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Aloha Brothers Surf Lessons

528 Rialto Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4270
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Why not try something new?!

We spontaneously booked a surf lesson while visiting Cali. Taylor was our instructor and was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Nick is the best instructor I've ever had!

In searching for a good surfing instructor that would really guide me and put me on the right... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Whether you're a beginner looking to stand up for the first time or already a surfer looking for an experienced instructor to take your skills to the next level, we would love to help! 1:4 (max) student/instructor ratio for all standard lessons. Learn basic surf techniques: how to pop up correctly, understand positioning in the lineup, basic ocean safety and proper paddling, how to ride the wave, etiquette, how to conserve energy, etc.
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528 Rialto Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90291-4270
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spontaneously booked a surf lesson while visiting Cali. Taylor was our instructor and was amazingly patient, positive and just a chill guy. He made the lesson so memorable and fun!!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

In searching for a good surfing instructor that would really guide me and put me on the right track, I’ve had a good amount of surfing lessons and by far Nick is the best! He is very articulate on what’s important and on identifying your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two girls, aged 15 and 18, had a great intro to surfing with David. David is a fantastic instructor. He starts out with instruction on the beach and then moves to water. The girls were up on their boards before the end of the first...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was with a group of 4 friends and we tried out the beginners surfing lesson. Our instructor was David and he was amazing. Super nice, awesome, and patient with all of us. We were able to stand on the board and surf a bit...More

1  Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

I took a private lesson with Nate this past weekend and can't stop thinking about it! It was such an awesome time and Nate was so patient as he guided me every step of the way, not to mention that he was also just fun...More

1  Thank Abigail M
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous time with Mehdi out in the water. The surf was a little rough and we are new to the sport. Mehdi was patient and informative. He was so encouraging and laughed with us! It was a blast. We gained a new...More

1  Thank Teenie2000
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Had an awesome instructor and a great private lesson! Would definitely recommend Aloha Brothers to anyone looking to get some surfing in while staying in Venice!

1  Thank Max C
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Had a great experience with these guys. My Man Nate hooked me up with not only an awesome surf lesson but general awesome time!! Would recommend highly to any beginner!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and her friend, both 14 had surf lessons with Paco on a chilly Saturday morning. Paco was fantastic, extremely patient with both girls and was just as excited as they were when process was made. A great experience for spring break!

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

Nick and crew did and awesome job of catering to our group of 12. They were great teachers and all 12 of us were surfing by the end of it. For out of town-ers I would definitely recommend this experience. They have 100% 5 star...More

1  Thank Ben B
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Ashley C
May 4, 2018|
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Response from nick f | Property representative |
Aloha Ashley :-) We don’t rent the gear after the lesson (we do provide it during our lessons though for all of our respective price points). Typically most of our students hit an energy wall roughly around the 60 min mark... More
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N3668GPtom
March 28, 2018|
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Response from nick f | Property representative |
Aloha Tom :-) Sooner the better typically to ensure availability. We provide the boards and wetsuits for both group lessons ($85 for 90 min) and private lessons ($160 for 90 min). You just need to show up in your swimsuit... More
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Andrew C
February 5, 2018|
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Response from nick f | Property representative |
Aloha Andrew :-) We would love to get the 4 of you out there! All lessons are 90 min. Let me know some days/times that work for you if that sounds good and I’ll get on it in a jiff. :-) Mahalo for considering us, Nick
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