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Surf School Santa Cruz

3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5150
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE

We had a 2 person, 2 hour surf lesson and it made me want to move to California to surf everyday... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Carovaughn
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Nashville, Tennessee
Learning to ride the waves

Cam did a great job teaching the kids how to surf. Both were able to get up on the board and enjoy... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
13madsmom
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Little Rock
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Welcome to Surf School Santa Cruz, the premier surf school and surf lessons in Santa Cruz, California. If you want to learn to surf in the Santa Cruz area, there is no better way of learning than through our surfing lessons. At Surf School Santa Cruz we feature some of Santa Cruz’s top professional surfers, including Bud Freitas, Brad Shelton, James Manss, Kala Buthman and Max Nunes. Board and wetsuit are provided – surf lessons take place at the legendary Pleasure Point here in sunny Santa Cruz, CA.
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“big c” (39 reviews)
“private lesson” (18 reviews)
“these guys” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5150
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a 2 person, 2 hour surf lesson and it made me want to move to California to surf everyday. Our instructor Cam was helpful, fun, and gave great feedback! 10/10 would recommend for your next trip to Santa Cruz.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Cam did a great job teaching the kids how to surf. Both were able to get up on the board and enjoy riding the waves. Thanks for a great time!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My 13 and 11 year old had an amazing time surfing with Surf School Santa Cruz! The experience was fantastic and far exceeded my expectations! Would definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank your Surf School Santa Cruz! Being from the Midwest, I needed to utilize the internet to find a trustworthy and fun place to learn to surf! 🌊 I picked Surf School Santa Cruz because of their website. I was able to find out about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I purchased a 2 hour lesson for my 13 yo son and 11 yo daughter. They had a great time. The instructors were knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. The equipment (board and wetsuits) were in great condition. It was awesome to see my kids get up...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few blocks away from the beach, the school gets you on site in a van after being briefed on solid ground on surfing basics. We headed to the water 15 minutes in, and enjoyed the rest of the session in the waves. Brilliant...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coaches are super nice and the class is great for beginners. Wet suit is provided so you don't feel cold in water. We have 3 first time learners, 2 coaches are teaching us. I feel I need a few classes to surf by myself, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purchased 2 surfing lessons for our sons. They absolutely loved it and the instructor did a fantastic job.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The experience with Surf School Santa Cruz was soooo amazing, we booked TWICE in the same week! The 2 person private lesson is the best way to either learn the basics or build on what you already know. Griffin (instructor) exceeded our expectations in BOTH...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to catch waves surf with Big C at Surf School Santa Cruz. I am a 40 year old first time surfer. I have always wanted to try surfing. When I met Big C he said don’t worry you’ll be surfing today and...More

Thank Eric S
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It is very simple to book Surf School Santa Cruz. Everything is done online. You book the date and time you want to go out and just show up at the school on that date/time. Simply goggle, “Surf School Santa Cruz” and it... More
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