A-Frame Surf Shop
A-Frame Surf Shop
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Carpinteria, California

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4.5
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Expat094
San Francisco, CA18 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
I've rented wetsuits and boogie and surf boards from theses guys for several years. Good service, friendly staff and the shop is located very close to a beginner-friendly beach and some good lunch places. Alternatively you can rent some gear here and head down to Rincon for a more challenging venue. They've also got a good selection of tee shirts and beach gear. There's lots of on street parking close to the shop and the beach so this makes for an easy afternoon of body surfing or boogie boarding. The waves here are gentle enough for smaller kids and beginners and they have surf lessons as well. Non surfers can walk the beach down toward Padaro lane..
Written June 30, 2014
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Chrissie
Cleveland, OH4 contributions
Jul 2019
Excellent experience with A-frame. Two adults and two kids who've never surfed before. They took our reservation over the phone about 2 weeks in advance (which was early) and we coordinated a time to meet. Chris our instructor was ready for us and we got out to the water right away. He gave great instruction, tips, guided us into the perfect-sized waves and we all were able to stand up and surf by the end. We were able to keep the surf boards for a few hours after the lesson ended, which was a great bonus. Highly recommend!!
Written August 12, 2019
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SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Washington DC, DC1,361 contributions
Aug 2014 • Solo
I was lucky enough to be in town for larger than average [south] swells thanks to a storm off the coast of Mexico. I've recently gotten back into surfing [2 months ago] after more than a 20 year hiatus so booked a lesson. Sean was great!
Written August 25, 2014
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samanthaovitt
Burlington, VT121 contributions
Jan 2017
The staff was amazing. I wanted a lesson that day and the instructor was booked.He called another instructor and he came to teach me how to surf. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot.
Written January 28, 2017
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chasingplanes
Stockholm, Sweden152 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
We had a family surfing lesson with Eric and it could not have been better. He is a great teacher and fantastic with kids. If you are interested in learing get Eric to teach you
Written July 6, 2015
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Jeanetteb411
Los Angeles, CA22 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
Came here on spring break because of the great reviews. So disappointed! We rented 3 paddle boards as beginners and asked if there was anything we needed to know. Guy was nice enough but no advice given. We had to carry the boads about 1/2 a mile and when we finally got there the surf was way to big. I'm sure they knew this since they had a surf camp going on. We even saw an experienced paddle boarder leave because the waves were too much. We retuned the boards, which we had to put away ourselves and told him what happened. His response was win some loose some. Really??? Last summer my daughter rented from the beach in carpinteria and they were great. Put the board in the water, gave the girls a little tutorial. This may be a great place for experienced people but not the place for beginners.
Written April 3, 2015
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srotzin
Walnut Creek, CA16 contributions
Been coming here since 2007 and the shop never disappoints. Easy rental of wetsuits and boards plus a super nice shop with very helpful staff. Easy parking and in walking distance of the beach.
Written February 17, 2015
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Londonbigscene
London, UK3 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Planned a lesson for two from the UK. Did not expect what we experienced. Pure delight, full of fun and an amazing teacher Eric! Soo pleased we booked here, really friendly staff and great surf!!
Written September 15, 2014
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Javier A
State College, PA6 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
My wife and I stopped in to A-Frame on a whim. It was just as they opened on a Friday morning and we wanted to get a last minute, same day, beginners surf lesson. Understandably there was no instructor available at such short notice. But the owner came in on his day off and took us out for a great lesson. All that you have read on Trip Advisor and Yelp is true about Rob and his staff. These folks are patient with all kinds of surfers/people and treat people with kindness and respect.

I would fly back to A-Frame just for a lesson! Thanks for a great day in the water!
Written October 1, 2013
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Aaron T
1 contribution
Nov 2017 • Family
We rented wetsuits and boards for a totally reasonable price. Good quality equipment and they were very accommodating. I will be back with my kids again. The beach is located several hundred yards away, it's a free beach, and a great place to learn or just have fun. Good parking access, good location off 101 and friendly staff.
Written November 18, 2017
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