Stand Up Paddle Lessons in Cocoa Beach

Stand Up Paddle Lessons in Cocoa Beach

Our Cocoa Beach facility is located directly on the Banana River Lagoon—just 3 miles from the ocean and 5 miles from the Port Canaveral Cruise Ship Terminal. We offer unique, private access to the water with a safe shallow sandy beach launching area. There are also waterfront picnic tables and a tiki hut. Jet skis, boat rentals, and kayaks are available at our water sports location, as well! Call us at (321) 926-6571 or visit our reservations and booking page to schedule!

Stand Up Paddle Lessons

Sobe Surf is not the typical stand up paddle school. We give you premium equipment, personal service, expert instruction from local surfers and guides, and you'll have private beach and bay access from our property.

Stand up paddle lessons are our specialty. Lessons are available on a flexible schedule, so we can set up a time that works for you. We do private lessons for individuals, small groups (2–10 people), and large groups (more than 10 people). Whether you are a first-timer wanting to try it out, a learning paddler seeking to build your skills, or an experienced paddler looking to improve race finish times or to surf better, we can get you there faster with helpful coaching and expert insights into the sport.


Lessons are $65 for 1st person, $40 for each additional person. Includes 2 hours equipment use with 1 hour of expert coaching.

How To Schedule

Scheduling a lesson is easy and you can book online through our website. If you'd prefer, you can also call us at (321) 926-6571. Either way, we'll be glad to get you started!

Personal Coaching by Girard Middleton

If you're looking for the highest quality personal instruction and coaching experience to either get on your feet or take your paddle surfing to the next level, then you've found your trainer. Girard Middleton brings his years of experience as a full-time professional stand-up paddle surfer to his clients' location and provides them with the full benefit of his paddle boarding expertise and teaching style in a one-to-one or personal group setting. Available at our facility in Cocoa Beach or for trips to locations worldwide as schedule permits. Call for more info!

Surf & Stand Up Paddle Camps

Get custom-tailored surf and stand up paddle instruction from a pro. Work on the goals of the people in your group and learn faster with this full-on training opportunity! Intensive training for athletes 10 years and older. Includes two 2.5-hour sessions during the day plus a cookout every evening. For price and current availability, call (321) 926-6571.


SoBe Surf's Cocoa Beach center is located on Merritt Island at 1872 E. Merritt Island Causeway. Have a look at the map below for directions. We look forward to seeing you here and having a great time in the water!

If you have any trouble finding us at our Cocoa Beach location, just give us a call at (321) 926-6571 and we'll be glad to help you out!

Easy Shuttle Access

Affordable shuttle access from Orlando and Port Canaveral is available from Cocoa Beach Shuttle. Just 15 minutes from the cruise ship terminal. Call them at (321) 784-4144 for rates and to make pick-up arrangements!


"Girard was a wonderful help to my two friends that had not paddled before. Great service and location. I would highly recommend Sobe Surf to anyone who lives in the area—or out-of-towners like myself—who want to paddle while in the area. Thanks Girard!"
— Christian O. from Costa Mesa, CA (Yelp)

Read more reviews on our Testimonials and Reviews page

Family, Group, and Local Discounts

Ask about discounts for families, large groups, teams, military, and locals. We'll be glad to help you out!

Questions & Inquiries

Call us at (321) 926-6571 or send us an e-mail to get further information on lessons, rentals and tours in Cocoa Beach and Miami.

Check This Out!

In June, 2010, Girard Middleton and Sobe Surf was featured in a Wall Street Journal Magazine article titled The Swell Season. Check it out!