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Awesome surf lesson!

Had a private surf lesson together with a friend from Thomas today. As very novice surfers we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
marksA1311OT
Isurf is helping me get to the next level!

I've been a weekend surfer for a little while now but was stuck at the same level and getting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fiona B
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iSurf is the Central Coasts best surf school for quality and price. We have classes for everyone of all ages and skill levels. Our classes focus on giving our students the knowledge and confidence to get into the ocean and experience the unforgettable feeling of riding waves. Our Instructors have been trained to give you the highest quality experience that will focus on reading ocean conditions, proper surfing techniques, and leaving you with goals to take away from each session. We also offer frequent trips to Baja, San Diego, and Hawaii as well as bachelorette parties, corporate events, retreats, and so much more. Looking for something more? Just ask and our team will be sure to make happen.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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370 N La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110
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+1 805-699-5371
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a private surf lesson together with a friend from Thomas today. As very novice surfers we didn't expect to be able to do a lot at the end of the lesson, but after a quick introduction we managed to ride the waves! Thomas was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a weekend surfer for a little while now but was stuck at the same level and getting frustrated by my lack of progress. Thomas, our instructor, has really helped me see what I needed to do to get to the next level. He...More

Thank Fiona B
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iSurfSchool, Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Fiona! You have really begun to make some great progress with your surfing. Keep up the amazing work and you’ll be ripping with everyone at C Street before you know it.

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I was visiting California for the first time and wanted to try surfing. I searched for surfing lessons on line and decided to go with iSurf based on recommendations from the Santa Barbara parks and recreation department. This company was highly recommended and I’m really...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

my kids and I had our first surf lesson with Zach and had a great time. He was friendly, gave clear instruction and made sure we all had a good time. Kids are already asking when can we go again. Great family memory. Thanks isurf.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I moved recently in Santa Barbara and get a membership in isurf school. Thomas gave me great advice and I progress quite quickly thanks to them. They are very friendly and always push you to get better ! The group lessons are always fun as...More

Thank 636antoine
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Alelia P, Owner at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thanks Antoine! We had a blast surfing with you too! We hope to see you again soon! Alelia

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We loved our lesson with Thomas! I had never surfed before and my wife had taken a lesson once before. She said that he was much better at explaining common mistakes and giving tips than her previously experience learning. I thought he did a great...More

Thank Jackson B
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Alelia P, Owner at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Thanks JacksoN! We had a blast too!

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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just had our 1st ever surf lesson by Thomas from iSurf! We were so nervous about it, but Thomas was soo clear, enthusiastic, and explained everything we needed to know in full detail to be more comfortable to start surfing. He...More

Thank Annette H
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iSurfSchool, Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018

It was so great to meet and surf with you both! Thank you for choosing iSurf and for taking the time to write a review about your experience. Greatly appreciate that! We wish you all the best!

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

One more big and huge thx for your time and the knowledge you share with my kids... they want to surf when we are back in France. Hope to see you one more time in our life

Thank Frederic E
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iSurfSchool, General Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

It was my pleasure. You have such a wonderful family and it was so great to get to surf with you all. I look forward to seeing and hopefully surfing with you again! Thank you for choosing iSurf!

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

My girlfriend and I called iSurf on very short notice to try to get a surfing lesson in Santa Barbara. She had not previously surfed and I had only done so once or twice. When we called, Zach who answered the phone was very helpful...More

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Alelia P, Owner at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

It was so much fun surfing with you both! Thank you for choosing iSurf! We look forward to hopefully surfing with you both again! All the best!

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I was just sitting and thought "I should try surfing since I'm in Cali" I called iSurf and Zack answered and with just 30 minutes notice was able to meet me out at UCSB campus point for an epic surfing lesson. It was truly everything...More

Thank Josiah M
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Alelia P, Owner at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thank for choosing iSurf and for taking the time to tell everyone about your experience. We really appreciate amazing customers like yourself. All the best in everything you do!

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