The Surf Institute
Hired 1 time
9 years in business
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Starting at 22, I didn't think my chances of learning and sticking with surfing were very high. Thankfully I had the best coach! Carla stuck by me, always has great instruction, and has helped me improve my life through surfing!! And I'm never looking back!Mar 12, 2013
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Our pricing varies depending on the ability and experience of each client, as well as if one has equipment or if it needs to be provided. Those with little to know experience or who still need assistance with catching waves (need a push) are considered beginners and will be given the beginner rate. The no equipment rate is less; however, do not assume that the board in your friend's garage is suitable for you. We aim at making each session super successful, which is determined largely on having the proper equipment. Those who have had some water time and who are looking to improve on their current skills receive a reduced rate because less physical work is required of the instructor.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?It's important to get to know the learning style of each client as well as any previous athletic experience before hitting the water. We try to use any current skills and knowledge you're carrying under your belt to help you translate the new info into something you can understand and apply.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?- B.A. in Communications with emphasis in Business/Non-Profits from Cal State University Channel Islands. Graduated Magna Cum Laude with program honors. - Nearly 10 years of training in Special Education within the public school system - 25+ years surfing, competitively and otherwise