Surfing Lessons

Interested in learning how to surf? Love the water? Warm Winds has been offering quality surf lessons for over 20 years. This summer Warm Winds has revamped our surf programs and taken lessons to a whole new level.

Warm Winds welcomes people of all ages and surfing abilities to come and join us for a lesson. Whether you’ve previously taken lessons or never tried surfing before, with a positive attitude and the ability to swim by yourself, you’ll be out there shredding with best of them in no time!

 

All surfing lessons begin at the Warm Winds Surf Trailer at the south parking lot of Narragansett Town Beach, just where the beach meets the wall!
Warm Winds Surf RI
  • Applicable Discounts
  • Number of Lessons
  • Lesson Duration
  • Times Offered
  • Includes Board
  • Includes Wetsuit
  • Keep Equipment After Lesson
  • Student to Instructor Ratio
  • Land Lesson Warm Up
  • Level 1: Basic Surf Course
  • Level 2: Intermediate Surf Instruction
  • Beach Cool Down & Review

NTB "Drop Ins"

$501 lesson
$501 lesson
  • 1 Large Format Lesson
    (Open Group)
  • 1hroffered at 12pm & 2pm
  • 12pm and 2pm7 days a week
  • Rent a wetsuit for $10
  • ≤ 8:1


Family
and Friends

See below for pricing table & discounts

  • 1st person $75
    2nd & 3rd person $60 per
    4th, 5th & 6th $50 per
  • 1 Semi Private Lesson
  • 1hr 15min
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 20% Discount on any rental booked at time of check-in
  • ≤ 6:1

Large Groups, Organizations & Events

Drop us a Line!
(401) 789-9040

  • 1 Large Semi Private Lesson
    (Closed Group)
  • Depending on size of group
  • ≤ 10:1
Warm Winds Surf RI
  • Number of Lessons
  • Package Savings
  • Lesson Duration
  • Total Time of Activity
  • Times Offered
  • Includes Board
  • Includes Wetsuit
  • Keep equipment after lesson
  • Student to Instructor Ratio
  • Land Lesson Warm Up
  • Level 1: Basic Surf Course
  • Level 2: Intermediate Surf Instruction
  • Level 3: Advanced Surf Coaching
  • Beach Cool Down & Review
  • Added Bonus!

Individual

$751 lesson
$751 lesson
  • 1 Private Lesson
  • 1hr 15min
  • 1hr 15min
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 1:1
  • Level 1: Basic
    • Beach warm-up
    • Surf safety
    • Standing up and maintaining balance
    • Beach Cool Down: Surf etiquette and safety review

Marathon Surf

$1291 lesson
$1291 lesson
  • 1 Extended Private Lesson
  • 2hrs
  • 4hrs*See 2hr Rental Below
  • 8:45am7 days a week
  • Free 2 hour rentalContinue to use board after lesson has ended for 2 hours
  • 1:1
  • Level 1: Basic
    • Beach warm-up
    • Surf safety
    • Standing up and maintaining balance
    • Beach Cool Down: Surf etiquette and safety review
  • Level 2: Intermediate Instruction
    • Reading waves and wave positioning
    • Turning your surfboard
    • Front and backside surfing
    • Beach Cool Down: Technique evaluation

Triple Sesh

$1993 lessons
$1993 lessons
  • 3 Private Lessons (Package)
  • 12% + off total value $225
  • 1hr 15min
  • 3hrs 45min
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 1:1
  • Level 1: Basic
    • Beach warm-up
    • Surf safety
    • Standing up and maintaining balance
    • Beach Cool Down: Surf etiquette and safety review
  • Level 2: Intermediate Instruction
    • Reading waves and wave positioning
    • Turning your surfboard
    • Front and backside surfing
    • Beach Cool Down: Technique evaluation
  • Level 3: Advanced Coaching
    • Wave selection and positioning
    • Advanced turns i.e. cutbacks, forehand snaps, floaters
    • Longboard maneuvers i.e. cross-stepping, nose riding, drop-knee turns
    • Beach Cool Down: Technique evaluation and future practice points
  • Warm Winds Lesson T-shirt & HatPlease provide T-shirt size when booking

In for 4

$2554 lessons
$2554 lessons
  • 4 Private Lessons (Package)
  • 15% + off total value $300
  • 1hr 15min
  • 5hrs
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 1:1
  • Level 1: Basic
    • Beach warm-up
    • Surf safety
    • Standing up and maintaining balance
    • Beach Cool Down: Surf etiquette and safety review
  • Level 2: Intermediate Instruction
    • Reading waves and wave positioning
    • Turning your surfboard
    • Front and backside surfing
    • Beach Cool Down: Technique evaluation
  • Level 3: Advanced Coaching
    • Wave selection and positioning
    • Advanced turns i.e. cutbacks, forehand snaps, floaters
    • Longboard maneuvers i.e. cross-stepping, nose riding, drop-knee turns
    • Beach Cool Down: Technique evaluation and future practice points
  • Warm Winds Lesson T-shirt & HatPlease provide T-shirt size when booking

5 on da nose!

$3095 lessons
$3095 lessons
  • 5 Private Lessons (Package)
  • 18% + off total value $375
  • 1hr 15min
  • 6hrs 15min
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 1:1
  • Warm Winds Lesson T-shirt & Hat
Warm Winds Surf RI
  • Applicable Discounts
  • Number of Lessons
  • Lesson Duration
  • Times Offered
  • Includes Board
  • Includes Wetsuit
  • Keep equipment after lesson
  • Student to Instructor Ratio
  • Land Lesson Warm Up
  • Level 1: Basic Surf Course
  • Level 2: Intermediate Surf Instruction
  • Beach Cool Down & Review

Individual SUP

$851 lesson
$851 lesson
  • 1 Private SUP Lesson
  • 1hr 30min
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 20% Discount on any rental booked at time of check-in
  • 1:1

Family
and Friends SUP

See below for pricing table & discounts

  • 1st person $85
    2nd & 3rd person $70
    4th, 5th & 6th $60
  • 1 Semi Private SUP Lesson
  • 1hr 30min
  • 8:45am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 3:30pm7 days a week
  • 20% Discount on any rental booked at time of check-in
  • ≤ 4:1

SUP Sunset
Tour

$705 person
min*
$705 person
min*
  • 1 Guided River Tour ...Sunset
    Private Parties - 5 person minimum
  • 1hr 45min
  • 6:30pmEvery Friday and Saturday night throughout June, July and August
  • 5:1

SUP Full
Moon Tour

$705 person
min*
$705 person
min*
  • 1 Guided River Tour ...Full Moon
    Private Parties - 5 person minimum
  • 1hr 45min
  • 6:30pmThe night before, night of and night after every full moon throughout June, July and August
  • 5:1



  • Equipment Available
  • Sizes for Rent
  • Option 1
    2 Hr Rental
  • Location
  • Price
  • Option 2
    4 Hr Rental
  • Location
  • Price
  • Option 3
    Full Day Rental
  • Location
  • Price

Surf Rentals




  • Global Surf Industries Epoxy Constructed Surfboards
  • 7'2", 8'2", 8'6", 9'2", 9'6", 10'2"Not sure what size you need? Our friendly staff will help you choose the right equipment based on several factors so that you are sure to have an awesome time!
  • Surf Trailer OnlyNot available for rent at the shop
  • ≤ 8'2" = $25
    > 8'2" = $35
  • Surf Trailer OnlyNot available for rent at the shop
  • ≤ 8'2" = $35
    > 8'2" = $45
  • Surf Trailer or Warm WindsSurf Trailer rentals must be returned by 5pm
  • ≤ 8'2" = $45
    > 8'2" = $55

SUP Rentals



  • SUP's & Lightweight Paddles
  • 10'2", 10'6", 11'0", 11'6"Not sure what size you need? Our friendly staff will help you choose the right equipment based on several factors so that you are sure to have an awesome time!
  • Surf Trailer OnlyNot available for rent at the shop
  • $50
  • Surf Trailer or Warm WindsSurf Trailer rentals must be returned by 5pm
  • $75

Wetsuit Rentals



  • Rip Curl 3/2M Full Length Wetsuits
  • Kids Sizes: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
    Adult Sizes: XS, S, MS, M, MT, LS, L, XL, 2XL
  • Surf Trailer OnlyNot available for rent at the shop
  • $15
  • Surf Trailer OnlyNot available for rent at the shop
  • $20
  • Surf Trailer OnlySurf Trailer rentals must be returned by 5pm
  • $25

Boogie Rentals



  • Morey & BZ Bodyboards
  • Sizes range from 36" (for groms) to 44" (for the "big bruddahs")
  • Surf Trailer or Warm WindsSurf Trailer rentals must be returned by 5pm
  • $20

Skim Rentals



  • Victoria Woody Fiberglass Skimboards
  • Sizes Small through Large
  • Surf Trailer Only
  • $20

Payments & Cancellation Policy

  • All surf lessons require payment at time of booking.
  • Should conditions be unfavorable on the day of your lesson, the instructor (at his or her sole discretion) may choose to reschedule the lesson.
  • For group, individual, private lessons and tours, all cancellations and rescheduling must be made at least 48 hours prior to the start time of your lesson to receive a full refund.
  • Changes made inside of the 48 hour window but prior to the 24 hour mark will receive a store credit to Warm Winds in the full amount of the lesson. The credit can then be used to book another lesson or for any in-store purchase.
  • Same-day cancellations and/or no-shows will incur the full charge of the lesson.
  • All Cancellations must be confirmed with Warm Winds Surf Shop staff. E-mails will not be accepted as valid cancellation.
  • Lesson packages must be used in full during the 2014 summer season.
  • No cash or store credit refunds for unused package lessons.
INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATIONS

Our team of qualified surf instructors has a combined experience of over 40 years. They live to surf and are true ambassadors of the lifestyle. Every instructor is certified in both CPR and First Response. There will also be active lifeguards on duty at the Town Beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

WHAT DOES A LESSON INVOLVE?

Depending on the lesson package purchase the duration and components of the lesson will vary. Each of our lessons includes the surfboard that we will fit to match your size and ability. All lessons start on the beach by going through a land warm up and a safety briefing. The rest of the lesson takes place in the water. For more details on how each lesson varies see our lesson page.

SCHEDULING A LESSON

Lessons start running from early May through late September. Group lessons are offered at Narragansett Town Beach at the Warm Winds Trailer in the south parking lot. Lesson spots can fill up! So on nice days, weekends, or days that the surf is really pumping, you might want to sign up earlier! To schedule all private or large group lessons give the shop a ring and we will set you up.

GROUP VS. PRIVATE

We offer two different types of lessons, group lessons and private lessons. A group lesson is a public lesson, open to anyone who wants to sign up for the first time slot. They are on a first come, first serve basis. These lessons cannot be scheduled prior to the day of the lesson. Remember, this is a public lesson so that you may be in a lesson with other people than those that are in your party. A private lesson is not open to the public, but just includes the people within your party. These lessons can be scheduled prior to the date of the desired lesson. All lessons will meet at the trailer in the south parking lot at Narragansett Town Beach, where the beach meets the wall.

AGES

There are no age restrictions for lessons. We welcome all ages. However being able to swim is a plus. The student must be confident swimming by themselves. If the student is not confident in the water, a private lesson is probably a better choice. In a private lesson, the student will get more of the individualized attention they may need.

HOW MANY LESSONS DO I NEED?

After one lesson, you will have the knowledge and skills to get back in the water on your own. Most of our customers come back for another lesson. Our most popular lesson package is for 3 lessons. Multiple lessons provide for more advanced instruction and are recommended.

RAIN

Rain is normally no problem! You’re going to get wet anyway. If the rain is very heavy or if there is thunder or lightning, the instructor may choose to cancel or reschedule the lessons. If you have any questions about the status of a lesson, just call ahead! Any questions about our cancelation policy see Payments and Cancellations.

CRAZY WAVES or FLAT SURF

If the instructor decides the waves at Narragansett Town Beach to be too crazy for lessons, the lessons will be cancelled or rescheduled. If you have any questions about the surf for that day, just give the shop surf line a call at (401) 789-7020. If you have any questions about whether lessons are going out or not, just give the shop a call at (401) 789-9040. Any questions about our cancelation policy see Payments and Cancellations.

SHARKS!

Don’t worry, chances are that you’re not going to see any sharks, but if you’re attacked we will fully refund your lesson and give you a complimentary Warm Winds T-shirt ;).

RENTALS

No longer need lessons? We rent out a variety of equipment to get you in the water! We love providing our customers with a great experience on our rentals, however we do not rent over night. Rentals are only for that day and should be returned back to the shop or trailer a half hour before close. In order to rent, we do need to have a credit card and license on file. The rental does not need to be paid with the credit card and all information will be give back to the customer when the board is returned.

RENTAL DAMAGES

When it comes to damages, we don’t sweat the small stuff. We will go over the condition of the board with you prior to rental and once again upon return. If there is any serious damage, repair costs will be assessed. The cost for dings starts at $40 depending on damage. Full replacement cost is required for broken boards or lost boards. Center long board fin replacement is $25. Thruster set replacement is $35.

Thank you Warm Winds for what was a wonderful experience for our whole family.The Stevens Family

What an awesome guy Nick is and what a great job he did with my son Michael on Saturday. I think he has developed a serious bug for surfing and we came into the shop after his lesson and picked up the used 8’6″ you had. Afterwards, he wanted to head right out into the surf even though it was raining…Nick was a great guy and Michael loved the lesson so he is going to practice and then at some point get another lesson set up. I just wanted to say thanks to you and Nick.Gregory C.