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About Surf Happens
Surf Happens is Santa Barbara’s premier surf school, this is our profession and our passion. We are a community based business dedicated to sharing the spirit of Aloha and the life style of surfing with people of all ages and abilities. Founded in the local waters of Santa Barbara, California in 2000, we are a complete full service surfing school offering year round private and group lessons, surfing camps for kids and adults, after school program, our womens program Surf Happens Sisters, beginning to advanced coaching, and community surfing competitions including the annual Rincon Classic.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had surfing lessons before but Nathan’s knowledge and teaching style were outstanding. Thanks to Nathan and the rest of the Surf Happens team for making it work.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Opentoad67
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

My two boys and their guests took a group lesson this week and had such a positive experience. I wasn't sure when signing up if I should add a second instructor which was advised because I didn't know how much help the whole group would...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

My 2 teenagers and I thought we would give surfing a try. Having never surfed before, this was an amazing experience! Our instructor, Nick, took the time on land to show us what we needed to do once we were in the water. He then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David K
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

My 14 year old daughter has always wanted to try surfing, so we got her a private lesson and Nathan was her instructor. She was a little nervous but he was very relaxed and patient and explained it so well, so she knew what to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

This year marks the 4th year straight we've sent our kids to Surf Happens. The first year our son wasn't even 4 years old yet and I have to say I was extremely nervous to have him at the beach all day with someone other...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Chris and Jenny Keet and the whole crew at Surf Happens do such an amazing job. My son has been with them since he was little at the summer surf camp. That program has not only improved his surfing through the great coaching and support,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Tom E
Reviewed August 24, 2016

A well run surf school/camp. Someone has experienced what organization and service looks like, because they do it well here. They know how to teach surfing, and they do that very well. Their standards are very high - Lunch for example had grass fed beef...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank HMEIII
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

My son found them on the beach and they agreed to provide a lesson. Affordable, very approachable, super informative. The instructor (Roxie) was uber knowledgeable and got my son up on the board very quickly. He never felt dangerous despite the crowds. Great experience all...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank MikeB5098
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Surf happens is the very best camp anywhere, ever! The best instructors and the most enthusiastic coaches! Fun and safe and just plain cool. Kris Keet the founder, has created and poured his soul into this really special place for kids to develop a love...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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