Disney Travel Tip Tuesday – Surfing Lessons at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

Ever wanted to try surfing but found the ocean a bit intimidating? Now, Guests who are at least 8 years old can learn how to surf in a fun, safe, controlled environment. Hang 10 in the waters of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon!

“Adventurous guests can catch a wave and feel like they’re sitting on top of the world at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park. Its 2.75-million-gallon wave pool provides consistent waves every 90 seconds that can range from three to six feet high — and no sharks! Cocoa Beach Surf School invites guests to learn from professional surfers how to cut, carve and hang 10. The program is available by reservation for an extra charge on selected mornings prior to regular park hours.

Last November, my husband and I participated in the “Learn to Surf” program with our two sons. Here is our 15 year old, catching his first big wave!

“Have the bay to yourself before the Water Park opens to master the fine art of shooting the curls created by the Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon enormous wave machine. Professional instructors and small classes at Craig Carroll’s Cocoa Beach Surf School can help anyone improve their form during a 2-hour session where there’s surf every 90 seconds. ”

Our 11 year old decided to start out on the smaller waves, and he mastered those in no time! Check him out…

The Learn to Surf program is offered on select days prior to Park Opening. The entire session is 2.5 hours. Times may vary by season and are subject to change.
Surf Lessons include:

• 2 professional instructors per class
• Maximum of 12 Guests per class
• Soft sided surfboard for use during your lesson
• 30 minutes of instruction on land
• 2 hours of surf time in the water

“Surf the controlled waters of the bay as perfect waves are formed every 90 seconds and ride like it’s an endless summer. The Surf Pool waves can be adjusted up to 6 feet in height. It’s totally tubular!”

Note that surf lessons take place in the early morning before Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park opens and the lesson price includes use of the Surf Pool and facilities at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park only during the lesson. You will need to purchase admission to the Water Park if you want to stay in the Park after the lesson.

Spectators are welcome, so bring your family and friends!

My husband and I never quite caught a wave, but he was a lot better at it than I was…

We had such an awesome time together and we all highly recommend this experience for guests looking for something a little different on their Disney vacation…

How to Sign Up for Surf Lessons

For more information on the Learn to Surf program at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or to make a reservation, if you are over 18 years of age, call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7529 or email WDPRSurfingPrograms@email.disney.com.

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