Advanced Surf Lesson

Johnny Mercer's Pier


This is an advanced surf lesson or surf coaching for those looking to take their surfing skills to the next level with our expertise. Please bring your board if you have it!

Wrightsville Beach, NC Surf Lesson

Take your shortboard skills to the next level with our surf coach, Dalton Gilley. Born and bred in Wrightsville Beach, NC, Dalton’s surfing has been turning heads since a very young age. You’ll often see him flying above the lip next to his home break, Mercer’s Pier. Dalton has surfed competitively since his early teens and has worked under some of the best surf coaches imaginable. Whether you’re a grom or an adult, if you’re seeking a surf lesson with advanced coaching, we want to get you sorted!


Beach Access #16, [East Salisbury Street] aka Johnny Mercer’s Pier. Meet in the parking area. Your instructor will have a Sean’s Private Surf Instruction T-shirt on. We recommend arriving 5-10 minutes early at this location because parking can be tight.

What to Bring

We suggest bringing water, sunscreen, and a towel. We provide the surfboard and a wetsuit (if needed due to water temperature).

Available Times

Every day – Time dependent on tide

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be issued for surf lesson cancellations with at least 48 hours notice. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded, and payments will be kept as a credit which can be used any time within the calendar year. No-shows will not be refunded. Cancelling less than 30 minutes before lesson start time is considered a ‘no-show’. Full refund will be issued in case of operator cancellation due to foul weather and/or poor surf conditions.