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Address: 736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
Phone Number:
+1 805-708-9878
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Private Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria are our specialty. We...

Private Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria are our specialty. We feel the best way to maximize your time is to have a surf instructor solely devoted to you, your family or friends. This insures you will be getting the most hands on practice during your time in the water. Typically our Instructors can coach up to 5 students at a time. If you want to surf privately with a larger group we will add instructors as needed.

Our proven method for teaching surf lessons is one that has come together through the combined knowledge of our veteran surfers throughout Santa Barbara and the feedback we get from our students. We have carefully studied the most important steps to becoming a successful surfer, and how to make the most of your time. Which is why we’re confident Santa Barbara Surfing School will have you surfing in no time.

Included: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor. Group size discounts applied at checkout.

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It sparkled my love for surfing

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team was perfect and I felt like a pro straight away. Nothing to fault well done guys... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
United States
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team was perfect and I felt like a pro straight away. Nothing to fault well done guys. Highly recommend it!!

Thank CBianca88
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2015

For all my out of town visitors who want to learn to surf, I always book them a lesson with Santa Barbara Surf School. They are the best, and the local surfers I talk with agree. My visitors always have fun, and I am always amazed at how soon they are able to get up on the board! We get... More 

Thank Irene K
Newport Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Matt was fantastic!! My 11 yr old son and I had a lesson and had a Great Time. Matt was Great with my Son and now he has the FEVER!! Thanks MATT!! We had a Great Time.

Thank Cristella1
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

My kids had a great time learning to surf, so much so that we did it again a few days later. The instructor world's fantastic with kids and kept them safe, all while having fun. If you take lessons ask for Cooper, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Michelle S
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Cody and Jeremy for a great morning learning to surf! This Jersey family felt like Californians for the day!!!

Thank Melissa W
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

Randy and his fellow instructor were both fantastic. They were not only incredibly kind and patient but also so very upbeat. The clear and precise instructions were so very helpful that it made a difficult sport quite easy. The location could not have been better. The surf was gentle but had just enough waves to have a bit of a... More 

Thank D5h2o
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This is a great beach to learn to surf, waves are not too intimidating, nice long point break, and Randy was fantastic in getting us up and shredding in a few minutes. After a couple of hours, my daughter and I were catching some quite long rides under Randy's patient and funny instruction. He's basically a guy working out of... More 

1 Thank Arthurascii
Santa Ynez Valley, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We set up a private group lesson for 20 students (grade 8-10) and 4 adults. The entire morning met or exceeded every expectation. The staff were upbeat, encouraging, and kept the kids safe while having a lot of fun. The ratio of instructors to swimmers was just right (about 4:12) and allowed for plenty of individual instruction for those who... More 

Thank Christy N
Edmond, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I took a lesson with Randy. I get cold easily, so I was nervous about the colder water temps, but they provide wetsuits, so it wasn't cold at all. Randy was there on time and ready for us. He was so easy to learn from and answered all our questions. I had never been surfing before and... More 

Thank kl_waddell
Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

We booked lessons for our 9 and 5 year old kids. The experience was fantastic. We were assigned Patrick, and he had the perfect temperament for younger kids. We could not have been happier with him. Both of our kids were up in no time and it will prove to be the highlight of our trip. You can't go wrong... More 

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