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So easy you have to try it

We have tried surfing on the east coast and what a difference. We invested in a instructor and Joe... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TimOBoston_Mass
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Boston, Mass
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Fun day!

Had a great morning surfing with Nick & Bronwyn. They got most of us up on our surf boards first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
VanessaL1903
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3 weeks ago
“So easy you have to try it”
4 weeks ago
“Fun day!”
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Santa Monica Surf School is based in Santa Monica, California. We offer private and semi private surf lessons year round in many locations. Our surf school offers unique instruction to get you prepared and ready to go! Safety comes first; Our...more
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129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried surfing on the east coast and what a difference. We invested in a instructor and Joe was the best. We learned a lot and had fun. All of us had a great day. You should try this if you are in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great morning surfing with Nick & Bronwyn. They got most of us up on our surf boards first time, very keen to see us succeed. The guys were great and did a good job of raising awareness of the issues our ocean face.

Thank VanessaL1903
Reviewed April 29, 2018

If you decide to book online - tick the option to pay in cash on the day. That way when the instructor doesn't turn up you have only wasted an hour of your time and $10 parking. Very upset 10 year old!

Thank Paula B
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Never surfed before! Amazing teacher! The water was beautiful, the waves were small (good thing for a beginner) i got up and rode a wave (once) and had an amazing time - sunshine, beautiful water, surfboard - doesn't get any better! Great experience!! going again!

Thank 4ralda
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

My daughter and her friend wanted to try surfing so I decided to try too after a chat with our instructor and we had a 2 hour lesson with Matthew. He was brilliant, quickly got us into the water after initial technique and safety advice...More

Thank belpp2015
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I can't remember my instructor's name :( Which is awful, because he was great! He showed me the basics on the sand, then we headed into the water. Surfing is terrifying and exhilarating. There were a few moments I was scared out of my mind....More

Thank heathergrim
Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I figured out that I wana do surfing in the last minute while visiting coast line there. And contacted bunch of other places who does that. But this one replied really quick and made me available session today. As I couldn't do other days or...More

Thank Sigita Z
Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

I had made plans over a week in advance with Nick for private lessons for my two boys, with one instructor per child. We got there 10 or 15 minutes before the scheduled class and no one was there. After waiting for 30 minutes an...More

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SMSS123, Owner at Santa Monica Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2016

I understand your concern and I can assure you this rarely occurs but yes I had a instructor cancel on me while I was in the water. I truly apologize for having you guys come down and waste your time. I am open to offering...More

Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Having never surfed before, this was the best way to experience it for the first time. Our instructor was friendly and helpful without being too technical and got us out into the water quickly (enabling us to get the most out of the time we...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed July 27, 2014

well i walked up at 9:15am. . .asked them if my two boys could take a lesson. within 30 minutes Vanessa had them 'hanging ten' and surfing; mind boggling really. . . she was great. . .they were flexible with the time since we only...More

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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