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Small groop BEGINNER SURF Lesson

Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Nik

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

What you'll do

We will teach you all the basic surf knowledge. Our school uses a unique technique which helps you learn how to stand up on a surfboard in less than two hours, even if you are a complete beginner. You do not have to wait weeks to successfully stand on a surfboard.

We cover everything you need to know to become a surfer in two hours. The first half hour is spent on land discussing the ins and outs of surf technique where you will learn the basic rules and surf safety. The remainder of the time is spent in the water with your instructor and later you can practice by yourself.

By your very first lesson, you’ll be riding waves and feeling the joy that surfing brings! We offer the best value beginner surfing lessons available because you get the most optimal student to instructor class ratio. We use a part of the beach that is safe and perfect for surfing even if you have never been on a surfboard before.
Other things to note
You MUST BOOK A PRIVATE LESSON with us if you:
- Don't know how to swim
- Are under 18
- Have any disabilities
- Don't speak English
- Have a private party event

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We will teach you all the basic surf knowledge. Our school uses a unique technique which helps you learn how to stand up on a surfboard in less than two hours, even if you are a complete beginner. You do not have to wait weeks to successfully stand on a surfboard.

We cover everything you need to know to become a surfer in two hours. The first half hour is spent on land discussing the ins and outs of surf technique where you will learn…

Nik's commitment to safety

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

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Equipment
    Surfboard, wetsuit
From $59
/ person
Sat, Jan 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Sat, Jan 23
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Sat, Jan 23
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Nik

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 290 Reviews
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My goal as a professional surf coach is to help you become the best surfer possible in a short period of time. I am a certificated professional surf coach and WSL professional surfer. I know how to help others progress quickly and to go from non-surfer to being comfortable on a board and catching waves.
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Where you'll be

Before we start we will find the best location for waves conditions, so the meeting point can change. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE GROUP CHAT. I will send all meet up Instructions there.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 290 reviews.

Carlos
January 2021
Nik was an awesome teacher. He was super friendly, caring, and really patient with the group as we were all first-timers. He ensured we were comfortable with the equipment. He double-check the wetsuit fitted me well and suggested another one so I can feel more comfortable. His lessons were easy to understand and made the teaching feels effortless. I was able to surf a few waves and it felt awesome. I just moved from New York and it was nice to learn surfing for the first time in Venice. Definitely recommend if you are in town and want to learn surfing, Nik will not disappoint. Thanks Nik!
Nik was an awesome teacher. He was super friendly, caring, and really patient with the group as we were all first-timers. He ensured we were comfortable with the equipment. He doub…
Lora And Ryan
January 2021
Such a fun experience and Nik was a great teacher! He really took the time to explain the technique and was patient with each of us as we were wiping out all over the place :) I really felt like I learned a lot and would feel confident going back to try it again!
Such a fun experience and Nik was a great teacher! He really took the time to explain the technique and was patient with each of us as we were wiping out all over the place :) I re…
Monica
November 2020
Nik is a very professional and experienced instructor. I had a great time surfing with him. As a beginner I was nervous but Nik motivated me and explained all the maneuvers in such detail that there was no room for error. He was there all the time in the water with me and explained each step over and over until I got it. I highly recommend him. Since I am local to LA I am gonna definitely do more classes with him. Extremely wonderful experience!
Nik is a very professional and experienced instructor. I had a great time surfing with him. As a beginner I was nervous but Nik motivated me and explained all the maneuvers in suc…
Luiza
November 2020
Today my friends and I joined a class and even though I was having difficulty on Airbnb Nik was great at communication, when we got to the location Nik explained everything in a easy way and we were quick to go into the water!!
Pamela
March 2020
I was a bit disappointed that my lesson got rescheduled from an earlier time to a later time. I had consistently heard that morning was better for learning and was disappointed to be moved to an afternoon lesson. I was told it was due to weather, but I actually arrived early and the instructor was finishing up a private lesson, so that seems to be the real reason I was moved because I booked a group lesson. Next, it wasn’t Nik that I met, but Alex, who seems to work for that company. Alex was wonderful and really made the lesson fun, but it was a bit confusing at first. I would also say, that if you want to catch more waves, spend the extra for a private lesson. We were 6 in our group and I got to try out about 4 waves. It was definitely safe and still enjoyable to be out in the water though.
I was a bit disappointed that my lesson got rescheduled from an earlier time to a later time. I had consistently heard that morning was better for learning and was disappointed to…
Rebecca
March 2020
Nik was very accommodating when my partner got sick and we had to reschedule. Surfing itself is really fun but also really difficult! The instructor was good though.

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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 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

You can use your own equipment if you prefer