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Address: 224 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: +1 714-782-4510
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Description: Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time...
Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time beginners, Private surf lesson rate:$120 includes Surfboard, Wetsuit, and a 1.5 hour surf lesson,or group surf lesson rate: 2 or more persons $90 each includes Surfboards, Wetsuits and a 1.5 hour surf lesson. All surf lessons take place at the beach, not at the 5th street surf shop. Call, Text or email us today to book a surf lesson by appointment only. We would need your Height ,Weight, Gender for wetsuit size. Plus a credit card number to hold to book Reservations. We are 10 minutes north of Huntington Beach Pier, Free Parking, Showers, Restrooms on-site and the Best surf spot for beginners. Our surf lesson location is Pacific Coast Highway and Warner street behind Travel Lodge. Contact us for more details.
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Great time...great instructor.

My daughter and I tried surfing for the first time this past week and had a great time with Marcus. He was very personable, patient, friendly etc.... All the attributes of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My daughter and I tried surfing for the first time this past week and had a great time with Marcus. He was very personable, patient, friendly etc.... All the attributes of a great instructor. I called in the late morning and he was kind enough to juggle his schedule so we could take a private lesson that same afternoon. In... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

As many as the waves roll in from the ocean, that's how many thanks for the pleasant review, I am stoked to see you and your daughter able to surf and have a fun time, Lots of Aloha from Marcus "The Surf Coach" More 

Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Ed was my instructor and professional, kind and very knowledgable. He even got stung by a stringray just before our lesson and didn't mention it until after the lesson so as not to startle me. He provided great tips and matched the lesson to my experience and capabilities.

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

Much gratitude for the cool review, Again we thank you for joining us for the surf lesson, I think your ready to practice on your own, have fun this summer surfing! Aloha Ed M... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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91 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Marcus was an excellent surfing instructor, he worked with my wife and I and our seven year old special needs daughter. Marcus made it fun and enjoyable for our daughter and she absolutely loved it. My wife and I had no experience and Marcus had us both up and riding waves on the first try. By the end of the... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Much Aloha for the review, It was very nice meeting you and family, what a blessing to teach you all surfing, it was just as much fun for me as it was for you, because we LOVE surfing!!! until then always ALOHA...Marcus "The Surf Coach" More 

Pasadena, California
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244 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I both enjoyed surfing much more after receiving instructions from Marcus and Eric. Our instructor, Eric, demonstrated patience as well as challenged me to take on waves with "more real estate". Eric then continued to provide pointers after we exited the water. Great experience.

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Great to see you all up and running on the waves! Very nice teaching you and watching everyone having a good time, Huge mahalos for the nice review...Aloha Eric G...HB surfer More 

Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were visiting from Boston with friends, and all the kids wanted to try surfing. I made an appointment with Marcus for a 1.5 hour small group lesson for the 4 children in our group, ages 12 to 15. Our instructor was Marcus and he was great. He promptly responded to my phone call and text. He provided perfect instructions... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

ALOHA KATHY .... What a wonderful time watching your kids surfing, we strive to make every surf lesson personable, fun and safe, Thank you so much for visiting us and the nice review, see you all next time...Marcus "The Surf Coach" More 

Moreno Valley, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My daughter has been wanting to learn to surf for a few years. So, her nine yr old birthday gift was surf lessons! I picked the best experience for learning to surf, for my daughter, unbeknownst to me, until I met Ed and Marcus! The friendly, caring, patient, and very informative surf lessons were more than we could have ever... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

We cannot express ourselves enough but just to say THANK YOU :) Its always a pleasure to teach our youth surfing lessons and to see the smiles on there face catching a wave...Aloha Ed M... More 

Tucson, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I brought 10 teens to Orange County for an academic competition, but I wanted to make sure that they experienced more than just studying. From the moment I contacted him, Marcus was helpful, enthusiastic, and flexible. When we finally met him on the beach, I knew I had chosen the right surfing instructor. He and his crew were patient, encouraging,... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Chris, A Big Wave of Mahalo's for coming out to join our team in learning to surf, We all had a great time in the ocean teaching, Hope to see you all next year and have a wonderful summer!!! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

OMG what a fun day we had!!! We had never surfed before but thought it would be a fun thing to do with our 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter. Marcus and Ed was fantastic instructors that made us feel very comfortable bringing our kids out in the ocean not to mentioned all the great nuggets of... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Majamira, Its was a great pleasure meeting you and your Family, your kids were fearless in the ocean everyone did so good surfing..Thank you for calling us...Aloha Marcus "The Surf Coach" More 

Florence, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Marco and Jordan were fantastic instructors and were the only reason our family of four all got up surfing! Our kids 8,9 years had a blast!! Amazing experience all around.

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Lora, the kids were really good out there in the ocean, its like a big playground for them :) I really stoked everyone had an excited surf day...Aloha from Surfriders... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Marcus took us out on the ocean for our first surfing experience and we could not have had a better time. He was very personable, friendly and concerned for our safety. He taught us good technique in what felt like a little amount of time. Last but not least he was very flexible, easy to contact and punctual when making... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Aloha Joelle, Makenna and Ally ...you Girls Rock!!! its nice to teach students that are easy to work with, I saw some cool waves you girls were surfing on, you all need to move out to Huntington Beach LOL Thank you for calling me Joelle, see you maybe next year, Marcus "The surf coach" More 

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Address: Address: 224 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone Number: +1 714-782-4510
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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