First off - had a great time in learning to surf. The instructors were very personable, friendly, and concerned about our surfing experience. They got us out into the water right away - not much on beach instruction which I think worked better than what we saw other surfing groups doing. They had almost 1 to 1 ratios for our group lessons and rotated instructors to get different perspectives. We signed up for the two hour group lessons and I was really exhausted after an hour, but it was nice to have the last hour to finally ride a few waves.
Room for improvement - the lesson was at 8:00 and the company was no where to be found. There were others waiting for the lesson too, but it took a call over to the office to find out that they were on their way - stuck in traffic. In comparing to the other surfing company who was also on part of the beach, it seemed they should have been there much earlier to set-up. The other group had a tent about 20 chairs, water bottles, gear, etc. all laid out and ready to go. The GWS group showed up and set up kind of after the fact. However, despite being late, we were in the water quicker than the other company even though the lessons started at the same time. They did still give us the two hour lesson, which was good, but then other lessons started showing up and I think this reduced the amount of time they had for everyone.
Would definitely recommend this surfing school.
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