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Club Ed Santa Cruz Surf School

Santa Cruz, CA
(831) 464-0177
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Ranked #3 of 33 Activities in Santa Cruz
Type: Surf Camps
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We did surf instruction with Julian of Club Ed Surf School & it was fantastic. For 2 solid hours our kids had a blast riding waves. By the end, they really got the hang of it. Their staff on the phone & on the beach were terrific. We would highly recommend this if you're in the Santa Cruz area. They... More

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San Jose
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Group stand up paddle board lesson this morning. I was so nervous, but once Ed and his team of instructors started giving us the basics, they made it seem easy.....and it really was! There were 16 in our group (free lesson day), but with 4 instructors we received plenty of individual attention. Gave me the confidence to do it again... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Three of us, boys ages 8 and 10 and their old mom, decided to take last minute surfing lessons at club-Ed and it was the highlight of our trip to California. Ed is a master teacher and offers compassion, excellent service, and deep knowledge of both the waves/ocean and people that goes beyond what one could expect. He was able... More

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Yarmouth, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

o say that Ed is a Master surf instructor is a gross understatement. He combines Zen serenity with depth of knowledge of the sea and the surf zone to take a student to new levels of ability in a safe and fun manner. I am a novice SUP surfer. At 47, I do not have the invincibility of youth complex.... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I took an 1.5hr surf lesson with Ed on Nov 7 2013. I am from Hamilton Ontario Canada and I took a trip up the coast from LA to San Francisco. This was my first time trying out surfing and what can I say other than that this was a life changing experience. Ed was a great teacher and the... More

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Kings Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Ed was an amazing teacher and guide!!! He helped our group of 9th grade students learn to surf and to have fun doing it. With stories of his rich surfing history and great encouragement, he and his incredible staff helped each one of our 15 kids stand up and ride in a wave before the lesson's end. He was professional,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had a great time with our instructors at Cowell Beach, JP and Flynn. They made everyone feel welcome, were friendly and patient. I had never surfed before and wasn't too confident about going out in the water, but once I got out there I had a great time and even managed to stand on my board a couple of... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a thank you note I sent to Ed after the wonderful surfing experience my Granddaughter had during our visit to Santa Cruz!: Dear Ed, Hi. In June, I came to Santa Cruz with my family - my Daughter, my son-in-law, and my 2 beautiful Granddaughters (the Grants). We had a great time and love your little town. We... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Obviously I can't compare this school to others for a first time experience, but I had a fabulous time and they got everyone up on their feet to catch a wave. Elayna and Rafe taught our class, gave us pushes and generally got us up and going. You can apparently keep the board and wetsuit for the rest of the... More

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New Milford, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

While on our California coast road trip my husband and I went to Club Ed. We picked him over the other options for many reasons, but it ultimately came down to my gut feeling when I spoke directly to Ed on the phone. It was so strong that I booked our session immediately. He was hilarious and super helpful -... More

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