Frequently Asked Questions 

Frequently asked

Where are we located?

  • We do not have a public store front.

  • After booking an activity in advance our guides and instructors meet you at a location where the activity is performed with all equipment needed.

  • The location of your activity is in your confirmation email received after booking.

  • Rentals are delivered to location requested when booking

 

Possible Surf Lesson Meeting Locations

Cherry Grove Pier
3502 North Ocean Blvd
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
https://goo.gl/maps/s9wNSA4a2MydamB97

39th Ave South Beach Access
3900 South Ocean Blvd 
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
https://g.page/myrtlebeachsurflesson?share

 

67th Ave North Public Beach Access
6700 North Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

https://g.page/Myrtlebeachsurflessons?share

Meeting location for Kayak Tours and Paddleboard Tours

 

Cherry Grove Boat Landing

(West end of) 53rd Ave N,

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/A1idntAe6isGcxZS6

How young and old do we teach to surf?

 
 
  • We teach as young 5 years old how to surf.

  • There is no upper age limit for surf lessons. Please call and discuss if you have any concerns about physical capabilities or restraints prior to booking lesson. 

  • We recommend knowing how to  swim prior to surf lesson but it is not required. Most of the time when teaching how to surf the water is shallow enough to stand.

How old do you have to be to kayak or paddleboard?

 
  • Participants as young as 3 years old can ride in a Tandem Kayak, two-person kayak, with an adult.

  • To go by yourself in a kayak/paddleboard you have to be at least 10 years old but it depends on the kid whether they are strong enough at that age to keep up with a tour.

  • When renting kayaks there needs to be at least one adult kayaking with minors. 

Where do we deliver rental kayaks, paddleboards, and surfboards to?

 
  • We deliver surfboards, kayaks, and paddleboards to anywhere inside of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.

  • Exceptions can be made depending on schedule availability and for an extra delivery charge.

  • Short term kayak rentals, 2-4 hour rentals, are only available at the Cherry Grove Boat Landing.

  • Day of availability limited. Book at least a day in advance to ensure availability.

How far in advance should I book?

 
  • Reservations/bookings are best made a week in advance to guarantee enough space for your group at the time you would like. 

  • Large groups, 10 or more, should book/reserve their activity or rental a month in advance. 

  • Sooner the better.

  • Day of reservations are available for most activities but available space is not guaranteed.

  • Day of reservations need to be made at least 3 hours before activity start time to give us time to prepare proper equipment for your group. 

How soon can I get a rental delivered, surf lesson, or spot on a tour?

 
  • Reservations/bookings need to made in advance to guarantee availability.

  • Booking/reserving the same day are possible but very limited. Sooner the better for same day reservations and prepare to be flexible on time.

What happens if it rains or there is bad weather at the time of our reservation?

 
  • For all items except, 3-day kids surf camp, we give you the option to be fully refund or reschedule your activity for the next available time.

  • For 3-day kids surf camps we reschedule for the next best available time. If your not available for the rescheduled time then we can give you credit in the form of a gift card for another day of surf camp or refund a portion of the surf camp.

  • It weather is not too bad we may choose to still perform the surf lesson or tour but would first give you the option to refund or reschedule for another time with better weather.

  • Tours, lessons, and rentals may be postponed due to bad weather. In cases of delay our staff will do our best to keep everybody updated on new start times. 

  • We may contact you in advance to let you know there will be bad weather and help to reschedule for a better time. 

  • For a full refund the day of your activity the decision to cancel due to bad weather must be made by a Kokopelli Surf Camp associate.

  • Reasons for canceling: heavy rain, strong wind, extreme heat, lightning, poor water quality 

How do I pay for my surf lesson, paddleboard kayak tour or rental?

 
  • Payment is made when booking online or by phone.

  • Payments can be made with credit or debit card online or by phone.

  • Tips and gratuities can be made in cash at time of activity 

  • Payments must be made in advance to reserve your activity. 

  • All activities are fully refundable 48hrs prior to your reservation .

  • In cases of bad weather and other cancelations you have the option to be refunded or rescheduled for the next available time.

How many surf lessons do I need to learn how to surf?

 
  • We guarantee to have you standing up and riding waves your first lesson.

  • To completely learn how to surf on your own usually takes more than one lesson depending on the student.

  • Our surf instructors can always keep you improving. With instructors that surf on a professional level with real contest experience.

Do I need to know how to kayak or paddleboard to do a tour?

 
  • No, you do not need to know how to kayak or paddleboard to do a tour with Kokopelli Surf Camp. 

  • We give a kayak and a paddleboard lesson at the beginning of each tour. With guides that are always near by to help or give further instruction while on the water.

  • We are very patient with new people learning the sports of kayaking and paddleboarding. We encourage people to join us for their first time kayaking or paddleboarding!

What do I need to bring to a surf lesson?

 
  • All you need for a lesson is a tight fitting bathing suit.

  • We recommend wearing a rash-guard, a nylon shirt made for the water and surfing to prevent rash from the body rubbing against the board while laying on the surf board.

  • We also recommend bringing drinking water and a towel for after the lesson.

  • Bring a phone to get in touch in case you do not see your instructor and in case of lesson updates like rescheduling in cases of bad weather.

What do I need to bring for a Paddleboard / Kayak Tour?
 

  • Footwear like sandals, water shoes, anything that connects around the ankle and that you do not mind getting into the water with.

  • Proper clothing. Jackets in cold weather and light clothing and sun protection in hot weather. 

  • A bottle of water is provided for everyone on tour but your welcomed to bring another non-alcoholic drink and snack.

  • We also recommend bringing a towel for after the tour.

  • Bring a phone to get in touch in case you do not see your instructor and in case tour updates like rescheduling in cases of bad weather.