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SoCal Surf Lessons

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Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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Exactly what I had hoped for

Friend and I were in town for the weekend and of course we had to go surfing! We didn't want to... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
danielstreater
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Awesome surf lessons

We planned our lessons ahead of time, had great communication with Rusty prior to lesson. He had... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
jjdonahoe
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San Antonio, Texas
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Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Friend and I were in town for the weekend and of course we had to go surfing! We didn't want to deal with the hassles of most surf shops and we're so glad we found SoCal. The price was very reasonable, the boards were in...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We planned our lessons ahead of time, had great communication with Rusty prior to lesson. He had everything we needed ready on the beach. Our instructors Casey and Billy were so professional and kind. Both kids were standing after two attempts! And they were so...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

Was swapping emails with school proprietor for several weeks before we arrived in Carlsbad, and was a bit scornful of Rusty's claim to have us standing and surfing within the hour. Man was as good as his boast. 11year old son was standing and riding...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We contacted Rusty again before our most recent trip to Carlsbad. This man knows how to run a business! He's super fast responsive to emails, makes setting up the lessons so easy, and is there early to lay out the wetsuits and boards. We had...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Rusty and Justin had 2 Canadian Prairie born boys catching there own waves in 2 hours and both of them feel in love with another sport :-) Rustys little extra explanation about reading waves helped them immensely and gave them the want to keep at...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My surf lessons with Rusty were a highlight of my trip to Carlsbad. I was initially impressed with the detailed pre-lesson communication of where to meet and what to bring. As for the actual lesson, Rusty and Billy were great instructors, had a positive and...More

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed September 1, 2016

My daughter and I took a surf lesson together at the end of June with SoCal Surf. Rusty, Billy and Jason were fantastic. They are all very professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. They have a large variety of boards and wet suits for all sizes. The...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

On a whim, my son and daughter decided to learn surfing. We met our instructor an hour after calling about a lesson. The kids had a great lesson at a great location! Both were surfing before long and each was given instruction by Billy for...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2016

Met rusty at tower 30 just down from cannon road. we had 6 kids from 6-15 and they used 3 instructors to cover what was needed. they were patient with the 6 and 8 year olds and pushed the 12 and 15 year olds to...More

1  Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

My dad and sister took a lesson here while I rented a board. The guys were great in the water with them and had them up and surfing in a matter of minutes. Highly recommend!

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