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Address: 400 B street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone Number: +1 760-635-7873
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At Moonlight Beach. Going on 14 years in operation. All equipment...

At Moonlight Beach. Going on 14 years in operation. All equipment, softboard and wetsuit, included. Year-around beginner surf lessons and summer surf camps. Our city permit location is at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, California. We are a fully insured and permitted surf school.

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Great way to learn to surf

Gerry and his team kept their promise of getting everyone standing up on their boards on the first day. Motivated by their success, the kids (11, 12 & 15) were eager to keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Zug, Switzerland
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Zug, Switzerland
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Gerry and his team kept their promise of getting everyone standing up on their boards on the first day. Motivated by their success, the kids (11, 12 & 15) were eager to keep surfing for the five-day surf camp. He has a low instructor-student ratio, so it seemed as though there was always someone to help the kids catch a... More 

1 Thank NMSwiss
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Gerry is professional and well versed in teaching beginning surf, but he treats you like you've been best friends for years. You can tell his first goal is to keep everyone safe. He goes over and repeats many times simple tips to stay safe and ways to make progress after the lesson. But overall, it was a fun day and... More 

1 Thank Pepper D
Nashville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My 8-year-old son had a free day while we were in the San Diego area, and Gerry allowed him to join in for a day of the usual 5-day surf camp. He had a wonderful time! Thanks to the wonderful instruction, he got up and was surfing with no problems and in no time at all. Full wetsuit (provided) kept... More 

Thank Susanne H
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had a family reunion and everyone went to surf camp. There were 10 siblings and cousins together in the camp. Some of the kids could surf, some couldn't. It didn't matter. Everyone was having fun. And everyone learned something over the week. Highly recommended.

Thank dsburkenyc
Gerry7753, Owner at Leucadia Surf School, responded to this review

You say some surf and some didn't? No, everyone surfed. There was one who was having trouble, and his mom pointed him out to me, then I had instructors with him constantly until he was up to speed with the others. Then there was Little Charlie from Knoxville, who was having trouble, but I saw one of my instructors get... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Excellent service. Everybody in our family (44, 43, 13 and 9 year old) got good advice and was able to get up and surf ! Special thanks to Lauren ! Excellent service. Tous les membres de notre famille (44, 43, 13 et 9 ans) ont surfés ! Un merci spécial à Lauren ! The Ouisurf gang.

Thank Martin R
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51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My older kid did camp two years ago we came back this year as my two nine year olds wanted to do it. It's the same great camp that we did 2 years ago. Gerry the owner is just the nicest man you can meet. I will be back if my kids need lessons again. The ratio of instructors to... More 

Thank gina1230
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a really fun event for summer. My eleven year old loved it. Mix of boys and girls, including a girl counselor too. Great fun. They start just in the water going up to the hips and if they're comfortable, they move a little further out. The kids get comfortable quickly. There were a lot of counselors. Would do... More 

Thank Vienna7777
Fallbrook, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My grandson (15) was visiting from the High Desert with his good friend and I thought they should try surfing. They both love skateboarding and a morning at the beach could not be bad. The proprietor, Gerry, is the most wonderful surf legend in all his experience. He is way cool with the kids and very caring and instructive while... More 

Thank sarah i
Saint Charles, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Took my 3 boys (16, 13, 10) for a surf lesson at Moonlight Beach while we were in town on vacation. I trusted the Trip advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. Gerry showed up promptly at our reserved time and had all the gear ready to go. After a quick board sizing at the van, we were ready to... More 

Thank Steve L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had the pleasure of taking a private surf lesson at Moonlight Beach with Gerry from Leucadia Surf School and had such a fun time! It was my first time on a surf board and with such great instruction I was able to get up almost every time we chose a wave. Gerry was an excellent instructor and inspired confidence... More 

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