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California Surf&Wave Science Beginnings

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 47 reviews.Malibu, United States

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Experience hosted by Christopher

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

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

Here is what we'll do...

 * (Basics) teaches you the foundation of understanding the ocean waves, entering and exiting safely. Learn and identify rip currents, swell direction, wave height and the behavior of the ocean. 

* (Wave Training / Self Rescue/ BodySurfing) coaches you into and through the wave while sustaining breathing and a calm mental approach.

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

Recommended for all ages...

If you'd like a different time, please message me and let me know what time works.

Weather may cause delay or cancellation (100% Refundable)
SARS CoVid19 update: WE ARE OPEN!!

Go to Alolkaicalifornia for all the latest news!

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

Here is what we'll do...

 * (Basics) teaches you the foundation of understanding the ocean waves, entering and exiting safely. Learn and identify rip currents, swell direction, wave hei…

Christopher'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

  • Equipment
    Wetsuits & Small + Large Boards included
From $100
/ person
Fri, Oct 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$100 per person, previously $125
$100 per person, previously $125
Sat, Oct 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$100 per person, previously $125
$100 per person, previously $125
Sun, Oct 25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$100 per person, previously $125
$100 per person, previously $125

Meet your host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 47 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, welcome back to the 2020 Season

My name is Christopher Kowall, ocean instructor, educator, advocate & CEO.

This is the cutting edge of science & nature - wave & surf training that is unique and only offered here in California. Trust is what I establish with you, the student. I teach you how to read the ocean with a positive foundation, based on Earth's physics and current technology. Unlock your potential in understanding how you connect with the ocean...
Please read our reviews to see what other people like you are writing.

*Phobias, disabilities & stress please inquire
*CPR Certified* Professional First Responder since 1998
*Weather may postpone or cancel the session
Hello, welcome back to the 2020 Season

My name is Christopher Kowall, ocean instructor, educator, advocate & CEO.

This is the cutting edge of science & nature - wave & surf training that is unique and only offered here in California. Trust is what I establish with you, the student. I teach you how to read the ocean with a positive foundation, based on Earth's physics and current technology. Unlock your potential in understanding how you connect with the ocean...
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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. Time does not matter.. This is where we assess your specific needs and build the positive foundation you need in order to survive and thrive.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Shanya
November 2019
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend this experience! Christopher really takes the time to personalize his instruction based on what you need. I’ve taken his class twice now and I plan on continuing anytime that I’m in the area! His nonprofit does amazing things and I’m excited to watch it grow
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend this experience! Christopher really takes the time to personalize his instruction based on what you need. I’ve taken his class twice now a…
Nick
September 2019
10 out of 10 couldn’t recommend this enough! Christopher explains everything that he’s going to do in the lesson and what to expect, he has a gradual teaching method that really allows anyone to be able to get the most out of the 3 hour course. He was very friendly and a great teacher. Definitely worth the money!
10 out of 10 couldn’t recommend this enough! Christopher explains everything that he’s going to do in the lesson and what to expect, he has a gradual teaching method that really al…
Sara
August 2019
I’ve left a few reviews for Christopher, but I’ve had several more bookings with him so wanted to leave one more review :). Christopher is awesome - because of him, I have overcome my fear of the ocean and am now surfing on my own. I even have my own board and wetsuit now - I am still learning, but I cannot believe that I am already surfing on my own! I am absolutely addicted! I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor or person to help me learn - Christopher is just an overall wonderful person with great energy who truly cares about helping you succeed. Thank you Christopher for everything!
I’ve left a few reviews for Christopher, but I’ve had several more bookings with him so wanted to leave one more review :). Christopher is awesome - because of him, I have overcom…
Julio
August 2019
I would recommend this experience to anyone curious and adventurous. Christopher takes the time to get to know you and help you get comfortable with the ocean. The lesson is taught gradually in order to build confidence in the water and understanding the surfing process. Christopher took the time to help each one of us and was there with us every step of the way. Lastly, the location is absolutely beautiful and easy to access.
I would recommend this experience to anyone curious and adventurous. Christopher takes the time to get to know you and help you get comfortable with the ocean. The lesson is taught…
Sara
August 2019
I have now taken 3 lessons with Christopher - wanted to write another review because I can't say enough great things about this experience. The passion he has for the ocean and for surfing truly shows. He is extremely patient and kind - and really takes the time to give you valuable feedback. Really love his approach as well to starting out on the hand boards - learned a lot that is now helping with the surf board. Looking forward to taking another lesson from him! Thanks Christopher!
I have now taken 3 lessons with Christopher - wanted to write another review because I can't say enough great things about this experience. The passion he has for the ocean and fo…
Muqing
August 2019
I would highly recommend Christopher to anyone else trying to seriously learn surfing or those just looking for an activity on the beach. Christopher was very accommodating of different levels of expertise and comfort with the ocean. We had three different guests all at very different levels of surfing/ocean expertise and he handled us all wonderfully. Christopher’s unique take on surfing and the ocean also made the experience feel personalized and very special. He was also very affable and funny, making the experience that much more fun. Not to forget his services are also very fair priced, I’d venture to say that I got more than what I paid for.
I would highly recommend Christopher to anyone else trying to seriously learn surfing or those just looking for an activity on the beach. Christopher was very accommodating of diff…

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Fri, Oct 23
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $100 per person, previously $125
  • Sat, Oct 24
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $100 per person, previously $125
  • Sun, Oct 25
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $100 per person, previously $125
  • Mon, Oct 26
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $100 per person, previously $125
  • Tue, Oct 27
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $100 per person, previously $125

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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 2 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

More tips

If you'd like a different time, please message and let me know what works.

What to bring

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