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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: 760-672-2770
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Amazing Instructor!

After spending time on Carlsbad Beach this past Summer (from Scottsdale); my 8 year old grandson decided he wanted surf lessons for his birthday. After exchanging a few emails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Doug H
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Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

After spending time on Carlsbad Beach this past Summer (from Scottsdale); my 8 year old grandson decided he wanted surf lessons for his birthday. After exchanging a few emails with Rusty, we were good to go! On October 10, we met our instructor "Billy" at the beach where had surfboards and wet-suits waiting (although the weather and ocean temp were... More 

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1 Thank Doug H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

The beach was great and the SoCal people were very helpful. We had a group of 6 in the water. The staff did a great job of working with each of them. The booking experience was very good -- questions were answered promptly and thoroughly. We liked that we could keep the equipment for an extra hour. We could have... More 

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1 Thank Relevart72
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I am 15 and live in Lake Oswego and have surfed with Rusty and crew a week each summer since I was 11. He and the other instructors - like Joe - are talented and patient and I got up on my first lesson - I think most do. We could do other things on vacation - but this is... More 

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2 Thank Judy T
Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I bought this as a gift for a friend and they said it's the most fun they had ever had and Rusty and his crew are excellent teachers!

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1 Thank travelinpuppy
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Rusty and his staff, 3 instructors for 4 kids, were awesome. The kids were in the water most of the time. The instructors were positive, encouraging, and kept them in safe waters on a choppy day. My kids had such a great experience they are planning our next vacation to be a surfing vacation and wanted to surf the rest... More 

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1 Thank KelNoel6703
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We called Rusty and booked for the same morning. Our 2 instructors (for 3 students) gave straightforward instructions, and plenty of encouragement. They walked us to the point where they were almost shoulder-deep in water, turned the boards around and launched us into the waves. We all stood up on the boards within minutes. The kids did it much more... More 

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1 Thank tpham94
Sherwood Park, AB
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My family of four arrange a lesson with Rusty and a couple of emails back and forth and we were booked. I had asked for a photographer and he arranged this as well as bringing his go pro! My daughters 9 and 10 got up on their first or second wave and had no problems! We had Rusty and his... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Took my nieces, 20 and 21 to California for the week. We did everything possible between L.A. and San Diego, and SoCAL SURF LESSONS was by FAR their favorite experience!!! In 20 minutes they were beginning to surf! What awesome people. They loved the instructor, the ocean, location, easy-going teaching, etc. We could not have been happier. Thank you Rusty... More 

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1 Thank BM C
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Awesome experience for my 8 year old. He caught tons of waves and had lots of fun. Danny was a great teacher. Rusty made it really easy to book and pay. Great communication - they changed our meeting location the day before due to wave conditions and Rusty both called and emailed. We would use Rusty and his team anytime!

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1 Thank Salsl8
Tucson
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took the family for surf lessons, 5 girls. Justin and Mike were great. All of the kids got up! Rusty worked with us when we wanted to rent boards after the lesson was over. He was great! Surf's Up!

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