We’re open! Call us at (910) 232-1592 or (910) 713-3800 to book rentals.
Try any of our premium beach rentals and let us handle hauling the gear with free delivery and pickup anywhere on Pleasure Island.
ENJOY THE BEACH
Kick back in the shade and protect loved ones from the sun under resort-quality 8' umbrellas while lounging in high-quality, comfortable beach chairs. Add on a table for drinks, too. Delivery and set-up wherever you are, on us.
GET IN THE WATER
If you can ride it, we rent it. Choose from a large selection of surfboards, stand-up paddlebards, boogie boards, funboards, and skimboards to provide endless hours of fun and entertainment while at the beach.
TAKE A RIDE
Rent a bicycle and explore Pleasure Island attractions such as Carolina Beach State Park, the new island greenway, Fort Fisher, ferry ride, and aquarium. Beach cruisers and fat tire bikes available in sizes for the whole family.
ENJOY THE BEACH
2 Chairs + 1 Umbrella + Drink Tray & 2 Extra Hours (9AM–7PM)
GET IN THE WATER
TAKE A RIDE
All of our instructors are CPR, AED, and first aid certified, with their main focus for surf instruction being safety
in the water while having fun!
At Tony Silvagni Surf School our private/group lessons are designed based on the level of the individual. Tony and his team will teach you the essential fundamentals on everything from land instruction, wave formation, paddling, positioning, surfing etiquette and water safety. We offer top quality surf lessons year round with our professional and highly qualified surf instructors that are CPR & First Aid Certified.
Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a relaxing and fun way to get a full body workout with an emphasis on core training. Paddleboarding also improves your balance, coordination, strength and endurance. We offer SUP lessons and SUP parties (birthday, bachelor, bachelorette, work, etc.) year round. Our paddleboard lessons are offered in the calm waters of the Carolina Beach Intracoastal Waterway. We can accommodate large groups up to 20 people.
Kayaking is a great way to explore and discover the natural beauty of Pleasure Island's coastal waterways. Let Tony Silvagni Surf School's experienced tour guides take you on an adventure either up Carolina Beach's intracoastal waterway, or paddle from Fort Fisher over to Zeke's Island or around Shark Tooth Island.
reserve a lesson
Prices listed are per person, per hour. Meet 15 minutes prior to scheduled lesson time. 24 hour cancellation policy.
Learn one on one, or try a group lesson with a 2:1 student to instructor ratio.
We can accommodate large groups of up to 20 people.
We offer Paddleboard surf lessons in the ocean to all ages and skill levels.
plan a party
Let Tony Silvagni Surf School host your next Birthday, Bachelor, Bachelorette or Work Party. We can accomodate groups of all sizes and provide boards and wetsuits for each surfer.
TOURS AND PARTIES
One hour minimum, two hour maximum.
Tony has been devotedly competing worldwide for over twenty six years, and opened this Surf School in 2008.
His most recent accomplishments include finishing equal 5th place in the world for professional longboard at the first stop of the 2019 World Longboard Tour. In 2018 Tony was the North American Pro Longboard Champion. Also, in 2017 1st in Pro Longboard at the Belmar Pro in New Jersey and 1st place in the Open Pro Longboard in the Guy Takayama Pro in Oceanside, California. In 2016, Tony won the USA National Pro Longboard title in Oceanside California against the 3X World Champion Taylor Jenson. Tony also won the 2016 Trump Hyuga Pro Longboard Champion in Miyazaki Japan. In 2015, Tony won the Taiwan Open of Surfing Pro Longboard in Jinzun harbor. In 2011 Tony won one of his biggest surf achievements at the ISA World Games in Panama winning the Gold Medal World Longboard Champion for Team USA.
His combination of professional surfing and passion for the sport led to a natural decision to begin sharing his joy of surfing with others. Tony has been a professional surf coach for 16 years and has been instructing others in surf technique and ocean safety since 2003. He is also CPR and AED certified.
Tony moved to Kure Beach, NC with his family in 1993. He has enjoyed surfing the waves around the world and Most recently, Silvagni has been to Australia, Papua New Guinea, China, Taiwan, Japan, California, and Hawaii to compete in professional longboard competitions.
Whenever Tony Silvagni is back home he enjoys extending his love and knowledge of surfing at his home breaks around North Carolina. He has organized and successfully coordinated seven charity surf contests including the Craig Marshall Surf Contest, Foam top surf contest to benefit the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Lifeguards, and the first inaugural contest for Carolina Beach Longboard Club, a non-profit surf club he founded to help the local young athletes and community. He was the honoree for the Pipeline for a Cure & Cystic Fibrosis Foundation event. Tony taught surf lessons to President Obama's Secret Service agents when he lived over in Hawaii for a short period. Most recently, Tony was inducted into the Wrightsville Beach Hall of Fame as a local hero/champion surfer. Tony has always strived to serve as a good role model and positive example to those around him. His infectious energy and positive personality make him an exceptional advocate for the sport of surfing.