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300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
+1 310-985-4577
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Thanks Kapowui!!

I have been meaning to write this for a while, because these people are so incredible and have... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Madeline S
Thanks Jeremy!

Really enjoyed our surf lesson this morning with Jeremy. He was thorough but quick on the dry... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium
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At kapowui, we live, eat, and dream surfing. We teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. All of our instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit. Kapowui believes we are all part of one big family, so when we are doing a lesson, we are 100% focused and in the moment with you. All of Kapowui's instructors live within blocks of the beach and surf every day. This is a life choice for us. We are not a corporate machine grinding out massive quantities of sub-par internet coupon lessons with minium wage non surfing employees. Kapowui is a locally owned business with soul that only hires real surfers. At Kapowui we truly care about your experince. So in the short time we have together we imerese you in the surf culture. Giving you the opportunity to feel the true surfer vibe, and gain a skill you can use forever. That is why many of the 4 and 5 star hotels in Los Angeles call us to service their guest (i.e. Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Shutters, Loews, Viceroy, Chateau Marmont, etc.) Whether surfing is a 1-time bucket list item or a new sport you want to pick up, we will have you up and riding waves your 1st lesson or your next lesson is free. At Kapowui, you are not just another number or dollar sign to us. You are family. So, come hang out with your brothers and sisters, and let's go catch some WAVES!!! Even if you don't do a lesson, come by and say "HI".Your lesson will take place at one of 4 iconic California beaches, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, or Santa Monica, where the sandy bottoms are safe and perfect for beginner lessons. Your lesson includes surfboard, wetsuit, and instructor. We ofer 1 hr., 1 1/2 hr., and 2 hr. lessons. The first 20 minutes of each lesson is done on the beach, covering board design and dynamics, wave dynamics, beach safety, surfing safety, surf etiquette, pop-up technique and form. The remainder of your time is spent in the water, surfing with your instructor. Everything is included, you only need to bring a positive vibe, however people often like to bring sunscreen, towel, and water.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
+1 310-985-4577

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

I have been meaning to write this for a while, because these people are so incredible and have given me the greatest gift - SURFING! I started going to Kapowui in August and I have since started venturing out on my own (thanks to how...More

Thank Madeline S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our surf lesson this morning with Jeremy. He was thorough but quick on the dry lesson so we could get into the water with as much time as possible. My 6yr old gives him 2 thumbs up and we both were able to...More

Thank scb05
Kapowui, Owner at Kapowui, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

scb05, thank you for your review. I'm stoked you enjoyed your lesson and that your 6 year old endorses us, Jememie and I are please. Martin

Reviewed 23 October 2017

I really enjoyed surfing with the Kapowui crew! I had two intermediate lessons this weekend. My first lesson was with Lulu. She has a great energy and passion for surfing. She provided me feedback on each wave I surfed. She gave me some good pointers...More

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Kapowui, Owner at Kapowui, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Cindy, Thank you so much for your kind words. We all truly appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and a review. It was so nice to meet you. Keep it up and we will see you in the line up surf chic....More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife had a surf lesson (never surfed before) with Jeremie, he was really professional, patient and approachable too. Very clear instructions to get us catching some waves, which we did! The crew are super nice, would just love to chill with them...More

Thank SimYaz
Reviewed 19 September 2017

My daughter had a lesson last week with Jeremie and it far exceeded our expectations. Jeremie is a great instructor. He had warned us that the surf would be rough and even suggested we reschedule but we had a very small window for this activity...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

If I could give these guys 10 stars, it wouldn't even be a question. I took 3 private lessons with Jeremy, 3 days in a row and needless to say, I have never been more pleased with the professionalism, quality of instruction, and feeling like...More

Thank Lindsay F
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We used Kapowui back in April and I've been meaning to write a review ever since - it was a wonderful experience. We did the drive from San Fran south and this was one of the big highlights of the trip. Although it was cold...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Will taught my 13 year old son how to surf (first timer) - and I was amazed by how quickly it all happened. He modified his approach and guidance based on what he was observing and spoke to my son in a way that was...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

Phenomenal group of instructors. Me and my gal pal came to LA with intentions of only staying 5 days , then the plan was to go to Vegas for the remaining 5 days. Long story short, we had our first lesson day 2 and by...More

Thank HaileeAraya
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Yesterday, I had a 1.5h lesson at the Kapowui Surf School with my twin sister and my mum. It was the first time I surfed and it was an amazing experience you definitely don't want to miss when visiting Venice beach. I liked my surfing...More

Thank Ester B
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the
epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along
the boardwalk there are street performers and local
craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings,
souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of
visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting
enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders
do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
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