About Us

A surf lesson group in front of the RB Surf van before their lesson.

Rehoboth Surf Boarding School caters to surfers age six and up. That’s right! Young kids, teenagers, and adults can all learn to have fun in the waves. Our instructors have been teaching people how to surf since the Summer of 2000. When we meet each morning, we start with the basics and work our way up. Once the students have a grasp of the fundamentals, we will leave the beach and head into the water. There, we take it as fast or slow as each student wants — the great thing about the Delaware and Maryland beaches is that often the waves are the perfect size for learning how to surf: big enough to ride but not so large they're intimidating. All equipment is provided by the school, so just wear your bathing suit and bring your towel!

Instructors and Staff

Peter Zabowski

Peter Zabowski

Peter has been the owner of the school, as well as the head instructor, since its founding in the Summer of 2004. After teaching people how to surf in Rincon, Puerto Rico, he came back to Rehoboth Beach and incorporated the business. Since then, Peter has been lucky enough to surf all over the East and West Coasts of the US, much of the Caribbean, and the islands of Hawaii. He spends his winters traveling to surf and working as a photographer.

Jackie Woinski

Jackie Woinski

After first paddling out on a surfboard when she was thirteen, Jackie immediately knew she would fall in love with surfing. Now attending the University of Delaware and majoring in Dietetics, she misses the ocean way too much to be away for even one day. When she isn´t helping instruct future professional surfers, you can find Jackie surfing her favorite local spot at Cape Henlopen State Park - where the water is warm, the dolphins are playful and the waves roll right in (most days).

Aria DiLiberto, Surf Instructor & Paddle Guide

My name is Aria DiLiberto.  I have been surfing since the age of 16, and have always had a strong love for and connection with the ocean.  Along with surfing, teaching children and adults is a passion of mine. So, being a surf instructor for RB Surf Boarding School is the perfect job for me!

Erin Shivone

Chris James, Surf Instructor

Chris grew up surfing in Deerfield Beach, FL. He was lucky enough to get his first board and hit the water at six years old. Over the years he has been lucky enough to surf Nicaragua, California, and Cabo. With 20+ years of surfing under his belt and a list of world class surf breaks under his belt, he is ready to get you in the water and up on some waves! 


Garrett Becker

Garrett Becker

Garrett has always loved to play in the ocean. So, picking up surfing at a young age seemed natural. He's been fortunate enough to surf up and down the Delmarva peninsula and most recently Puerto Rico. Currently, he is attending the University of Delaware where he is studying engineering.

We're looking for people who love the ocean as much as we do. We're hiring surf instructors, photographers and interns.  If you're interested in joining the team, contact us for more information.  

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