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Address: 802 Ocean Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740-6322
Phone Number:
+1 714-846-7873
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

MichaelAbout Pless Sr. (Surfing since 1962 and teaching for over 20 years)...

MichaelAbout Pless Sr. (Surfing since 1962 and teaching for over 20 years) started the surf school with the belief that surfing could be FUN, SAFE, and EDUCATIONAL. Teaching along with his son Michael Pless Jr. (Surfing since 1983), "Big" Mike Pless and "Little" Mike Pless bring years of surfing experience that enable the student to form the foundation for a lifetime of surfing enjoyment.

Located in Seal Beach,on the border of Long Beach and Sunset and Huntington Beach, M&M Surfing School operates year round (excluding Christmas). Programs are customized for your individual skill level and schedule, with Private, Group, Birthday Parties, and Camp Lessons available. Register for classes online now.

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Twice Visited, Looking forward to the next time!

I went out to visit my sister in Long Beach in 2012. We were supposed to finish learning how to kite surf, but there were two weather systems, one just north and one just south... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caitlin K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went out to visit my sister in Long Beach in 2012. We were supposed to finish learning how to kite surf, but there were two weather systems, one just north and one just south, that were working against each other and completely canceled out the wind. Zero wind. What to do? Learn how to Surf! Michael & Michael are... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I (she's athletic and I'm a klutz) were able to ride a wave on our FIRST TRY because of the outstanding instruction of Jon Larkin, a young dad from New Mexico with a surfing 1 1/2 year old. We were a little intimidated by the whole idea of standing up on top of a pile of churning... More 

1 Thank Linda B
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

M&M Surfing School located at Seal Beach, Cali. Meeting in the north parking lot Mike greets his daily students and gets everyone geared up with necessary equipment. Don't own a board? No worries, Mike is always prepared. His classes are taught personally by himself or his son or other super qualified surfers. It doesn't matter your skill level Mike will... More 

1 Thank LarnRise
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting the area on vacation. I had never tried surfing but we're from snowboard country. I decided to look into it when I saw there trucks at seal beach. I met with Mike Jr. And Mike Sr. That day and arranged for lessons the following morning at 8 am. $85.00 for 3 hours with small... More 

1 Thank jonjuankingkong
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

Mike Sr., Mike Jr. and Jonathan made me feel welcome from day one and knew exactly where to start me off given my surf experience to date. Great in-water instruction; they'll make catching a wave easy, and standing up a breeze. Humor-filled poking fun at the silly things we all do as beginners, but spot-on advice for getting better. I'm... More 

1 Thank Hanna K
Blacksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

My brother and I went yesterday. You show up in the Seal Beach parking lot between 7:30 and 8:00am and their truck will be there. Meet the Mike's (father and son) and Johnny. They do hugs with everyone and know just about all the other surfers. I got the impression that a lot of the students had been before but... More 

2 Thank Peter W
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

I've had surfing lessons up and down the state with mixed results and struggled for years until I found M&M Surf School. From the first time I showed up, I couldn't believe how friendly and supportive everyone was. After years of struggling, I've seen crazy rapid improvement in my surfing. These guys from Michael Sr., to his son Mikey and... More 

1 Thank SejnyTravel
Brit in Bucks UK
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

This has been amazing over a number of years now for my two children. I have never seen anyone who has not got up and surfed first lesson. They give so much more than surf lessons. They turned my children's lives around. They are kind, caring, relaxed and warm hearted. They are role models and great friends to both my... More 

2 Thank tahoeboy
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

My daughter (16 y.o. now) and I drive from Las Vegas to Seal Beach several times a year. We love the small community and the great restaurants, but the main reason we visit Seal Beach is Mike Sr., Mike Jr., Johny, and the other M and M instructors. They focus on safety and on having fun. They are not only... More 

3 Thank saarmitage
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I work in California but live in Houston. My 2 boys 13/15 came out for the week. One of the things the wanted to do was surf. So I did my research using trip advisor and found M&M surfing school. They had great reviews, so I decided to book a 3 hr lesson. The staff were professional and did a... More 

2 Thank Joey A

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