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Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara provided by Cal Coast Adventures

Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara

Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara
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Last updated: 27 Aug 2020
A note from Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara
Guides are required to wear masks at the shop and rental stand but as soon as tours and lessons begin it is extremely easy to maintain a safe distance and the use of masks will only happen if requested by the client.
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
At your selected time, meet at Santa Barbara’s popular Leadbetter Beach, which looks out upon the Santa Barbara Harbor. Squeeze on your provided wetsuit and stand by your surfboard on the sand while your expert instructor details how to stand up on your soft and stable board — perfect for beginners.  You’ll have plenty of time to practice your stance and learn how to paddle out to the surf before heading into the water. Lie on your board with your instructor at your side to assist you in catching the best waves. The 1.5-hour lesson is suitable for all skill levels, and your instructor will ensure your safety and enjoyment as you build your confidence and practice — even if you’re not yet ready to ‘hang ten.’ Check out the gorgeous Santa Barbara coastline while you float or jump up on your board to ride the waves. You’ll have plenty of time to test your newfound surf skills before returning to shore.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5753SURF
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
1.5-hour lesson • Expert instructor • Use of equipment (surfboard, wetsuit)
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drink • Towels
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
Mondo's Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001, USA You will be meeting your instructor at Mondos Beach. We love teaching here because the waves in SB tend to be fairly flat and the waves here tend to be more ideal for a quality surf lesson experience!
Inclusions
1.5-hour lesson • Expert instructor • Use of equipment (surfboard, wetsuit)
Exclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Gratuities • Food and drink • Towels
Departure details
Mondo's Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001, USA You will be meeting your instructor at Mondos Beach. We love teaching here because the waves in SB tend to be fairly flat and the waves here tend to be more ideal for a quality surf lesson experience!
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
All participants MUST be able to swim
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cassie F
1 contribution
Surf Lesson Success
What t a comfortable and fun experience. Matt Johnson made our morning for sure. Will send all newbies his way! My friend and I have been trying to get into surfing for years and now finally have the confidence to get out there! Thanks Matt 😎
Written 26 July 2021
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Brianna Murphy
1 contribution
Surfing with Matt!
Jul 2021
My friend and I had a surf lesson with Matt Johnson this past weekend, and he was the BEST! We had tried surfing before but with little success, and with Matt we caught so many waves! He was very knowledgable, patient, had the best attitude and overall was just a super fun guy to be around. Highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn how to surf! My friend and I can't wait to get in the water again and continue to practice what he taught us. Thanks Matt!!
Written 26 July 2021
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victoria
New York City, NY1 contribution
Siena was the best!
Visited from NJ with a friend and took surfing lessons for the first time! Our instructor Siena made it so fun for us and was really knowledgeable and encouraging. She even took time to recommend us a couple spots to visit while we’re out here. I’d recommend Sienna to anyone wanting to learn to surf
Written 22 July 2021
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calcoastadventures
Thanks for the awesome review! We are pumped to hear you had a blast taking a surf lesson with our awesome instructor Siena! We hope to see you out in the water again soon!
Written 22 July 2021
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Sawyer R
1 contribution
Stop scrolling and start booking your lesson now!
Jun 2021
My surf lesson with Carson exceeded my (high) expectations and was the highlight of my recent trip to Santa Barbara. He was energetic, kind, funny, and fun to hang out with for my lesson but also an incredible teacher. I was actually surfing for the majority of my lesson - which was shocking to me as it was my first attempt! I can't recommend this experience enough and don't know why I waited so long to do it.
Written 29 June 2021
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calcoastadventures
So glad you enjoyed your surf lesson with Carson! He is one of our main guys and has been crushing it this year. Hope to have you back sometime soon! Take care
Written 30 June 2021
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grady f
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions
Surfing
Jun 2021 • Family
We took a beginner surf lesson with the family (all first timers 10 yr old, 13 yr old kids and parents) and had a blast. Carson and Chloe were both great instructors, encouraging, friendly and made us all comfortable. Most importantly we all got up! Would highly recommend Cal Coast and Carson and Chloe.
Written 15 June 2021
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calcoastadventures
Glad you enjoyed your surf lessons! Was a good time with your family in the water!
Written 16 June 2021
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Daiana F
1 contribution
Exhilarating experience- worth every penny!!!
Apr 2021 • Friends
We booked a surf lesson on a multi stop trip from Colorado to California and let me tell you, it was the highlight of our stop in Santa Barbara. Jesse was an incredible instructor! Having only body surfing as child type of experience we had no expectations but Jesse made sure to explain it step by step and even pointed out where we could improve and provided tips. Following his clear instructions, and thanks to his kindness and patience, the three of us managed to stand up on our boards and ride a few waves! The students to instructor ratio is good enough to make you feel ease the anxiety of taking on a new activity but small enough to still get that one-on-one experience. This experience is worth every penny, we’re still talking about it days later!!
Written 19 April 2021
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calcoastadventures
These types of reviews are the best! So excited to hear that your surf lesson was a memorable highlight and of great value!
Written 20 April 2021
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Sugoi Hito
1 contribution
Great lesson!
Apr 2021
Instructor was knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. It was my second lesson and I stood up 5 times! Of course, the instructor pushed me into the wave each time (I didn't have to paddle to catch the waves), but ...

Mondo's beach was a great place to learn!
Written 19 April 2021
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calcoastadventures
Love hearing that our instructors put in the energy and attention to help you stand up and paddle into the waves! thanks!
Written 20 April 2021
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natash_dc
Los Angeles, California, United States22 contributions
Great first time surfing
Apr 2021 • Family
Great experience - a private lesson for 4 adults and a 7-year old at Haskell’s Beach in Goleta. We walked over (5 min) from the Ritz Carlton Bacara. Mack and Ryan were super knowledgeable, friendly, professional and fun! They made us feel safe and got us right out into the water. We had so much fun! Highly recommended if staying at the Ritz!
Written 18 April 2021
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calcoastadventures
Yay! Glad to hear that your surf lesson was a success with our professional instructors, we'll for sure pass this on to them!
Written 20 April 2021
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KimballTraveler
San Anselmo, CA7 contributions
GREAT beginner lessons!
Apr 2021
Great time! Four of us had a fun time learning to surf. Daniel, our instructor, was so patient. Some hoped right up and caught waves. Others (like me!😊), took our time figuring it out! Daniel was great!
Written 8 April 2021
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calcoastadventures
Thanks for taking surf lessons with us. Pumped you had a great time.
Written 8 April 2021
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Sporforya
Los Altos, CA42 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2020
My brother did his surfing lessons for the first time and he loved it. He's going to take a few more lessons before buying his own board.
Written 4 January 2021
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calcoastadventures
Hi, Thanks for the awesome review! We are stoked to hear you had a blast taking a surf lesson with us. We hope to see you out in the water again soon!
Written 4 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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