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Maui Surf Academy

Encinitas, CA, USA
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About Maui Surf Academy
Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our specialty! Whether you've tried it a few times or never at all it's no problem. We can accommodate surfers of any level and personalize classes to suit your learning needs with beginner through advanced training. Our patient and skilled instructors will take you from the sand to the sea and be with you every step of the way.
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

For the second time (first was five years ago) Matt was successful in getting a newbie up on the first try and successful tries. I had the best day surfing. This is the best surf spot for new surfers and their families in SoCal. It’s...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TheReal N
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

We just spent the last several weeks in the Carlsbad / Encinitas area. A local friend had recommended Matt for surf lessons & coaching for our 11 year old daughter Riley. As parents, having taken Riley to other places before safety was our number one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

If you want to learn how to surf or advance your skills, look no further and request Matt as your instructor now! I’m a beginner surfer and Matt had me riding waves on my first lesson! He had all of the gear covered, guided me...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Martin S
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Matt is the bomb. After not having surfed in 20 years Matt took the time to get me prepared on the beach and ready to surf. I still have an ear to ear smile. Rode some waves. Some tasty nugs as Matt put it and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vargo1318
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

Aloha Maui Surf Academy! This was truly one of my best surfing experiences ever! Some of the waves were head high one of the days I took a lesson with Matt, and he got me up to speed really fast. I can't wait to go...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank gup05
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time would definitely recommend! Matt is super funny and he makes surfing easy and enjoyable. If you want to learn how to surf I would definitely go to him!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank gracepelak
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

I have had a few coaching sessions with Coach Matt now and I am learning a ton. He is an awesome longboarder and shortboarder which is hard to find in a coach. I have been working on footwork and style in preparation for local coalition...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tigerlily19
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Matt and Ian were great instructors and so much fun. Excellent demeanor with children- boosted her confidence and had her smiling and laughing out loud. Highly recommend for a fun SoCal experience!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank cjbebee2017
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

I began my private lessons with Matt sometime around August of 2016. I had seen him out surfing once or twice, so I knew he was a great surfer. What I found is that he taught me not only to surf, but to compete in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jack B
Reviewed April 3, 2017

What a great experience! Matt is a well-organized, friendly, and knowledgeable instructor with a wonderful sense of humor.

Date of experience: August 2016
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