We begin the private surf lesson with a fun beach introduction to the sport where I provide information about the board, ocean environment, and safety. We engage in "pop-up" practice on land prior to entering the ocean, so there's better understanding of the process. Depending on the student's comfort level and the current ocean conditions, we either paddle out or we stay close to shore. I will push the student who needs assistance into the waves or the student paddles in on their own. Then it's time to "pop-up" and ride some real waves. My wife simone will help out if she's available when we have more than one student. The whole lesson usually lasts about 1.5 hours.
I was born and raised on the beach in Del Mar. I have been a surf instructor for over 25 years (Blue Wave Surfing) and have been surfing for almost 40 years. I've taught hundreds of people of all ages (including a few celebrities) the sport of surfing. I surfed competitively in college at UC Santa Barbara and even had a few sponsors providing me product and boards along the way. The past 20 years I have been working in the surf/environmental industry with the Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org) and Save the Waves Coalition (savethewaves.org) helping to protect our oceans. As a global surf traveler, I have surfed all over the world including Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Mexico, Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, etc... I hope to work with you on your next surf experience.
Guayaki Yerba Mate and/or Sparkling Water (Flavored)
Soft surfboard with leash, wetsuits, lycra tops and sunscreen.
We will meet at the beach in either Del Mar or Cardiff depending on conditions and student skill level. If you are an intermediate surfer and would like to change the meeting location, please let me know. I have an extra parking spot in Del Mar during crowded holidays and weekends.
最多2人參加，年齡須滿6歲。 It's a good idea for students to have previous swimming experience. However, if a student does not know how to swim, we can surf in very shallow water. Good conditioning helps, but is not mandatory.
I try to provide the safest and best lesson for each student's individual needs. My times are flexible so please let me know if you need to make any changes or have any concerns. Thank you :-)
Beginner or Intermediate Surf Lesson