Private Surfing Lessons With A Pro!

Pacific Grove, United States

Experience hosted by Zane

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Come jump in the beautiful ocean with your own professional surfing instructor! I am a trained professional that has unique insight on the best surfing locations guaranteed to provide optimal waves for surfing. During your lesson I will demonstrate and explain the techniques you'll need to learn to become a master surfer. You will then practice those techniques under my guidance on the beach until you feel comfortable with the fundamentals . Once you and I are both confident that you know how to do each technique on land we will venture out into the water to put your skill to the test under my supervision and assistance. After the lesson we will review your progress and talk about the next steps in your surfing journey. This experience is designed to shorten your learning curve, I will try to provide you with all the tips and tricks I have discovered during my 20 years in the waves so you can continue surfing on your own. Every lesson I teach is focused on safety, comfortability in the water, and or course ENJOYMENT!
Other things to note
People taking a surf lesson with me should feel confident renting equipment from a surf shop after completing their lesson.
Come jump in the beautiful ocean with your own professional surfing instructor! I am a trained professional that has unique insight on the best surfing locations guaranteed to provide optimal waves for surfing. During your lesson I will demonstrate and explain the techniques you'll need to learn to become a master surfer. You will then practice those techniques under my guidance on the beach until you feel comfortable with the fundamentals .…

What's included

  • Equipment
    At the start of your 2 hr lesson, I will provided you with a top-of-the-lin...

Meet your host, Zane

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 68 Reviews
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I have over 20 years of surfing the west coast and various waves around the world, almost a decade of coaching experience in tennis and lacrosse, as well as holding numerous nonprofits, mentorship programs, camp counselor and volunteer positions over the years. I pours my heart into every lesson to give students a totally radical experience, nurturing growth in the water, mind, and heart. I am a father of 2 boys under 2, and have more than enough patience to meet everyone's needs. I have lifeguard training and am CPR certified. On occasion when the waves are just right and students show enough potential, I will extend the lesson and surf side by with students as a bonus because I genuinely love watching and teaching people to learn to surf. Keeping my students warm is important so I use only top of the line equipment during my lessons.
I have over 20 years of surfing the west coast and various waves around the world, almost a decade of coaching experience in tennis and lacrosse, as well as holding numerous nonprofits, mentorship programs, camp counselor and volunteer positions over the years. I pours my heart into every lesson to give students a totally radical experience, nurturing growth in the water, mind, and heart. I am a father of 2 boys under 2, and have more than enough patience to meet everyone's needs. I have lifegua…
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Where you'll be

I will take you to one of Monterey, Carmel, or Pacific Groves premier surf spots. Wherever the waves are best at that time of the day.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 68 reviews.

Melissa
September 2021
We had a fantastic time, even though I bowed out early due to the size of the waves, so our instructor could focus all of his attention on my husband without having to look after me. Even though the conditions were beyond sketchy for a beginner, my husband (who loves the adrenaline rush) had a blast and can’t wait to go out surfing again. I even caught him looking at wetsuits online when we got home! So definitely a big thank you to McKenna and Zane for providing us with such a fun and memorable experience. The guys did end up cancelling the class after ours (and issuing a refund to that customer) because the conditions were clearly getting to be too dangerous, so they do have an eye out for safety.
Marlee
September 2021
Although we didn’t do a lesson with Zane himself do to a family emergency, Zane put us together with another awesome instructor, McKenna! McKenna was absolutely incredible and helped us in every way he could from tips to even letting us hold onto his leash when we needed to paddle in a hurry. He made sure we were always in a safe spot and was determined to get us to catch a wave. (Which we did! Woo!) he took his time with us and really helped us understand the ways of the ocean + tides, making us feel comfortable the entire time! 10/10 would recommend booking a lesson with these guys! The whole team is so knowledgeable and nice!!! Thank you All for an incredible first time surfing experience!!!! Can’t wait to come back!!!!
Kunal
September 2021
Awesome surf lesson with Zane! He was always looking out for the smallest things we could adjust and remember to do so we could be surfing on our own! I’ve done lessons in Bali and Lisbon and this one was hands down the best. Thanks so much Zane!!
Sophia
September 2021
This was a super fun experience for a first time surfer like myself!! It took me forever to stop having a mental breakdown, but I had a ton of fun, and I would definitely do this again!
Laura
September 2021
Zane is excellent and knows the sports very very well. He started from the basics, explained more advanced technics with great patience. He helps alongside when you practice, so it was not only safe, but also with immediate feedbacks. I love the experience as Zane’s enthusiastic prepares me with skills and passion. Ready for more surfing and great excitement in the water in the future.
Mela
September 2021
Amazing lesson with Zane!! It was my first time surfing and Zane did a great job explaining the tips and tricks to surfing before we got in the water. Once we got in the water, he helped us as we got on the board and surf along the waves. He told us how to improve our stance each time we surfed. It was my absolute first time surfing so I was really new to this and I felt great by the end of the lesson to do this again in the future without an instructor. Highly recommend if your especially new or just trying to get the hang of it by getting instruction by a pro !! Thanks again, Zane for a memorable experience! Won’t ever forget it.

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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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    3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

beach towel