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Ocean Experience Surf School

San Diego, CA, USA
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About Ocean Experience Surf School
Ocean Experience is one of San Diego's oldest travel adventure companies, offering water sport and travel adventures throughout Southern California & Baja, Mexico since 1990. Surf, stand up paddleboard, kayak, and dive San Diego’s scenic coastline. Take a surf trip to breaks along Baja’s Pacific Coast. Dive with whales & sea turtle adventures in the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy a Baja mountain or desert tour. All-inclusive, eco-cultural adventures offer safe transportation, secure lodging, healthy, delicious meals, and all adventure gear and instruction. Ocean Experience guides are trained in cross border navigation, and our lifeguards are certified water professionals. We also specialize in providing quality surf and skateboarding camps for children ages 6-16. We have developed a surf training program that builds confidence, ensures success and empowers students of all ages and abilities to surf for life. Your kids will get the chance to receive instruction on how to safely practice surfing and skating while progressing from beginners to intermediate or advanced level surfing and skating. It's all about fun, being outdoors, getting exercise and making real connections with other kids and instructors.
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Jana B wrote a review Jul 2019
Louny, Czech Republic42 contributions15 helpful votes
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I had surf lesson with Alex who was really good teacher and person as well. The lesson started with some balance exercise, after that we went to the beach and started our adventure. Alex was with us all the time and helped us to catch the waves which wasn’t that easy. Everyone from our group had at least two or three pop-ups which was great! After the lesson we could have kept the equipment for the rest of the day. I really appreciated that. I came back two days later and rented the surfing stuff for 50% off just because of my surf lesson with Alex. I definitely recommend Ocean Experience Surf School to everyone!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from OceanExperienceOB, Manager at Ocean Experience Surf School
Responded Sep 4, 2019
Thank you, we really appreciate your review and we loved having you join us for your surf lesson. We look forward to seeing you out in the waves.
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Sanne wrote a review Jul 2019
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I followed the open group surf class, there was one other guy in my group. We did some very useful exercises and received helpful instructions before hitting the waves. Very patient teacher who helped pick the right waves for us in the water and gave us great individual advice. Had a great time and can highly recommend! Definitely take a class before you try to practice on your own because you'll have more fun.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from OceanExperienceOB, Manager at Ocean Experience Surf School
Responded Jul 27, 2019
Thank you so much for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the surf lesson and we hope you continue to have a great time out in the water!
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mcwhopper36 wrote a review May 2019
New York11 contributions
I forgot the name of the people but it was two people that got me ready to surf. Did a very thorough fundamentals intro in the back of the shop. This went over the mechanics of surfing, techniques involved from getting on the board, catching the wave, and standing and maintaining posture no the board. The instructor was very informative and thorough with answering all the questions I had. This lasted for 10 - 15minutes. Next we went out to Ocean Beach and surfed for the remainder of the 2 hr session. I cut it short cause I was getting tired. This part was done by another instructor. You walk out into the ocean with the instructor and he sets you up for the appropriate waves. It all depends on how good the individual is but for me by the 5th or 6th time I was cruising on the surf board back to shore. By the 14th wave I think I finally caught the wave, found my balance and was standing on the board back to shore. Everyone is super chill and very good at teaching new people to surf. If you're absolutely new to surfing I think this is the best place to learn. The cost is steep but everywhere else charges the same. This shop is convenient since it's right by the beach. I've recommended this place to two other friends.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from OceanExperienceOB, General Manager at Ocean Experience Surf School
Responded Jun 2, 2019
We're so psyched you enjoyed our lesson! Thanks a ton for reccomending other people to take the lesson also and we'd be happy to have you back anytime.
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Jennifer M wrote a review Apr 2019
Wisconsin113 contributions48 helpful votes
I signed up all three of my teenage boys for a surf class. They did the small group session with five students total. Adam was their instructor and he was fabulous. He was super patient and always giving encouraging remarks. It is easy to feel unsure of yourself as a practice this new sport, but Adam was positive and encouraging. He shared stories about times he has made mistakes, which helped my boys know that they were doing OK. They started off on land and practiced with different manipulatives to enact the motion of the waves. After about an hour on land, they moved out to the ocean. Adam worked with five people total out there and a really nice job. He made everybody feel safe and confident. He was attentive to each students needs but also was very concerned about the safety of everyone. He did not move my teenage boys out too far but also gave them wiggle room to practice things on their own. All of my boys were able to get up on the surfboard after this lesson, being there first lesson. They all had a great time and felt good about their experience. Although I don’t know when we will get back to surfing, I’m glad to have the opportunity to try it, which will make them feel more confident to try it again in the future. I also appreciated Adams patience with everyone. I noticed he was looking at the end for any garbage left behind. It was nice to see that he not only took care of his class and all of the equipment he needed to bring back to the car, but he was making sure there was no garbage left behind on the beach. I definitely recommend this company and using Adam as the instructor.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from OceanExperienceOB, Manager at Ocean Experience Surf School
Responded Apr 23, 2019
Hey Jennifer. Thank you so much for the kind remarks. I'm so stoked the boys enjoyed their lesson. I hope you and the family enjoyed your time out here. Please check back in with us next time you visit. I look forward to seeing you guys again. -Adam
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Suhasini wrote a review Mar 2019
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I have gone twice here and loved my experience both times. The 2nd time was especially more fun when our instructor Tray, helped us catch as many waves as possible. That made us feel like we could actually do this! Though my friend was finding it difficult to catch waves but Tray kept motivating her. And, we all cheered when she finally caught her first wave and she did so well and rode it for a long time.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from BajaExperienceTours, Manager at Ocean Experience Surf School
Responded Mar 25, 2019
We're glad to hear you had such a good time, twice! Thanks for coming back to us and we hope to see you again soon!
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