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Surfing Lesson in Santa Barbara

There’s hardly a better place to learn to surf than the Southern California locale of Santa Barbara, which offers fantastic weather year-round. During this 1.5-hour lesson, an expert instructor shows you how to stand up on your surfboard and balance, offering tips on how to catch the perfect wave while ensuring your safety in the water. Wetsuit and surfboard rental are included, and all skill levels are welcome.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Beginner Surfing 1-Day - Pacifica

Learn to surf in Pacifica, a picturesque town on the California coast just south of San Francisco. Your expert instructor covers all basics so that you can begin to catch some waves. Learn how to read the ocean, paddle out, pop up, balance and ride the waves, along with the etiquette of the surf world. Start practicing on the beach and in shallow waters before heading further out, with the assistance of your instructor available throughout your 3-hour lesson. Choose a morning or mid-day lesson that suits your schedule, with all necessary equipment provided.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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San Diego Surf Lessons

Paddle, pop-up and ride a wave with a 1.5-hour surf lesson at La Jolla Shores, one of San Diego’s most scenic beaches. Learn the basics on the sand, then head into the water with expert instructors and a group of beginning surfers. Catch breaking sets as you surf alongside your instructors, and perfect your technique with their tips and advice. Watch for the dolphins and sea lions that live along the Pacific Coast, enjoy San Diego’s famously warm water, and get an unforgettable taste of California’s most iconic sport.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Beginner Surf Lesson in Santa Cruz

Get wet while learning to surf in Santa Cruz, a picturesque coastal California town popular with surfers. Your 3-hour lesson starts with the basics of how to paddle out, pop up, balance, and catch a wave, along with surfing etiquette and understanding the ocean. Your instructor has you practice on the beach before accompanying you into a spot with small waves that are ideal for beginners. Includes all necessary equipment and instruction.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Santa Monica Private Surf Lesson

Catch your first wave — or perfect your turns — with a surf lesson at legendary Santa Monica Beach. On your 1.5 hour adventure, join your professional instructor at the water's edge. Practice basic skills like paddling out, reading waves and popping up, or work on improving your surfing with an instructor that’s matched to your experience level. Take in views of the California coast from beyond the breakers, watch for dolphins and porpoises that play in the waves, and enjoy the convenience of this all-inclusive surfing experience.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Malibu Private Surf Lesson

Get out on the Malibu waves with a experienced surfing instructor. Book a private lesson, ensuring personalized attention so you progress quickly. Receive consistent feedback as practice basics like paddling and standing on your board, or improve your skills if you already know how to surf. Once you feel confident, surf further from shore and enjoy the adrenaline rush and ocean waves.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Surf Lessons in Huntington Beach

Learn the basics of surfing or take your current skills to the next level during a 2-hour class. Enjoy a private lesson with an instructor or take a group class with friends.  Whether it’s your first time on a board or you’ve been catching waves for years, everyone can benefit from the class.  There’s no need to get a wetsuit or surfboard past TSA as both are provided for you.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Los Angeles Private Surf Lesson

Catch your first wave or fine tune your skills with a 2-hour private surf lesson in Los Angeles with a professional instructor. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the lesson to your needs, whether you’re learning the basics or improving specific techniques. Work with your instructor to choose the perfect beach for ocean conditions and your skill level, then paddle into some of Southern California’s best waves. Ride Venice and Santa Monica with a local, or soak up the sun from the iconic breaks off Malibu or Topanga Canyon.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Surf Lesson for Two in Santa Barbara

Catch waves alongside your favorite surf buddy with a private, 2-hour surfing lesson in Carpinteria, a scenic beach that’s just 11 miles down the coast from Santa Barbara. Join a friend, partner or family member and hit the water with an experienced surf coach. Learn the basics of safety and etiquette, then practice paddling out, popping up and riding waves with the personal attention of your private instructor. Enjoy scenic views of the California coast, and take in sights and sounds of the Pacific Ocean from beyond the breakers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Laguna Beach Surf Lessons

Learn to surf in the world-famous waves of Laguna Beach during this 2-hour surf lesson. With an expert instructor in the lead, don a provided wetsuit and learn about ocean tides, proper surfing safety, technique, and etiquette. Use of surf board provided; all experience levels welcome.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Beginner Surf Lessons At Stinson Beach

This is a 2 hour beginner group lesson that covers surfing fundamentals, etiquette, safety, wave dynamics, paddling skills, surfboard positioning, maneuvering, proper stand-up and riding techniques.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Beach Surf Lessons in San Clemente

Take a ride on the beautiful waves of the Pacific Ocean in San Clemente. Get a full surfing experience from expert instructors that will cover safety, etiquette, technique, tides, ocean conditions and more. Lessons offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Small-Group Surf Lessons at Hermosa Beach

Surfing is a great outdoor travel activity, but even experienced surfers rarely carry boards and wetsuits.  This surf experience solves that problem by including your equipment along with a lesson from a surf instructor. The lesson covers basic etiquette, tides, safety, and techniques, and is offered for surfers of all levels of skill and experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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San Diego Kids Surf Lessons

Give your kids their first surf lesson, and they’ll practice paddling, popping-up and riding waves on one of San Diego’s prettiest beaches. They’ll join a group of novice surfers and a team of kid-friendly instructors, and spend the 1.5-hour lesson learning new skills on the sand and in the water. It’s a first taste of surfing that emphasizes safe practices and having fun, and is the perfect chance to experience Southern California’s most iconic sport.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson

Ride the waves near Santa Barbara like a pro during this 2-hour introductory surfing lesson. Get the hang of surfing fundamentals like paddling, ‘reading’ waves, catching waves, and standing up as you learn on the world-famous surfing beaches of Southern California. Your knowledgeable instructors, with more than 25 years of experience combined, will teach you all the skills you need.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Follow-up Surf Lesson In Marin

This two and a half hour group follow-up lesson is designed for anyone who has previously taken any surfing lessons. In this intermediate lesson we will work on wave judgment, riding the face of the wave, angled takeoffs, trimming and paddling, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara

Catch your very first wave or fine-tune your turns with a 2-hour private surf lesson in Santa Barbara. Practice paddling out, reading the waves and popping as you surf along with a professional coach, and learn to stay safe and have fun in California’s legendary waves. Enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive lesson, and soak up the coastal sunshine as you take your surfing skills to the next level.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Group Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara

Learn to surf alongside a private group of friends, family or colleagues with a 2-hour surf lesson in Carpinteria, a renowned beach that’s 11 miles down the coast from Santa Barbara. Enjoy the convenience of an all-inclusive lesson, and learn the basics of safety and technique before paddling into the waves with your experienced instructor. Practice board handling, reading waves and making the most of every ride as you take in scenic views of the California coast and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Intermediate Surf Lessons In Marin

This two and a half hour group follow-up lesson is designed for anyone who has previously taken any surfing lessons. In this intermediate lesson we will work on wave judgment, riding the face of the wave, angled takeoffs, trimming and paddling, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Beginner Surf lessons In Marin

This is a 2 hour beginner group lesson that covers surfing fundamentals, etiquette, safety, wave dynamics, paddling skills, surfboard positioning, maneuvering, proper stand-up and riding techniques.
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Surf Lessons in La Jolla

Learn the ins and outs of catching the perfect wave during a 2-hour surf lesson in La Jolla. Thanks to its holistic approach, the class is a great opportunity for everyone ranging from first-timers to advanced surfers. Advance your knowledge of surfing etiquette, techniques, safety, and more. Your instructor also teaches you how you can help ocean conservation to keep the waters safe for surfers and sea life alike.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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World Surf League Endorsed GROUP Surf Lesson with iSurf

In your 90 minute surf lesson your expert surf guide will teach you the fundamentals of surfing including everything from tricks to getting in and out of your wetsuit along with paddling, popup and proper surfing technique.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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