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LA's Top Surfing Experience

Venice, United States

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Experience hosted by Will

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Before you come: We will try and contact you to size you for a wetsuit/board to help speed up the pre-lesson portion, and also give you an update on the conditions for your lesson.

20 minutes before the lesson: We will have you sign a waiver and get into your wetsuit.

First 45min- hour of lesson: We will be on land and cover all of the basics, technique, and safety.

The following 30-40 minutes: we'll be in the water together. I'll help you get into waves and give you instruction in the water to help you surf your first wave(s)

The remaining time: you'll show what you've learned, We'll be a little more hands-off and either join you in the water or watch from the beach.

At the end of the lesson: we'll head back dry off and change out of the wetsuits.
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A couple of other notes about what makes our experience different:

- We will treat you like a person, not a number: We keep smaller classes (7 people or less unless specially requested otherwise) for a more individualized experience. We also won't 'stack' our classes back to back and leave time between classes. This means you have time to change before and after class without cutting into your lesson time, this means you actually get a full class.

- We include free photos and mean it, no deceptive pricing tiers. Free is free.

- We take care of our equipment, no tattered wetsuits, no faded/falling apart boards.
Other things to note
Please try and arrive at least 15 minutes early, so we can size you for a wetsuit and get you changed in time so that we can start the lesson on time. If you are more than 5 minutes late we may start the lesson without you.
Before you come: We will try and contact you to size you for a wetsuit/board to help speed up the pre-lesson portion, and also give you an update on the conditions for your lesson.

20 minutes before the lesson: We will have you sign a waiver and get into your wetsuit.

First 45min- hour of lesson: We will be on land and cover all of the basics, technique, and safety.

The following 30-40 minutes: we'll be in the wat…

Will's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Will provide a waterjug to fill any cannisters
  • Equipment
    Surfboard, Wetsuit
From $49
/ person
Sat, Jan 23
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$69 per person
$69 per person
Sun, Jan 24
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM
$49 per person
$49 per person
Sun, Jan 24
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Will

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 26 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I've been surfing for 17 years, it's my intention when you get in the water with me you'll feel the passion I have for this way of life. You're likely to see me surfing before and after classes as this is something I care so, so, deeply about. I've surfed around the world and have made some of my closest friends through this sport. Sharing this sport with others has become not only something I'm quite good at but something I truly love to do.

Beyond my passion for this sport, I want to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. I also like to teach things the 'right' way so that when you catch the surfing bug you have a solid foundation to build from.
I've been surfing for 17 years, it's my intention when you get in the water with me you'll feel the passion I have for this way of life. You're likely to see me surfing before and after classes as this is something I care so, so, deeply about. I've surfed around the world and have made some of my closest friends through this sport. Sharing this sport with others has become not only something I'm quite good at but something I truly love to do.

Beyond my passion for this sport, I want…
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Where you'll be

We will be on the south end of the parking lot off of Rose Ave. (right infront of the iconic Venice Boardwalk, Public (paid) parking is available. we will give you more specific details upon booking.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Ana
January 2021
Will is a great instructor. Super attentive and very patient. The water was too cold for me tho (but I am from South America)
Sarah
January 2021
Will was so great and very easy to learn from. I surprised by boyfriend with a sunrise surf session and it couldn’t have gone any better. Both of us are beginners and this extra practice and guidance made us feel more comfortable in the water and bettered our technique. We will definitely be booking another session with him in the future!
Will was so great and very easy to learn from. I surprised by boyfriend with a sunrise surf session and it couldn’t have gone any better. Both of us are beginners and this extra pr…
Sarah
January 2021
My roommate and I had a great time! It was her totally first time and my basically first time and Will was a great teacher, very patient and nice!
Annastasia
January 2021
Super fun first surf lesson! Very informative and Will is a great teacher! I had so much fun and felt so confident afterwards that I booked more sessions already!
Lei
November 2020
Will is such a great and professional coach! He is patient and very helpful. Wonderful experience for me! Hope I will have chance to come back again! Thank you,Will
Trudie
November 2020
Justin was a great teacher! He was super knowledgeable about surfing and I learned a lot. One of the best surfing experiences—I would 100% recommend to anyone visiting LA!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit and/or compression shorts

Water or water bottle