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“hour lesson”(7 reviews)
At kapowui, we live, eat, and dream surfing. We teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. All of our instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit. Kapowui believes we are all part of one big family, so when we are...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
+1 310-985-4577
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All reviews surf lessons hour lesson great instructor these guys surfing experience run organization great waves venice beach awesome experience highlight of our trip santa monica super fun beginners teaching shore session safety
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

First time surfers, had a blast! We were lucky enough to get Jeremie as an instructor, he was friendly, experienced, chill and has great teaching technique. I really appreciated his no-nonsense instruction: we were out on the water quicker than I anticipated and our 2-hour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dana M
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and 10 year old son had an awesome time! Both have never surfed before and their instructor was very thorough and patient. I would highly recommend them! My sons smile says it all :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sightseer34892202738
Reviewed October 18, 2018

I signed up a group of 4 first-time surfers for a 2-hour lesson. The session was fabulous. Leon, our instructor, was on-time, courteous, professional, very helpful, and fun! We had a great time. I highly recommend Kapowui.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GaryN1812
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I have purchased a gift certificate for by boyfriend's anniversary as we were travelling to LA for a couple of days. Before the purchase, Martin was very kind and educated - after that, when I was trying to book the lesson, he was rude and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank margaridarvc
Kapowui, Owner at Kapowui, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Margaridarvc, I cut and paste your issues and my reply will follow your statements, so whoever reads this can separate my reply from your statement. If i though we had done something wrong i would apologize profusely. As i read your review and gave each...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

I hadn't been surfing in a long time and wanted to take a lesson to feel more comfortable going again. It was really helpful to get individual instruction from Sea Bear and he was able to tell me about specific things to watch for each...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank grasshopper15
Kapowui, Owner at Kapowui, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2018

Thank you

Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Great base and motivated staff. It was my first time on a board and Jonny did it great in teaching me! Thank you!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Futzi75
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Overall, the instructor was attentive and clear. This was a private lesson for 2 people who had never surfed before, for 2 hours. We went early enough that we weren't really competing for space in the water, which made the first half of the experience...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sonyamshafer
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I had a great time learning to surf with Kapowui! They exceeded my expectations with their excellent customer service skills! Jonny was a great instructor and taught me how to anticipate a wave on my own! The owner was great too! I will definitely return!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robnyc2018
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Amazing journey with this surf school. Great teacher, good family vide. Very easy way of learning ! It was a safe lesson and a very cool way of learning. Would recommand 10/10

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BenH5044
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This was our first time in LA! Compared to other surflessons we had before (Bali, Holland) it was a very clear explanation of the theory/technique. We had a great instructor (Jeremie)! They promised us fun, great waves and the feeling of the surfer vibe... not...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
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Response from RickfromHamilton | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it, but agree, it's best to contact the company They are a great outfit.