Surfing and stand up paddleboard lessons for all ages and all levels.

Ryan Cappelen: Founder and owner of Surf Vero.

My name is Ryan Cappelen, owner and operator of Surf Vero: Surfing and SUP Lessons. I have been enjoying the waves on our beautiful┬áTreasure Coast my entire life and look forward to teaching and sharing my passion for Surfing. I started surfing at the age of 5 and have not been able to stay out of the water since. I eventually pursued an amateur and professional surfing career. I ended up back here in my home town, Vero Beach, where I am now working as a Firefighter/Paramedic for Indian River County. ┬áMy love for the ocean and many requests for lessons encouraged me to start Surf Vero. I am stoked on the chance to get young and old alike interested in enjoying our biggest playground… “The Ocean”. We are so fortunate to have it right in our backyard. Please feel free to contact me anytime for lessons or any questions you may have. You can find all my information on my website Surfvero.com. See you in the water!

Ryan Cappelen


13 thoughts on “About

  1. Cappelen rips! He showed be the ropes as grom and always got me into the right waves when he wanted to share… This will be a great opportunity for all ages and skill levels to up their game! Don’t judge the waves from the beach, go out and surf! #SurfVero

  2. Ryan was an excellent surf teacher for my 11-year-old grandson. Owen went from zero knowledge to being able to stand up for awhile on his very first lesson. Ryan was patient and encouraging, — an excellent teacher.

  3. Hey Ryan! My boy Brendan Donnelly wants to try surfing this summer! He is almost 15! My nephew, Josh Testa told me to contact you. I am Kelly Donnelly, Joshua’s Aunt! I started Josh and Justin surfing in Jacksonville when they were just wee lads but I don’t like getting in the water as much now and we don’t have boards. What do you think? Have any room this summer to teach?

  4. Ryan loves surfing and his attitude is infectious. Our whole family did a two hour lesson and it was awesome. He checked the waves for the best days and had all the boards ready when we arrived. Our six and nine year old said it was the best day ever and Ryan’s positive and nurturing attitude was the reason. Anyone, of any skill level, will learn from him. We’ll be back.

    • Thank you so much David. Your family is amazing and I so enjoyed teaching all of you. Everyone picked up on surfing so quickly. It makes me so happy to share my love for surfing and to see all of you enjoy it so much. Look forward to the next time.


  5. Hello Ryan,
    My name is Cory Prim and I talked to you a few weeks ago about getting surf lesions for my son who is 15. I was needing to set up a day please. Friday’s- Sunday afternoons would be best for us. Thank you for your time.

  6. Hi Ryan,
    We are in town and wonder if you have anytime for a lesson on the 26th for our son and possibly daughter. They are 21 and 20. Please let me know.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s