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Santa Barbara Surf School

Santa Barbara, CA 93103
+1 805-708-9878
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Great experience

My friend and I took a lesson and it was so fun. Dustin was our instructor and he was super helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AnnieSmith88
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New York City, New York
via mobile
Great time and company

Kaitlyn was a great instructor! I was there at the end of July and it was a very baby wave kind of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cara W
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New York City, New York
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Private Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria are our specialty. We feel the best way to maximize your time is to have a surf instructor solely devoted to you, your family or friends. This insures you will be getting the most hands on practice during your time in the water. Typically our Instructors can coach up to 5 students at a time. If you want to surf privately with a larger group we will add instructors as needed. Our proven method for teaching surf lessons is one that has come together through the combined knowledge of our veteran surfers throughout Santa Barbara and the feedback we get from our students. We have carefully studied the most important steps to becoming a successful surfer, and how to make the most of your time. Which is why we’re confident Santa Barbara Surfing School will have you surfing in no time. Included: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor. Group size discounts applied at checkout.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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+1 805-708-9878

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I took a lesson and it was so fun. Dustin was our instructor and he was super helpful and made the process very quick and painless. Will definitely be returning for future lessons/rentals.

Thank AnnieSmith88
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for letting us know! We're glad to hear that your santa barbara surf experience was a success! We'll look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaitlyn was a great instructor! I was there at the end of July and it was a very baby wave kind of day with lots of beginners so I was nervous it wouldn't even be big enough to get anything. But it ended up being...More

Thank Cara W
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Awesome! Glad to hear that no matter the conditions you were still able to have a fun time surfing with us! See you next time you're ready to surf in Santa Barbara!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is the worst school/company I’ve run across in 7 years surfing. Hopefully this review will help protect someones safety as well as credit identity as they do not manage information well at all. I arranged with Connor to have a 10 ft board and...More

Thank owen658
Reviewed 11 August 2017

My 17-year-old son & I had a really good time. Nolan was a great instructor. Very relaxed and encouraging while giving good basic instruction. Saw a lot of younger kids having success as well and their instructors were patient and positive.

Thank ChrisFromTheCouve
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review! We're not surprised that Nolan was helpfully encouraging and positive for your surf lesson!

Reviewed 5 August 2017

Family came in from Norway to experience the Central Coast of Cali & surfing. From beginning to end, the Santa Barbara Surf School treated us with care. Sean was great on the phone lining up our reservation. Answered all the questions & sent directions. Once...More

Thank Magnolia3333
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wahoo! go Surf School Team! thank you for giving our team a shout out. We're pleased to hear that they made your surf experience in Santa Barbara, California so easy and well-care for!

Reviewed 3 August 2017

What an amazing experience we had with Dustin! He gave my East coast boys the total California surf experience. They did amazing and literally didn't fall once from Dustin's awesome instruction, direction and motivation. They surfed for an entire hour and a half non stop!...More

Thank kerlizzy
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for giving our instructor such great feedback! and thank you for wanting to learn how to surf while in Santa Barbara! Glad to hear good memories were made!

Reviewed 1 June 2017

I had a great time learning surfing with Kaitlyn! She is a amazing instructor, very nice to talk to and knows about surfing. she also taught me about safety, what to be aware of while in the water, she answered all of my questions about...More

Thank Johnny Z
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Right on Johnny! Thank you! We are very proud to have a great teacher like Kaitlyn. We'll be sure to let her know how wonderful and rewarding your santa barbara surf lesson experience was! Good luck surfing on the east coast!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team was perfect and I felt like a pro straight away. Nothing to fault well done guys. Highly recommend it!!

Thank CBianca88
Reviewed 26 September 2015

For all my out of town visitors who want to learn to surf, I always book them a lesson with Santa Barbara Surf School. They are the best, and the local surfers I talk with agree. My visitors always have fun, and I am always...More

Thank Irene K
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Matt was fantastic!! My 11 yr old son and I had a lesson and had a Great Time. Matt was Great with my Son and now he has the FEVER!! Thanks MATT!! We had a Great Time.

Thank Cristella1
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