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