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Maui Surf Academy

880 Nardo Rd Apt A, Encinitas, CA 92024-3854
+1 760-525-6186
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Great instructor - got all of us surfing on the first try

Myself and my two twenty-something children took a beginner surf lesson (2 hour lesson) from Matt... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2014
Stephanie D
Medina, Ohio
Soakin' it in While I'm Surfin'

As a SoCal resident nearly all of my life, I thought that it was about time to learn the frequented... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2014
Chris G
Carlsbad, California
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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 23 July 2014

Myself and my two twenty-something children took a beginner surf lesson (2 hour lesson) from Matt. He was great! So laid back, friendly, and passionate about surfing. His method of teaching works! I was very nervous to try, and I surfed each time and never...More

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 23 July 2014

As a SoCal resident nearly all of my life, I thought that it was about time to learn the frequented pastime of surfing. With stellar counselor leadership and enthusiasm, I found myself up and riding waves in no time, while busting some dance moves at...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Matt is a very patient and personable instructor, who obviously cares about your well being and success. It is a great location that is very safe with perfect waves for nice long rides. He uses safe new equipment which is very comforting and helpful. I...More

Thank jason c
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My daughter, seven, had a private lesson with Matt. She was all in...but even though we are from the East Coast, as parents, we were a little nervous putting our daughter into an unfamiliar ocean/setting. I am so glad we did! As soon as we...More

Thank designandwander
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Our 11 year-old went to a private lesson with Matt, the owner. Very reasonable pricing. Matt is great with new surfers. Very patient. He took her through the technique on the beach and prepared her for what it will be like in the waves. She...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 28 March 2014

I went along to Swami's beach last weekend with my wife and 15 year old daughter for a lesson with Matt. We had lessons before without ever really getting up on our boards. Matt's approach was very different to what we had experienced previously and...More

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I was quite nervous about my first surf lesson, mostly about being in the ocean...coming from AZ all that water made me very uncomfortable. But Matt was great, made me very comfortable, and I actually (with his help of course) caught a few waves! Highly...More

Thank AdoreLire
Reviewed 29 August 2013

Just one phonecall with Matt and he arranged an instructor Jay. Me and my daughter for two hours. We had a blast and Matt and Jay were the best. All the way from hollamd and we had a great time. Thanks guys.

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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Last minute me an my 3 daughters ( twins 10 and youngest 7) decided we wanted to learn to surf. I called Maui talked to Matt and it was scheduled for later that day. Since there was 4 of us he had John helping him...More

Thank Kathleen V
Reviewed 16 August 2013

My husband and I and our two boys (11 and 13) took two days of group lessons with Matt and his instructors. The first day was so much fun that we decided to do it again the next day! What an excellent adventure! We surfed...More

Thank Stephanie B
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