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The # 1 rated surf lessons in Charleston SC

Join Carolina Salt Surf Lessons and have the best surf experience possible!!

Carolina Salt is the perfect blend of southern hospitality and surfing knowledge. With the beach's only legitimate professional surfer as your instructor you're guaranteed to learn all the basics along with all the pro's secrets to surf successfully. Our goal is to not only get you up and surfing, but to also inform our students of wave knowledge and ocean safety. Our reputation as being Charleston's top rated surf lesson provider along with our 100% success rate your guaranteed to have the best surfing experience.

What takes other instructors weeks, we accomplish within a single lesson.

Whether your wanting to pursue surfing as a new hobby or just wanting to have a care free day in the ocean we have something for you. We work at  each individuals own rate of progress. We will not only have you surfing within your first lesson, but we will have you choosing, paddling, and catching your own waves without ever taking you out of your comfort zone. What makes Carolina Salt truly unique is that we are the ONLY legitimate private surf lesson provider. What makes us different from a surf camp is the personal attention. With a camp its easy to get lost within the crowd and commotion. Personal safety tends to be less of a priority due to the fact that surf camps have a minimum of 4:1 student/teacher ratio.  With Carolina Salt we use a maximum of 2:1 student/teacher ratio ensuring you receive all the safety and personal attention needed with your surfing experience.


We offer 100% satisfaction guarantee or its free because we truly believe in our ability to give you the best surf experience possible. We are all born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and due to our years of experience in the water each lesson is catered to the tide, waves, and current, as well as each individuals schedule and needs. We want to pass along our passion and knowledge to you. Our goal is to give you the time of your life and also an unforgettable surfing experience.

Capture the ride of your life on a GoPro!!!

Using Go Pro's high definition lens and versatility, we document your unforgettable surfing experience. Following your lesson, using Go Pro's editing software and your song of choice, we personalize an exciting film that will keep your surf experience alive. When you need to get away from everyday life this video will always be there to bring you back to the sun, sand, and waves. (video upon request)


(Kyle's Resume includes 2000 national champion, 9x State Champion, 2001 Regional and East Coast Champion, 2000 S.C Surfer of the Year, 2014 Regional Champion, 2014 East Coast Champion)

Kyle Busey was born and raised in Charleston and is arguably the best surfer to ever emerge from SC. He started to surf at age 11 and quickly became National Champion by 14. After winning multiple state, regional, and east coast titles he pursued a path of professional surfing.


In between traveling and competing professionally he loves to share his love of surfing and surfing knowledge with others.


"I don't travel or compete nearly as much anymore, so I like to spend my time passing my knowledge that you can only acquire from years of traveling and competing onto those willing to learn.  What I have done is simplified the learning to surf process and by doing so have made it fool proof. I love passing on my secrets of successfully surfing onto others."


Number of People 1 hour

1.5 hours


2 hours
1 $45 $60 $90
2 $90 $120 $180
3 $120 $180 $225


$240 $360

Group discounts available!

*$60/ 1.5 Hour Min. for Kiawah, Sullivan's Island and Isle of Palms

*Special discounts and group rates available for parties 5 and up.

*Scheduled lessons subject to change depending upon ocean conditions.

*For solo surfers taking a lesson there is a 1.5 hr $60 minimum. $75 1.5 hr minimum for less than 24 hour notice.

*Minimum 24 hr cancellation notice



Here at Carolina Salt and Surf Lessons in Charleston SC our goal is to provide the highest quality of customer satisfaction whether it's providing top notch surf lessons or being able to provide ones willing and wanting to surf the appropriate equipment. More often than not, people are referred to sizes and styles of surfboards that could not be further from what they require or need resulting in a decline in progression and performance, and most importantly safety. We provide honest, insightful input on which surf boards are best suited to you and your loved ones. Click Here to see our wide variety of surfboards for sale that will help you in your progression of surfing and to help you enjoy your time in the water.
We also offer custom surfboards made right here in Charleston!  Choose your own length, width, thickness, color, etc. to make your custom surfboard come alive. (Please allow our local shaper 4-8 weeks to complete order).
Call 843-452-4833 to discuss details of your custom surfboard order.
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Also included: Free photos, rashguard, wetsuit (seasonal)

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Carolina Salt is Charleston & Folly Beach’s elite surf lessons provider. Our instructors who currently surf professionally, along with over 30 years combined teaching experience, you’re guaranteed to have the best Charleston/Folly Beach surfing experience. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED… or it’s FREE!!!

***If vacationing on Folly Beach please check with Mckevlins Surf Shop for a suitable learning surfboard between 7'-10' before placing board rental request.

  • We’ll come back to Folly Beach just to surf with them again!

    Ben A.
  • Just as good as my lesson in Santa Cruz...only cost half.

  • Best surf instructors Charleston has to offer!

  • It was the first time I had a surf lesson and it was great!!

  • We have talked about how much fun it was ever since.

  • Highly recommend!

    Keith A.
  • 5 star surf lesson provider in Charleston SC.



Surf Board Rental Rates: 1 Day rental $30 | 3 Day rental $75 | Weekly Rental $150 | 2 board or 2 day minimum for IOP, Sullivans, Kiawah, and Seabrook
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