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LA's Top Surfing Experience

Venice, United States

Experience hosted by Will

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 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…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Will provide a waterjug to fill any cannisters
  • Equipment
    Surfboard, Wetsuit
From $49
/ person
Thu, Apr 22
$49 per person
$49 per person
Fri, Apr 23
$69 per person
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 1 other guest
$69 per person
Fri, Apr 23
$79 per person
$79 per person

Meet your host, Will

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 49 Reviews
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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 Washington Bl. (right in front of the iconic Venice Pier, Public (paid) parking is available. we will give you more specific details upon booking.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Dan
April 2021
My two sons (ages 13 and 11) went to Venice Beach, and we wanted to try something new. In any event, we had an absolute blast. Will is the best instructor, and he was super patient with my boys and me. He also is just a great surfing instructor, as he gave individuals tips to all of us, based on what he was seeing from each of us. And finally, he's just a really nice guy. I would recommend this experience to anyone interested in surfing with a guide in Los Angeles.
My two sons (ages 13 and 11) went to Venice Beach, and we wanted to try something new. In any event, we had an absolute blast. Will is the best instructor, and he was super patie…
Betty
April 2021
If we could give Will and C more than a five for our first-ever surfing experience, we would!!! They provided this three generation (ages 8 to 58!!) the perfect family fun and memories on the California coast. If you have ever thought about surfing at any age, don’t wait any longer!!! Book with Will for an amazing experience!!
If we could give Will and C more than a five for our first-ever surfing experience, we would!!! They provided this three generation (ages 8 to 58!!) the perfect family fun and mem…
Jade
April 2021
I’m so happy that I choose Will for this experience. He is really nice, great great teacher and patient 🙏🏼💖 we had a lot of fun and we even catch a few waves 🤙🏻 I highly recommend taking classes with him. And he gave us free photos, that’s something cool. I felt safe all the time and that’s a good thing for the first classes. Thank you Will!
I’m so happy that I choose Will for this experience. He is really nice, great great teacher and patient 🙏🏼💖 we had a lot of fun and we even catch a few waves 🤙🏻 I highly recom…
Dale
March 2021
Will was a great instructor and hit a perfect balance between instruction and practical application. He was great at meeting me where I was at and making sure that I walked away with knowledge, confidence, and new skills. I honestly can’t think of any way the experience could have been better.
Will was a great instructor and hit a perfect balance between instruction and practical application. He was great at meeting me where I was at and making sure that I walked away wi…
Wyleen
March 2021
I was pretty nervous going into this but I had a great time! Will is an excellent teacher and shows you all the basics on land before even getting into the water. Be prepared to swallow plenty of seawater and get super tired, but that’s just part of the fun. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to try surfing!
I was pretty nervous going into this but I had a great time! Will is an excellent teacher and shows you all the basics on land before even getting into the water. Be prepared to sw…
Shalimar
March 2021
You should definitely sign up for this experience! This was my first time surfing and Will was an excellent teacher. The lesson is exactly like the experience description: you learn on land first, then Will helps you navigate the water to take on your first rides, and then you have plenty of time to practice on your own. The pictures he took are high quality and a great added bonus to this experience. If you're in LA or passing through, don't pass up this super fun opportunity.
You should definitely sign up for this experience! This was my first time surfing and Will was an excellent teacher. The lesson is exactly like the experience description: you lea…

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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 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit and/or compression shorts

Water or water bottle