World Surf League Private Surf Lesson

Santa Barbara, United States

Experience hosted by Thomas

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 1 person
Includes equipment

What you'll do

Aloha and thank you for checking out our World Surf League Lesson.

Our lessons are an hour and half and can be scheduled at various times throughout the day depending on prior scheduling, wind and tides. Please contact us prior to scheduling to ensure everything will work as you would like.

For the first time surfer, we'll start with a brief land lesson to cover the fundamentals of getting into the ocean, where to position yourself on your board, paddling technique and how to get through the waves, as well as how to turn your board, catch a wave and most importantly stand up and surf!

For those that already have some experience we'll talk about your goals before heading into the lineup to cover the fundamentals of weight transfer, turning, cutbacks and floaters.
Other things to note
Lesson are 1.5 hours and include your board, a proper fitting wetsuit, and sunscreen.
Aloha and thank you for checking out our World Surf League Lesson.

Our lessons are an hour and half and can be scheduled at various times throughout the day depending on prior scheduling, wind and tides. Please contact us prior to scheduling to ensure everything will work as you would like.

For the first time surfer, we'll start with a brief land lesson to cover the fundamentals of getting into the ocean, where to positi…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Surf board, Wetsuit, and Sunscreen

Meet your host, Thomas

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Aloha and welcome on behalf of iSurf and the World Surf League!

Thank you for clicking on our experience. We know there are many great surf schools in our area but iSurf is the ONLY surf school to be endorsed and recommended by the World Surf League. This is a result of my 30+ years of surfing experience and nearly 15 years of teaching to develop a simple and easy to follow methodology that enables nearly all of our students to get up and ride on their first lesson.

We look forward to seeing you at the beach and in the water surfing!

See you soon!
Aloha and welcome on behalf of iSurf and the World Surf League!

Thank you for clicking on our experience. We know there are many great surf schools in our area but iSurf is the ONLY surf school to be endorsed and recommended by the World Surf League. This is a result of my 30+ years of surfing experience and nearly 15 years of teaching to develop a simple and easy to follow methodology that enables nearly all of our students to get up and ride on their first lesson.

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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

Give us a call first to discuss what your goals are and from there we will choose from a variety of beginner to intermediate breaks based on the wind, weather and surf.

Depending on your surfing experience and the current conditions we will go to Mondos Beach, Leadbetter Beach or Campus Point for beginners and to Solimar, Rincon and Campus point for intermediate.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Dave
September 2021
Thomas of iSurf communicated promptly and clearly before the morning on the water. He let me know what to expect, answered my questions, and learned what I was looking for. Once we met at the shore, he set me up with the gear I needed to stay warm and safe and taught me what I would need to know on the water. Out on the water, Thomas was super helpful and had a great eye for what I was doing right and wrong... and a fun demeanor I could match. Heck, I am good with falling into the ocean a lot and calling it fun! I did fall, but I also surfed a bunch of times and rode a few right into the beach. Super fun, safe, and I learned a ton.
Brianne
April 2021
I am very much a beginner and Thomas did a great job giving me a rundown on safety guidelines and getting me in the water and on the board in a timely manner. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and highly suggest others interested in learning to surf capitalize on this great deal.
Elsy
April 2021
My 15 year old daughter enjoyed her surf lesson. The instructor was patient, kind and very supportive throughout the entire process. She loved it so much - she wants me to schedule a future lesson!
Paul
January 2021
Thomas was great - he was thoughtful about the location, helpful at explaining the basics of surfing, and was patient while I figured it out. He was also easy to talk with.
Ian
October 2019
He was patient, observant, and provided very solid tips. Everything you could want from an instructor. He also gave a great local food recommendation, which proved worthy!
Melissa
August 2019
Zach was the instructor for the lesson. He was a great guy, the lesson and conversation was beyond what we could have hoped for. Highly recommend working with this company when you’re looking for surf lessons in the area.

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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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 1 guest ages 4 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swim Suit

Towel