It’s always a good day when I learn something new about Walt Disney World. This week, I found out that you can take surfing lessons at Typhoon Lagoon. From the Walt Disney World website:
Surf Lessons at an additional cost are available for Guests age 8 and older atDisney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.
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 Typhoon Lagoon!
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.
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. If you are over 18 years of age, call 407-WDW-SURF (407-939-7873). Have parent or guardian permission to call if you are under age 18.
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.
Surfing looks so simple, but I know in reality, it’s hard. The video I watched showed the surfers sitting on the board and then simply doing a push-up, and voila! they’re catching a wave. The surfers in the video were also in their teens and twenties, which is why the push-up looked so easy. I’m not good at push-ups, so I don’t think I’d be getting up on the board anytime soon. But, if you’re feeling adventurous, and somewhat athletic, give it a try! The waves are always perfect at Typhoon Lagoon.