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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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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Phoned Surfriders on a Sunday morning to see if they had any lessons available for that day and received a call back from Marcus within 5 minutes. Initially, only my 8 year old daughter wanted to try it but our instructor Ed, convinced my 10 year old son, who is leery of the ocean to give a go and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had an intro surf lesson with Marcus on Monday. It was really fun. Both of us were able to get up on our first lesson. He was extremely kind, knowledgeable and observant teacher. If you want to have an unforgettable surf experience, call up Surfriders!

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Christopher , mahalo for coming out for a surf lesson, you and the girl from Paris France did really well 🏄 we are always stoked to teach anyone surfing , hope you and family have a great summer . Marcus The Surf Caoach More

Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Surfriders was recommended to us by a friend. We were first time surfers and had a great experience. Surfriders does a fantastic job making you feel as comfortable as possible and continuing to motivate you during the lesson. The experience was well worth it! If you ever want surf lessons go to Surfriders Academy!!

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

So many thanks to you and everyone that sign's up for a surf lesson, Our focus is for you to have the most Fun & Safe surf lesson every :) Marcus the surf coach More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did a search on the Web for surfing lessons for me, my son and his best friend for the SoCal area. There are a number of places you can chose from. I called the Surfriders Academy and liked Marcus right away on the phone. He listened to what I wanted to experience and had the time available on the... More

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

Surf's up boys! really good time to see you kids surf, maybe future surf stars! Thank you for bringing out the kids for our surf lessons..Aloha Ed Morgan More

Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I attended with two native Southern Californians who had never surfed before! The entire staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Our group had Michelle, and she was patient and emphasized safety. I would recommend this class for beginners, they maximize your technique and time in the water, however, I would have liked more than the 1.5 hours actually in the water... More

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us at Surfriders Academy, we all had a great time in the ocean. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our 11 and 13 year old sons had a lesson with Marcus and were up on their boards halfway through the lesson. He was very knowledgeable about the areas and concerned about their safety related to the tide and current. Would recommend to anyone.

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello :) it was really fun teaching your kids surfing, they took to it like naturals! The smile on there faces riding a wave!!! Thanks again hope to see you all next summer!!! Marcus The Surf Coach More

Covina, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I met with Ed, from Surfriders Academy and had a great time. Ed, was very friendly, positive, knowledgeable, and very encouraging. He went over some basic stuff before hitting the beach to give me an idea on what I was in store for. Once we hit the beach it was super fun. He would launch me, have me paddle, and... More

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

We had a really great time!!! It is so much fun hitting the waves, and you really tore it up out there. When are we doing a class #2? More

Chandler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had an awesome time learning to surf! Ed was a great teacher and had me standing up in no time. Thanks to Surfriders for a great experience!

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

What can we say, we love what WE DO, and we love OUR STUDENTS. Thanks so much for allowing us to teach you. U WERE AWESOME!!! More

Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I just took my lesson this morning and I can't wait to surf again! Ed was the best teacher ever and made this so much fun I had an amazing time and it wasn't frustrating at all!! I recommend Surfriders academy to everyone who wants to surf they made it so easy and I love surfing!! Thank you Ed!!

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

Isabella - you had incredible talent and demeanor, and were such a joy to work with, AND YOU SURFED!!! You did it girl!!! Thanks for learning with us - you were awesome. More

Garnett, South Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Though I'm not much of a beach guy, I decided to take my brother's advice and scheduled a lesson with Ed Morgan. 2 hours later I left tired, sore, and sunburned...but hooked on surfing! Ed is a great guy who made the whole experience fun and easy. Don't bother going to anybody else, these guys are awesome!

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

Thanks so much for your kind words Jacob, we really did have a GREAT Surf Class and you did an awesome job surfing - W T G Bro. When are we doing class #2??? Thanks so much for choosing Surfriders Academy. More

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