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Santa Barbara Surf School

736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
+1 805-708-9878
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made me fall in love with surfing and took me to higher level

I had a great time learning surfing with Kaitlyn! She is a amazing instructor, very nice to talk to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Johnny Z
It sparkled my love for surfing

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
CBianca88
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Private Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria are our specialty. We feel the best way to maximize your time is to have a surf instructor solely devoted to you, your family or friends. This insures you will be getting the most hands on practice during your time in the water. Typically our Instructors can coach up to 5 students at a time. If you want to surf privately with a larger group we will add instructors as needed. Our proven method for teaching surf lessons is one that has come together through the combined knowledge of our veteran surfers throughout Santa Barbara and the feedback we get from our students. We have carefully studied the most important steps to becoming a successful surfer, and how to make the most of your time. Which is why we’re confident Santa Barbara Surfing School will have you surfing in no time. Included: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor. Group size discounts applied at checkout.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
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+1 805-708-9878
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great time learning surfing with Kaitlyn! She is a amazing instructor, very nice to talk to and knows about surfing. she also taught me about safety, what to be aware of while in the water, she answered all of my questions about...More

Thank Johnny Z
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Right on Johnny! Thank you! We are very proud to have a great teacher like Kaitlyn. We'll be sure to let her know how wonderful and rewarding your santa barbara surf lesson experience was! Good luck surfing on the east coast!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team was perfect and I felt like a pro straight away. Nothing to fault well done guys. Highly recommend it!!

Thank CBianca88
Reviewed 26 September 2015

For all my out of town visitors who want to learn to surf, I always book them a lesson with Santa Barbara Surf School. They are the best, and the local surfers I talk with agree. My visitors always have fun, and I am always...More

Thank Irene K
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Matt was fantastic!! My 11 yr old son and I had a lesson and had a Great Time. Matt was Great with my Son and now he has the FEVER!! Thanks MATT!! We had a Great Time.

Thank Cristella1
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

My kids had a great time learning to surf, so much so that we did it again a few days later. The instructor world's fantastic with kids and kept them safe, all while having fun. If you take lessons ask for Cooper, you won't be...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Cody and Jeremy for a great morning learning to surf! This Jersey family felt like Californians for the day!!!

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Randy and his fellow instructor were both fantastic. They were not only incredibly kind and patient but also so very upbeat. The clear and precise instructions were so very helpful that it made a difficult sport quite easy. The location could not have been better....More

Thank D5h2o
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

This is a great beach to learn to surf, waves are not too intimidating, nice long point break, and Randy was fantastic in getting us up and shredding in a few minutes. After a couple of hours, my daughter and I were catching some quite...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We set up a private group lesson for 20 students (grade 8-10) and 4 adults. The entire morning met or exceeded every expectation. The staff were upbeat, encouraging, and kept the kids safe while having a lot of fun. The ratio of instructors to swimmers...More

Thank Christy N
Reviewed 27 July 2014

My husband and I took a lesson with Randy. I get cold easily, so I was nervous about the colder water temps, but they provide wetsuits, so it wasn't cold at all. Randy was there on time and ready for us. He was so easy...More

Thank kl_waddell
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