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San Diego Surfing Instructors

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Chix on Stix
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alison T.
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I had the best experience learning how to surf with Torrey from Chix on Stix. I was a little nervous before my lesson given that I've never surfed before. After meeting Torrey and practicing pop ups I was excited to get into the water. She was super patient and a great instructor. After a few failed attempts I was able to stand up and ride some waves. It was a great experience and a phenomenal workout. I workout pretty regularly and I have to say it was best workout I've ever had. My favorite thing is that I not only have proof that I surfed but have great shots of such a memorable experience. Torrey is a not only a fantastic instructor but a phenomenon photographer!

Sacred Surf
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Adam G.
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Honestly, I have been surfing my entire life but from time to time I take a surf lesson to see where and what is being taught to the newer generations and to the people trying to get into a new life style. My experience with Nick was nothing but perfect. He was very knowledgable with all aspects of getting you to feel comfortable with not only the water but with a board underneath you. He never lets you get discouraged or give up. He keeps coaching you till you finally get that first ride on a wave. Why you ask.... The satisfaction of seeing someone else feel like a kid all over again in that moment of riding a wave is all he wants. He's a master of guiding you out of your comfort zone and giving you the knowledge/tools you'll need to succeed in the unknown. So, all in all, if you are looking to learn more about the ocean and the waves, Nick is your man with the plan.

Stephen Moore
5.0
from 2 reviews
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Eden S.
Verified review

After sessions with other instructors, Stephen got me up on my first wave. In every session with him I progress more. He's taught me how to read the waves and feel safe surfing on my own. I travel far to surf with Stephen. He is worth the time and money because he is the best at what he does. I highly recommend him!!

Sandiegosurf
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tricia F.
Verified review

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!

Stafford Industries
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michele N.
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Grant was an excellent instructor for my 11 year old son and husband. He was patient and took them step by step how to surf. My son had never surfed before, but with Grant's instruction he got up first try! They had a blast!

Surf Lesson
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
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Start from zero experience 5 years ago. Know how to learn as a beginner.

Cicgroup
5.0
from 1 review
  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kendra S.
Verified review

My son is 7 months and this was his first swimming lesson. He was nervous at first but Kris got him comfortable in the water and we're excited to continue with his lessons.

Optimal Health
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yash N.
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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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We offer lessons, rentals and sales of stand-up paddle boards and accessories. Lessons take place on the Carlsbad lagoon at 4500 Bayshore Dr.

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Learn to surf with our famous instructional style! We offer year-round surfing lessons, sunset surf parties, overnight clinics, 3:1 instructional ratios, gorgeous state park location, all gear provided, and billabong surf camp!

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We offer surf lessons, surf trips, step off surfing and hiking. We give personal attention; no more than 6 people per tour.

  • 6 years in business
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I relate well to other people and always have a good time. I have been tutoring kids in school since I was young and have been teaching surfing for a long time. I love to give instruction in many different ways to find the best way to relate to you as an individual!

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One of the best in the west, I am a professional surfer from Oceanside, CA. I have worked for the City Of Oceanside for 10 years, running their surf camp. I have also done private lessons and coaching for about the same. We can take you to the next level, no matter what ability level you're at. Whether you have never seen the ocean or you are a top amateur surfer, we have the custom training program for you! Learn from a professional local surfer, not a kook, trying to make a buck.

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We provide surf lesson and surf camp services. We offer surf trip and stand-up paddle sessions all year-round at Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, and Ocean Beach, San Diego.

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I offer beginning and intermediate surf instruction for individuals or small groups up to 4. I live at Oceanside in North San Diego County and surf everyday at the pier or the harbor. Most of my students have been able to stand and ride on their first session.

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I am a San Diego based yoga, SUP yoga, surf, and kayak instructor as well as a Reiki healer. I organize group retreats and events as well as private lessons. I use the healing power of the ocean to guide every activity that we do in a patient, fun environment.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I charge $60 an hour. I handle one-on-one, personalized and professional as well as beginners and intermediate. Learn all you need to know. Surf board is supplied. I ensure safety first.

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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!

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We teach and and do tours for the following: * Surf * Swim * Stand up paddle * Kayak * Bicycle Learn about the ocean, how to surf and swim. We travel to off-beaten-path spots in San Diego. Have fun, be creative and learn.

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We have been in business for 14 years in north San Diego. San Diego native, surfed since the 1960s, only the highest quality surf lesson. Go to our website for details.

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We are the oldest surf school in Oceanside. We have been in business for 16 years. We are licensed, and insured. We provide surf lessons 365 days a year, and week long surf camps in the summer. We teach all ages from 6 and up.

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Need a Surfing Instructor

Del Mar, CA

  • Surfing type
    Stand up (traditional)
  • Age
    Adult
  • Experience
    No experience
  • Details
    Would be lessons for my 11 year old and I. Father / son adventure

Need a Surfing Instructor

San Clemente, CA

  • Surfing type
    Stand up (traditional)
  • Age
    Adult
  • Experience
    Beginner
  • Details
    cornea transplant last year, requires use of goggles in the surf.
  • $100
    Average price

Need a Surfing Instructor

Mission Viejo, CA

  • Surfing type
    Stand up (traditional)
  • Age
    Teen
  • Experience
    Intermediate
  • Details
    12 year old girl. Has been to many surf camps. Can stand up but needs to move to next level.
  • $100
    Average price
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