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Address: 880 Nardo Rd Apt A, Encinitas, CA 92024-3854
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+1 760-525-6186
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00

Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our...

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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Matt was great with the kids and their hopeless dad. If you want surf lessons in Encinitas, look no further.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
pascal c

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Matt was great with the kids and their hopeless dad. If you want surf lessons in Encinitas, look no further.

Thank pascal c
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Matt was great and organized a private lesson on short notice. He did a great job giving instructions and helping critique on how to improve. Great time in the water. With his help, I was able ride in several waves even though I'd never done anything similar before. I never felt rushed for time.

Thank ShipTravel143
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

I wrote to Matt and got a response fairly quickly. I arranged my lesson, got surfing and I have to say it was the best experience! Matt gets you started straight away with some basics on the sand then within 15 mins in the water. He gets you passed your apprehensions before you can blink and you're on the board... More 

Thank Ayesha M
Medina, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 fell. My kids also surfed. It was very easy to learn from Matt. We had... More 

Thank Stephanie D
Carlsbad, California
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 the same time (even though they didn't teach me that). I was very well-taught with... More 

Thank Chris G
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 would recommend first timers and beginners to use his services as it will improve the... More 

Thank jason c
Florida Keys, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 met him on the beach I knew we made the right choice. Matt was an... More 

Thank lisdesign
Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 was able to surf several waves in the hour-long session. Perhaps it was due to... More 

Thank Tony S
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 the results were amazing. After a simple beach lesson we took it in turns to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

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 recommended!

Thank AdoreLire

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