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Address: 1202 N Pacific St, Oceanside, CA 92054
Phone Number: +1 760-230-1474
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Safe, educational surfing fun since 1995!

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Surfing Lessons with Coach Pat

Coach Pat is amazingly patient and so knowledgeable. I'm a first time surfer and this was my dream to see the pacific and learn how to surf before I leave this earth. I am 70... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
canseethesky
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coach Pat is amazingly patient and so knowledgeable. I'm a first time surfer and this was my dream to see the pacific and learn how to surf before I leave this earth. I am 70 years old and at any age surfing is possible! If you are in San Diego and want Ana amazing memory please contact Coach Pat. Judy... More 

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Coach_Pat_Weber, Owner at San Diego Surfing Academy Lessons, responded to this review

It was an honor and a privilege to serve as a surf guide for Wishmasters! Hurry back for another session! More 

Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coach Pat is great! First time on the west coast for our boys, 15 and 18. Pat did a great job teaching them the ropes and had them up a few times within the first lesson. They thought they would have it in the bag being skiers, snowboarders and long boarders but there is a lot to learn about the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Brought a couple of ice hockey players to San Diego for a tournament in Feb/2016, one had never even been to the ocean. Hooked up with Coach Pat from San Diego Surfing Academy who was very helpful and accommodating to our schedule constraints. He met us in a great spot, brought several sizes of wetsuits and boards to ensure a... More 

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This was a great experience for my 2 teenagers. My daughter really wanted to try surfing and my son was along for the ride but both really enjoyed the experience. So glad we made the trip to north county for this one on one lesson. I called Coach Pat in the morning and left a message, he quickly returned my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Didn't plan on surfing the pacific on my vacation. Glad I did! Worth every penny from the first wave on. Coach Pat delivered an expert lesson; made me feel like a surfer right away. Got GoPro footage of every minute, edited down to a perfect showcase of my new talent. :P Coach Pat is guaranteed to get you up there!

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Coach Pat was really flexible in regards to scheduling and payment etc.. a true pro. Immediately my brother and I were comforted by his great vibe and attitude - as we were COMPLETE beginners.. This guy has ENERGY and is very very cool and helpful. By the end of the morning I was catching waves on my own. Couldn't recommend... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I had high expectations of Coach Pat and SDSA based on the online reviews. My expectations weren't just met but were exceeded. He took my daughter and I for a morning lesson and had us both up by the end. Calm, patient and encouraging he made my 12 year old daughter feel comfortable as she struggled to get the hang... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I had read the reviews and could not help to have high expectations-- which were surpassed as Coach Pat's enthusiasm, expertise and patience shined. Pulling up to the beach with the kids in the car and Beach Boys on the radio we were thrilled to see his custom painted van waiting for us. Day 1 was with my eldest son... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Based on the positive feedback on Tripadvisor I arranged a private surfing lesson with Coach Pat for me and three of my kids (daughter -14, two sons 12, 9) while we were vacationing in Carlsbad recently. This is the third time we've done a family surfing lesson In the past two years and without a doubt, the quality of the... More 

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We did 5 days of surfing with coach Pat and had a great experience. We are a family of four and Pat worked well with the kids and adults. The kids are 9 and 13 and were able to get up and have a enjoyable time. The water was cold but Pat has excellent equipment for all conditions. He also... More 

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