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Carolina Salt Surf Lessons

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Carolina Salt Surf Lessons

We offer Public and Private Surf Lessons on Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Kiawah

The # 1 rated surf lessons in Charleston

Located at Ocean St, Folly Beach

Want to go surfing in Charleston SC? Join Carolina Salt Surf Lessons and have the best surf experience possible!!

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed When You Book Surf Lessons in Charleston SC

We offer 100% satisfaction guarantee or it’s 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.

Lessons for a Cause!

Carolina Salt Surf Lessons is proud to donate a portion of our proceeds to the following causes:
Sand to Shelter™, a selfless non-profit that donates any unused groceries from vacation rental homes to homeless and veterans, founded by Carolina Salt Surf Lessons owner, Kyle Busey.  We also proudly donate to animal shelters and special needs children.

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We will not only have you surfing within your first lesson, but we will have you choosing, paddling, and catching your own waves.

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What takes other instructors weeks or more, we accomplish within a single lesson. Fun for all ages and great for kids!

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Kyle Busey was born and raised in Charleston and is arguably the best surfer to ever emerge from S.C.

Meet the pro: Kyle Busey

(Kyle’s resume includes 2016 state championship, 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." – Kyle Busey

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Rates for surf lessons in Charleston SC

(surfboards included)
  • Please keep in mind surfing is highly contingent on weather patterns. If the weather gets bad, we may need to move your time or reschedule.
  • Special discounts and group rates available for parties 5 and up.
  • Scheduled lessons subject to change depending upon ocean conditions.
  • Minimum 24 hr cancellation notice
Surfboard sales & custom Surfboards

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.

At Carolina Salt Surf Lessons, we live and breathe surfing in Charleston, SC. Thanks to our expert team, superior line of board rentals and knowledgeable advice, anyone can begin surfing during their visit. If you are ready to live out all your surfing dreams, you are in the right place.

Surf Lessons Charleston SC

We offer everything related to surfing, from surf instruction and lessons to surfboard rentals in Charleston, SC. If you want to learn to catch a wave, we are ready to help you achieve your dreams. With years of experience, we can help teach you the proper way to surf and ensure you enjoy the experience the entire time.

Are You Ready for the Adventure of a Lifetime?

Are you looking for a top-notch, skilled and qualified surf instructor in Charleston, SC? You will be happy to know we have one on staff. We aren’t just going to teach you the bare minimum. With our surfboard lessons in Charleston, SC, you will gain a solid foundation to pursue surfing now and in the future.

Are you planning a trip to South Carolina? Do you live here and have always wanted to experience the excitement of the ocean waves? If so, contact us today. We are dedicated to helping ensure each of our clients has an unforgettable experience and access to everything surfing has to offer.

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Raving Reviews

“My Boys had a blast and Kyle was such a great teacher!!! Would highly recommend!! Kyle was so patient!!" – Nichol S. – Tripadvisor

“Kyle went out of his way to teach us how to surf on Folly Beach and his passion was evident! Totally professional and he has a photographer who takes pictures for you as part of your purchase. He is also really good at building confidence!” – AJ – Tripadvisor

“Highlight of our trip! My sister and I had a girls weekend and had booked a paddle board tour with Carolina Salt. We had such a blast that we came back the next day for surfing lessons on Folly Beach! Kyle and Connor were awesome and we highly recommend them!” – MCT – Tripadvisor

“Our girls loved their surf lesson with Kyle! He is funny and patient, and had my two up on the boards in no time, even though it was their very first time surfing. If we are ever back in Folly Beach, we will definitely look into doing it again! ” – Carene – Tripadvisor

“Kyle has not only helped me to progress quickly after being out of the water for several months, but he has also helped many of my friends try surfing (and get up!!) for the first time. I started surfing at the end of last summer and was hooked, but had trouble transitioning from a beginner board to a hardtop. I was frustrated and getting nowhere in my other lessons. Then I was referred to Kyle and Carolina Salt. GAME CHANGER! In just four lessons Kyle had me go from a foam board, to a hybrid board to the shorter hardtop I had been trying to get on for MONTHS. I have seen him with both experienced surfers and new surfers – helping each of them with detailed tips and analysis. And all of this is while making everyone feel comfortable and confident. Kyle has a 100% positive teaching style and you can tell he absolutely loves what he does. If you are interested in trying surfing, or looking to knock some rust off of your surfing skills- this is your company." – Bethysue – Tripadvisor

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Carolina Salt Surf Lessons has got you covered. You’ll be under the wing of pro surfer, Kyle Busey, reigning state champion of South Carolina. Use the form to book surfing lesson with or without a board. Also, we recommend that you book your lesson at the beginning of your trip just in case we have to reschedule due to inclement weather or surf. Surf’s up!

We also rent Paddleboards!

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Kids with Special Needs Program

Kids with Special Needs Program

Owner Kyle Busey has over 15 years experience with special needs children.  This includes both high and low functioning autism, Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis, and paralysis.  “I find no greater joy than working with those with special needs”. “ I have had ten year olds say their very first word aloud when surfing with me.”  That’s when I knew surfing had something special to offer to everyone.  Call 843.452.4833 for a consultation.

Surfboard rentals in charleston sc

Surf board rental rates: 1 to 3 day rental $75 | weekly rental $150
Free delivery & Pickup. If you are having trouble booking online, please call us directly at (843) 452-4833