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Surfing by boat in Orange County

Dana Point, United States

Experience hosted by William

6 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

A surf boat trip is a pinnacle experience every surfer dreams of - cruising with dolphins, pulling up to great waves with a small group of friends, diving in from the boat and paddling "into" the wave instead of duck diving through the line up.

We'll launch from Dana Point Harbor, motor to a local surf spot where we'll have the flexibility to aim for a number of my favorite world class breaks! We'll anchor up outside of the surf and paddle in from the comfort of the boat and surf until we're beat. I'll coach you in the lineup! Back aboard, we'll have a hot water rinse and change, then we will cruise back to the harbor, keeping an eye out for dolphins on the bow, finishing at a dock-side restaurant for a well-earned post-surf lunch!
Other things to note
Bring layered clothing, sunscreen, and sea sickness medication. All rentals available at additional cost. Trip destinations will depend upon ocean weather conditions and guest skill level.
A surf boat trip is a pinnacle experience every surfer dreams of - cruising with dolphins, pulling up to great waves with a small group of friends, diving in from the boat and paddling "into" the wave instead of duck diving through the line up.

We'll launch from Dana Point Harbor, motor to a local surf spot where we'll have the flexibility to aim for a number of my favorite world class breaks! We'll anchor up outside of the surf and…

What's included

  • Food
    Please feel free to bring additional snacks or meals as you wish.
  • Drinks
    Bring your own alcoholic beverages or request beverages in advance
  • Transportation
    Harbor to surf location
  • Equipment
    Please request for any rental gear if needed.

Meet your host, William

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an avid adventurer and surfing and fishing are my passions, especially in my local community. I'm excited to apply a big adventure approach back home exploring the region's surf breaks in a new way. Let's create a bucket list story for you!
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From $279
/ person
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Where you'll be

We'll have access to the best surf locations in Orange County (and some of the best in the world), from Newport to Oceanside, including world class breaks such as Upper and Lower Trestles and less accessible semi-private locations such as Cottons and Trails.
Mattea And Tommy
June 2017
We were originally scheduled to do the surfing from a boat excursion, but ended up switching to a marine life watching expedition due to a recent great white encounter. Nevertheless, we were not disappointed. We had an amazing day, seeing sea lions, dolphins, and whales. William seemed to have a knack for locating marine life. We even had dolphins swimming up to the boat and were able to touch them as they swam alongside the boat. We also did some fishing, and were successful with catching a variety.. William was very knowledgeable about the local ecosystem and shared lots of fun. facts. He was truly accommodating, and even provided beers to Tommy in attempt to remedy a bit of hangover and sea sickness (lol). With all being said, we highly recommend any of Williams trips. He is a fun, and laid back dude, and can't wait for our next trip to OC.
We were originally scheduled to do the surfing from a boat excursion, but ended up switching to a marine life watching expedition due to a recent great white encounter. Nevertheles…
Shulin
May 2017
THIS IS THE BEST WATER EXPERIENCE EVER!!! I would totally come back if I had a chance. There are many surfing experiences on airbnb but this one totally stands out! Will answered all my questions on time after booking. He warned me ahead of time that this year there might be sharks in the surf line. But I considered the chance to be very small so I went ahead. Will is a very experienced captain and patient coach. Basically Mr. Know-it-all of any sea activity. He provided me the gears and snacks. His "wish you were here" little boat is well equipped with everything you need on the sea. Here comes the fun part: we encountered a real white shark while surfing!!! Will spotted the shark at the very first time and pushed me back to the beach (because I panicked and forgot how to swim hahaha). Yes! he saved me from being the shark's lunch! Afterwards, he told me that he surfed for 30 years but it was the first time seeing a shark when surfing. Lucky me! Spot a shark first time surfing!!! Again, really appreciate his professionalism! We ended up fishing on the boat for the rest of the trip to chill. He taught me how to fish and again provided all the gears. Went home with filleted fish for dinner (yum!) Since we've encountered a shark, I'm not sure if this surfing tour continues. If not, I would totally recommend you join Will's another tour, which is to see dolphins and whales or fishing from his boat. Again, don't miss this wonderful and fabulous experience!
THIS IS THE BEST WATER EXPERIENCE EVER!!! I would totally come back if I had a chance. There are many surfing experiences on airbnb but this one totally stands out! Will answered a…
Gary
May 2017
Will is a really awesome guy. He'll do everything he can to make sure your experience is a blast. I had a wonderful time. The surfing was excellent. We saw dolphins, lots of kelp, many types of birds (one of which Will saved, ask him about it), and a few pros.There is no better way to see the California coast, and paddling out to the line up from a boat is something special. I'll be back for sure.
Will is a really awesome guy. He'll do everything he can to make sure your experience is a blast. I had a wonderful time. The surfing was excellent. We saw dolphins, lots of kelp,…
Jacob
March 2017
William is ready for adventure. Knowledgeable of the area and effects of weather and wind. He communicated clearly on what to expect. I booked solo but I'll definitely bring friends along the next time.
Joseph
March 2017
Wow! Such a cool experience! Will was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. He showed me the ropes and provided plenty of tips on my surfing. We saw some dolphins and whales too! He got the dolphins up riding the bow...very up close and personal! We ended up pulling up to a restaurant, walked off the boat and had lunch. I'll be back w friends for sure!
Wow! Such a cool experience! Will was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. He showed me the ropes and provided plenty of tips on my surfing. We saw some dolphins and whales t…

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Know your comfort level
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 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Warm layered clothing and equipment for activities whenever possible