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Surf School Santa Cruz

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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“private lesson”(11 reviews)
“pleasure point”(10 reviews)
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Welcome to Surf School Santa Cruz, the best-rated surf school on the West Coast. We accept students of all ages and skill levels and guarantee a quality, safe, and fun learning experience. This surf school was created because of our passion for...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5150
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+1 831-428-3647
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All reviews big c private lesson pleasure point these guys felt safe the whole time hour session taking lessons catching waves great instruction great waves wet suits group lesson amazing experience two hours a lot of fun super fun brad
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're learning to surf, I would highly recommend Surf School Santa Cruz. My wife and I went surfing for the first time, and everyone involved was super helpful and patient. C was a great surf instructor, and really took his time to make sure...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bud was so helpful on planning this surf excursion for a team event! So flexible and patient! Great experience!

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Thank lindseydaley
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I had the BEST day learning how to surf with Julian. We were both first-timers and did not know what to expect of our skill level, though we both caught almost every wave thanks to Julian's guidance. I will be back!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’be been asked several time to write a review for Surf School Santa Cruz through their website and Trip Advisor. I took two sons surfing in a small group lesson with me and a third sone had a “private lesson” because of his age. Although...More

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Thank puglab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big C!!!! My wife and I were in Santa Cruz for our anniversary so we decided to do the private lesson for two. This was one of the best experiences we have ever had from start to finish. Our instructor was well knowledged and extremely...More

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Thank jjcottrell77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend, my sister and I decided to all go surfing for the first time while on a road trip and we are SO GLAD that we did! It was (very quickly) evident that the 3 of us were on completely different levels but the...More

Thank Shauna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend 2 of our 24 hours in Santa Cruz, caught a few waves and learned some surfing etiquette. Water isn’t nearly as cold as you’d think in September. Hopefully we will be back for a second level lesson soon....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience! Loved everyone at the school and the lesson was a blast. It was the first time I’ve been in open water after 20 years and the first time I’ve surfed - I pretty much ate it the whole time but had a blast!!!...More

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Thank farahsmailbox
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We had a great time on our surf lesson. Bud knew just the right place for beginners like us to go and the right type of waves for us to catch. He was beyond knowledgeable and made sure we had a great time. I highly...More

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Thank marpobuda
Reviewed September 7, 2018

I took a two hour private. The staff and owner were Friendly. My instructor Cam was terrific. He happily spent two hour on the water helping me get. Up and surf and started progressing my skills to riding the break on an able. Perfect day...More

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Rita4014
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Hugh W | Reviewed this property |
$125 each for private lessons.
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Dunc S
June 18, 2018|
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It is very simple to book Surf School Santa Cruz. Everything is done online. You book the date and time you want to go out and just show up at the school on that date/time. Simply goggle, “Surf School Santa Cruz” and it... More
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