We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Surfriders Academy

224 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5118
+1 714-782-4510
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Amazing surf lessons!

Marcus, Lucy and all the teachers at Surfriders Academy were amazing! We came with a group of 4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jimmy N
Great Experience!!

Marcus gave my son and I our very first surf lesson and we had a blast! He was very patient and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AHatII
via mobile
Read all 201 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time beginners, Private surf lesson rate:$120 includes Surfboard, Wetsuit, and a 1.5 hour surf lesson,or group surf lesson rate: 2 or more persons $90 each includes Surfboards, Wetsuits and a 1.5 hour surf lesson. All surf lessons take place at the beach, NOT AT THE 5TH STREET SURF SHOP... Call us for our Locations... Text or email us today to book a surf lesson by appointment only. We would need your Height ,Weight, Gender for wetsuit size. Plus a credit card number to hold to book Reservations.
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“seal beach” (19 reviews)
“learning how” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
224 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5118
CONTACT
Website
+1 714-782-4510
Write a ReviewReviews (201)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"seal beach"
in 19 reviews
"awesome experience"
in 10 reviews
"learning how"
in 7 reviews
"surfing lessons"
in 11 reviews
"riding waves"
in 8 reviews
"learn to surf"
in 10 reviews
"great tips"
in 2 reviews
"wet suits"
in 5 reviews
"amazing surf"
in 2 reviews
"surf boards"
in 4 reviews
"marcus"
in 104 reviews
"safety"
in 24 reviews
"instructor"
in 67 reviews
"techniques"
in 11 reviews
"blast"
in 15 reviews
"wetsuits"
in 12 reviews
"end"
in 26 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 200 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marcus, Lucy and all the teachers at Surfriders Academy were amazing! We came with a group of 4 people and they were patient, thorough, and enthusiastic during our beginner lesson. Marcus took the time to plan for the best location based on the waves and...More

Thank Jimmy N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Surf’s up guys πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the review, we also enjoyed teaching you all how to surf πŸ„πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦ hope to see everyone again before summers over. Aloha 🌺 Marcus the surf coach

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marcus gave my son and I our very first surf lesson and we had a blast! He was very patient and made sure we were comfortable the entire time. I highly recommend Marcus and Surfriders Academy for anyone interested in surf lessons. If we're ever...More

Thank AHatII
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Aloha from Surfriders Academy , Thank you for the review and it was a pleasure meeting you all, hope to see everyone again next summer πŸ˜‰ Marcus the surf coach πŸ„πŸ’¦πŸŒΊ

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marcus gave our two daughters their very first surf lesson. He was patient, kind, and kept it simple so the girls caught on quickly and had a lot of fun. He accomodated us on short notice which we appreciated. The waves were quite big and...More

Thank Savik S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming out to Surfriders Academy, I really appreciate the review about us, it was a pleasure to teach your girls surfing ! Aloha Marcus the surf coach πŸ„πŸ’¦

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marcus had amazing communication and customer service. I sent a text knowing it might be a long shot to schedule a next day morning lesson. He found an instructor for me and kept me up to date. It meant a lot to me that he...More

Thank Krysten G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kristine, First of alll , much Aloha to you and thanks for the awesome review πŸ˜‰ We appreciate you and your business , hopefully we can see you again in your next visit here in surf city Huntington Beach πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ„πŸ’¦πŸŒΊ Marcus the surf coach

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Marcus was a great instructor and I highly recommend Surfriders. I was able to ride the waves and became more confident each time. He gave excellent pointers and he challenged me to grab a wave myself ! Thank you πŸ’¦πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ€™πŸ»

Thank kellyd2032018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Aloha Kelly 😊 We appreciate your review about us and it was a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see ypu all again next time you visit Huntington Beach, may you have a pleasant stay in Orange County. Marcus the surf coachπŸ„πŸ’¦

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I had one lesson with Lucy and another one with Marcus. Both were very professional and also very kind. Thanks to them I managed to stand on the board already in the first lesson, and well improved the technique in the second lesson. Very highly...More

Thank eladkedar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2018

Hello Elad, we are so pleased to meet you and to teach you surfing πŸ„ hope to see you again and have a safe flight home. Aloha Marcus the surf coach

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

What a great experience! Marcus is friendly, very professional, organized, timely, patient and loads of fun! My friend and I had a great time learning how to surf and highly recommend Marcus!

Thank Helen Bridget O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2018

Hello Helen, Thanks for the review! It was very nice meeting you and Molly, You ladies made my day watching you surf and enjoying the ocean. Aloha to both of you and until we all meet again πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦πŸ˜‰ Marcus the surf coach πŸ„

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 7, 2018

My two teenagers (17 and 19 yr olds) had a private surfing lesson with Marcus this morning. I had read excellent reviews for this place and it certainly lived up to it’s outstanding reputation. Marcus gave my kids great tips on land before moving into...More

Thank Sue-lin C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

We appreciate your review, It was a pleasure meeting everyone and to see the kids had fun, We hope to see everyone again in the future πŸ„πŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦ Aloha Marcus the surf coach

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I'm a beginner and Marcus was patient, encouraging, and lots of fun to work with. He's extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful teacher. His teaching style was great - he has a way of explaining things and demonstrating them that's clear and easily understandable. As a...More

Thank Catherine C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Hello Catherine, Well I’m so speechless, thank you for the compliment and the nice review and us. It was a pleasure working with you. I wish you many more wonderful days surfing! Marcus the surf coach πŸ„ Aloha 🌺

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 29, 2018

My wife and two daughters (age 8 and 10) were in Anaheim over Spring Break for a Disneyland vacation, and on our third day in town we took an introductory surf lesson at Newport Beach, with Marcus and Julio. None of us had ever surfed...More

Thank Corey S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Hello and thanks for the great review, it was a pleasant adventure working and meeting your family. I am so stoked to have awesome families that come to us for surfing lessons. I hope to see you all again! Marcus the surf coach πŸ„ Aloha...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 21 hotels in Huntington Beach
Kimpton Shorebreak Huntington Beach Resort
1,263 reviews
.11 miles away
Huntington Surf Inn
431 reviews
.23 miles away
Huntington Beach Inn
290 reviews
.25 miles away
Sun 'n' Sands Motel
84 reviews
.42 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Sushi On Fire
462 reviews
.05 miles away
Sugar Shack Cafe
907 reviews
.04 miles away
25 Degrees
115 reviews
.07 miles away
North Shore Poke Co.
57 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Huntington Dog Beach
634 reviews
.26 miles away
Huntington Beach Pier
2,072 reviews
.22 miles away
Downtown Huntington Beach
662 reviews
.03 miles away
Pacific City
69 reviews
.34 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Dunc S
April 14, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from SurfridersAcademy | Property representative |
Yes we do, I can help you go to the next level πŸŒŠπŸ„πŸ’¦
0
Votes