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Sean's Private Surf Instruction

Surf Lessons & Camps at
Wrightsville Beach, NC

Featured Surfing Options

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

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. This is the safest, most effective and valuable way to swiftly learn to surf! There could be no where else better to learn than on the beautiful shores of Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, and Wilmington, NC! Includes all necessary equipment.

Top-Notch Surf Instruction | Ocean Safety & Stamina 

Incredibly unique and character developing, these camps will change your kids’ lives, all while swiftly developing their surfing skill set! While all of our surf camps are designed for kids and teens looking to take their knowledge of the ocean and surfing to the next level, some are age & gender-specific. Regardless of which camp(s) you’re interested in, we provide students with all necessary equipment, professional surf instruction, advice, and mentoring all while throwing in some fun swim/paddle/ocean safety relays!

10% Discount on Private Surf Lessons for Military Veterans,NC School Teachers & UNCW students!

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My name is Sean Griffin and I am the owner/operator of Sean’s Private Surf Instruction, LLC.  I’m 32 years old and my hometown is Wrightsville Beach, NC.  I started off teaching family friends how to surf and/or skate when I was 15.  In the mean time, I’ve worked at Surf City Surf Shop and gone to school; from Wrightsville Beach Elementary all the way up to UNCW, where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree at the Cameron School of Business in 2008.  As of July 3rd, 2018, my beautiful wife and I had our first child, a handsome and healthy lil’ boy named Sean Michael Griffin II.  We are truly a blessed family!  Our favorite hobby is traveling and we’ve already taken him to Barbados!  I also enjoy writing, reading, playing music, building surfboards, bicycling, skateboarding, and crafty art work.  My favorite type of food is Mexican, hands down!  My life motto: Keep it simple, stupid!


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 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.