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Pacific Surf School

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Neighborhood: Mission Beach
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Address: 707 Pacific Beach Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone Number: +1 858-488-2685
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Description: Pacific Surf School. A surf school created to teach beginners the...
Pacific Surf School. A surf school created to teach beginners the experience of surfing and water safety.The Best Surf School in San Diego. Locations in Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach/ Mission Beach. Easy Booking online. Book online is required .
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Terrible customer service

I tried to book a lesson via their mobile site. Despite my credit card being charged, I arrived to find my reservation had not gone through. I tried to call and book another day... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I tried to book a lesson via their mobile site. Despite my credit card being charged, I arrived to find my reservation had not gone through. I tried to call and book another day but was told i had to use their website. Then I tried to rebook through their mobile site for another day, and while they charged my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

I had a great time! My trainer was Ryan and he was very knowledgeable and encouraging. The booking staff was also great and quick on refunding my money when I accidentally double bpoked through yelp and online. I will definitely be signing up for more sessions in near future!! Highly recommended to anyone who wants to give surfing a try.

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michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and two boys, ages 11 and 7, had a great time learning to surf at Pacific Surf School. Our instructor, Justin, was great with the kids and made the experience even more enjoyable. We were lucky to have two shadow instructors with our group. They stayed with the boys at all times and I never felt uncomfortable with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Be aware that their online booking system does not have a way of deactivating once a time slot is unavailable. We were told that an afternoon lesson was available and paid for and booked within 5 minutes. About 20 minutes after booking, we received a call notifying us that the lesson we booked was no longer available and to come... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We signed up because it was our first trip to Southern California and we couldn't go home and say we didn't try surfing. Our expectations were well exceeded. Wednesday, our instructor, was fantastic and put us at ease straight away. We both got up. Ok, we're not experts but we are hooked now and we're going back to hire a... More 

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Merton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We booked my two boys and my nephew - ages 10-24 - at Pacific Surf School for Christmas Eve and they had a great time! The weather was beautiful and Kevin, their instructor, was enthusiastic - managing to support all three of them at the right time and the right level. The boys all had some decent rides and wished... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Had a great time learning to surf-the instructor was super chill and explained everything thoroughly. I was able to get up on my board the first try!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Got the private session with Fernando. The instructor was really helpful, and really informative in everything you need to know to start surfing! I could get up first try! I'm really thankful cause I got really good instructions and tips!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The instructors were fun, patient and helpful. They even leant an extra wetsuit to my little one so she could play in the cool water. Would definitely do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The staff was great! Signed up at the beach due to problems with signing up on their website (not sure if it wouldn't finalize my payment bc I was using our hotels wifi). The instructors were friendly, went over the basics on the beach for 20-30 min and then went out in the water for an hour or so! They... More 

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