Join Our Free Lessons Every Saturday from 7:00 am - 9:00 am 
Island Water Sports has been providing free lessons on Deerfield Beach every Saturday morning for the past 30 years. It’s our way of promoting a fun and active surf community. All experience and age levels are welcome as long as you can swim. Plus we provide all the equipment, but you're more then welcome to bring your own. Register online or in store today!

Free lessons are held every Saturday from 7:00 am until 9:00 am. Online registration will close once the maximum number of students have been met. If you are unable to register, you can still sign up for the paid group lessons at 9:30 am. We respect everyone's time and want to get the maximum time in the water having fun!
Surf Lessons: Max 35 students
Stand Up Paddle Lessons: Max 10 students

Registration: 6:30am - 7:00am
Setup & Intro: 
7:00am - 7:30am
Lesson & Beach Time: 
7:30am - 9:00am
Registration & Meeting Point: Island Water Sports, 1985 NE 2nd Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
After you register you will need to fill out a waiver, we require a completed waiver for every participant.  If the student is a minor, a parent or legal guardian will need to complete the waiver.  We only need the waiver completed one time every 12 months.  After that, only a wrist-band is needed.  If possible, please download and complete the following form and bring it in with you.  Otherwise, we will have them available at the store for your convenience.
Before we can paddle out, you'll need to stop in at Island Water Sports to get your wristband, surf or paddle board and confirm your waiver has been signed. Anyone participating in free lessons must have their wristband to be able to attend. Once equipment has been distributed we will all walk down to the beach as a group and meet at the North Side of the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier.
Pro Tip: Get to Island water Sports early to score free parking in our lot till 9:00 AM
Island Water Sports
1985 NE 2nd Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Phone: +1-954-427-4929
Still have more questions? Worry not, we are compiling a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions about free surf paddle board lessons, and no there's never been a shark attack!
If you are unable to attend the free lesson session, there is a 9:30 session available that is paid but at a reduced rate than a standard private lesson. 
Surf Clinics:
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM & 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sundays: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM & 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Reduced rate $30 per person (1.5 hour private lesson = $90 per person)
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Want to take your surfing to the next Level? schedule a private lesson with one of our expert instructors. We provide all the equipment and can meet you at the beach of your choice.
(We'll even meet you in Costa Rica if you're buying the flights)

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We are happy to partner with Island Camps to offer camps, lessons, rentals, tours & private events


About Us

Kirk Cottrell started Island Camps in 1978 with one goal.  To take the surf hungry groms of the swell deprived Florida coast to find some real waves!  He organized surf trips to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, South Africa, the Bahamas and more.  Creating unforgettable memories and relationships that would last a lifetime.

Decades later, Cottrell’s kids run Island Camps and are blessed to continue to share the stoke of not only surfing but skateboarding, stand up paddling and skimboarding to the South Florida area.

Our goal at Island Camps is to challenge individuals to get out of their comfort zone, face fears and have fun.  Our family of accredited and professional instructors are passionate and knowledgeable about what they teach and are excited to share their experiences.  Whether it’s sharing the rush that comes with catching your first wave or the feeling of flight when you drop in on a skate ramp for the first time.  We live for these moments.