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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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Quality fun surf lesson!!

We appreciated the expertise and overall surf experience. “Z” was knowledgeable and definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rita4014
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Hartselle, Alabama
via mobile
Excellent!

My wife & I just returned from lessons at Richard Schmidt Surf School and had a great time. Richard... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
KevinChicagoIl
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Chicago Il
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3 weeks ago
“Quality fun surf lesson!!”
5 weeks ago
“Excellent!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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West Cliff Drive, Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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+1 831-423-0928
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We appreciated the expertise and overall surf experience. “Z” was knowledgeable and definitely skilled!! Thanks so much!!!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife & I just returned from lessons at Richard Schmidt Surf School and had a great time. Richard and his instructors are very patient, and give excellent guidance. The area he takes students for lessons is perfect for beginners and they really do a...More

Thank KevinChicagoIl
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

I've been trying to learn to surf, on and off, for over 6 months. Previous lessons I had were with 20 people and I got little to no attention. With the RRSS class sizes were up to four people and the instructor got into the...More

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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

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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

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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!!

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

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

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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
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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
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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
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