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Santa Monica Surf School

129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
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If you decide to book online - tick the option to pay in cash on the day. That way when the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Paula B
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London, United Kingdom
Best Surf school ever! loved it

Never surfed before! Amazing teacher! The water was beautiful, the waves were small (good thing... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
4ralda
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Florence, Italy
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Santa Monica Surf School is based in Santa Monica, California. We offer private and semi private surf lessons year round in many locations. Our surf school offers unique instruction to get you prepared and ready to go! Safety comes first; Our dedication to customer service is extremely important. We want to make your surfing experience as comfortable and as fun as possible.
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4 Feb 2018
“Best Surf school ever! loved it”
8 Jul 2017
“First time surfing from U.K. ”
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129 San Vicente Blvd Apt A, Santa Monica, CA 90402-1568
Santa Monica
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

If you decide to book online - tick the option to pay in cash on the day. That way when the instructor doesn't turn up you have only wasted an hour of your time and $10 parking. Very upset 10 year old!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Never surfed before! Amazing teacher! The water was beautiful, the waves were small (good thing for a beginner) i got up and rode a wave (once) and had an amazing time - sunshine, beautiful water, surfboard - doesn't get any better! Great experience!! going again!

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My daughter and her friend wanted to try surfing so I decided to try too after a chat with our instructor and we had a 2 hour lesson with Matthew. He was brilliant, quickly got us into the water after initial technique and safety advice...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

I figured out that I wana do surfing in the last minute while visiting coast line there. And contacted bunch of other places who does that. But this one replied really quick and made me available session today. As I couldn't do other days or...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I had made plans over a week in advance with Nick for private lessons for my two boys, with one instructor per child. We got there 10 or 15 minutes before the scheduled class and no one was there. After waiting for 30 minutes an...More

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SMSS123, Owner at Santa Monica Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

I understand your concern and I can assure you this rarely occurs but yes I had a instructor cancel on me while I was in the water. I truly apologize for having you guys come down and waste your time. I am open to offering...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Having never surfed before, this was the best way to experience it for the first time. Our instructor was friendly and helpful without being too technical and got us out into the water quickly (enabling us to get the most out of the time we...More

Thank Kat J
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

well i walked up at 9:15am. . .asked them if my two boys could take a lesson. within 30 minutes Vanessa had them 'hanging ten' and surfing; mind boggling really. . . she was great. . .they were flexible with the time since we only...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My son and I took a 2 hour lesson with Nick on Santa Monica beach. It was fantastic. If you're at all interested in learning to surf, this is the way to do it. Nick is a great instructor, patient, easy-going, but determined to get...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

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