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Surf School Santa Cruz

3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
+1 831-428-3647
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Best waves ever!

Great instructors, everybody had a great time. all the first timers surfers got up on their board... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Gianluca T
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Palo Alto, California
Real Fun

The team is great and successful got all three of us up on the board for a few waves. It has been a... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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+1 831-428-3647

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great instructors, everybody had a great time. all the first timers surfers got up on their board at least 3 times. the instructors were very helpful. We had 3 instructors for 6 people, they took good care of us. def reccomended.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The team is great and successful got all three of us up on the board for a few waves. It has been a great experience for a beginner lesson - all due to the friendly and professional way the teachers supported us.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fabulous day out at Surf School Santa Cruz. I booked a private, 2 hour surf lesson through Bud and was met at the shop on Portola Drive by my instructor Griffin. Surfing at Pleasure Point was great fun and Griffin did a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of my company's team event, I got to take a surf lesson with Santa Cruz Surf School. The ratio of instructors: students that the school provided was more than adequate. A big shout out to instructor Zane - who was ever-so attentive and...More

Thank _marianne_low
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We came to Pleasure Point from Ohio to vacation and wanted to learn to surf. Griffin was our instructor and he did an amazing job! Our on-land lesson was quick and to the point and we were able to easily use that knowledge in the...More

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Thank laura_stookey
Reviewed 4 October 2017

They had us out on the water and trying to catch waves after about 30 minutes of teaching on the shore. Jason was very friendly and gave just enough pointers to help us improve but not too many so we could focus on having fun.

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Thank seanbK5153AI
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Me and my wife went to Santa Cruz for a weekend away. We both went surfing for the first time and with the helpful staff were able to pop up and ride some waves to the beach.

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Thank mjorsi
Reviewed 2 October 2017

All of the instructors we so helpful and invested in providing a positive and successful experience no matter what level of surfing experience we had.

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Thank mariepX6680YX
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Overall great experience! Our instructor took us to Pleasure Point, which is a perfect spot for beginners. Only thing is I would have liked a little more guidance in the water. The intro was helpful, but learning how to ride the wave properly would have...More

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Thank taniaschiliro
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I purchased the two person private lessons for my bf and I. This was our first time surfing and with the help of Big C, we caught about five waves each! Big C was super laid back, easy to talk to and would push me...More

Thank mchicoo
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