We are a family of local South Padre Island surfers on a mission to share the love and lessons of the sea! Captain Ryan, has been teaching surfing lessons for over 15 years and offers surf & fish charters. Erica is a photographer and adventure planner at Sea Love Photography. Together with our four "groms," we share the stoke of a true Texas surf experience (including the surf trips to Mexico)! Check out our non-profit SurfVive, where we offer free surf lessons and other community outreach programs designed to keep SPI surfviving and thriving, or check out our blog to sea what we're up to. 

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— Rajendra, November 2021

"Ryan has been fantastic and patient enough to explain the minute details about Surfing and making me feel better in my surf lessons. It was a fun and amazing experience for a first timer like me to get started. He’s kind enough to leave the surf board for me to practice more and accommodate my special requests. Looking forward to practice when I’m around!"

— Olguita, August 2021

"This was such a fun and amazing experience! Ryan made sure I was learning and practicing at my own pace and he was attentive to each person in the group, catering to each person’s level/skill which was much appreciated. I had a great time and would 100% do it again. I know when I return to South Padre I will be coming back for more lessons with Ryan."

—Whitney, August 2021

"OMG, our instructor Ryan is the coolest person on South padre island. You can instantly tell he is GENUINELY a kind and sincere person. he even gave us a ride back to our airbnb so we wouldn't have to catch an uber. this our first time in S. Padre island, but if we were ever to come back, we would call him just to hang out... thats how cool this guy is. if you're ever in the area I HIGHLY recommend you give him a call and learn how to surf. AMAZING 10/10 5☆"

—Ricky, April 2021

"The looks on my kid’s faces just 20 minutes into instruction catching waves was so priceless!! This is way underpriced in my opinion for what we got. My 13 year old is autistic. Ryan took a special 10-15 minutes with him and made sure he caught some waves! You guys this is a must in Padre! I would highly recommend all 4 of the kids I brought caught waves and rode them and had such a blast! We would yell for everyone to do this! Thank you Ryan! Truly unforgettable!"

—Jose, August 2019

"Ryan provided first timer surfing lessons to two teens but also some individualized attention to our three year old who ended up feeling part of the experience. In addition to a perfect first experience, I should also mention that Ryan was also able to save a life towards the end of the lesson. There was a girl floating who had a seizure that he was able to pull out of the water and save. Highly recommend Ryan, he was amazing!"

—Angela, July 2019

"This was the highlight of our trip! Ryan & his partner Devin were awesome!! Our family signed up 5 of our kids ranging in age 8-14 yrs, and they all were able to surf by the end of our time together! Devin was awesome with our 8 yr olds as well! It’s obvious these guys love what they do, it just made us so happy to see our family out in the water with these awesome guys. It’s a must do activity in South Padre!"

—Jordan, June 2019

"Ryan was so cool and down to earth. He made this experience so much fun for my lady and I. I was able to ride a wave standing up fully. His instructions and energy were great. Would recommend taking lessons. It was our first time and we loved it. 10/10. Side note- there was a boy that began drowning and Ryan was the first responder out to help him."

—Gabriel, June 2019

"My surf lesson with Ryan and Surfvive was amazing. Ryan is passionate about surfing and a skilled communicator. I caught a lot of waves, had a great time, and felt inspired to continue surfing. I highly recommend this experience to anyone like me who has always wanted to surf but unsure how to get started."

—Gabriel, June 2019

"My surf lesson with Ryan and Surfvive was amazing. Ryan is passionate about surfing and a skilled communicator. I caught a lot of waves, had a great time, and felt inspired to continue surfing. I highly recommend this experience to anyone like me who has always wanted to surf but unsure how to get started."

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