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“surf school”(17 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pacific Coast Highway at Brookhurst St., Huntington Beach, CA 92646
+1 714-813-2880
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 14, 2012

I visited southern California for the Surf City Marathon, and decided to take a surf lesson while I was there. After googling surf camps/surf lessons in Huntington Beach, I came across Banzai Surf School. I’m sure glad I did. From the start, Jaz, the owner,...More

5  Thank Cycle_Surfer_Gal
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 19, 2016

Even though I had never, ever surfed before, I went into this with high hopes! I know they can't control the ocean, but they should be able to move the lessons based on surf conditions. The surf was very strong that day and I kept...More

2  Thank Shelly K
JazKaner, Owner at Banzai Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2016

Hi, My apologies. I believe you came from the Hilton last Sunday, yes? You are absolutely correct: We have no control over the ocean, and the day you speak of had horrendous conditions, everywhere in Huntington Beach. Yes, we should've taken you to a better...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

It was our first time surfing and the instructors were very informative and hands on! They taught us how to seek out a good wave and tried to push us harder to increase our skills after each try. Great motivation and by the end of...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Booked a private lesson for our daughter. She had a fantastic time and her instructor was really good. Our daughter loved being able to surf in Surfcity USA. My one complaint was that her lesson didn't start until 15 minutes late as the instructor had...More

1  Thank MCHMF
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Wow so many surf schools to choose from so many instructors in California but I kept being drawn back to Banzai Surf on Huntington Beach and so pleased I found them! The boys (age 16 & 12) booked on to their summer surf camp (08:30-12:30)...More

Thank zoeliana
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

These dudes are on point. Felix, Peter and I’m sorry I forget his name (he welcomed us, signed us up and taught us how to carpet surf) are so friendly and professional; it was an awesome experience. It was my wife and I’s first time...More

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Our instructor, Phil, was very nice and made our lesson fun. We learned at a solid pace as beginners and were able to ride some waves. I had so much fun learning how to surf!

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I’m 63 years old and visiting my daughter in LA. She wanted to take us to Huntington Beach to check it out. I went online to shop for T-shirts and saw a surf school shirt for sale. I thought, why not look up a surf...More

1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed October 5, 2017

My 14 year old son from NY had 2 two hour lesson's in August which was his 5th and 6th lesson working with Jazz and staff in 3 years. The staff is the best and really show they care for safety, fun and teaching all...More

1  Thank 599garye
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

I had a 2 hour surf lesson on Sunday with Bradley. The instruction provided by him was excellent - first push into a wave & I stood up! We went pretty hard in the water the first hour, took a 15 minute water break &...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

My husband and teenage son had a two hour private surfing lesson with their instructor Tori. She was very patient with them, and explained a lot and practiced on the sand first. They had a great time and by the end of the two hours,...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

My 13 year old had two great lessons with Phil. The entire experience was as described; fun, easy, the staff was knowledgeable and patient.

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October 21, 2015|
Response from Hulagirl926 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think February should be fine. Banzai is a great company, if you email the owner he will be completely honest with you about all of your questions regarding surfing. He responds pretty quickly. Anyway, if you are... More