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About Santa Barbara Surf School
Private Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria are our specialty. We feel the best way to maximize your time is to have a surf instructor solely devoted to you, your family or friends. This insures you will be getting the most hands on practice during your time in the water. Typically our Instructors can coach up to 5 students at a time. If you want to surf privately with a larger group we will add instructors as needed. Our proven method for teaching surf lessons is one that has come together through the combined knowledge of our veteran surfers throughout Santa Barbara and the feedback we get from our students. We have carefully studied the most important steps to becoming a successful surfer, and how to make the most of your time. Which is why we’re confident Santa Barbara Surfing School will have you surfing in no time. Included: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor. Group size discounts applied at checkout.
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Matt T wrote a review May 2021
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
We had an awesome time, Carson was an excellent instructor! First time surfing for both me and my wife, we were both able to get up on a few waves and had a great time. We met our instructor at their truck parked next to the beach, got our boards and suits and were ready to go. Great instruction, very clear and answered all out questions. Once in the water Carson directed us as to the best waves to try and catch, even helping push us to get some speed to get our waves. Overall 100% recommended, we'll be booking more lessons with this company.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for choosing us for your Santa Barbara surf lessons!
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Nicole W wrote a review May 2021
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My friend and I were first time surfers, and with the help of Carson were able to ride 5-6 waves in!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for taking surf lessons with us!
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Walter B wrote a review May 2021
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Dan was a terrific instructor! Conditions were quite choppy on the day of our lesson but he was great at helping us select good rideable waves. The last time I surfed was 45 years ago. It’s not quite like “riding a bike”-muscle memory does fade with time-but Dan rekindled some athletic performance out of this old guy. In short, I highly recommend SBSS!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School
Responded 4 weeks ago
So glad Dan was able to get you out in the water again after such a long break. Nothing better than getting in the ocean, and surfing is the best way to do that. Hope to see you again soon, take care.
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Andy wrote a review May 2021
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This is my first surf lesson, it was fun an Abe was awesome! I had such a good time that I’m doing this weekly to learn more! I highly recommend this company if u want to learn to surf. Andy
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Andy! So glad you enjoyed your lessons with us! Abe has been with us for a long time and he is consistently one of our top tinstructors. Hope to see you out in the lineup, take care.
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Sonja and Friends wrote a review May 2021
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It was our first surf class ever. We had a lot of fun. Thanks to our good instructors Ryan and Abe we were all able to learn it so fast. We highly recommend Santa Barbara Surf School. Thank you Abe and Ryan! <3
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from calcoastadventures, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School
Responded 4 weeks ago
So glad you had such a fun surfing experience while learning here in Santa Barbara! Hope to see you again sometime soon, take care.
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