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Beginner Surf Lesson - Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, United States

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Experience hosted by Cliff

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Beginner Surfing l is our popular 3-hour surf clinic. So what will you be learning? This clinic was designed with the beginner in mind – we welcome complete newbies as well as people who have tried surfing on their own for a while and still need help. We will walk you through all the basics to get you started and catching waves! There will be a short land-lesson to start, and after that we'll head out to catch some waves. You'll get approximately 1:45-2 hours of "water time" in the 3-hour class.

Cliff'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
    Surfboard & Wetsuit
From $109
/ person
Sat, Jan 30
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join 3 other guests
$109 per person
$109 per person
Sun, Jan 31
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$109 per person
$109 per person
Wed, Feb 3
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$109 per person
$109 per person

Meet your host, Cliff

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 46 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hey I'm Cliff the owner of Adventure Out! Adventure Out has been the city-licensed surf school in Santa Cruz for over 15 years and is the only NSSIA (National Surf School & Instructor Association) accredited surf school in Santa Cruz! You will be in great hands with our team!
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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

We provide a program & environment that empowers and supports people of all walks-of-life to achieve their wildest adventures in the outdoors, while fostering a respect for and connection to the natural environment. Jump outside and join us on a life changing experience! We'll be surfing on the wild California coast teeming with amazing wildlife.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 46 reviews.

Shine
December 2020
Had a great time and my host was a very good teacher. The way he taught the class was very informative and easy-to-follow. By the end of the lesson I was standing up and catching waves... Although they were little waves. I definitely take another class with him and recommended to anyone who's willing to give surfing a shot.
Had a great time and my host was a very good teacher. The way he taught the class was very informative and easy-to-follow. By the end of the lesson I was standing up and catching w…
Sara
November 2020
Aside from being amazing, stand up humans, Aaron and Chase were also skilled teachers- how they explained things, really felt taken care of out there in the water and constantly encouraged and looked out for. They can take you to that next level for sure.
Aside from being amazing, stand up humans, Aaron and Chase were also skilled teachers- how they explained things, really felt taken care of out there in the water and constantly en…
Betty
October 2020
James was amazing! A great and hilarious instructor. I learned a lot within those 3 hours and have developed a passion for surfing. Thank you!!
Rufus
November 2019
It was a great day out, Chase led us expertly to the best waves and always had some constructive feedback for technique. Thanks for a great day - Highly recommend.
Pradheep
November 2019
Chase was a wonderful instructor. He was friendly, fun and knowledgeable. He helped me get comfortable with the ocean and tuned to what I wanted to get out of the session focusing on a few fundamentals. Would recommend him!
Justina
November 2019
What an amazing experience. Our instructor was so friendly and patiently guided us through the process. I had the best time!!! HIGHLY recommend.

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  • Sat, Jan 30
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 3 other guests
    $109 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $109 per person
  • Wed, Feb 3
    12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $109 per person
  • Sat, Feb 6
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $109 per person
  • Sun, Feb 7
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $109 per person
  • Sat, Feb 13
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Join 1 other guest
    $109 per person
  • Sun, Feb 14
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $109 per person

Activity advisory

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Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.
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 2 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear

Sunscreen