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Willis Brothers Surfing

408 Topeka St, Oceanside, CA 92054-3025
+1 760-978-9263
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Amazing experience!

An amazing experience! So happy we chose the Willis brothers for our surfing lesson. They made us... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stockholm, Sweden
Moderately fit middle aged man finds passion for surfing.

My entire experience from beginning to end was positive. Michael Willis greeted me at the base of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brendan W
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The fastest and safest way to learn how to surf. Located in San Diego and the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. We are a family owned & operated business offering residents and visitors of all ages & ethnicity here on Oahu and in San Diego a complete surfing experience, Our Surfing School has been sharing the aloha of surfing for over four decades.
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408 Topeka St, Oceanside, CA 92054-3025
+1 760-978-9263
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing experience! So happy we chose the Willis brothers for our surfing lesson. They made us feel confident and got us all up and “surfing” at our first tries. Great with both us adults and our kids! One of the most appreciated activity we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My entire experience from beginning to end was positive. Michael Willis greeted me at the base of Oceanside Pier. He gave me some valuable tips on ocean safety and surfing culture and I was off into the surf. After only a few attempts I was...More

Thank Brendan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Willis brothers are truly a joy! I signed up for lessons for my granddaughter visiting San Diego from Georgia and they made it a family bonding experience. They are so knowledgeable about their craft their confidence is contagious. Before we knew it, they had...More

Thank LiveLifeActive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to Oceanside this summer with my daughter (11). We decided that we both wanted to learn to surf. The Willis Brothers were amazing with both of us. They were patient, kind, and helped build of self-esteem and confidence. They really worked with both...More

Thank Charlize G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had quite the adventure. Went out of surf lesson with both brothers on north shore Oahu when they had a surf shop there in 99. Saw a picture of someone on a wave so big thought it was photoshopped, not real. Asked Michael and he...More

Thank Dana A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of us in our small group had a fantastic time learning under the Willis Brothers. They were patient, kind, and always had positive words for us after every wave. We were all getting up nearly every time we tried. In fact, we looked so...More

Thank erinmalia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Willis bros are great surfers, mentors, and all around great people to know when visiting Oceanside CA. They teach in a way you can easily learn and by the end of the day you WILL be standing up on that board. 10/10 every person...More

Thank AtomicJett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful, insightful.... more of a life lesson in goodness and bonus that we enjoyed awesome surf. Everyone up!

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I had a total blast learning how to surf with the Willis brothers. They are outstanding teachers and their enthusiasm for surfing and teaching people how to surf is incredible. I hope you take the opportunity to have the Willis brothers as your mentors when...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Never been surfing before and I was up in 5 minutes. Amazing people, skills, and advice. They teach more than just surfing. How to spot a rip current, how to get out of the rip current and amazing life lessons. Had an amazing time.

Thank Jake M
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