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SoCal Surf Lessons

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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Ranked #6 of 35 Activities in Carlsbad
Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
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Type: Surf Camps, Adventure
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

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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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
5 reviews 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
2 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Barie ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our daughter was so happy to finally get a chance to try surfing! Lessons were easily booked for our family of 5 and our 3 children (ages 5, 8 and 10) loved Rusty. I wasn't sure how I would like being out in the waves but I think the fact that both Chris and Rusty are so relaxed when giving... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Decided to try surfing today. SoCal was the perfect choice. Rusty was responsive when making the reservation and he and his team were great throughout the lesson. I had a couple of good rides and lots of wipeouts, but it was a perfect day in Carlsbad!

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