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Liz S wrote a review May 2022
Juneau, Alaska10 contributions3 helpful votes
A friend really wanted to go surfing again after many decades not surfing, and asked me to join. I was excited but it wasn't something I would have done on my own. I ended up having an absolute blast!! Justin was our instructor and he was amazing. He really pushed me to try and try and I was able to stand up a number of times on my first day. The conditions were perfect - it is a great location for a beginner. I super duper highly recommend the company and trying surfing in general!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Angela wrote a review Apr 2022
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My family has used SoCal Surf twice and it’s been amazing both times. Incredible staff and super thorough lessons. 100% recommend! The whole team is awesome!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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OIB_Guy wrote a review May 2021
Los Angeles, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve been surfing on the east coast for a long time, but after moving to SoCal last year I have struggled to consistently catch waves in North County. Had an amazing lesson with William who did a fantastic job of improving my technique and helping me identify the waves I can catch. William is super enthusiastic and gives lots of positive feedback. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Ryan G wrote a review Sep 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado2 contributions
Hey Rusty, This is Ryan, the Marine Amputee that surfed with y’all on Saturday. I just wanted to thank you again so much for the awesome experience. That was the first time I surfed with my prosthetic and you and your staff were so amazing and helping make it happen where I was surfing with it. I did it and had a blast and that truly means a lot. Y’all will definitely be seeing me again. Thank you all so much again and I look forward to surfing with y’all again. Cheers Brother
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Date of experience: September 2020
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DBrehmer70 wrote a review Aug 2019
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin12 contributions2 helpful votes
SoCal Surf crew were AMAZING! Prior to our visit to Carlsbad, I worked directly with Rusty. The communications were terrific and extremely helpful! I felt very comfortable having our 15 yr old daughter and her friend in their care. Neither had surfed before and were a bit apprehensive before they hit the water. Rusty and his colleague Victor met us to get geared up and ready for the girls to surf. They were SO EXCITED to start surfing. While the girls were getting ready to start we watched 3 pods of dolphins mingling with some other surfers who were already in the water. WHAT A TREAT! Victor spent 2 hours teaching and did an amazing job with the girls. Victor is a very skilled and friendly teacher and both girls are now hooked on surfing.. Thanks Victor!! If you're looking for something to do in Carlsbad that kids will absolutely LOVE. Schedule a surfing lesson with Rusty and his team. 100% completely satisfied with this experience! Thanks again Rusty & Victor!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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