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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: 760-672-2770
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Surfing is my kids' new favorite hobby!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
KelNoel6703
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Sherwood Park, AB
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: 760-672-2770
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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