Skudin Surf New York Surf Camps and Surf Lessons



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 is proud to be partnered with the American Society for Dermatological Surgery and its Sun Safe Surfing initiative. The ASDS provides all our campers with UPF rash guards, and we’re proud to help them to educate our community’s youth on proper sun protection.
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

Skudin Surf Camps are co-sponsored by Hurley

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!