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Club Ed Santa Cruz Surf School

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Address: Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: (831) 464-0177
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Learn to Surf or Learn to Shred - Memorable Surfing Always

This is my third time surfing with these guys. Instructors always super knowledgeable and extremely funny. A lot of patience from these folks, too. The locals respect Ed and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Monica Micah R
Haikou, Hainan, China
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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210 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Club Ed is great. I didn't give it 5 stars because it's camping and if you don't like camping, well, you won't like it. But it's such a great community and Ed has a lot of people working with him. They even had a massage therapist for the kids so they weren't as sore. Ed comes from a long line... More 

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Haikou, Hainan, China
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is my third time surfing with these guys. Instructors always super knowledgeable and extremely funny. A lot of patience from these folks, too. The locals respect Ed and so we were welcomed into whichever breaks he took us to. I keep coming back!

Thank Monica Micah R
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Booked with Ed at the last minute but they were still able to accommodate me. It was my first time surfing and Emily and Ed were very patient. Had a really good time would definitely recommend them if you are a first timer. They spent a lot of time and we got some really good instruction. I was surprised I... More 

Thank windycityguys
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I arrived in Santa Cruz with a vague notion of its association with surfing and a very loose plan to try my hand at it, or rather my hands and feet. I only had one night here but at extremely short notice Ed and Monica were able to set me up with a two hour tutorial with Rick thefollowing morning.... More 

Thank Alex N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

My first time surfing and Ed got me up on the board and riding the waves in the first hour. He made sure I had a great surfing experience, from a to z and gave me much more time than the two hours I had booked. He was professional and fun and had a lot of respect from fellow surfers.... More 

Thank ricksilver2015
North Bay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

My teenage sons were keen to surf (ages 18 & 15) and this company was exactly what they needed. They got up several times, as we stood above watching and taking photo and videos. We saw dolphins swimming near them once. Rick the instructor was extremely patient and FUN! He even lent my son his personal swim shoes as my... More 

Thank chantal g
Watford City, North Dakota
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66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

From the person who booked my reservation and answered my questions on the phone, the staff that outfitted me, to the instructors who spent 2 hours with us in the water - this was an amazing time. Even though there was a lot of us in the water, I felt like I received a lot of personal attention. They got... More 

Thank Bruce N
Tyler, TX
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159 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My teen daughter had surfed in Hawaii a couple summers ago and loved it so I surprised her with this on our recent NoCal trip. Reservations gal was VERY accommodating as I changed times and then had a narrow time window to meet. Very excellent customer service. About an hour drive from Carmel. We did a private lesson. Sky was... More 

Thank austinmdpedi
Lexington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our son found this school on the internet. Monica was delightful to arrange this lesson with. She was professional, eager to serve the customer, and thorough at doing her job. Our son had many obstacles getting to his lesson and yet Club Ed went way out of their way to accommodate. This is a rare experience in this day and... More 

Thank Janise H
Demarest, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Traveled to Santa Cruz, surf city USA, for the first time with my kids from the east coast. Looking forward to the kids taking their first surf lesson. The reservation was difficult. First told 9am, then the school called back to change to 8am, then again back to 9am. Instructor was obviously not interested in giving the lesson and showed... More 

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