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Beginner Surf Lesson - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, United States

Experience hosted by Cliff

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

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.

Cliff's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Surfboard & Wetsuit
From $155
/ person
Tue, 20 Apr
$155 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$155 per person
Wed, 21 Apr
$155 per person
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$155 per person
Thu, 22 Apr
$155 per person
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$155 per person

Meet your host, Cliff

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 60 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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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

We provide a program & environment that empowers and supports people of all walks-of-life to achieve their wildest adventures in the outdoors, while fostering a respect for and connection to the natural environment. Jump outside and join us on a life changing experience! We'll be surfing on the wild California coast teeming with amazing wildlife.
Kristen
April 2021
Excellent experience, my instructor was fantastic! Caught a wave on my first try! He was really knowledgeable and also chill. Will definitely be back for another lesson!!
Melody
April 2021
Chase was a fantastic surf coach. He cares so much about surfing and teaching you fundamental techniques that you need to get on a board and start crushing it. He has an amazing attitude and is so funny and fun to talk to. He makes everyone feel included and we had such a good time. Highly recommend!
Chase was a fantastic surf coach. He cares so much about surfing and teaching you fundamental techniques that you need to get on a board and start crushing it. He has an amazing at…
Gwynneth
March 2021
I'm writing another review because I did this experience again and brought another friend who has been wanting to get into surfing. This time there was another group in our experience and we had two instructors. I felt like we still got the same experience because both groups had their own instructor and it was actually good to be in the water with more people, very realistic for most local surf spots. Chase was a great instructor and personalized the lesson based on our experience. This time there were more local surfers of different levels trying to catch waves in the same spot but Chase was on it and made sure to keep moving us to where the waves were consistently good. I also found the local surfers to be encouraging and positive for the most part and overall this experience made surfing less intimidating and addicting. Definitely bought my first surfboard! Thanks again!
I'm writing another review because I did this experience again and brought another friend who has been wanting to get into surfing. This time there was another group in our experie…
Annie
March 2021
I had a great time learning how to surf with Chase! His instructions were super clear (I especially appreciated how he described surfing as just 'flotation device management' :) A lot less intimidating!) -- he made it really accessible and easy to understand. He also took time to watch our form (I really appreciated practicing the pop-up forwards and in reverse) and help us teach ourselves. I was able to catch every wave he gave me, and when I messed up I could figure out why. I also saw Chase give dedicated attention to one of the folks in our group who was having a little more difficulty, which was cool. Would highly recommend this for anyone looking to learn how to surf in Santa Cruz!
I had a great time learning how to surf with Chase! His instructions were super clear (I especially appreciated how he described surfing as just 'flotation device management' :) A…
Gwynneth
March 2021
I can not highly recommend this experience enough. I great introduction to getting comfortable on the board and learning important technique to develop good habits and optimal surfing. My friend and I had never been on a board before today but quickly started standing (and falling off plenty) round after round. We had so much fun, we immediately signed up for another session to continue where we left off. Chase was a thoughtful and dynamic coach bringing a lot of experience to our session but also making surfing accessible and less intimidating. Totally hooked and ready to buy my first board!
I can not highly recommend this experience enough. I great introduction to getting comfortable on the board and learning important technique to develop good habits and optimal surf…
Stefano
February 2021
Chase and Aaron are incredibly experienced surfers. They are very friendly and down to earth and they are amazing instructors, doing all they can to help you learn and to instill the love for surfing. They are also very responsible. If in doubt, do take this course, there is a lot to learn.
Chase and Aaron are incredibly experienced surfers. They are very friendly and down to earth and they are amazing instructors, doing all they can to help you learn and to instill t…

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  • Tue, 20 Apr
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $155 per person
  • Wed, 21 Apr
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $155 per person
  • Thu, 22 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $155 per person
  • Fri, 23 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $155 per person
  • Sat, 24 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $155 per person
  • Sun, 25 Apr
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $155 per person
  • Fri, 30 Apr
    8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    $155 per person
  • Sun, 2 May
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $155 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

Any experience can be cancelled 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