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Santa Barbara
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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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If you've always wanted to learn how to surf—or you're an amateur looking to bolster your skills—there's no better place to hit the waves than Santa Barbara, one of the top surf towns in California. With this group surf lesson, expect to hit the waves and improve your skills, regardless of experience level. Beginners can cover the basics, like paddling and catching a wave, while more confident surfers can review advanced skills, like cutbacks and floaters.
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Reviewed September 6, 2019

I started surfing at the ripe old age of 37. I also have a young family and little time to do things just for me. My iSurf monthly membership (unlimited classes!!) has been an amazing motivator to get me out into the water on the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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iSurfWSLexperiences, Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2019

Awwww! We love having you be a part of our community! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about us and your experience. Makes us feel so good to hear you are not only enjoying your classes but also learning!...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019

My friend and I took a surf lesson with Thomas last week in Ventura and had a great time. Thomas was a great and enthusiastic teacher and we both felt like we learned a lot and really got our money's worth out of the experience....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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iSurfWSLexperiences, Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2019

Abby! You are the best! It was so much fun surfin with you both! Thank you for taking the time to write a review, so appreciative! If there is ever anything we can help with please do not hesitate to hit us up! All the...More

Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Great experience. Instructors were great and fun. Easy to connect with. Everything we needed was provided

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

My friend and I took a surf lesson with Zach this past week and it was awesome. We both had been out before but were really looking for some direction and help on improving (and learning to stand!). We worked with Thomas, who was responsive...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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iSurfSchool, Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

Kyra! It was such a pleasure working with you and your friend. So stoked we were able to help you with your pop up and other surf questions. If there is ever anything else we can help with please do not hesitate to reach out....More

Reviewed July 28, 2019

Zack is a great surfing coach- safety, experience, techniques, fun are key for him. We have been surfing twice in different locations in Santa-Barbara and I always had a great coaching sessions - in short amount of time (1hour/session). He gave me the right knowledge,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Arranged on a very short notice, I had a one-on-one surfing class with Zac. Having never surfed before, I didn’t know what to expect. But, with his friendly demeanor and laid back California attitude, Zac put me at ease immediately. He took through the basics...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Thomas O, General Manager at iSurf School, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Thanks so much for your review! It’s means so much to hear that you had a great time. Thanks again and hopefully I’ll see you back in the water soon!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Zack was awesome. Had everything ready to go and made the experience as easy as possible. Gave great feedback and was able to tailor all the advice for the different experience levels. Highly recommend doing this and I will be back!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

My sister and I recently visited CA and decided to take a lesson through iSurf. We signed up for a group lesson that included the two of us and was met by the instructor who was knowledgeable, encouraging, and got us up on the waves!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Our family was visiting Santa Barbara and hoped to take a surfing lesson to get the full California experience. During the booking process iSurf was responsive and flexible to accommodate our ever-changing schedule. Thomas, our instructor, met us at the beach, covered a few important...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

We were visiting CA from VA and traveling up the coast between LA and SF. My two sons aged 10 and 12 were excited to try surf lessons for the first time. I searched online for great reviews for teaching KIDS and found iSurf. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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