4200 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77550

(409) 771-6571

~ Aloha and Welcome to Valz Surf Lessons ~

Frequently Asked Questions


1.) Where are you located?

Valz Surf Lessons teaches surfing lessons at 4200 Seawall Blvd. (42nd St. and Seawall Blvd. across from Golf Cart Rentals.)

2.) What are your hours?

We are open year-round by appointment and offer surf lessons daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm weather permitting.

3.) Do you have an age requirement?

Participants must be 8 years of age or older. 

4.) Do participants need to know how to swim?

Yes, since this is an in-water activity, all participants must know how to swim well.

5.) How long is a lesson?

Lessons are 1-2 hours in length.

6.) What is included in the lesson?

All lessons include a surfboard and wetsuit (if necessary) for you to use and professional instruction.

7.) What do I need to bring?

Participants should arrive in their swimsuit. Please bring sunscreen, a towel, and something to drink (such as bottled water). 

8.) Does Galveston get good waves?

The Texas Gulf Coast receives an average of 200 storms per year bringing lots of surf to Galveston Island. The coastline here on the island stretches several miles and continually and evenly breaks so there is plenty of room for everyone to surf without bumping into another surfer.

9.) Is it safe?

Staying safe and having fun while learning how to surf is our number one priority. You will have an experienced instructor with you at all times in the water that is versed in water safety.

10.) What forms of payment do you accept?

We only accept cash at this time.

11.) Do you offer a military discount?

We are happy to offer a 10% discount to our active and retired military personnel. Doug is an Air Force veteran.

12.) Can you recommend any local surf shops?

Some of our favorite surf shops are Strictly Hardcore Surf Specialties, Southern Spears, and Ohana Surf & Skate.