Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons
About this pro
7 years in business
58 hires on Thumbtack
I bought surfing lessons for my daughters. Everything was great from start to finish. Nick got back to me right away to coordinate plans. Their instructor was Matt and the girls said he was patient and enthusiastic. The best part of a great trip.Apr 4, 2016Verified
Nick Fowler and Aloha Brothers is the best choice in Los Angeles (Venice beach) for semi-private surfing lessons. Nick is from Hawaii, been surfing since 5 and speaks 4 languages and also does language instruction. Coming from a yogi, lover of languages, and lover of the ocean, I am happy to say that I have now found such a knowledgable, relaxed, expert, and friendly surf instructor. He got me up and surfing the very first wave, and then many more waves after that. Thank you Nick! You're the best!Sep 11, 2014Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I never thought of what I do as work. Surfing and communicating via different languages are two things I love. They are both so challenging and rewarding simultaneously. Plus being a freelance language/surf instructor enables me to have flexible hours... Which enables me to travel to new places, (preferably with good surf and one of the languages I speak spoken there). Plus I get surf whenever it's pumping, which is major! I got into teaching languages one day when a tutoring agency called me out of the blue after seeing my resume on-line and asked me if I could really speak all the languages I claimed to speak fluently. Next thing you know I was working for them and not receiving half of what they were charging for my services. I thought to myself, what's to stop me from striking out on my own... And I did... As far as giving surf lessons is concerned, all my life people have asked me to teach them how to surf and for the most part... I have... Not too long ago, I taught a friend who recommended me to another friend and that friend recommended me to another friend who recommended me to yet another friend... At that point, the gears started rotating a little in my hand. I thought to myself, I love surfing and I love making people happy teaching them how to surf, but I am going to sustain this habit I am going to need to earn some money along the way. So I did some market research, looked into what was out there and decided why not?! Given my fortunate background, being born and raised on O'ahu, the literal birthplace of surfing... I believe I am more than qualified to help out beginners.