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“Nice people, but would like instruction”
Review of SoCal Surf School

SoCal Surf School
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Owner description: We are a family owned business providing Surf Lessons private and group also surf camps and corporate events. We love serving people and giving them the awesome experience of surfing.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Really nice, easy to book, accommodating
But, compared to other surf camps, there is no instruction--just supervision as the kids head out there. My kids have attended other surf camps, and in those, the instructors don't just take the kids out in the waves, they actually teach them also. Also, every other surf camp we have done provides wetsuits. We were very surprised that these were not provided. Go to Kahuna Bob's surf camp if you want individual attention and instruction in a group format. This camp is for those who are just not ready to let their kid go to the beach alone, there is lots of supervision, which is a plus. But if they can get up on their board, the lessons are over--it is just babysitting.

Thank GoBearsinSD
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

My friend and I called a day before to see if we could get a lesson and SoCal surf school was ready and available, even on a Sunday, and a holiday. Our instructor, Megan, met us with kit ready to go and was energetic and enthusiastic. Not to mention a top rate teacher; everything we asked her about, she had sage advice that had us both up and moving with confidence in no time. Had a blast, Megan's the best

1  Thank Blaze-123456
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

my friend and i are both beginners at surfing, and we had such a good time! instructions were very clear, the instructor (megan) came prepared with a first aid kit as well.
i would definitely do this again, and can't wait to keep surfing!

2  Thank b b
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

you know i did not actually get a chance to try the surf school but i was watching the instructers and i was really inpressed by what i saw and i do want to try it we are making plans to come back out to oceansidde to try surfing and explore some more

2  Thank marie s
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

My husband really wanted to try surfing so we took the Coaster train from San Diego(very easy, inexpensive too ) and asked a local surf shop who they would recommend. The gentleman didn't even have to think about it-he told us SoCal was by far the most professional and courteous.

Kyle, the instructor was great! After a brief orientation on shore they headed into the ocean. With Kyle's help and instruction my hubby was able to get up on his first wave. Each time Kyle would provide feedback and help him set up for the wave. He was a very knowledgable and respectful young man.

They also run a surf camp and the kids seemed to be having a blast. They were well supervised and safety was carefully maintained.

This is a year round business so you can learn to surf anytime. All equipment was provided.

3  Thank Stewartsix
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