Eli Howard Surf School
Eli Howard Surf School
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

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Erin A
4 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
My ten year old son had such a great time going to both the three day Spring Break Surf Camp and the week long Summer Surf Camp. Loads of help from all of the instructors there. The kids are supervised at all times with someone in the water. Always super helpful and even taught him some tricks. Great confidence builder for when he is out in the water. Would recommend to anyone just starting out.
Written September 20, 2021
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cardiffdiver
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA88 contributions
Aug 2020
I've sent my two grandsons to week long summer surf camp two years in a row now and they love it. I was really impressed with how the staff worked hard this year to meet all the Covid protocols, keep everyone safe and still provide an awesome and supportive learning experience. I've been a local here for years and this camp as well as the school/private lessons have always been known to locals as a top notch operation. Highly recommended.
Written August 23, 2020
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ABFcounsel
Florence, Italy4 contributions
Jun 2022
This is THE BEST surf school!! We are from the Bay Area with family in SD, so we came down for two weeks and put my 13 yo daughter in surf camp with Eli Howard for two weeks. She had a total blast and learned so quickly how to catch a wave!! I could not believe that she was able to stand up on her board on the second day! Charlie Rae loved the instructors and the entire experience. We will absolutely be back next summer!!
Written June 20, 2022
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jakewasd
Spanish Fork, UT39 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Down for a long weekend getaway from Utah. Have always wanted to try surfing so finally went for it. Asked a local surf shop who they recommended and with out hesitation referred Eli Howard Surf School. Great experience. Easy to work with, instructors were great and they had me “catching waves” in first lesson. Loved so
Much asked if I could rent board and wetsuit for rest of the day to keep trying, which they did.
Friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff!
Would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. I will be back.
Written August 17, 2020
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Canadian_Footer
Calgary, Canada28 contributions
Jun 2013 • Friends
12 person group bachelor party surf lessons. The instructors were fantastic for the guys, we all loved every minute of it. everyone got up and it was the highlight of the trip. Emily was great to deal with as well. We rented 5 boards and rash guards from them. The whole experience was great we will be back! thanks again everyone you guys are awesome! Eli Howard Surf school would be great for everyone. from kids to adults. I will be bringing my kids here for sure!
Written June 18, 2013
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Bglad
Encinitas, California49 contributions
Nov 2011 • Family
We live in the area and my kids have stayed overnight because the staff make this place so much fun. Their surfing skills keep getting better.
Written November 18, 2011
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azplaya
Tucson, AZ91 contributions
My family of 4 took surf lessons for the first time and all 4 of us rode waves!! My kids are 9 and 14 and had a great time. The 3 to 1 ratio was awesome. I am a HS Teacher and I was impressed at the quality of instruction from the young man who taught us the basics of surfing. Both young men were encouraging and provided feedback when we were not successful on the board.
Written June 7, 2010
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Bchgrl9
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA1,105 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
It's no longer at Cardiff State Beach...but not gone completely. The State didn't renew their lease (boo) so that $400 per night "glamping" can be established.

But the good news is that this GR8 local surf school, who is an asset to our community is still around. You'll find them a mile or so North at Moonlight Beach, so call them for info or a lesson.
Written October 23, 2018
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Alex G
Long Beach, CA1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Family
This is the second year our son has attended Eli Howard Surf Camp.
The husband wife team are very cool and really know what the kids like to do.
The campsite is a perfect location, set up with everything they need for a chill experience, with tons of fun excursions and activities for them to do when they are not surfing. I highly recommend this camp!
Written August 11, 2015
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Jodi F
Los Alamitos, CA5 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
My son visited the camp last year and had a blast. He went again last week and had a great time. The counselors are engaging and their campsite is awesome. Absolutely teenage friendly. Unfortunately he injured his foot the second to last day of camp. Emily and Greg were fantastic and took wonderful care of him. They were absolutely professional and got him taken care of at Scripps Hospital. I felt comfortable leaving him with the camp for his last night, however he's my 3rd son and I don't panic as much. He'll be back next summer and hopefully injury free. Thanks again Eli Howard for another wonderful experience.
Written July 5, 2015
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