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About Kapowui Surf Lessons
At kapowui, we live, eat, and dream surfing. We teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. All of our instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit. Kapowui believes we are all part of one big family, so when we are doing a lesson, we are 100% focused and in the moment with you. All of Kapowui's instructors live within blocks of the beach and surf every day. This is a life choice for us. We are not a corporate machine grinding out massive quantities of sub-par internet coupon lessons with minium wage non surfing employees. Kapowui is a locally owned business with soul that only hires real surfers. At Kapowui we truly care about your experince. So in the short time we have together we imerese you in the surf culture. Giving you the opportunity to feel the true surfer vibe, and gain a skill you can use forever. That is why many of the 4 and 5 star hotels in Los Angeles call us to service their guest (i.e. Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Shutters, Loews, Viceroy, Chateau Marmont, etc.) Whether surfing is a 1-time bucket list item or a new sport you want to pick up, we will have you up and riding waves your 1st lesson or your next lesson is free. At Kapowui, you are not just another number or dollar sign to us. You are family. So, come hang out with your brothers and sisters, and let's go catch some WAVES!!! Even if you don't do a lesson, come by and say "HI".Your lesson will take place at one of 4 iconic California beaches, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, or Santa Monica, where the sandy bottoms are safe and perfect for beginner lessons. Your lesson includes surfboard, wetsuit, and instructor. We ofer 1 hr., 1 1/2 hr., and 2 hr. lessons. The first 20 minutes of each lesson is done on the beach, covering board design and dynamics, wave dynamics, beach safety, surfing safety, surf etiquette, pop-up technique and form. The remainder of your time is spent in the water, surfing with your instructor. Everything is included, you only need to bring a positive vibe, however people often like to bring sunscreen, towel, and water.
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Kapowui, was awarded best surf school in Venice beach for the last 5 years in a row.

Kapowui is a family run business and and an icon of southern California.

We live, eat, and dream surfing and teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. This is a life choice for us and what gives our lives meaning.

All of Kapowui's instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit, live within blocks of the beach (4 of them live in surf vans), surf every day and have many years teaching experience.

When we are doing a lesson with you, we are 100% focused and in the moment with you.

At Kapowui we truly care about your experience.

Whether surfing is a one time bucket list item or a new sport you want to pick up, we will have you up riding waves, 100% guaranteed! Additionally you will be immersed in the surf culture, giving you the opportunity to feel the true surfer vibe, while learning a skill you can use forever.

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Lindsay C wrote a review Today
Boston, Massachusetts158 contributions16 helpful votes
Great private lesson with Eduardo. Good beginner waves and lots of dolphins out! He spent the perfect amount of time on the beach before sending us out to the water. Mahalo plenty!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Tatiana wrote a review Nov 17
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
I learned so much about the waves in my lesson with Liam, and I caught the best wave yet almost as soon as we got in the water! I had such a great time, I definitely recommend these guys for anyone who wants to get a good understanding of how to surf and have a great time in the water!! Would def book again :-D - Tati
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Voyager97695 wrote a review Nov 1
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Tyler's impressive instruction had my 14 year old grandson surfing from his FIRST wave! WOW! I sent video to friends around the world and everyone shouted out congratulations!!! Thank You Kapowui!!!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lauren J wrote a review Oct 2020
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Awesome lesson! Tyler was a great teacher and made everything simple and easy to understand. He explained the specifics of a surfboard, and I was popping up and catching waves pretty quickly once in the water. The team was very nice and I felt comfortable immediately - definitely recommend Tyler and the entire Kapowui team!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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ploy wrote a review Oct 2020
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I had no foundation in surfing but Connor was able to help me catch a wave on the first day! Kapowui staff were very friendly and genuine people. Will definitely recommend the lesson to my friends. Looking forward to surfing again!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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