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Surfing Lessons + Rentals

From the day we opened, TCSS has been all about helping people experience the joys of the surfing lifestyle. No matter who you are or where you're from, we'd love to help give you that experience in the Great Lakes!

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SURF LESSONS

We started giving surf lessons on Lake Michigan in 2005 and now take more people out into the waves than ever. Whether you’re a total beginner or have little surf time under your belt, our experienced instructors are ready to help you get wet!

• 1.5-hour lesson at our local beach (depending on conditions)

• Ages 6 to adult are welcome

• Includes all equipment

• Instructor / student ratio never exceeding 1:6

• Students meet at Third Coast Surf Shop 15 minutes prior to lesson

We recommend you bring what you would normally have when spending time at the beach; sunscreen, a comfortable swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, a sweatshirt, hat, and drinking water. For cooler conditions, we recommend wearing a wetsuit; add a wetsuit rental to your cart at check-out.

COVID-19 Update

To protect the health and safety of our students, lessons are offered exclusively on a private basis - either one-on-one or in small groups. We have also implemented procedures in accordance with CDC and local government guidelines, including online reservations and payment, consistent cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, regular hand-washing and sanitizing, and increased staff training. As always, our lessons take place outdoors at the beach - allowing you to maintain recommended social distance and enjoy some much-needed exercise, sunshine, and fresh air! 

 

Have friends and family who want to get wet with you?
The more people you bring, the more you save!


 

• After receiving your order, we will contact you to finalize times and other details.

• For groups larger than 10, please contact us.

• If we are unable to hold your lesson due to unsafe weather conditions on the day of your reservation, we will notify you to reschedule.

• We will gladly reschedule your camp, class, lesson, or rental for the current or following season, but there are no refunds on these services.



SURFBOARD RENTALS

Ready to paddle out into Lake Michigan? Now is your chance - we take pride in being the only shop in the Great Lakes region with a full line of high-quality rental surfboards! Choose from soft and epoxy surfboards, available for half-day sessions or longer.



 

• After receiving your order, we will contact you to confirm your pick-up time, date, and other details.

• For groups larger than 10, please contact us.

• We will gladly reschedule your camp, class, lesson, or rental for the current or following season, but there are no refunds on these services.




WETSUIT RENTALS

Make the most of your surf session - even on the chilliest Great Lakes days - with the right wetsuit. Temperatures can vary throughout the year, so we offer two types:

• Mild Water Wetsuits – generally appropriate from late May through early October.

• Cold Water Wetsuits – generally appropriate from late October through mid-May; cold water mittens and boots are also available.



 

• After receiving your order, we will contact you to confirm your pick-up time, date, and other details. 

• We will gladly reschedule your camp, class, lesson, or rental for the current or following season, but there are no refunds on these services.