throwing in some fun and educational games & relays when the waves get rough.

My name is Sean Griffin and I am the proud owner of Sean’s Private Surf Instruction, LLC.  I’m 36 years old.  Born in Charlottesville, VA/grew up in Wrightsville Beach – Wilmington, NC.  I went to Wrightsville Beach Elementary, Noble Middle School, Laney High School and UNCW where I received a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing.

In 2018, the best thing ever happened!  I became the father of a beautiful baby boy named Sean the 2nd.  He is almost 5 years old now; crazy.  He’s an amazing little fella, I love him to bits and am beyond grateful to be his Dad.

When I’m not teaching surf lessons or surfing….I’m enjoying every second with my son (and our Australian Shephard ‘Winston-Dog’).  I love skateboarding and riding my bicycle.  I love canoes.  I love traveling and exploring.  I love music, playing music, art, making art; reading, writing; creativity is rad.

My favorite place to travel?  Mainland Mexico, Mozambique, South Africa, Colombia and the Andes of Peru probably take the cake.  So many amazing places in the world. Favorite type of food?  Mexican, hands down!


First Time Surfers!

“My boys have had three beginners surfing lessons with Sean now and they absolutely love it. He is a fantastic instructor who made my sons feel right at ease at the beginning of each lesson, but also made theirs lessons so much fun. He’s very patient and a real nice guy. Would highly recommend using him if you want word lessons!”

-Amy T.

Sean’s Surf School is the Best in WB!

“We started surfing two years ago and my entire family has now taken lessons with Sean and his team of all stars. Each time they take the worry out of the logistics and make it easy for us to learn how to surf. Sean’s instructors are the best—patient, knowledgeable, insightful and hands on. They tailor the sessions to our needs and our goals for each time we go out.

-Steve M.

Great Surf Lesson!

“This was my first surf lesson and I knew nothing about surfing…Riley was so considerate, explained things well, thoughtful, and a great teacher. He floats right beside you and he often sacrificed himself with big waves to make sure I didn’t go under or get thrown off. He really eases the nerves. I would use them again.”

-Hannah T.