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Maui Surf Academy

880 Nardo Rd. #A, Encinitas, CA 92024
760-525-6186
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Ranked #1 of 11 activities in Encinitas
Type: Surf Camps
Owner description: Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our specialty! Whether you've tried it a few times or never at all it's no problem. We... more » Owner description: Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our specialty! Whether you've tried it a few times or never at all it's no problem. We can accommodate surfers of any level and personalize classes to suit your learning needs with beginner through advanced training. Our patient and skilled instructors will take you from the sand to the sea and be with you every step of the way. « less
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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Our 11 year-old went to a private lesson with Matt, the owner. Very reasonable pricing. Matt is great with new surfers. Very patient. He took her through the technique on the beach and prepared her for what it will be like in the waves. She was able to surf several waves in the hour-long session. Perhaps it was due to... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I went along to Swami's beach last weekend with my wife and 15 year old daughter for a lesson with Matt. We had lessons before without ever really getting up on our boards. Matt's approach was very different to what we had experienced previously and the results were amazing. After a simple beach lesson we took it in turns to... More

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Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

I was quite nervous about my first surf lesson, mostly about being in the ocean...coming from AZ all that water made me very uncomfortable. But Matt was great, made me very comfortable, and I actually (with his help of course) caught a few waves! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Just one phonecall with Matt and he arranged an instructor Jay. Me and my daughter for two hours. We had a blast and Matt and Jay were the best. All the way from hollamd and we had a great time. Thanks guys.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Last minute me an my 3 daughters ( twins 10 and youngest 7) decided we wanted to learn to surf. I called Maui talked to Matt and it was scheduled for later that day. Since there was 4 of us he had John helping him and we had the greatest time learning to surf! All of us caught the Perfect... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My husband and I and our two boys (11 and 13) took two days of group lessons with Matt and his instructors. The first day was so much fun that we decided to do it again the next day! What an excellent adventure! We surfed at Swami's which was not very crowded-a huge bonus. We had 1:2 instructor to participant... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My son is 8 years old. He had no experience surfing. The staff to camper ratio allowed for all 8 of the kids at camp to get up on their first few attempts. A very efficient lesson on land and right to the water! The kids had a blast. Their confidence in the water grew each day. The instructors were... More

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I had never surfed in my life, but had always wanted to so I finally scheduled a private lesson with Matt. Setting it up was simple over the phone, he had a good vibe from the get go, very straight forward explanation of what to expect and where to meet. Matt showed up 15 minutes early and ready to go.... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I honestly didn't know what to expect when I booked my lesson but I was super delighted by Matt who was very helpful and skilled at teaching me things about surfing that made me feel more at ease and confident in the water. I had taken some lessons with other schools before but by far, Matt and MSA made my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Matt and one of his instructors worked with our four kids (ages 8-13) for two hours. Each kid was up on his second or third try. Huge smiles on everyone's faces. We can't wait to do it again.

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