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Willis Brothers Surfing

Address: 3792 Mt. Aladin, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone Number: +1 858-997-3993
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Ranked #7 of 319 Activities in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: San Diego based surfing experts the Willis bros. are in a pantheon of their own, earning impeccable surfing credentials through hard work, dedication to excellence and lifelong commitment to the spirit of surfing. The Willis bros. are World Champion Big Wave Riders recognized for some of the greatest accomplishments in surfing history.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Let me start by saying I have taken surf lessons in Bali and Australia and now here in California and the Willis brothers were definitely the best! Since we were staying in San Diego we had to take a train, which was beautiful, to Oceanside. They kindly picked us up at the station and drove us to the beach. They... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My recent surf session with Willis Brothers Surfing at Cardiff's was simply amazing. Michael was very patient with me while consistently offering expert advice and positive reinforcement. Actually, the positive vibe was infectious. These guys possess a tremendous surf knowledge and impart so much information about boards, current, wave type, and break to teach you what you need to know... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Words can minimally describe the most existential feeling this experience provides. The Willis brothers create more than an inspiring surf instruction. The empowerment and passion infusing an agapé between ocean and human directly leading to a tranquil production.... Thank you for the life lesson.

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A few months ago, I had the good fortune to meet the Willis Brothers in Oceanside for a refresher course. I had not been on a board in more than 40 years, and I was feeling a bit apprehensive. All worries put to rest after one hour with Michael! Michael is an outstanding teacher and guide, who worked with me... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

"Blessings and Respect".....the Willis brothers are incredibly unique and provide an awesome all around experience as well as instruction for people looking to learn to surf and be apart of the surfing culture! I learned to surf, but I enjoyed the Willis Brothers personalities and outlook/energy on life more! If your going to be in SD and are looking to... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I've been in the water for weeks trying to get the hang of this thing called surfing. I've stayed consistent with trying my best to learn; went to multiple beaches, tried early morning, midday, and evening sessions. On this particular day, I was starting to feel slightly defeated as I was taking a beating from the waves crashing on me.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Willis brothers have a new biggest fan in my nine year old son! They gave him his first surfing lesson last week, and he is hooked! I loved that they spent some time going over safety, and I could tell they really commanded his respect as he hung attentively on every word and instruction and was eager to repeat... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

First thing's first: You'll learn to surf. But the actual surfing pales in comparison to the exceptionally powerful energy MB1 and MC2 emit. From introductions to goodbyes, you'll have the Willis Brothers' undivided attention--and undivided attention from these two surfing gurus is truly invaluable. The Willis Brothers are two of the most generous, sincere, and deep-thought-provoking people you're ever likely... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My fiance and I were in San Diego for the weekend and wanted to take surf lessons. We were not interested in taking main stream lessons on a tourist filled beach, and were rather looking for a unique, adventure. With the Willis Brothers we got that- and then some! Not only were Michael (MB2) and Milton (MB1) the nicest, most... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

MC2 gave my husband and I a great semi-private lesson that spanned the range of my limited surf skill (few times per year) and hubby's (2x/week). We both came away with much more confidence in our stance and pop ups in truly typical CA surf conditions. I have had lessons on Oahu, Maui and Costa Rica and this was by... More

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