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Surf School Santa Cruz

3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5150
+1 831-428-3647
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First time surfing Santa Cruz

My son and I had a private lesson and our instructors were awesome. We surf in Maine which is a... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Giuia G
Great experience!

I wanted to enhance my skills on surfing during my trip in CA, and I choose Surf School Santa Cruiz... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Welcome to Surf School Santa Cruz, the best-rated surf school on the West Coast. We accept students of all ages and skill levels and guarantee a quality, safe, and fun learning experience. This surf school was created because of our passion for surfing and developed because of our desire to share it with the world. We believe that surfing is not just a sport, but is actually therapy for life. We ardently advocate that the only thing better than a great day of surfing is helping fuel someone else’s passion or improve skillsets that work in the ocean and carry over to day-to-day life. Our instructors are professionals who tailor each lesson to the students, so no matter your ability, you are encouraged and supported in the most personalized way possible. The cumulative years of quality surfing and teaching experience we have under our belts allow us to provide you the best surf lessons in all of Santa Cruz.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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3548 Portola Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-5150
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+1 831-428-3647
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My son and I had a private lesson and our instructors were awesome. We surf in Maine which is a very different surf experience but the guys were fantastic and encouraging and helped us catch waves. Since my son is only 10 years old he...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I wanted to enhance my skills on surfing during my trip in CA, and I choose Surf School Santa Cruiz and it was amazing! Private lesson is a good choice when you really want to be focused and learning as much as you can. Location...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Friendly, knowledgeable, respectful. Cam was a fantastic instructor and the entire staff was great - made the 2 hours worth it. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My teenage son and I had a two hour lesson with Cam as our instructor. The owner greeted us in the parking lot, got us suited up, and we had a short intro lesson at the shop. Then we piled into the van with some...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I had an amazing time out on the water with Big C and Nohemi (taking videosfor us to capture the experience). Big C took the time to make our day great. He was patient and made the day that I will always...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff and great instructors on the water made it a good experience for the whole family. The Location for surfing was great

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and my 13-year-old daughter did a two-hour session with Cam and Andy, who were both great — highly professional and good company too. They gave us a good briefing on land then in the water spotted the good waves for us and helped us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girls and I have surfed with Big C and the Santa Cruz Surf School for the past three years and we have enjoyed every session. My younger daughter is getting to the point where she can catch some waves on her own and perform...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our surf lesson! The team are great - especially with kids (a dedicated surf instructor for our 10-year old)- and the location of Pleasure Point is fantastic. Didn’t manage to make it up but the kids did! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The surfers were 12, 15 and 21 ... they completely enjoyed the time that was spent in the class. The guides did a wonderful job in communicating and giving examples to the new surfers. In the following days, they continued to improve their skills and...More

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Rita4014
June 27, 2018|
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Response from hdubya73 | Reviewed this property |
$125 each for private lessons.
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Dunc S
June 18, 2018|
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Response from rbystrzz | Reviewed this property |
It is very simple to book Surf School Santa Cruz. Everything is done online. You book the date and time you want to go out and just show up at the school on that date/time. Simply goggle, “Surf School Santa Cruz” and it... More
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