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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
Phone Number: +1 760-672-2770
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Highlight of My Vacation

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 23, 2016
Michael H
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 patient attitude, and by the end of the lesson I was catching waves! They were... More 

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Winchester, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 staff is also great with any age student. They also offer camps which my younger... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 their individual pace of learning and doing. I highly recommend SoCal surf.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 really learn to surf. it worked by the way. nice beginner waves, safe environment and... More 

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Surf City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

During my 5 day stay in Carlsbad had I had the opportunity to take a surf lesson from the SoCal Surf people. I had a great day in the water and came away with some valuable knowledge not only about surfing, but about the ocean. I had originally signed up for the hour and a half lesson, but as the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Russell and Billy are an awesome duo. Just the right balance of information, encouragement and patience. They were great with our 3 kids (8,11,14). Would recommend them hands down! Chantal et Hugo Rémi Édith and Loulou

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had an absolute blast. 2 parents and 2 kids ages 8 and 10 none of us had ever surfed. Rusty and his team had us all up on waves in the first half hour. Spent the morning catching a bunch more waves and the rest of the trip waiting for weather and waves to improve to get back out!... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

After spending time on Carlsbad Beach this past Summer (from Scottsdale); my 8 year old grandson decided he wanted surf lessons for his birthday. After exchanging a few emails with Rusty, we were good to go! On October 10, we met our instructor "Billy" at the beach where had surfboards and wet-suits waiting (although the weather and ocean temp were... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015

The beach was great and the SoCal people were very helpful. We had a group of 6 in the water. The staff did a great job of working with each of them. The booking experience was very good -- questions were answered promptly and thoroughly. We liked that we could keep the equipment for an extra hour. We could have... More 

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