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Address: 2601 State Street, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-994-0506
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Wonderful staff and surf instruction for beginners

We had 6 surfers in our party, ages 9, 15, 18, 23 and 48. Cost was very reasonable. Carl has got to be the happiest, most positive guy on earth!. Carl and Christopher were so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Kerry B
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had 6 surfers in our party, ages 9, 15, 18, 23 and 48. Cost was very reasonable. Carl has got to be the happiest, most positive guy on earth!. Carl and Christopher were so positive and complimentary and made it a great experience. They drove the group from their store to the harbor beach with all the wet suits... More 

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Parowan, Utah
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I read a few reviews on this place and there were so many good ones, I thought I'd give it a try. My 11-year-old daughter and I came here on our vacation and took a lesson from Carl, who was entertaining, a great instructor, and went the extra mile to make sure we had fun and learned to surf. We... More 

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Kildare, Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Amazing amazing amazing. Family run buisness make their own boards , BEST SURF TEACHER IN THE WORLD = KARL.. My self and my 9 year old actually surfed waves - excellent teacher became our new best friend. Tell him edel from Ireland sent you when you go-- But do go -- great value great care and felt very safe with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Came to Whitlock for a lesson in December. Had a great time-liked the folks who run it. Decided to bring my kids so they could get surf lessons as well. Great group of friendly people who love surfing and introducing others to the art of surfing as well. They also sell surf related gear, T-shirts and custom surfboards. We bought... More 

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Lancaster, sc
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Carl bent over backward to make a surf lesson possible, we even made it up on the boards. We would highly recommend them!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

These guys are great. They give a quick yet thorough lesson, then let you out to try it on your own with plenty of help and encouragement the whole time. The four of us were all able to get up on the board and surfed for nearly the entire 2 hour lesson. Highly recommended!

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Thank Jessica K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

These guys were great! We took our teenagers for lessons and they had a great time. The staff worked well with the group and gave each person individual attention. We really enjoyed the expierence and plan to come back our next visit.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

This was our second vacation back to Whitlock, having used them a 3X last year for surf lessons for my 17 year old son. Rodney (Roger from last year) and Carl are the quintessential California surf guys and they really know their stuff and really know how to manage the customer service side of the business. Their passion for the... More 

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Temecula, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Whitlock Surf Experience was a wonderful surf experience for my 9 year old (boy) and 8 year old (girl). It is a little different in that you first meet up in a downtown location to sign in and then drive to the beach 10 min away. We arrived very early and were greeted by Rodney who was very welcoming and... More 

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San Diego, California
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123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

A friend and I tried out Whitlock. She has surfed before, I have not. There were 7 in our group with 3 instructors. We were in the water for about 2 hours. They gave lots of guidance first out of the water and then in the water. The instructors were very helpful, friendly and knowledgable. Everyone signed in and drove... More 

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