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Maui Surf Academy

880 Nardo Rd Apt A, Encinitas, CA 92024-3854
+1 760-525-6186
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Totally Stoked

Matt is the bomb. After not having surfed in 20 years Matt took the time to get me prepared on the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Oceanside, California
via mobile
Caught some bombs!

Aloha Maui Surf Academy! This was truly one of my best surfing experiences ever! Some of the waves... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
via mobile
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Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our specialty! Whether you've tried it a few times or never at all it's no problem. We can accommodate surfers of any level and personalize classes to suit your learning needs with beginner through advanced training. Our patient and skilled instructors will take you from the sand to the sea and be with you every step of the way.
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880 Nardo Rd Apt A, Encinitas, CA 92024-3854
+1 760-525-6186

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Matt is the bomb. After not having surfed in 20 years Matt took the time to get me prepared on the beach and ready to surf. I still have an ear to ear smile. Rode some waves. Some tasty nugs as Matt put it and...More

Thank Vargo1318
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Aloha Maui Surf Academy! This was truly one of my best surfing experiences ever! Some of the waves were head high one of the days I took a lesson with Matt, and he got me up to speed really fast. I can't wait to go...More

Thank gup05
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great time would definitely recommend! Matt is super funny and he makes surfing easy and enjoyable. If you want to learn how to surf I would definitely go to him!

Thank gracepelak
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I have had a few coaching sessions with Coach Matt now and I am learning a ton. He is an awesome longboarder and shortboarder which is hard to find in a coach. I have been working on footwork and style in preparation for local coalition...More

Thank tigerlily19
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Matt and Ian were great instructors and so much fun. Excellent demeanor with children- boosted her confidence and had her smiling and laughing out loud. Highly recommend for a fun SoCal experience!

Thank cjbebee2017
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I began my private lessons with Matt sometime around August of 2016. I had seen him out surfing once or twice, so I knew he was a great surfer. What I found is that he taught me not only to surf, but to compete in...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

What a great experience! Matt is a well-organized, friendly, and knowledgeable instructor with a wonderful sense of humor.

Thank jillian111398
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Matt was great with the kids and their hopeless dad. If you want surf lessons in Encinitas, look no further.

Thank pascal c
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Matt was great and organized a private lesson on short notice. He did a great job giving instructions and helping critique on how to improve. Great time in the water. With his help, I was able ride in several waves even though I'd never done...More

Thank ShipTravel143
Reviewed 16 October 2014 via mobile

I wrote to Matt and got a response fairly quickly. I arranged my lesson, got surfing and I have to say it was the best experience! Matt gets you started straight away with some basics on the sand then within 15 mins in the water....More

Thank Ayesha M
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