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Santa Monica Surf School

129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
+1 310-526-3346
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Santa Monica Surf School is based in Santa Monica, California. We offer private and semi private surf lessons year round in many locations. Our surf school offers unique instruction to get you prepared and ready to go! Safety comes first; Our dedication to customer service is extremely important. We want to make your surfing experience as comfortable and as fun as possible.
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“First time surfing from U.K. ”
7 Sep 2016
“Great Instructor! Great experience!”
129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
Santa Monica
+1 310-526-3346

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and her friend wanted to try surfing so I decided to try too after a chat with our instructor and we had a 2 hour lesson with Matthew. He was brilliant, quickly got us into the water after initial technique and safety advice...More

Thank belpp2015
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I can't remember my instructor's name :( Which is awful, because he was great! He showed me the basics on the sand, then we headed into the water. Surfing is terrifying and exhilarating. There were a few moments I was scared out of my mind....More

Thank heathergrim
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I figured out that I wana do surfing in the last minute while visiting coast line there. And contacted bunch of other places who does that. But this one replied really quick and made me available session today. As I couldn't do other days or...More

Thank Sigita Z
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I had made plans over a week in advance with Nick for private lessons for my two boys, with one instructor per child. We got there 10 or 15 minutes before the scheduled class and no one was there. After waiting for 30 minutes an...More

Thank kamilcasim
SMSS123, Owner at Santa Monica Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

I understand your concern and I can assure you this rarely occurs but yes I had a instructor cancel on me while I was in the water. I truly apologize for having you guys come down and waste your time. I am open to offering...More

Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Having never surfed before, this was the best way to experience it for the first time. Our instructor was friendly and helpful without being too technical and got us out into the water quickly (enabling us to get the most out of the time we...More

Thank Kat J
Reviewed 28 July 2014

well i walked up at 9:15am. . .asked them if my two boys could take a lesson. within 30 minutes Vanessa had them 'hanging ten' and surfing; mind boggling really. . . she was great. . .they were flexible with the time since we only...More

1  Thank dtrain7
Reviewed 25 July 2014

My son and I took a 2 hour lesson with Nick on Santa Monica beach. It was fantastic. If you're at all interested in learning to surf, this is the way to do it. Nick is a great instructor, patient, easy-going, but determined to get...More

1  Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 30 October 2013

I truly had an amazing time with Nick, he was so helpful and patient. He also got photos/video of me surfing with his go pro. The lesson was two hours long and they provided all the equipment necessary. I recommend Santa Monica Surf School to...More

1  Thank Aidan R
Reviewed 19 June 2013

Thought this would be a once in a chance life time event for my oldest son just about to turn 10. He was stoked about it but also a little scared....mainly because of SHARKS! He talked to the instructor (Nick) before he took to his...More

Thank Krismccarty
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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