Remember when the thought of school made you crinkle your nose? Maybe you associate the word with trying times of adolescence, paper deadlines and early alarm clocks. By the time the last bell rang, releasing you to summer break, the last thing you wanted think about was school.
We totally get it, which is why you won’t find any homework or math problems at our Jax Surf and Paddle School. We’re here to change your concept of “school,” because our lessons and classes include warm water, surfing, yoga and paddleboarding. Our instructors wear swimsuits, our lectures revolve around all things water, and your assignment is to have fun trying something new.
JSP initially started as a mobile surf business, founded by Jax-native and surfer Tiffany Layton Oliser. One thing led to another, the business grew, and BAM - North Florida’s premier surf school blossomed into brick-and-mortar location, which included retail. Last year, after much anticipation, the retail side of the business hopped into a separate location right around the corner, allowing us to beef-up and fine-tune our school location even more.
So what will you find at our school? Glad you asked.
If you’re new to the world of surfing and paddleboarding, you can join one of our weekend group beginner classes, where you’ll learn the fundamentals of the sport. If you prefer solo instruction, well, we have that too. Take one of our 60-minute, 90-minute, or 120-minute private surf lessons for detailed instruction.
Intermediate or advanced? Hey, everyone needs a coach. We’ll set you up with a surf series or coaching program, which means the next time you paddle out for a competition, you’ll be on top of your game.
We bring the fun to corporate events, special occasions, and parties.Our team of instructors are loaded with knowledge, so whatever class or lesson you choose, you’ll walk away with plenty of new skills.
We know one size doesn’t fit all, especially when it comes to water sports. Our lessons are customized to your skill level and needs.
If you are in town visiting or in need of gear, we’ve got you covered. Snag a surfboard, paddleboard, skimboard, or any of our beach rentals for fun on the beach. Bocce ball, cornhole, boogie boards, bikes - we have it.
Our school is one of a kind; the local go-to for everything from lessons to events to gear. Whatever you need, we’re here for you. The second you walk through the door, our instructors are on standby to meet your requests and make the best of your vacation or visit.
We’re super stoked on our all-day youth surf camps, where your little ones will not only learn how to surf, they’ll learn water safety and teamwork. Our location is just two blocks from the beach, so you can grab a board or take a lesson, and be back in time to rinse off to grab a bite to eat nearby.
For us, the JSP School is the best summer hangout in town. Even on days off, you’ll find instructors hanging around eager to talk to visitors. We love what we do, and we hope to share that passion with you, in whatever form.
Summer is here, so leave the books and papers for fall and swing by our school for a new kind of learning experience - having fun.