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Richard Schmidt Surf School

West Cliff Drive, Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-0928
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Super enjoyable experience!

I had a great time taking lessons with the Richard Schmidt Surf School. I took lessons 3 days in a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Westerville, Ohio
Great instructors and great fun, parking warning below

We did the 7am group lesson for $90 in Santa Cruz. We were nervous about the outdoor weather and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Columbus, Ohio
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Travellers talk about
“great waves” (2 reviews)
“wetsuits” (4 reviews)
“lessons” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
West Cliff Drive, Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-423-0928

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I had a great time taking lessons with the Richard Schmidt Surf School. I took lessons 3 days in a row and loved every minute. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Big thanks to Z, Chris, and Tara! Cowell's is a classic place...More

Thank Traveler_FL_11
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We did the 7am group lesson for $90 in Santa Cruz. We were nervous about the outdoor weather and water being too chilly but with the wetsuits, it was not a problem. The instructors were great. They are incredible surfers themselves so they had great...More

Thank danydilorenzo
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We are a family of 5 (children of 6, 9 & 11). We all took the surfing lesson for the first time and we actually surfed!! Great instructors, and with lots of patience with kids. We all enjoyed it sooo much!! Great experience!!

Thank VikingaEs
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Our surf instructor was so great. Not only was surfing amazing but he suggested lunch/dinner spots. Great time.

Thank Priscylla O
Reviewed 1 September 2016

As an uncle/nephew bonding adventure, my 11-year-old nephew and I took a surfing lesson from the Richard Schmidt Surf School this summer. We met in the parking lot of a surf shop right across from the beach. You change into a wetsuit right in the...More

Thank sirmateo
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had never tried to surf before so wanted to give it a go while hanging in Santa Cruz on a Saturday. I called them while I was driving to Santa Cruz that Saturday morning. They were able to get me into a class the...More

Thank CO-Heres_to_Life
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We booked lessons for our time for my daughter. The first was was $90 for 2 hours and the second one $70. You meet in a car park across from the beach and they have surf boards in a van so no changing facilities or...More

Thank MTMHampshire
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I decided to try surfing in Santa Cruz and found this surf school through an Internet search. They had great reviews on other sites so we decided to try them. We did a semi-private with Shaun, and learned so much from him!...More

1  Thank MWPtravel
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We took lessons at Richard Schmidt Surf School and had a great time! Richard and his instructors are very patient and had us standing up on the surfboard. The area they took us to for lessons had great waves for beginners and were perfect to...More

2  Thank KevinChicagoIl
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