Beginner Surf Lesson In Santa Cruz

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Varies each day, depending on tides
  • Departure Details :
    Cowell Beach, 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn to surf in Santa Cruz during a 3-hourclinic designed with the beginner in mind. Novices are welcome, as well asanyonewho hastried surfing butcould use some tipsfor balancingon the board and catching a wave. You'll getplenty of practice with paddling and pop-up techniques while learning about wave breaks, ocean conditions, and safety in and out of the water, including surfetiquette.Includes all necessary equipment.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Close encounter with friendly dolphins

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Make your way to Cowells Beach in Santa Cruz, where you'll meet yourCPR-, first aid-, and lifeguard-certified instructor who teachesthe basics of surfing during a3-hour surf clinic.Come ready to learnhow to surf and explore the wonders of the ocean. Your instructor provides a safe and non-threatening environment for the beginnersurfer.

Once you've squeezed into aprovided wetsuit to keep you warm in the Pacific Ocean, you'll get an orientation to using asurfboard. You're walked through the steps topopping up on your board on shore. Learn how to read ocean conditions andwave breaks to ensure your safety, before you practice paddling and balancing.

You'll start out in shallow areas, riding the white water until youare comfortable with venturing further out, where your instructor helps you catch somewaves.


Professional instructor

Surfboard and necessary gear

All taxes, fees and handling charges


Parking fees

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Minimum age is 12 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Nov-2022

    Really chill experience. Good communication prior to the surf lessons, and my questions were answered. On the day of, felt a little apprehensive on what to expect, but everyone was easy going, understanding, and very positive. It was a good group and good day to surf - had a bunch of fun and a great weekend memory.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Chase was a great Instrutor explaining everything well. Being in the water learning with my son. Thanks Steve

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Instructor and lessons were great. Highly recommend. There weren't many waves but we all still had a great experience.

  • 08-Sep-2022

    I initially received alert for beginning surfing lesson and my daughter was beyond excited…unfortunately there were no other enrollees BUT gratefully we were offered opportunity to have private lesson which turned out to make my daughter’s intro into surfing a fantastic and beyond her and my expectations! My daughter had an amazing time, definitely 5/5. Beginner private surfing lesson given by Chase, he was patient and connected with my teenage daughter which isn’t always easiest thing to do! Much thanks!

  • 31-Aug-2022

    It was a great experience, instructors were awesome, instructions were step by step, and I was able to start surfing. I would definitely recommend it

  • 21-Jul-2022

    The instructors were all really friendly. Nina was leading my group and is awesome. She gives great instruction and really knows her stuff.

  • 12-Jul-2022

    we had a wonderful time learning how to surf, and the instructors were super kind and educated. i would definitely recommend taking this class

  • 24-Jun-2022

    The fact that I didn’t to go out so far in the waterline. Loved seeing wild life and now I know what to work on if I want to learn to stand up on the board.

  • 01-May-2022

    My daughter did this class and loved it! The teachers were great, very fun and knowledgeable. It was a great beginning lesson

  • 27-Apr-2022

    Beginner surf lesson was a great trip! Our instructor was patient and strong enough to help us swim through challenges.

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