Surfing, Into a Cuban Blue Experience

La Habana, Cuba

Experience hosted by Lorena

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We will walk from the meeting point (my house) to La Concha beach. Once gathered in the
shore, clients will be given a brief introduction on the principles of surfing. In the sand we will perform the specific warm-up. Subsequently, the client will learn the basic principles of surfing to begin with the class where the client will learn how to paddle and stand on the surfboard properly. Once the class is finished in the sand, we will enter the shore of the beach to practice basic surfing exercises such as learning to paddle to catch a wave, sit, turn and stand on the surfboard. During the activity, photos and videos of the experience will be taken. You will be provided with the necessary equipment for the complete experience and your total safety.
We will walk from the meeting point (my house) to La Concha beach. Once gathered in the
shore, clients will be given a brief introduction on the principles of surfing. In the sand we will perform the specific warm-up. Subsequently, the client will learn the basic principles of surfing to begin with the class where the client will learn how to paddle and stand on the surfboard properly. Once the class is finished in the sand, we will enter t…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We will welcome you in the house with a natural fruit juice and water.
  • Equipment
    Surfboard and safety equipment.

Meet your host, Lorena

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 69 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a Marine Biologist graduated from the University of Havana, a Cuban professional surfer and environmental activist. I'm certified by (AIDA) and accredited by the Cuban Federation of Underwater Activities (FCAS). Since small I have been passionate about the sea and marine life and also about the development of environmental protection activities in the Caribbean Sea Area. I am a promoter of several water activities such as sports surfing and swimming and my desire is to disseminate and promote awareness about marine life in the communities. I am passionate about marine photography and I have several projects in my resume that endorse it. I would love to be able to share my experience about marine life from my perspective as a biologist and athlete and raise awareness about the care of our environment.
I am a Marine Biologist graduated from the University of Havana, a Cuban professional surfer and environmental activist. I'm certified by (AIDA) and accredited by the Cuban Federation of Underwater Activities (FCAS). Since small I have been passionate about the sea and marine life and also about the development of environmental protection activities in the Caribbean Sea Area. I am a promoter of several water activities such as sports surfing and swimming and my desire is to disseminate and prom…
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Where you'll be

We will walk from the meeting point to La Concha beach. La Concha(The Shell) is an ecosystem where we find hundreds of coral reefs and marine species. It is a place of very easy access since the shore is sandy although in deeper areas the bottom is rocky.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Sophie
March 2020
This is a whole new experience! Lorena and her partner are so heartwarming and friendly, we felt so safe and welcome. Highly recommend this trip!! Thank you for everything.
Kimani
March 2020
She’s really amazing! I admire her passion for surfing and once you hear why she’s so passionate you’ll understand her on a new level. I wasn’t feeling very well the day I went surfing but she was so helpful! She genuinely cared about my well being and did everything she could to help me still enjoy my experience surfing. I plan on coming back to Cuba and I 100 percent will be coming to see Lorena again! The experience she offers you isn’t something you can find somewhere else.
She’s really amazing! I admire her passion for surfing and once you hear why she’s so passionate you’ll understand her on a new level. I wasn’t feeling very well the day I went sur…
Destiny
March 2020
Lorena is amazing! Not only is she super patient (I can’t swim, so there’s that) but also very sweet and genuinely cares that everyone enjoys surfing. I felt super comfortable in the ocean with her and was even able to get up completely on my board! She went above and beyond to help my friend who came to her sick, which she didn’t have to do. I will never forget her kindness and skill! The excursion also helps teach local Cuban children how to surf for free, which is the cherry on top!
Lorena is amazing! Not only is she super patient (I can’t swim, so there’s that) but also very sweet and genuinely cares that everyone enjoys surfing. I felt super comfortable in t…
Paul
March 2020
This was my first experience surfing I am glad it was. Lorena is a very experienced surfer and instructor. She kept her instructions clear and simple, which made it easy to learn. Just by watching you, Lorena knew how to properly instruct or encourage you so that you get the most out of the experience. The location she brings you too was perfect for a beginner to learn how to surf.
This was my first experience surfing I am glad it was. Lorena is a very experienced surfer and instructor. She kept her instructions clear and simple, which made it easy to learn.…
Shayna
March 2020
Loved this class!! I learned how to surf like a pro and we had so much fun doing it. They made us feel super comfortable when we weren't able to get it on the first try. Definitely recommend this class to anyone looking to have some fun in Cuba!
Loved this class!! I learned how to surf like a pro and we had so much fun doing it. They made us feel super comfortable when we weren't able to get it on the first try. Definitely…
Jordan
March 2020
Had a great time surfing with Lorena and her boyfriend Jonathan. Both my girlfriend, who isn't a confident swimmer, and I were able to surf after our short lesson. Unfortunately, I was feeling sick and we had to cut it short. But Lorena was very attentive to our different levels, and very helpful. She speaks English well, and she and her boyfriend are doing great things for the youth of Havana interested in water sports. Would definitely recommend.
Had a great time surfing with Lorena and her boyfriend Jonathan. Both my girlfriend, who isn't a confident swimmer, and I were able to surf after our short lesson. Unfortunately, I…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimwear. It is recommended to bring sunscreen and long-sleeved shirts to protect the skin from the sun.