We'll all meet at the beautiful Shoreline Park right up the hill from Leadbetter Beach. As you pull into the free parking lot, look the black and white Surf Lessons & Rentals sign. From there we'll put on wetsuits, grab our boards and head down to the beach. For the first 15 minutes we'll do a pre-lesson warm up where I'll go over wave knowledge, ocean safety tips, paddling, surf etiquette, turning on the wave, and a detailed review of how to "pop-up" on the surfboard. After the warm up, we'll head out into the lineup where we'll spend a good 1.5 hours having fun catching waves and fine tuning our stance on the board and our ability to catch our own waves. If you learn quick, I'll start progressing you into catching waves on your own and doing some new maneuvers on the wave. And if you're wanting to set up a more focused Private or Semi-Private lesson, don't hesitate to message me to get more info. There's a reason why our surf lessons have the highest ranking and most combined reviews of any surf lessons in the area: the most experienced surf coaches, best surf equipment, joyful hearts, and a true love for surf!
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, I've had the joy of surfing up and down the California coast for the past 25 years. After 2 years teaching in Basque Country, I returned to SB to get my Masters from UCSB, teach 4 years of high school and coach the school surf team. In 2011, I left teaching to start a local surf school and haven't turned back since. As an experienced surf coach and educator, I love showing off my city to newcomers while passing on the love of surfing. When I'm not coaching, I enjoy spearfishing, surfing and hanging with my wife Abby and son Kaleo Skye.
Surfboards & Wetsuits w/ Surfboard Leash
Your surf lesson will be held at Leadbetter Beach, an iconic California beach which is known for having some of the best beginner waves on the West Coast. With a background of the Santa Barbara harbor and hills, you'll immediately see why so many call it a California Dream. In the case there are no waves at Leadbetter, we'll inform you beforehand regarding the alternative beach (either Mondos Beach or Campus Point.)
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