Sanibel Sea School will offer surfing lessons in September.

Sanibel Sea School will offer surfing lessons in September.

On Tuesday afternoons in September from 3:30 to 5:30, Sanibel Sea School will offer surfing lessons for students ages 6-13. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to surf for the first time, or to improve their existing skills. 

“In this program, we will teach proper paddling techniques, how to maneuver the surfboard through the water, and how to pop up and catch a wave,” said Director of Education Nicole Finnicum. “Surfing is a great way to connect with the ocean in an active way, and we think every Florida kid should know how to do it,” she added. 

Asked about the current red tide bloom, Finnicum added that safety is Sanibel Sea School’s first priority. The organization’s team is monitoring water conditions closely, and if it is not safe to enter the water, they will offer fun land or pool-based activities as an alternative.

Pick up and drop off for this program will be at Sanibel Sea School’s Flagship Campus, located at 455 Periwinkle Way. The cost is $20 per child per session, or $75 for the four-week series. Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. To learn more and register, visit or call (239) 472-8585.