Nantucket Island Surf School is the island’s premiere surf school. Since 1999 we’ve been teaching surfing at Cisco Beach on Nantucket to students of all ages and ability. We offer private lessons and group lessons as well as week long mini camps for kids. We also offer standup (SUP) paddle boarding lessons. All equipment is provided, which includes boards and wetsuits. All you need to do is show up in your bathing suit with your sunscreen on and ready to have a lot of fun! (Advanced Reservations Required)
We also rent surfboards, standup paddle boards and wetsuits at Cisco Beach.
Gary “Kona” Kohner (Owner) grew up on Nantucket and started surfing in 1984. He started Nantucket Island Surf School in the summer of 1999 to share his love of surfing and the ocean with others. He is certified in life saving and CPR. He has surfed in Brazil, California, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Hawaii, Panama, Ireland, Spain, Madeira Island, Peru, Samoa and South Africa. Gary spends his winters in Costa Rica teaching surfing, working on his tube riding skills and living the “pura vida”. He spends his summers on Nantucket at Cisco beach runningNantucket Island Surf School and occasionally surfing himself when the conditions are too big for teaching. Gary has personally introduced thousands of people of all ages to surfing.