Skudin Surf brings the sport of surfing to people of all ages and abilities in a fun, positive and safe environment. The company offers a range of private instruction, group lessons, camps, corporate events, and birthday parties for adults and children in the seaside town of Long Beach,, Lido-Nickerson Beach, and Rockaway Beach 67th Street. The previous nine summers were a demonstrable success; thousands of surfers traveled to us from the tri-state area to participate.
The Skudin family has been teaching surfing for over 30 years. Parents Dave and Beth Skudin surfed together as children in the 60’s with Beth’s dad Dick Bolton. They continued Beth’s fathers tradition and shared their love of the sport with their four boys. The family comes from a heritage of lifeguards, swimmers, and surfing champions. Dave and Beth raised their children in some of the most famous surf spots in the country, and have lived in Hawaii, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and Long Beach, New York.
Today, two of the Skudin sons – Cliff and Will – continue their families’ tradition of teaching others the joy of surfing.
Cliff is Co-Founder and President of Skudin Surf Inc., as well as a formally nationally-ranked lifeguard and experienced waterman. Cliff is a certified New York State Teacher and holds a Masters degree in Physical Education from Hofstra University. He also had two entries into the 2016 World Surf League Big Wave Awards from Nazare Portugal and Nelscott Reef, Oregon. In 2014 he had an entry in the Ride of the Year category in the World Surf League for Wave of the Year from Nazare Portugal.
Cliff is Co-Founder of Surf For All (non-profit organization) which helps individuals with special needs enjoy the passion for surfing ranging from The blind and visually impaired. Cerebral Palsy, Autism, MS, Wounded Military Veterans, Long Beach Schools, MLK Center, and other local community centers and schools around Long Island.
Will is Co founder and Vice President of Skudin Surf. Qualified for the 2017 / 2018 Big Wave World Tour, Will’s passion for chasing waves around the world and determination is second to none. In the 2015 / 2016 Big Wave Season Will was a finalist in the Surflines Performance awards for the World Surf League.
Will is Co-Founder of Surf For All (non-profit organization) which helps individuals with special needs enjoy the passion for surfing ranging from The blind and visually impaired. Cerebral Palsy, Autism, MS, Wounded Military Veterans, Long Beach Schools, MLK Center, and other local community centers and schools around Long Island.