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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Had an amazing experience with my entire family. Marcus was super patient, really clear on his instructions and overall made the entire experience great! My 18 year old was surfing on his own with 20 minutes and my 16, 14 and 7 year olds were all on their feet within 30 minutes and having the time of their life. Surfriders... More

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We booked our surf lesson today last minute and could not have been more pleased with the results. After getting good directions to Seal Beach, we met our instructor Ed at the beach. Right away, Ed made us feel right at home in his home town and got right to the instruction. After covering everything from safety to surf etiquette,... More

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My buddy and I wanted to learn how to surf as it always look fun! Our instructor was Eric and he did an EXCELLENT job! Safety was their first priority. I guess while we were there, California was experiencing the biggest waves they had seen in 50 years. They called us the night before our lessons to inform us they... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I booked Surfriders after reading the positive reviews on trip advisor. Dealing with Marcus was easy. He calls/texts back, follows up, etc... I even had to make a night-before change in plans and he handled it without a snag. Pure professional. Our lesson was with Ed Morgan. Ed was just the best. He heard from Marcus that my son was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have surfed a little in the past (in Texas, so take that as you will) but never had an official lesson so my bridesmaids took me to Huntington Beach for my bachelorette party! We were a bit nervous but Ed did a great job educating us on surf safety, pop up positions, and what to expect. He brought wetsuits... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We vacation at Huntington Beach every few years. Two years ago, our boys had a surf lesson with Ed from Surfriders Academy. He was awesome and they learned so much. So since we were going to be coming to HB again, my husband was sure to look Ed up again so we could schedule another lesson. Ed is a fantastic... More

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waterloo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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