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About Surfer's ED
Surf training for individuals & groups committed to learning to surf whether a first-timer, beginner or intermediate trying to improve their surfing skills & experience. Learn much more than just the "pop-up". Jonathan will teach you about ocean safety, understanding ocean patterns, reading waves, wave selection, surfing techniques, board control, surfing etiquette, forecasting and equipment. Jonathan will teach you what it takes to surf and how to improve over the long haul. Jonathan is a permitted instructor who has taught thousands of surf lessons with students of varying surfing ability in the Los Angeles area & is committed to teaching surfing to your ability level. All of us are unique with differing ocean experiences, fears, concerns and knowledge. Jonathan adjusts to you and prioritizes information and skill sets based off your ability & ocean experience. We provide all equipment so if you don't have a board or wetsuit we will be happy to provide them for you.
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

I've taken lessons in Costa Rica and Bali and Jonathan is really special; his patience and ability to support you overcoming whatever you are facing, be it fear or frustration. He is an excellent coach, very patient and articulate. My surfing has improved by leaps...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jacqgoncalv
Reviewed March 30, 2019

I never tried surfing before, and I am so glad that my first few lessons were with Jonathan. Though I would say I am generally up for anything, getting into the waters past the waves was intimidating -- Jon was there every step of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sulubrious
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Jonathon was excellent! Jonathon approached the lesson with complete consideration of my previous surfing experience, tailoring the lesson to build on my existing knowledge and skill rather than trying to undo and redo what I already learned. He was prompt, prepared with all necessary gear,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Simply said, Jonathan’s approach to surfing is everything about building a super solid foundation whilst making you feel like you’ve achieved the impossible after every session. I was put in touch with Jonathan through a friend who is now completely hooked on surfing and I’m...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Johnny is the Zeus of surf instruction. Taking lessons from him has changed my life both in the water and out. If you are visiting LA, a day in the water with him will be the highlight of your trip. If you live here, he...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Stone R
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Amazing teacher! By far the best lessons we’ve had. We are at all skill levels and the lessons were brilliant fun. Brilliant attention to detail about ocean awareness. I highly recommend!!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Richelle R
Reviewed March 18, 2018

My husband and I had taken a couple beginner lessons on vacation, and thought surfing was fun. Then we found Jonathan, and our lives were changed forever! We quickly learned that our previous lessons were not really lessons at all. Jonathan's instruction was REAL. He...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kmgatz
Reviewed March 18, 2018

I've taken lessons in San Diego, Mexico, and other places, and Jonathan is by far the best surf instructor I've ever had. He has surf training down to an art, telling you just enough information for your level, whether that be beginner or intermediate. Once...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank registeredusermpls
Reviewed March 15, 2018

It was just the best experience. I've surfed with Jonathan before, But i had my brother and my two 12 & 14 year old nieces from Chicago in town and they were dying to try surfing. I was a little apprehensive about bringing them out,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sdamsterdam
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Jonathan is a superb instructor. I had a blast and learned a lot. My surfing will definitely improve due to his instruction. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: March 2018
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