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Address: 224 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5118
Phone Number: +1 714-782-4510
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Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time...

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.

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surfed my first wave!

I've been trying to learn to surf on my own for a while now but with no luck. When I went to the surf lessons with Marcus I was able to stand on the board first try! Throughout... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
aalex4321
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Whittier, California
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Whittier, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been trying to learn to surf on my own for a while now but with no luck. When I went to the surf lessons with Marcus I was able to stand on the board first try! Throughout the lesson he offered great tips and was very attentive and helpful. I'm so glad I decided to go to this lesson,... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hi Alex , always appreciate a good review about us , thank you 😊 Well it was nice meeting you and introducing you to the sport of Kings as the Hawaiians would say ! we look forward to see you all next year ... Thanks again and Aloha marcus the surf coach 🏄 More 

Whittier, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a lesson here a couple weeks ago and it was amazing! I've been trying to stand up on my board for a whole year and finally I did! I couldn't have stood up without this class and Marcus' great teaching! I will be returning for more techniques!

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hi Julie, thank you for the reviews we appreciate you calling us and taking a surf lesson, hope to see you all again next year! By the way you did fabulous on surfing 🏄 Aloha marcus the surf coach More 

Auburn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was recommended to Surfriders Academy by Ed at Huntington Surf and Sport. I was given Marcus's contact info and called him right up. Scheduled an appointment for later that afternoon in Seal Beach. I told Marcus I was a first time surfer and he showed me the basics, on land, on safety and how to pop up on the... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hey Jay! you were ripping it up that day! Thank you for the nice review and we were stoked to help you out in some tips and tricks on surfing 🏄 Aloha marcus the surf coach More 

Huntington Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter has always been wanting to surf. Marcus was the best teacher to teach my daughter, Allison. He made her feel comfortable and gave her a lot of words of encouragement. Marcus has made this experience a wonderful experience and for that reason Allison wants to continue to surf! Thank you Marcus!!!

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello Heidi , it was my pleasure to teach Alison to surf , when I was her age they were no surf schools in Huntington Beach , so I know how important it is to a get surf lesson for beginners ... Aloha marcus the surf coach 🏄 More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a family surf lesson with Surfriders Academy via the web/email from the UK. I had expected one instructor for the 4 of us but it was a pleasant surprise when both Marcus and Eric greeted us at Sunset beach. We were fully briefed and kitted out in wetsuits (which fitted well based on height and weight details emailed... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hello there from the UK 😊 Very nice meeting you and your family , we all had fun that day 😊 Thanks again for the kind review about us and hope to see you all next summer 🏄 Marcus the surf coach More 

Green River, Wyoming, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time watching the kids surf with Coach Marcus! He was great with the kids and had them up and surfing right away. It we so great to make it easy on the kids. What s great experience and highlight of our trip! Even my 8 year old daughter was surfing alone!

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hi Lacey, thanks a million for your review! your kids were amazing surfing for the first time, I am so stoked to see the fun they had, maybe next time you can join them in the class :) We wish you and family lots of Aloha and hope to see you all again...Marcus the surf coach... More 

Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

My two teens took a lesson with Ed. He gave them all the necessary theory in land before the water session. In no time at all he had them standing up surfing. He was not at all focuses on the exact finish time and went well over. Both teens had a great time.

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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Teaching surfing is our passion and "Thank you for your review" Had fun showing your kids had how to surf..We enjoy sharing the Aloha of surfing to all ages! hope to see you next summer :) Ed G. More 

Albany, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

My 45 year old husband and our two 16 year old daughters all took a lesson with Surfriders and it was fantastic! Ed M was the instructor, and he was incredibly patient, accommodating, and skilled. All of them were able to get up and surf thanks to his excellent teaching. From the moment I contacted Marcus (owner) until we finished... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, General Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

As always we appreciate you coming out for your surf lesson, it was nice meeting everyone and we are stoked to be a part of your bucket list of things to do :) have a great summer Ed M. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had so much fun Marcus was awesome. He is a great instructor!! Would recommend him for anyone!!!!

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Greetings and thank you both for the nice review , it was a real pleasure meeting you both and teaching you the Hawaiian art of surfing ! Hope to see you guys next summer! Aloha Eric G. More 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I had booked a lesson for myself and my fiancé, this was our first time surfing and by the end of the lesson we were riding the waves all the way to the beach! Our instructor Eric was awesome, he had loads of energy and enthusiasm. Eric was great at coaching us and we had a great time! I chose... More 

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SurfridersAcademy, Manager at Surfriders Academy, responded to this review

Hey good to hear from you all, big mahalo for writing a review about us! Yea really nice to meet everyone , and like to see you guys next year🏄 Aloha Eric G. More 

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