For a great introduction to surfing, meet your instructor at Josiah’s Bay, which boasts the best surf in the British Virgin Islands. The fun begins on the beach, where you’ll learn key aspects of surfing, from basic water safety to reading and reacting to sea conditions.
After this half-hour orientation on shore, move into the water and continue with a 2-hour lesson on the waves. You’ll learn the basics of paddling, controlling your board, catching a wave and standing up. The small-group setting makes learning to surf a fun activity, and you can practice for an extra hour after your lesson with a complimentary surfboard rental.
Josiah’s Bay is a great place to hang out afterward with newfound friends on the beach. Watch local surfers catch a perfect wave or enjoy sunbathing, swimming and playing on the long, sandy beach. Head to Josiah's Bay Beach and Snack Bar for a simple meal or enjoy the garden setting at A Secret Garden (own expense). Be sure to bring your camera, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for a scenic time out in Tortola.