Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring for the lesson / rental?
Old swimsuit / shorts to wear under wetsuit
Drinking water and snacks as there is often no food and water available at the beach
Warm clothing as the beach can often be much cooler than Halifax
What is the cancellation policy?
- 12 hours or more before lesson: FULL REFUND
Less than 12 hours of notice or no show: NO REFUND
What happens in a typical lesson?
Do you teach kids? Older adults? Families?
We offer lessons for kids as young as 6 (suitable age may vary with each child). Our teaching spot is usually very shallow. That being said, we do offer recomendations for days with very small surf that are most suitable for young ones. Another good idea is to hire a private instructor for your young child to ensure a 1:1 ratio with an instructor.
I've never surfed before, is that okay?
Most of our students are brand new. We teach people from ages 6 - 62 on a regular basis. Our surfing lessons are usually taught in shallow water with slower/gentle waves that are suited for newer surfers. We're excellent for families. Our soft top surfboards are also the safest boards in the market and they're easy to use.
How well do I need to be able to swim?
Most of the time, Martinique Beach is quite shallow. Often, lessons happen in waist-chest deep water. Wetsuits offer surprising bouyancy. That being said, it is recommended that you can swim 25 meters with relative ease and that you're able to keep your head above water without panicking.
What days and times are lessons offered?
Lessons are offered 7 days per week from May 15 - October 15. There are multiple lesson times available each day so contact us for availability.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept email money transfers, debit, credit cards and cash. Card payment is available at our beach kiosk.
How early do I need to book lessons and rentals?
We recommend booking lessons at least 1 day in advance to allow for sufficient staffing. However, if you're looking to surf TODAY, give us a call and we will try to accomodate your request.
What happens for bad weather? Big waves?
We run lessons in the rain. Rain doesn't necessarily mean that the waves won't be any good. However, if it's pouring or very windy, we occasionally need to reschedule lessons. If that needs to happen, we will contact you to offer a refund or to reschedule your session.
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