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About Banzai Surf School
Huntington Beach's most awesome and trusted surfing adventure. Open all year-round, Banzai is NSSIA accredited, and operates in partnership with the State of California. Lessons are usually mornings, and include surfboards, wetsuits, and all the sand you can eat.
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flynnkj wrote a review Aug 2019
Grand Rapids, Michigan66 contributions10 helpful votes
Took my 17 year old boys for a surfing lesson and happily learned that Huntington Beach is perfect conditions for learning/surfing. The water is shallow and the waves come in consistently. Big Wave Dave was their instructor and had them up on their first or second try! He was super patient with the and pushed them a little bit too! Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Jeanne B wrote a review Aug 2019
St. Pete Beach, Florida51 contributions6 helpful votes
We were so happy we chose Banzai to teach our kids. We chose the daily 11:00 group lesson and it was perfect. Our son was not sure he wanted to do it and he ended up having a great time. Our daughter was very excited to go and this class did not disappoint. We highly recommend. The instructors were very calm and patient. It was so fun to watch the kids learn and have so much to fun!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Rebecca F wrote a review Jul 2019
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We just returned from our California trip and the highlight for our 15 year old niece and 14 year old daughter with autism was not Disney or Yosemite (although they loved them both), but rather their 2 hour surfing lesson with David and Sam. Our niece (who had never surfed before) got up almost immediately and David was so great helping our daughter be comfortable and was able to surf on her knees with her arms outstretched. At the end, she communicated on her letter board to him that she “had so much fun!” and she thanked him for teaching her with patience. If we come back to California we will definitely do this again! Wonderful staff and great experience!!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Charliefromworthing wrote a review Jul 2019
Worthing, United Kingdom164 contributions86 helpful votes
Four never surfed before amatures (aged 38, 29, 16 and 11) turned up having zero expectation of being able to stand up on a board, let alone ride a wave and yet after some simple but effective instruction we were all doing exactly that. As you might expect, a very chilled out and easy going experience with this compnay but also very professional and well organised. I felt the cost seemed high, albeit compatible to other local companies, but actually we had three instructors for the four of us and suddenly it felt like a fair price. We had an awesome time and would definitley recommend this firm!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Gary G wrote a review Jul 2019
Mandeville, Louisiana145 contributions19 helpful votes
My son and I had the good fortune to spend a morning lesson with Matt at the Banzai Surf School. It was certainly a highlight of our vacation out west! Our instructor Matt was great, very encouraging and patient. I surfed many, many years ago - and was not very good. Under his instruction I was on my feet quickly. My son, who had never surfed, was up on his second try. We got the photo package, which I believe well worth the cost. I'll be back the next time I'm in Orange County! Many thanks.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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