We've had a lifetime of surfing the world, and we just love passing on what we've learned about the benefits and pleasures of it! Here at Primal Surf, we personally run every session and build on a more personalized relationship with students to provide you with the knowledge and skill to get your surfing career started. Starting with top quality soft surfboards made specifically for surf training; we match each student up with the proper size surfboard and wetsuit for warmth and protection. Our beaches in Brigantine NJ are clean and have sandy bottom beaches that make it safer to teach the sport of surfing. We pick the best location for each session to insure optimum conditions for the day. Our instructors are mature, and qualified to properly teach the sport of surfing.
Our lesson format is the most convenient for meeting the needs of your busy schedule. You pick your days that fit your schedule, and we do the rest. Our prices are very affordable at $65 pp. for a 2 hour lesson. We also offer discounted rate packages of multiple surf lessons.
For more information, call the shop and speak to a real person: 609-264-1999
See you in the surf!
Mike Laielli / Owner, Primal Surf Shop
Primal Surf Shop is Brigantine's premier go to surf shop and Surf School since 2003. It is a custom built surf shop focusing on an interior construction of Cedar, Oak, Bamboo, and grasscloth. The entry door is also a custom laminated wood layup reminiscent of old 1950's wooden surfboards. We have everything from surfboards and stand ups, to bikinis and board shorts. You can also find a collection of whale bones, walrus skulls and antique bottles washed up from the storms.
We also have the area's premier Surf School for 22 years, utilizing the perfect surf lesson beaches, finest quality "Learn 2 Surf" soft surfboards by Surftech. We have mature, experienced, friendly instructors. Our shop is conveniently located 5 minutes from Atlantic City, NJ, at 3106 Revere Blvd., Brigantine, NJ.
Some of the Products we carry are; Surfboards, Paddleboards, Bodyboards, Softboards, Skimboards, Wetsuits, Bikinis, Board shorts, Bathing suits, Sunscreen, Tanning lotions, Hair products, Lip balm, Jewelry, Sun dresses, Tees, Tee shirts, Shorts, Pants, Warmups, Rash guards, Sun SPF shirts, Hoodies, Hats, Straw hats, Sandals, Sunglasses, Eyewear, Dresses, Lounge wear, Beachwear, Shoes, Flip flops, E-Bikes, E-Cruisers, Fat Bikes,Ukuleles, Surfboard Repair products, Surf Lessons, Surfboard rentals, beach toys, beach towels, and blankets.
Written by; Michael Laielli, Owner / Primal Surf Shop in Brigantine, NJ,
Learn to surf in Brigantine, NJ, at Primal Surf Shop. The area's premier surf school for over 20 years. We have the finest beaches for learning to surf with soft waves that are perfect for beginners. We use the best surf school boards available for our surf lessons. "Learn 2 Surf" Boards BY SURFTECH and wetsuits by O'NEILL are provided with every lesson. Our team of mature, qualified instructors are ready to get your surfing career going. We only operate our surf school in suitable, safe conditions.
We have plenty of surfboards for rentals if you want to practice your newly learned surf lesson skills. All students get discounted rentals making it very affordable to continue the fun. You can book your lesson by calling our shop at 609-264-1999, or by stopping into our beautiful shop at 3106 Revere Blvd., Brigantine , NJ, 08203. Classes begin in June.
Written by: Michael Laielli / Owner Primal Surf Shop / Brigantine, NJ,
Article by Michael Laielli Owner/ Primal Surf/ Brigantine, NJ
We are happy to announce the arrival of Vuori clothing to our beautiful Surf Shop & Boutique. Vuori clothing is not only comfortable and long lasting, it is beautiful and extremely comfortable; clothing you won't want to take off. Vuori creates clothing items for fitness and casual wear throughout the day.
Live, Work, Play, Chill
Vuori makes premium performance apparel inspired by the active Coastal California lifestyle; an integration of fitness, surf, sport, and art. Breaking down the boundaries of traditional activewear, Vuori is a new perspective on performance apparel.
Each piece of Vuori clothing is functionally built with durable performance material to withstand the toughest workouts, but designed with next-level comfort top of mind and a more casual aesthetic that effortlessly transitions into everyday life.
Vuori's mission is to create quality products for your pursuit of a happy life; empowering deeper connections with fitness, nature, creativity, and community. Guided by values and the coastal California lifestyle, Vuori is simply happier on a healthy planet. That’s why Vuori's approach to sustainability is fivefold, focused on the materials they work with, reduction of waste, offsetting 100% of our carbon footprint, social responsibility and community leadership.
Ensuring their factories provide safe and healthy working conditions for their staff and adhere to responsible environmental policies is a top priority. Vuori requires all of their suppliers to sign and adhere to the Vuori Code of Conduct, where they set forth their expectations for the fair treatment of labor, safe and healthy working conditions and strict environmental practices.
Primal Surf in Brigantine NJ, has the areas finest selection of men's and women's swimwear. Our ladies swimwear brands include, Vuori, O'Neill, RipCurl, Carve, Imsey, Sisstrevolution, and Rythm. Men's swimwear by: Vissla, Jetty, Salty Crew, and Vuori.We are open year round and located 5 minutes from Atlantic City. Stop in to see our selection of swimwear, beachwear, sandals, sunglasses, sunscreens and lotions, jewelry, hats, and accessories. Whether it's for the pool, beach, or the surf, we have you covered from head to toe! Primal Surf is located at 3106 Revere Blvd. Brigantine, NJ, 08203 ~ Est. 2003
Written by: Michael Laielli / Owner/ Primal Surf
PRIMAL SURF in Brigantine NJ, now has E-BIKES in stock for the enjoyment of street cruising or Fat Tire E-BIKES for beach cruising. They range in price from $499 to $998. We currently carry five different models from Hyper Bicycles. The Jetfuel 26" Fat Tire Cruiser $998], The 20" Ultra Fat Tire [$998], The 26" Women's E-Ride Cruiser [$648], The Men's 26" E-Ride Cruiser [$648], and The 14" Compact E-Ride [$499]. They are great quality, affordable, and loads of fun. Stop in to Primal Surf to check out our new E-BIKE selection now as all pricing is subject change.
Softboards For every level of surfing
Author: Michael Laielli, of Primal Surf School Owner/Operator 25+ years in Brigantine, NJ.
In my 25 years of teaching surfing, I’ve seen the evolution of the soft board come to what it is today. Softboards started out being crude in shape and weight, but effective for teaching surfing. Soft surfboards have evolved to the point of being able to ride them in serious high-performance waves, as proved by many pro level surfers who now have their own models of softboards out on the market. Choosing your first surfboard it’s quite easy for a beginner. What you need to consider is the following; riders height weight and age, experience level, and how often rider will be using the board. A good surf shop will have someone available to guide you with your choice. In my experience over the years, the learning curve is accelerated if you choose a board in the right size range to float the rider properly, giving them plenty of paddling speed and flotation to enter the wave. Most adults will benefit from 8 to 9 foot full volume softboard such as Catch Surf Odysea Log. or Surftech Softop, Surfers that are experienced or young children would be in the 5 to 7 foot range depending on age and skill level or preference. For the advanced Surfer, there are quite a few options from companies such as Softech, Catch Surf, JJF Funformance, Surfers with a good amount of experience are choosing boards from all the categories, which allows them to catch waves early because of the higher volume they contain. Experience surfers also enjoy the level of fun they provide in conditions such as crowded beach breaks, or smaller summer surf conditions, but not limited to those days as the boards will handle performance waves as well.
Whatever your level of experience is, we will help you choose the right softboard to suit your needs. Stop in our shop at Primal Surf, 3106 Revere Blvd., Brigantine, New Jersey. When fully stocked, we carry approximately 150/200 soft surfboards in inventory. Soft surfboard brands that we carry are: FCS Softech, Surftech Softop, Odysea, Catch Surf, Beater, Wave Bandit Ben Gravy, JJF Pyzel Funformance, and Stormblade.
We also have an excellent surf school program running June through Mid September. We use top quality brands of boards and wetsuits in our school and have the areas best beaches to surf. Brigantine has more surfing area littered with sandy bottom beach breaks that are also guarded in season.
Get a board and get out there!
Article by: Michael E. Laielli, Owner and operator of Primal Surf In Brigantine, NJ. Surf and Water Sports Trainer for 20+ years.
In my 20 years of teaching surfing, I have never imagined that soft surfboards would be so good as they are today. In the beginning, they were heavy and shaped poorly, with flimsy fins, but the students only needed to catch the wave, stand up, and go straight to get hooked. From that point, it was straight to a fiberglass board so they could progress. Well things have changed tremendously! The soft surfboard has evolved to a high performing board that even the highly skilled surfer wants to have in their quiver. The choices range from the higher volume beginner logs that are great to learn on and help you progress on to a shorter board if you want to do high performance maneuvers, or you can get a short board that mimics a high performance short board, and all with colors and designs that will blow your mind! But why a soft surfboard? Soft surfboards are safer, more durable, and you don't have to worry about every little "ding" that fiberglass surfboards get. That equates to tons of fun for the surfer and beginner.
At Primal Surf in Brigantine, NJ, we're committed to having the areas largest selection of soft surfboards of the best quality. Cheap soft surfboards found in box stores will delaminate and are made of cheap EPS foam core that sucks in water making them an unrepairable, disposable board in a short time, and that is also bad for the environment. The boards we stock are also used in our surf school because thy hold up over time, and perform best.
The brands that we've chosen to use in our surf school and sell in Primal Surf are: Catch Surf, Odysea, Wave Bandit [Ben Gravy}, Softech, and Stormblade soft surfboards. I like these brands because they are well built, and they are shaped to suit all kinds of riders and performance levels.
At Primal Surf Shop, we help our customers choose the proper size and shape to fit their needs, and we also have a large rental fleet of the same boards that you can try before you buy, and we'll even apply a portion of your rental fee towards the purchase of the board. We always recommend a lesson or two to get the basics down before making a purchase if you've never tried surfing, so you will be properly fitted to the correct board while learning all the safety skills as well.
For more information on surfing lessons and surf gear;
visit our website at www.psurf.com or call us at 609-264-1999
Happy healthy surfing,
Soft surfboard selection at Primal Surf in Brigantine, NJ
Students using the proper soft surfboard at Primal Surf Lessons
how to choose a paddleboard or sup
About the Author:
Mike Laielli, Owner of Primal Surf in Brigantine NJ since 2003, has been surfing and involved with various water-sports for over 50 years.
WHAT TO CONSIDER
First of all is your height, and weight. The larger the rider, the larger the paddleboard you will need. Then your experience level, and frequency of use will also play a big part in what size or type of paddleboard is best. There are a few other things you need to consider, such as where you will use the board, and what conditions you will paddleboard in. If you live on the bay, ocean. or lake and only want to paddle it there, then you will want something specific for the waters you will be paddling. Generally, the flatter the water the flatter the board you can use. Flatter boards cruise faster, but allround paddleboards are better for ocean paddling and work quite well on flat water too.
Not all boards are created equal, and generally speaking "you get what you pay for". Cheaper boards are made with cheaper products, and are not going to hold up under most paddling conditions. What makes a board have a high strength to weight ratio is the method of construction such as vacuum bagging of high pressure molding where the board is compressed in the assembly process.
A cheap paddleboard will also not be worth much on resale or trade in value, due to the fact that it was probably made in China where they cut corners in product and process to bring the price down.
If you are unsure of paying the price for a better quality paddleboard, it's usually due to not knowing if you will stick with the sport. In that case, you should take a lesson and learn more about paddleboarding. A reputable paddleboard retailer should be able to teach you, and fit you with the right gear to suit your needs. You will also learn about the various locations to paddle, what conditions to avoid, and many other tips and safety factors that will keep you enjoying paddleboarding for years to come.
WHERE TO BUY A PADDLEBOARD
Being in the business since the start of the sport, we've seen it all! Many people buy "too good to be true" deals on the internet, or a big box store, leaving them dealing with shipping damages, cheap product, and no one to support them when they have issues with the product. If you buy from a reputable "bricks and mortar" paddle sport shop, they will be there to support you with information and experience of local conditions, year round, you will be happy you made the right choice.