Skudin Surf New York Surf Camps and Surf Lessons


Private and Semi-Private Surf Lessons Now Open in our Long Beach, NY Location.

Skudin Surf is New York’s premier surfing school, offering summertime kids surf camps and adult surf camps, and year-round surf lessons and stand-up paddle lessons at our four Long Island and New York City locations. Learn to surf in New York with renowned surfing instructors Cliff Skudin and Will Skudin. The Skudin brothers are internationally ranked big wave surfers who bring their life-long passion for the sport to surf camps and surf lessons in Long Beach and Atlantic Beach, on Long Island, and Rockaway Beach in Queens. We’re also offering a very special Full-Day or Half-Day program for kids at Nickerson Beach to Lido Beach-Nickerson Beach Park, on Long Island.

What Makes Skudin Surf Special

Surfing for Everyone
At Skudin Surf, beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfers are always welcome. Our surfing camps in New York are for anyone who wants to learn how to surf and gain better surf skills in a fun and safe atmosphere. In addition to the Skudin brothers, the surf school’s camps and other surf lessons are run by certified lifeguards who hold both CPR and first aid credentials and professional surfers.
Skudin surf camps
New in 2015

Now in 2015, we are happy to announce our NEW Puerto Rico Surf Adventure with Earth Missions!

In addition to our long-running Kids Surf Camps in Long Beach, Long Island, and Rockaway Beach, we are excited to continue our Kids Surf Camp in Atlantic Beach, and Full Day Kids Surf School and Xtreme Fun at Nickerson Beach Park in Lido Beach, NY. Our camp at Nickerson Beach includes the new addition of our Half Day Surf School, as well as the return of our Full Day with skateboarding, and now different options of choice recreational activities including: swimming, yoga, field play, and more! Additionally, we will be offering a Weekend Mini Camp at Nickerson Beach for Kids, and weekend surf lessons at Nickerson Beach for all ages.

For teens looking for work experience out in the sun and on the beach, we are offering a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program in all locations!

We are also bringing back our season of Adult Surf Camp in Long Beach, Atlantic Beach, and Rockaway Beach, adding a NEW Adult Surf Camp in Nickerson Beach! Spring Adult Surf Camps in Long Beach will now run from 10AM-2PM Mon-Fri, starting on June 8th. We have also expanded our surf lessons stand-up paddle lessons, and enhanced our surf tours. With many more surprises along the way, this surf season will prove to be even more exciting for you and your friends!

Safety and Education

Skudin Surf is accredited by the National Surf Schools and Instructors Association
The NSSIA was created to form cooperation between surf schools for the purpose of sharing knowledge and teaching techniques combined with new ideas within its membership thereby furthering expertise in the professional surfing world.
Skudin Surf’s Cliff and Will Skudin started Surf for All with Jim Mulvaney in 2009 and have been volunteering with their staff and teaching surfing to hundreds of participants who would not have the chance to learn to surf from autism, cerebral palsy, visual impairment, MS, down syndrome, and more. They also offer volunteer surf outings with the Wounded Warriors, local MLK Center, and work closely with the Long Beach School District during the summer special education program.
Skudin Surf proudly supports the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to protect the world’s oceans and beaches. Surfrider is a very welcoming organization, and we applaud their efforts to support our oceans and all aquatic natural life. Find out more on their website at

Proud Sponsors of Skudin Surf

Hurley is the presenting sponsor of Skudin Surf, coming into the second year together, both companies are excited to build into the future. Hurley is based on the love of the ocean and its constant state of change. With deep roots in beach culture, they are all about inclusion and positivity. Hurley was started with the idea of facilitating the dreams of the youth. With passion about freedom of expression and the individual voice. They place a premium on smiles. Skudin Surf is stoked and honored to welcome Hurley into the family. Visit for more information.
“Wave Riding Vehicles Forever” is the spirit that keeps the action rocking. Since 1967, year after year WRV lives up to its reputation for quality and service. Building surfboards and surfing is at the heart and soul of their operation. It is the lifestyle we choose and it continues to evolve and inspire us everyday. Will Skudin Co-Owner of Skudin Surf has been working with Wave Riding Vehicles since he was 16 years old. It is the loyalty and the products constancy that not only keeps us at Skudin Surf honored to be a part but also inspires us to also keep rocking.
Skudin Surf is proud to introduce it’s new partnership with Right Eyewear. Right Eyewear was born out of a belief that one should do what is right – not what is easy.  From this principle evolved a community of family and friends that not only supported, but advocated and lived our philosophy. And now this extended family of team riders, artists, musicians, designers and photographers provides both the passion and inspiration for our entire line of eyewear, apparel and accessory designs. Merging progressive design standards of the past with today’s advances in sunglass technology, we manufacture and deliver only the highest quality eyewear possible. At Right Eyewear we are driven by our desire to do the right thing. And part of that mission is to design and create products that live up to that very ideal.
Surfing is such an outrageous and spiritual experience in itself, combining the culture and energy of one of the largest cities in the world, NEW YORK CITY, creates for a special breed of individuals.Those who bear the elements in the winter, and flat spells in the summer seem to gain a special appreciation for surfing and the dedication and commitment that comes with it. That energy created between these two giants, city and sea, is what bonds the surf culture together here in NY, and essentially what the NYSEA collective stands for.

A great video with Beth Skudin (MOM), mother of David, Cliff, Will and Woody. Surfing with her husband Dave Skudin and talking about her life before kids, during the growing up years and now as a mother to sons riding some of the biggest waves on the planet. Check it out!