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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: 760-672-2770
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This was great fun and a great experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Sherwood Park, AB
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Sherwood Park, AB
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Tucson
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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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Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My friend and I had 2 fantastic lessons with Rusty whilst on holiday last month. We were so well looked after and he had us standing on our boards catching the surf within the first few minutes! The first day the surf was pretty kind and we got our confidence under Rusty's guidance. The second session was in bigger surf... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Rusty runs a fantastic surf school. We had 4 surfers (7, 10, 12, 41), so Rusty brought on an extra instructor. Both Mike and Rusty were not only great instructors, but also very patient. When my oldest son had trouble getting up they quickly changed his board out for a wider one. Everyone got up...everyone had a great time. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My husband and I went to Carlsbad to give it a try at surfing. We took 2hrs private lesson with Rusty for 5 days over Easter break and it was just an amazing experience. I had found SoCal Surf lesson through an article on the internet that said it was the best spot / instructor to learn how to surf,... More 

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Indianapolis
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We singed up our 13 and 9 year old with same day surf lessons through Rusty. Great in accommodating us. Justin was the instructor. Very helpful and patient with the kids. Kids got right up. Very reasonable on the pricing of our 9 year old when he decided after awhile that surfing may not be for him. Would highly recommend.... More 

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Rusty is great, his crew is great. We had an awesome time. Highly recommend it, if you are thinking about it, just do it.

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We were planning on visiting the San Diego area for a 5 day weekend over Presidents Weekend. My 13 year old daughter and her 14 year old friend wanted to take surfing lessons. Carlsbad was listed as one of the worlds best 10 places to learn to surf and So Cal Surf Lessons was the company to use. Made reservations... More 

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