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⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos

Marina del Rey, United States

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Experience hosted by Stephen

2 hours
Includes tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water.

The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee.

If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons or visit our website www.funsurfla.com

Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA.
Other things to note
We do teach anyone 12 years old and up
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in th…

Stephen's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Tickets
    We’ll take some cool pictures of you with your board and if we’ll have a ch...
  • Equipment
    I do provide 8 and 9 foot soft top surfboards and wetsuits of all the diffe...
From £42
/ person
Sat, 23 Jan
10:00 - 12:00
£52 per person
£52 per person
Sat, 23 Jan
12:00 - 14:00
£52 per person
£52 per person
Sun, 24 Jan
10:00 - 12:00
£52 per person
£52 per person

Meet your host, Stephen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1201 Reviews
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I am a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA Level 2) and obtain CPR, First Aid & Open Water Safety and Rescue Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training).

I've been surfing for over a decade and I'm really passionate about it. It's something that inspires me and makes me move forward.

I started surfing experience here on Airbnb a few years ago and it grew into a successful 5-star awarded surf school. We've taught over 6,000 happy students and are proud to be chosen by Google, Snapchat and Facebook to do lessons for their employees.

Throughout my teaching experience I've created a unique technique that allows each student to go at their own pace. We don't just put you on a board and give you a happy time, we explain how surfing works so you actually learn. My goal is for you to have fun and a great experience on a surfboard!
I am a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA Level 2) and obtain CPR, First Aid & Open Water Safety and Rescue Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training).

I've been surfing for over a decade and I'm really passionate about it. It's something that inspires me and makes me move forward.

I started surfing experience here on Airbnb a few years ago and it grew into a successful 5-star awarded surf school. We've taught over 6,000 happy students and are proud to be cho…
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Where you'll be

We’ll be giving lessons on Venice Beach—one of the most famous beaches in California. You’ll be able to not only enjoy the ocean and get surfing experience, but also explore the unique spirit of the eccentric cultural hub of Venice Beach.
We love this part of the beach because it's more mellow than most of the touristy areas and provides more space and safety for learning.
There is also a big parking lot right where we meet and a bus stop nearby.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 1201 reviews.

Mohamed
January 2021
This experience was awesome. Even though the waves were too high for beginners but I got to ride a couple of waves. Two hours is more than enough for you to get the hang of it.
Stephanie
December 2020
AMAZING experience! It was my first time trying to surf and I can’t believe I was able to stand and catch a couple waves! We got extra lucky because we even got to see dolphins right by us. So incredible. I also felt completely safe the whole time. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of trying something new :)
AMAZING experience! It was my first time trying to surf and I can’t believe I was able to stand and catch a couple waves! We got extra lucky because we even got to see dolphins rig…
Vivian
November 2020
I showed up late because I misunderstood the lesson time. They were so nice to allow me to join another class later. It is my first time surfing + swimming in the ocean! I was terrified and nervous. My instructor was extremely professional and helpful. I felt safe even though the water was very deep. I definitely will go back soon!
I showed up late because I misunderstood the lesson time. They were so nice to allow me to join another class later. It is my first time surfing + swimming in the ocean! I was terr…
Alejandro
February 2020
I had so much fun surfing for the first time, the instructors were knowledgeable and helpful all the time, they explained everything before the practice, I can’t wait to do it again, I would definitely recommend this experience.
Sibo
February 2020
I just want to start by saying we had a blast and really enjoyed our experience. I would suggest looking into weather and tide conditions prior to booking a lesson. We went at really low tide and the waves were too harsh for beginners. We struggled to get on our feet to say the least. The instructor was extremely helpful regardless of our struggles and encouraged us.
I just want to start by saying we had a blast and really enjoyed our experience. I would suggest looking into weather and tide conditions prior to booking a lesson. We went at real…
채율
January 2020
Los Angeles has a lot of traffic, so it's always a good idea to arrive 10 minutes in advance. I missed it a little late and didn't start together. I never got on it. It is recommended that you take a leisurely schedule because it requires a lot of stamina. Thank you so much for helping me when I had a problem.
Los Angeles has a lot of traffic, so it's always a good idea to arrive 10 minutes in advance. I missed it a little late and didn't start together. I never got on it. It is recommen…

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    12:00 - 14:00
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    10:00 - 12:00
    £52 per person
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    12:00 - 14:00
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    10:00 - 12:00
    £52 per person
  • Mon, 25 Jan
    12:00 - 14:00
    £52 per person
  • Tue, 26 Jan
    10:00 - 12:00
    £52 per person
  • Tue, 26 Jan
    12:00 - 14:00
    £52 per person

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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 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water Bottles

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