Water activity

Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson

Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson

From US$ 89 per person

Learn how to position yourself on the board, paddling techniques, proper stance, how to maneuver through waves, balance techniques, surf etiquette, and more with this introductory lesson to surfing!

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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  • Learn to surf with an experienced instructor
  • Feel the rush of your first 'get up' in the water
  • Build a great foundation in this exciting sport
Full description
This is a simple introduction for a first-time surfer or someone who has tried surfing a few times and needs some pointers. The instruction starts with beach lesson reviewing: how to position yourself on the board, paddling techniques, and proper stance. Once in the water students will get pointers on maneuvering waves, balance techniques, and surf etiquette. Santa Barbara Adventure Company’s surf lessons offer students a great foundation for this exciting sport. Our knowledgeable instructors have over 25 years of combined experience and will use their skills to point out the finer points of catching waves. Instructors choose surf sites based on the current swell and tide conditions, finding the best breaks for successful learning. Lessons require a minimum of four students.
  • Full-body wetsuit, surfboard, all surfing gear
  • Knowledgeable instructor
  • Comprehensive instruction
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 7 years

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    Meeting point

    Mondo's Beach, 21 miles south of Santa Barbara Depending on daily weather conditions, your instructor may move the lesson to the most suitable beginner break in the area, so please be on time. Your guide will be set up with boards and a Santa Barbara Adventure Company umbrella on the beach. They will be in a bright blue sun shirt with "Guide" on the back. If you cannot find your guide within a few minutes - PLEASE CALL  OUR OFFICE.  From the South: Take HWY 101 North past Ventura. Take Exit 72 toward State Beaches. Continue onto CA-1 North. Mondo's Beach will be on your left-hand side. Look for an Adventure Company van and park anywhere in this area. From the North: This spot is approximately 21 miles or 25 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Take HWY 101 south past Carpinteria. Take Exit 78 for Pacific Coast Highway. The beach will be on your right-hand side. Look for an Adventure Company van and park anywhere in this area.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Children must be at least 7 years old and comfortable swimming in the ocean and ducking under waves
    • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
    • Minimum numbers apply. The surf lessons require a minimum of 4 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
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    5 /5

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    Very friendly guide, she took her time and explained everything very well

    August 1, 2022

    Product ID: 199681