St Augustine Beach – Surf Fishing Academy

Join us for Outpost Angler Academy on Surf Fishing on March 16, 2019 at the Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Guy Harvey Resort Guide, Noel Kuhn will teach tip and techniques for Surf Fishing. Noel has been surf fishing the shores of NE Florida for over 40 years and will teach you best times to fish, how to read the surf, how to use baits, ways to rig for success, and long-distance casting technique to reach up to 600’ and beyond. Don’t miss out on how to become a better surf fishing angler. Students registered before March 1st, will be entered into a drawing for a free Yeti Cooler!

What you will learn

  • When is the best time to fish?
  • Which are the best beaches to fish?
  • How do you read the surf?
  • What bait to use when?
  • How water temperature affects your success!
  • What rigs to use?
  • What kind of fish can you expect to catch?
  • Long distance casting techniques 300’to 600’ and beyond!

Items to bring: Notepad, Camera, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses.

Academy Schedule

  • Check-in: 12:30 – 1:00 PM
  • Academy Times: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Class Size: 75 students
  • Instructor: Noel Kuhn
  • Enrollment: $20 per student

About Noel Kuhn

Noel loves all types of fishing, but surf fishing is his passion. One of his quotes is “ It doesn’t matter if it’s Bluegill, Bluefish, or Blue Marlin fishing is a blast when you’ve got the tackle matched with the fish your targeting. “ Noel is a native of Jacksonville and has enjoyed surf fishing for the last 40 years.

He is a founding member of the Florida Surfcasters club. Noel is a past President and is currently on the Board of Directors. He has enjoyed the success of winning club tournaments along with open to the public annual tournaments. With that said, what he gets the most pleasure from is teaching people how to fish. He has been the guest speaker at several other fishing clubs where he has sparked the passion in many new surf anglers. Along with that he runs a guide service specializing in surf fishing from Fernandina south to Daytona. He takes great pride in putting his clients in position to slide fish onto the sand and is at the same time a teacher of conservation, sportsmanship, and stewardship of the beach environment.

Two other ways he expands his passion for the surf is teaching long distance casting and building high quality sand spikes. The spikes are built by hand in his garage. The casting lessons are held at a soccer field where his students can let it fly! Noel said “The look on a student’s face when they first crack 300, 400, or 500 feet is priceless.“

When asked to describe a perfect day of surf fishing he said, “Toes in the sand 30 minutes before sunrise. A 10-mph southeast breeze in your face with three-foot curls breaking in clean water. Sliding some fat Pompano on to the sand. Next a drag screaming six-foot Blacktip going air borne. Then grabbing lunch with fellow surfcasters on the way home. To top it off, dinner that night with my family when I serve them Pompano filets hot off the grill!”

Become a Responsible Angler

As part of being of the class we ask you to take part in being a responsible angler and support any of the many great organizations that support recreational fishing and conservation for a healthy fishery. Guy Harvey Outpost supports the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), which has been committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, and record keeping. Please consider becoming a member or donating to this excellent organization and do your part of being a responsible angler.

Learn More

St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied European-founded city in the United States, established in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spain. Our “Old City” is filled with more than four centuries worth of history, plus a thriving arts scene and unique local culture. At our oceanfront resort, guests can surf the waves and soak up the sun while being only minutes away from St. Augustine’s charming historic downtown. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, fresh seafood from Santiago’s Florida Kitchen & Craft Bar restaurant, our large outdoor pool with beach access and great Guy Harvey merchandise sold in our Outfitter Shop. Booking your next kayaking adventure, eco-tour or fishing charter is a sea breeze away with our knowledgeable Adventure Coordinator on site. We look forward to having you and your family at our brand-new resort on St. Augustine Beach!