Beginner Surf Lesson - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, United States

Experience hosted by Cliff

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

What you'll do

Beginner Surfing l is our popular 3-hour surf clinic. So what will you be learning? This clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on their own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching waves! There will be a short land-lesson to start, and after that we'll head out to catch some waves. You'll get approximately 1:45-2 hours of "water time" in the 3-hour class.

FAQ: Why are some of these class times SOOO early?!
Answer: When it comes to surfing, mother nature sets a lot of the rules - that's what makes it such a unique sport. If we don't go on the right tide, we won't get any waves! While those early morning sessions might be hard to wake up for, they are also truly magical. Great surf conditions, no wind, no crowds - it is about as epic as it gets. If you make the commitment go early, we can promise you'll be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime!
Beginner Surfing l is our popular 3-hour surf clinic. So what will you be learning? This clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on their own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching waves! There will be a short land-lesson to start, and after that we'll head out to catch some waves. You'll get approximat…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboard & Wetsuit

Meet your host, Cliff

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 83 Reviews
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Hey I'm Cliff the owner of Adventure Out! Adventure Out has been the city-licensed surf school in Santa Cruz for over 15 years and is the only NSSIA (National Surf School & Instructor Association) accredited surf school in Santa Cruz! You will be in great hands with our team!
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Sat, Aug 7
$119 per person
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join 2 other guests
$119 per person
Thu, Aug 12
$119 per person
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Fri, Aug 13
$119 per person
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Join 1 other guest
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

As a City of Santa Cruz licensed school - we operate right out of the City parking lot on the beach. We'll bring the gear to you! Meet us next to the beach restrooms and showers that are in the small beach parking lot adjacent to the entrance to the wharf (pier), right at the edge of the sand1

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 83 reviews.

David
July 2021
Hanno and Ivan, our two surf instructors, were absolutely great. Helpful, upbeat, friendly and fun. While the surf wasn’t too big the day we went out, it was still a great experience all around.
Lucia
June 2021
It was a great experience. The instructors were super nice, personable and made their rounds so that everyone caught some nice and multiple waves. They were great about sharing information as well as nuts sweet with communication between sets. This made for a really open experience for all and most people were talking with other people in the group. We had really nice waves. Lots of people out so the instructors made sure safety was of utmost importance, reminding us to check around before car hung a wave. We loved our time and feel super confident to go out on our own tomorrow.
It was a great experience. The instructors were super nice, personable and made their rounds so that everyone caught some nice and multiple waves. They were great about sharing inf…
Haley
June 2021
The ocean has always had a special place in my heart as well as California. So growing up I've always wanted to learn to surf, but living in AZ that makes it a little harder. So for my birthday this year, Idecided this is the new skill Iwanted to try! I convinced my husband to do this with me and we had the most amazing experience with Sarahand Jess. We had a blast and have already talked about surfing in our future Cali trips! Thank you Adventure Out!
The ocean has always had a special place in my heart as well as California. So growing up I've always wanted to learn to surf, but living in AZ that makes it a little harder. So fo…
Bret
June 2021
Had a great time. They were generous with rescheduling due to smaller than expected waves. We stuck it out and had a blast.
Mercedes
June 2021
Jess was a great instructor. She gave a lot of helpful tips and made the experience very memorable. We thought the water was going to be super cold but the wetsuits really helped keep us warm! Would definitely go again!
Negine
June 2021
My instructor, Jess, was both passionate and kind! It was so fun learning this sport through the lens of someone who is extremely dedicated towards the growth of beginners and also surfing itself! I loved it, felt very comfortable, had fun, and caught one baby wave :D
My instructor, Jess, was both passionate and kind! It was so fun learning this sport through the lens of someone who is extremely dedicated towards the growth of beginners and also…

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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 2 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear

Sunscreen