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Surfriders Academy

224 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
714-782-4510
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Owner description: Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time beginners, Private or group surf lessons.All surf lessons take place at the... more » Owner description: Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time beginners, Private or group surf lessons.All surf lessons take place at the beach not far from Huntington Beach Pier, call or text us for our semi-private beach location. « less
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waterloo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Our kids had the best time surfing this year again with surfriders academy !!!!!! They are truly the best in the area. Our surf instructor Ed is always so nice, patient and very gifted to teach children. In no time our kids were standing up on the boards and hitting the waves . We like this school for the wonderful... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The waves were big when my 5 year old son and I had our lesson. I had only been to the ocean a couple times and it was a first for my son. He had no idea what to expect. I was told that the instructor would be attentive to him but he walked him right into the huge waves... More

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Cheltenham, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We (father and 18 year old daughter) had a surf lesson with Ed in July. We had a great lesson and learned a huge amount. The teaching was tailored to our experience levels and Ed was great fun, knowledgeable and very patient. He was really motivational and gave us both great tips and advice. My daughter has had several surf... More

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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Jules, we love our job! so teaching surfing to everyone of all ages is fun for us, even with the youth more so, they have so much energy, your daughter did so well I was proud of her, now she is ready for Waikiki. Hope you have a great summer! Ed M. The surfing Professor More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I went out with Eric at Sunset Beach. He was very patient and safety conscious. With his great instructions in and out of the water, we were able to stand up on our boards fairly quickly. My wife had a great time and would highly recommend Surfriders Academy and Eric.

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hey there :) WE our so stoked you and wife had a good time surfing! Our aim is to always make it the Best for everyone, even if a person catches a few waves, but both of you did more that that! Always Aloha Eric G. More

Sunset Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Instructor Eric got my son surfing 1st try. Spend some time on the beach talking technic then had him out surfing. Excellent instructor Highly recommended!!

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

It really was a pleasure working with your child in the surf lessons, some kids are just a natural in surfing, Aloha from Eric G. More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our instructor Ed was a really nice and funny guy who was also a great teacher. I never thought surfing would be so fun.

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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Aloha Liam, Glad your were having fun surfing with us, We love our job and want to share it with everyone! Hope to see you all next summer here in Surf City :) Ed M. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I tried surfing for the first time about a month ago in Hawaii. My travels brought me to Huntington Beach and I thought I'd try another lesson. I did a little research and the reviews for Surfriders all said the same thing: the instructors were good, people had fun, and safety was a priority. I booked a private Lesson with... More

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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Joe, I am really stoked it went well with you in the water, you listen really good and were able to surf right away. We appreciate your nice review .Have a great summer...Ed M. More

Geleen, The Netherlands
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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My fifteen year old son experienced his first surfing lessons with Surfrider academy. We met up with Eric and he is such a nice and friendly person! He made my son feel very comfortable and it was all about having fun and enjoying the waves. All the time they were out in the ocean I was assured that Eric took... More

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello there, just can not thank you enough for the kind review, you son had a blast, I can see ear to ear smile on his face, and just having fun, that's what makes my job worth showing for, to see people enjoying the ocean and the sport of surfing, it is all about Aloha. Eric G. More

Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After a 36 year break from surfing, I decided to get back on a board. I researched the surf schools in Huntington Beach and Surfriders Academy was always at the top. Reading the reviews there was a consistent theme; people were safe, they were having fun and learning to surf! So I booked a 1.5 hour private session with Ed... More

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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Jeff, firstly a huge thank you for the nice review, and I know what it feels like to take a break away from surfing, but its sure great to jump into the ocean again, its called being stoked, glad to help you out. Aloha my friend, Ed :) More

Pasadena, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great time with Eric on a beautiful day, warm water and respectable waves. Private lesson for two. Everything provided with excellent instruction making the most of a late morning adventure for two novices in the Huntington Beach surf. With a little encouragement (and a lot more practice on our part) Eric would have taken us next to the Wedge, Mavericks,... More

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hey there Perry, great job surfing! we always strive for excellence and you did very well, thank you for the cool review. Eric G. More

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