Surf Beginnings Private Instruction Zuma Beach Malibu, Ca

Malibu, United States

Experience hosted by Christopher

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Hello and welcome back to the 2021 Season!

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...take the
Ocean Confidence. GO back and please read.

Beginning surfing- here's 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 teen to adults.

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)

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!

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...take the
Ocean Confidence. GO back and please read.

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

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

What's included

  • Equipment
    Wetsuits & Small + Large Boards included

Meet your host, Christopher

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 68 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello, welcome back to the 2021 Season

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

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 experiencing.

*Phobias, disabilities & stress please inquire
*CPR Certified* Professional First Responder since 1998
*Weather may postpone or cancel the session
Hello, welcome back to the 2021 Season

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

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 t…
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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 68 reviews.

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.
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!
Jennah
August 2021
Wonderful session! Thank you so much for all of your attention to detail and shared love for the water. See you again soon!
Nye
August 2021
The best instructor I’ve ever had regardless of the topic. Christopher took us step by step and paced everything perfectly! I wouldn’t hesitate to send anyone here and he made me want to get back out to surf more as soon as possible!

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
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 4 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

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