We are located at American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, NJ and operate within DreamWorks Waterpark during their off hours. The facility is just 5 miles outside of Manhattan, NYC! (Click here for Google map.)
Our surf sessions run in the off hours of DreamWorks Waterpark and their operating hours. The time range is 7:00AM – 11:00AM and 8:00PM – Midnight. You will not find any surf sessions available outside these hours. But the great news – we operate all year round!
The best form of communication would be to send us an email at [email protected] and our office team will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also contact our office phone at (516) 713-7873 from 12:00pm-5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Please leave us a voicemail if the office is closed and we will get back to you at our soonest availability.
No – Please do not just show up to a session without prior reservations and expect to be able to surf. All registrations are done prior to the session start time via our online booking service. A confirmation email is required to be admitted.
Private Dream Sessions – Be sure to book your private dream sessions during these booking periods so you don’t miss out on registration!
March 2023 (Feb 1st – Feb. 14th)
April 2023 (March 1st – March 14th)
May 2023 (April 1st – April 14th)
Public Surf Sessions – Booking opens on the 15th every month and stays open up until the session start time!
March 2023 (Feb. 15th)
April 2023 (March 15th)
May 2023 (April 15th)
Be sure to sign up to our mailing list to receive notification of when our registrations are live!
Upon registration, you should have received a confirmation email with directions for check-in. Please refer to this email so you may check-in for your session at the correct location and time.
Swimming proficiency is not required, but we recommend that children under the age of 5 know how to swim as they may have trouble touching the bottom of the pool. It is about three feet deep in the surf zone for our beginner groups.
Check-in: 45 minutes before the session start time.
Doors Close: 30 minutes before session start time.
Arriving past check-in time may result in loss of surf time.
Reasons for this check-in time?
- Need to escort our registered clients into DreamWorks Waterpark with a Skudin Surf staff member.
- Change into surf wear in the bathroom and shower facilities
- Go through safety and surf protocols with our wave operator and surf instructors and ask them any questions!
- Choose surfboards from our complimentary quiver
- Land lesson for our beginner surfers
Before you know it, you are paddling out for your session so please do not be late for your check-in time!
Photographers can only be purchased for private sessions. You can bring your own photographer, set up a tripod or your phone on our pool deck.
Please visit our Public Sessions tab to reference our skill level chart & prerequisites to help place you into the correct session.
Yes! We have a complimentary (free) quiver to choose from during every session. We have an ever growing inventory of shortboards, fun-shapes, longboards, and bodyboards. You can view our quiver online here. Please be mindful that there may be some boards out for repair but we always try and have something similar for you to ride!
The temperature in the pool is about 80 degrees year round, and the air is about the same! The air does get a bit hotter during the morning session when the sun peeks through the glass. You can definitely leave the wetsuit at home, but we recommend wearing a top or rashguard if you get cold super easily.
Spectators – be mindful of this heat and humidity as you watch our sessions!
Absolutely. We have taken every possible measure to guarantee the highest level of safety for our staff and surfers. Each session comes with a pre-surf safety talk and water safety staff in the pool.
The pool is about 10 feet deep the furthest out where the waves are generated, with a steep incline up to where the waves crash in about 3 feet of water. Closer in, this 3 feet deep bottom will gradually get shallower as the shoreline approaches.
Our Advanced & Expert waves reach heights of around 3-4 feet, while our Beginner & Intermediate waves range between 1-3 feet. Come to your session with the goal of having fun and staying loose and you will not be disappointed! You can read more about our wave types here!
There will be an opportunity to catch 25+ waves per person during an average session of two hours, whether it is public or private.
Yes, absolutely. We also have a complimentary cooler with water on site during all of our sessions.
No, please stay inside the designated surfing area while surfing, and around the perimeter of the pool if spectating. Public session spectators are not allowed to swim in the pool during the surf sessions and all of the DreamWorks Waterpark attractions are off limits during surfing hours.
Yes, we provide expert surf instructors to work with beginners and children on the inside whitewater waves. This goes for private dream sessions as well.
You can surf the Option B: Intermediate or Option C: Advanced public session while your beginner is in an Option A session in the whitewater. Option D: Expert sessions do not have any Option A: Beginner surfers in the whitewater.