Surf Beginnings Private Instruction Zuma Beach Malibu, Ca

Malibu, United States

Experience hosted by Christopher

2 hours, Hosted in English
Tailored for you
Host can personalize to match your interests.
Top-rated Host
Christopher's rated 5 stars by 98% of guests.

What you'll do

Hello and welcome back to the 2021 Season!

Fall Equinox Start Time Changes Monday Sept, 20th 9:00am

All sessions are private and by appointment only. Loose the crowds... only 30-45 min away from Los Angeles at Zuma Beach, Malibu.

If the ocean stresses you out...start with the Ocean Confidence Courses

Beginning Surfing- here's what we'll do...

 * (Basics) teaches you the foundation of understanding the ocean waves, entering and exiting safely.

* (Wave Training / Self Rescue/ BodySurfing)

* (Surf Beginnings) teaches you how to use a foam top longboard. Learn the basics of board safety, balance and techniques.

Recommended for teens to adults.

If you'd like a different time, please message what time works.

Weather may cause delay or reschedule or cancellation (100% Refundable)

We adhere to the guidelines of the WHO, CDC, Los Angeles Health Department and Los Angeles Beaches and Harbors for our students safety.

Our education base works with those who have never been in the ocean. I also encourage those with phobias and disabilities to participate. Trust is the foundation.

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Hello and welcome back to the 2021 Season!

Fall Equinox Start Time Changes Monday Sept, 20th 9:00am

All sessions are private and by appointment only. Loose the crowds... only 30-45 min away from Los Angeles at Zuma Beach, Malibu.

If the ocean stresses you out...start with the Ocean Confidence Courses

Beginning Surfing- here's what we'll do...

 * (Basics) teaches you the foundation of unders…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Wetsuits & Small + Large Boards included

Meet your Host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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My name is Christopher Kowall, founder & CEO of Alolkai, educator, trainer and ocean advocate.

I have the privilege of teaching people from around the world the ability of connecting with the ocean. I have witnessed a biological change from fear to joy multiple times, therefore, establishing a pattern that I see is an irrefutable part of the connective healing process of the brain by utilizing the step process developed with the deep human connection of earth’s oceans.

My experience as a first responder & firefighter are what qualifies me as an advocate for this experience. As firefighters, we see the fear of the public as they are in jeopardy and trust is automatically given to us as we are their rescuers to get them to safety and make the awful situation they are facing stop. Trust is the foundation.
My name is Christopher Kowall, founder & CEO of Alolkai, educator, trainer and ocean advocate.

I have the privilege of teaching people from around the world the ability of connecting with the ocean. I have witnessed a biological change from fear to joy multiple times, therefore, establishing a pattern that I see is an irrefutable part of the connective healing process of the brain by utilizing the step process developed with the deep human connection of earth’s oceans.

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Where you'll be

We will start at Zuma Beach on the shore. Parking is available on PCH (free to the public) or close access paid parking is available through the Zuma Beach main gate, located at East Zuma then proceed to the last parking area.
Once we establish your individual goals, we then enter the ocean at your pace. This is where we assess your specific needs and build the positive foundation you need in order to survive and thrive.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Ankita
September 2021
Christopher was very helpful in setting up the basics and even though the weather was really rough for a beginner the day we had a lesson, he did his very best in ensuring I had enough to take away from the experience.
Nadia
September 2021
I had some anxiety at first since I don’t know how to swim and had a near drowning incident years ago. Chris and Natalie were so friendly and amazing! I felt very comfortable and learned a lot! I really enjoyed the surf lesson. It definitely exceeded my expectations! I really hope to come back very soon for more lessons. If you’re in LA you have to try this course! It was so beautiful to also see the dolphins 🐬 in the ocean. The best experience. Thank you both for making this a possibility.
Lily
September 2021
Christopher takes the time to build your skills & confidence step by step. I appreciated his attention to safety and knowledge of the waves.
Abigail Grace
August 2021
Christopher is an excellent instructor. He makes sure you’re really comfortable and has amazing knowledge and care for the ocean. I can’t wait to surf with him again.
Tiira
August 2021
Such a wonderful experience to finally get on the board! Christopher did a great job teaching me the basics before getting out there! Thanks again!
Anne Meree
August 2021
Christopher is absolutely the best! We had an amazing experience learning with him! Three of us in our party ranging from 13-45 took a lesson together and we all got up and rode a wave!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 13 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is moderate.
The skill level for this experience is beginner.

What to bring

Please bring warm clothes, a towel, water to hydrate... and an open mind...

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.