⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos

Marina del Rey, California, United States

Experience hosted by Stephen

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Cultural immersion
Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

What you'll do

OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water.

The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee.

If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons
Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA.
Other things to note
We do teach anyone 12 years old and up
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in th…

What's included

  • Tickets
    We’ll take some cool pictures of you with your board and if we’ll have a ch...
  • Equipment
    I do provide 8 and 9 foot soft top surfboards and wetsuits of all the diffe...

Meet your Host, Stephen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA Level 2) and obtain CPR, First Aid & Open Water Safety and Rescue Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training).

I've been surfing for over a decade and I'm really passionate about it. It's something that inspires me and makes me move forward.

I started surfing experience here on Airbnb a few years ago and it grew into a successful 5-star awarded surf school. We've taught over 6,000 happy students and are proud to be chosen by Google, Snapchat and Facebook to do lessons for their employees.

Throughout my teaching experience I've created a unique technique that allows each student to go at their own pace. We don't just put you on a board and give you a happy time, we explain how surfing works so you actually learn. My goal is for you to have fun and a great experience on a surfboard!
I am a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA Level 2) and obtain CPR, First Aid & Open Water Safety and Rescue Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training).

I've been surfing for over a decade and I'm really passionate about it. It's something that inspires me and makes me move forward.

I started surfing experience here on Airbnb a few years ago and it grew into a successful 5-star awarded surf school. We've taught over 6,000 happy students and are proud to be cho…
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Where you'll be

We’ll be giving lessons on Venice Beach—one of the most famous beaches in California. You’ll be able to not only enjoy the ocean and get surfing experience, but also explore the unique spirit of the eccentric cultural hub of Venice Beach.
We love this part of the beach because it's more mellow than most of the touristy areas and provides more space and safety for learning.
There is also a big parking lot right where we meet and a bus stop nearby.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 1,486 reviews.

Wei Jie
November 2021
It was a great experience. Alexi helped us to get comfortable with the waves. A good choice for anyone looking to have a go at surfing.
Stephanie
November 2021
Fantastic first time surfing experience - Alexey was informative, friendly and patient with the noobs! Being an experience host myself it was interesting to see how others do it. Would recommend to anyone thinking of trying it :)
Erin
November 2021
We had instructor Pacho, and he was absolutely fantastic! There was a group of 4 of us and 3 of us had no experience surfing. He was extremely thorough and explained everything so well. We had lots of time to practice in the water and were all able to get up several times and ride a wave. Absolutely magical experience, will be recommending to others!! Huge thanks to Pacho for his advice and encouragement!!! Plus he’s absolutely STUNNING man. Couldn’t recommend more! :)
Vanessa
November 2021
This experience was awesome! This was my first time surfing, and the instructions were easy to understand and I didn’t feel any pressure! I definitely recommend!
Sydney
November 2021
I've never surfed and the water was freezing but I had the most fun. Walker was my teacher and he was phenomenal, well informed but casual and his safety tips came in handy! Even with cold temp and water you barely noticed and we were able to be in the water for over an hour. The perfect beginner class or even just to warm up. Awesome awesome awesome. Would totally do again
Lauren
November 2021
Very engaging, you get comfortable on the board before heading to the ocean. It was a long enough class that you were really able to get up at least once! Alexi was a great instructor and was helpful throughout the entire lesson.

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  • Thu, Dec 2
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    $59 per person
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    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Thu, Dec 2
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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  • Thu, Dec 2
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Fri, Dec 3
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    $59 per person
  • Fri, Dec 3
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Fri, Dec 3
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Fri, Dec 3
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $69 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water Bottles

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