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Newport Beach Surfing Instructors

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Surf With Lily
4.9
from 56 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Étienne P.
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Lily is an experienced surfer and a good teacher! Show is AM open-minded person! I simply loved my surf lesson with her! Thanks!

Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Alison L.
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We recently signed up for surf lessons and enjoyed our time with Nick - he's got a friendly, mellow vibe, and is passionate about surfing. Nick took us to a sweet surfing spot in Venice we've been eyeing for a while and passed on useful tips about surfing etiquette and general conditions of the Venice break. Nick was always supportive of us out in the water and gave us helpful advice on our technique. If you've been thinking about trying out surfing, you should sign up for a lesson - it's worth your investment and you'll have a good time! And if you're interested in more than one lesson check out Nick's website for surf lesson packages.

Clint Carroll Surf School
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Mark N.
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I was looking for a surf lesson as a Christmas gift for my daughter. customer service was top notch . Clint asked all the right questions to match her up with the right instructor. she has never been able drop in and go down the line , with in 30 minutes she was surfing down the line on almost every drop in. thanks Clint!!

Joe Green Fitness
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Francisco G.
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Joe is an excellent teacher, very professional and experienced surfer; he is teaching me everything about surf from the basics of surfing, recommendations based on my skills, athletic condition, how to read the sea, waves, what to do and not to do. Joe is helping me get to the next level. Very grateful and happy to take surfing lessons with Joe! Highly recommended!

I Want To Surf Academy
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Starla Y.
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I would highly recommend booking surf lessons with Patrick. I selected his services from numerous online applicants. He seemed the most down to earth and personable and that is exactly what we got! My daughter is 18 and my son is 16. We had a private lesson with him and it was amazing! Patrick was able to give them his undivided attention unlike other classes we watched on the beach. Both children enjoyed success. Not only did he teach them to surf but he taught them about ocean safety like how to identify a rip tide and to avoid stingrays.

  • New on Thumbtack
Amber L.
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Eddie was awesome with my son. He helped him build confidence and great fundamentals. He customized each workout and they even ended each session with a quick surf!!

Swim & Surf with Ami
4.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
LaTesha R.
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I think Ami is patient and very accommodating. So far our lessons have been a great fit. I am excited to see how far she can go in a positive environment.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kinga H.
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My husband and I had a private surf lesson with Dave nearby Santa Monica beach. We were on beginner to intermediate level and Dave was just so attentive and very precise in his instructions, that we felt like we jumped over to the next level! And it was loads of fun...!!! Thanks to him we also have one of the best surf movies as he recorded us on our GoPro at the end of the lesson. Real dream instructor!

Sandiegosurf
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tricia F.
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Doug did an amazing job teaching a group of teenage girls how to surf. If you know teenage girls then you know it's not easy to get them to focus especially when they are in a group. But he did!

Spicolis Surf School
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
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Me and my brother had a awesome time at Spicolis Surf School! Defiantly recommend it for anyone who is interested in progressing their surfing skills or just starting out. Kevin knows what he's doing over a board and he'a a friendly soul. Would defiantly come back again.

Hawaiian Lion Surf School
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Gabe R.
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Josh is an extremely experienced surfer, having grown up in Hawaii, and surfed all over the world. His lessons are great. He really breaks down the basics of surfing in an accessible and friendly way.

Temple Surf
5.0
from 1 review
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Irina B.
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Excellent school! I’ve never tried surfing before and honestly I was a little nervous. On my first lesson the instructor gave me a theory that was very valuable later in the water. The instructor helped and corrected my mistakes. It was very fun! In the third lesson I felt confident and caught my first wave 🌊 I definitely recommend this school!

Optimal Health
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yash N.
Verified review

Glen is a very good instructor. He goes over your fears, I had of stingrays and jelly fish, and tries to mentally prepare you for a wonderful time surfing. He is very patient and takes his time to ensure your safety and a good time. He showed different ways to tackle incoming waves when paddling. I was able to stand up partially a few times and he gave some very good tips. It was a pleasure meeting Glen and learning from him.

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Getting lessons is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to surf and to improve upon what you already know. We teach students of all ages and ability levels! Calla Girls offers group and private lessons.

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We have permits to teach in Torrance, Redondo, Manhattan, Dockweiler and Santa Monica. We have been in business since 2001 and are lifeguard certified teachers and have updated CPR, First Aid and AED certificates. We teach surfing and stand up paddle boarding and offer a variety of boards and wetsuits. We help you learn to surf in our surf classes, stand up paddle board classes for all ages and in our surf camps for ages 4-17. We hope to see you at the beach soon!

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I do my best to teach my student safety while having fun and making sure we have a new SUP boarder at the end of the session

  • New on Thumbtack
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I like to share my love of the ocean with people, especially children, and I love taking students to the next level with the thrills and excitement of the open surf. Surfing is my passion and with persistence, practice, and perseverance, it could become yours too. I surf daily and have taught many students over the past years, and over those years, I have almost always managed to get my students up and riding by the second lesson. I can help any age and ability level. I am patient, easygoing, and kids love me. I am CPR and first aid-certified, and know what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency. I am offering the first 1 hour introductory lesson (surf board included) free, and after that, my rate is $25 an hour. I teach at Venice Beach, Santa Monica, and Malibu, by appointment.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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For starters I am very patient when it comes to surf instruction, and I am very detailed oriented person when it comes to applying proper surf techniques for beginners to intermediate skill levels.

  • New on Thumbtack
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For surf lessons, surf camps, surf parties, coaching, tow-in surfing, etc., Surfin Fire is North County's premier surf school destination! We provide quality surf lessons, and surf camps, and within the surf instruction, we deliver a detailed individual surf program that is proven! You will build confidence and wave knowledge while excelling in the sport. We guarantee that you will be successful while thoroughly enjoying the thrill of surfing! As a local firefighter here in North County coastal, safety is our number one consideration while delivering a safe and fun-filled surf adventure for all ages to experience! Our mission is to educate, inform, and teach ocean awareness and beach safety. Surfin Fire provides quality surf instruction, which delivers a safe experience and guarantees a high level of success in learning to surf your first waves. We have three great locations to choose from -- Oceanside Pier, Carlsbad Ponto State Beach, and Grandview Beach in Encinitas, Leucadia. All three wave riding spots have a unique character that is picturesque in beauty. Surfin Fire is the preferred provider in surf lessons throughout North County. We are fully insured, certified, licensed and permitted at all three locations through the respected cities. Come on and catch the wave!

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I will teach the basics of learning to surf, in a relaxed non-pressure environment, to beginners and novices. If you've ever thought about learning to surf but were intimidated, we take the fear factor out. The focus here is to have fun learning!

About

Take professional surf lessons by a master surf instructor. I am director of instruction with the National Surf School and Instructors Association (NSSIA). I am also a world champion and 12 USA surfing champion. I have successfully instructed thousands of students, teaching both novice and advanced students. 95% or more of my first-time students can paddle out, catch a wave/white water, stand up and ride the wave in control back to the beach, on their own, within 3 hours. Most importantly, they have a greater comprehension of the ocean, their equipment and body positioning and weight adjustments. This enables them to continue learning on their own after the lesson is completed.

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Need Surfing Lessons for a Beginner

El Cajon, CA

  • Surfing type
    Stand up (traditional)
  • Age
    Teen
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    Two boys ages 12 & 14. They have boards and wetsuits and have done some surfing but would benefit greatly from lessons

Need Surfing Instruction

South Pasadena, CA

  • Surfing type
    Stand up (traditional)
  • Age
    Teen
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    Looking for beginners lessons for 3 people (all teens)
  • $130
    Average price
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