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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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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I were embarrassed to take surfing lessons because we have lived in HB most of our lives and never learned to surf. We decided to take private lessons and were relieved with how friendly Marcus and Ed were. We were both catching waves by the end of our hour and half lesson. We had so much fun... More

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

Hello & many thanks for the cool review :) you and your hubby did well, now you are an official surfer!!! yea...nice meeting you both, take care :) Ed M.... More

McLean, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My husband and I were first time surfers so we decided to take a private lesson. I googled places online and found Surfriders and we're glad I did. We met Eric, and his son Danial, at Seal Beach on Sunday morning and learned to ride the waves. It was a blast. Eric was a great instructor, very patient and had... More

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Leigh, it was nice meeting you and your husband, had a great fun time teaching you both surfing! you guys did well......Thanks for writing a pleasant review......Mahalo & Aloha to ya both.....Eric G... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hey Aaron, wow had such a great time teaching your kids how to surf, I was so proud of your young daughter and how brave she was to go out in the ocean, just to learn how to surf..Amazing! everyone did awesome, hope to see you and family next summer, Marcus the surf coach................................... More

Warwick, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

This is ED your surf instructor LOL it was good times teaching you surfing, we just are speechless Thank You Ed M. More

Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hey its Eric, so stoked you guys were surfing! yea gotta come out again when your here again, Thanks for the awesome review, Eric G. More

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

So overwhelmed with the nice review! as they say in Hawaiian mahalo :) look us up next summer and it was great meeting you all Thanks Ed... 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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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Well hello Tiffani..just a blast teaching you wonderful girls to surf :) I really stoked you all had fun! Thank you for a great review. ED... 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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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review, its a very rewarding job we have teaching surfing and speading the Aloha...Ed... More

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

This surf lesson was fun for the kids! thank you for coming out to us we really enjoyed teaching the kids to surf always a pleasure...Aloha Ed More

Cheltenham, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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