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About Aqua Surf School
We teach children, teens and adults. Gain lifelong positive memories, friends and surfing skills. We welcome visitors and locals of all levels from first time beginners to advanced. Our instructors are certified in cpr, first aid, lifeguarding, safety and hired based on their ability and passion to teach.
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Santa Monica Private Surf Lesson
2 reviews
Catch your first wave — or perfect your turns — with a surf lesson at legendary Santa Monica Beach. On your 1.5 hour adventure, join your professional instructor at the water's edge. Practice basic skills like paddling out, reading waves and popping up, or work on improving your surfing with an instructor that’s matched to your experience level. Take in views of the California coast from beyond the breakers, watch for dolphins and porpoises that play in the waves, and enjoy the convenience of this all-inclusive surfing experience.
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$155.00 per adult
Malibu Private Surf Lesson
Get out on the Malibu waves with a experienced surfing instructor. Book a private lesson, ensuring personalized attention so you progress quickly. Receive consistent feedback as practice basics like paddling and standing on your board, or improve your skills if you already know how to surf. Once you feel confident, surf further from shore and enjoy the adrenaline rush and ocean waves.
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$155.00 per adult
Los Angeles Private Surf Lesson
1 review
Catch your first wave or fine tune your skills with a 2-hour private surf lesson in Los Angeles with a professional instructor. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the lesson to your needs, whether you’re learning the basics or improving specific techniques. Work with your instructor to choose the perfect beach for ocean conditions and your skill level, then paddle into some of Southern California’s best waves. Ride Venice and Santa Monica with a local, or soak up the sun from the iconic breaks off Malibu or Topanga Canyon.
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$155.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter has been going to Aqua Surf camps for a few years now. She absolutely loves Dylan and all the instructors. About two years ago she had an unfortunate accident that was by no fault of Aqua Surf but the way the team handled...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CrisL445
Reviewed 5 days ago

I sent my son there last year, it was great and memorized experience! Professional instructor, enthusiasm staff, and fun activity! My son loved it!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank yang l
Reviewed 6 days ago

My 9 yr old daughter LOVES this surf camp. She has gone during the summer months and spring break. The staff is very knowledgable and super fun with the kids. Safety is there #1 priority as well. I would recommend this camp to anyone wanting...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Cynthia T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son wanted a surf lesson bday party and Aqua Surf, thankfully for us, just started offering this package. We had 6 10 and 11 year old boys, and despite the inherent challenge of managing a group like that, the instructors were friendly, encouraging, and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank calstevelee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 6 year old son attended camp last month and flipped for it. We've tried a number of camps between Venice and the Palisades. This is hands down the best. No wonder pictures on their site feature some local from legends we know. The coaching...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Megan A
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Sent my kid there a few days last summer, and again this spring. Top notch organization. I'm always impressed. The instructors are excellent! They seem to have limitless energy & patience. They have surf knowledge, and they're great with kids (and parents)! It's rare to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MATD2045
Reviewed September 30, 2018

I've tried several surfing companies in the area and my experience with Aqua Surf was by far the best. They provide high quality wetsuits and boards, but the instructors are what make the experience worth it. Jon was a fantastic surf instructor and you could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank brendabarroso
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My 12 year old daughter enjoyed the camp tremendously. It is 4th year that she is being going to the surf camps and loves the experience. Typically she does not surf much (only a weeks or two every summer). The reason I gave 3 stars...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MalvinaLA
Reviewed April 25, 2018

I enrolled my daughter for the half-day session due to her dislike of camps and the ocean, but wanted her to try something new. By the end the time I picked her up on her first day, she had made friends with the kids and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed March 30, 2018

My son really loves it. He has spent one week there last summer. The experience is amazing. There are lots of activities on the beach. The councils are very responsbile. I was actually on the beach watching for the whole day. Thumb up! Stone Shi

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Weilei S
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