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⭐️#1 Learn to Surf at Venice Beach

Marina del Rey, United States

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Experience hosted by Stephen

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever!

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. Your safety is our main priority that is why all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surf Association), CPR and First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA.

Your lesson will consist of two parts. For the first 20-30 minutes you’ll be training on the beach, then it’s about 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun.

Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and included in the price. We don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. You will also have an option to store your belongings and valuables locked in our cool surf bus.

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

OUR SCHOOL IS LICENSED AND PERMITTED
Other things to note
Please bring your towel, waterproof sunscreen, and lots of fresh water.
This lesson is perfect for you if you have never surfed before or if you are a beginner/intermediate surfer looking to advance your skills. My main goal is for you to have an excellent experience surfing and get the knowledge and emotions that will stay with you forever!

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. Your safet…

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

  • Equipment
    8 and 9ft. Surfboards and Wetsuits
    I'll provide surfboards for us to u...
From £45
/ person
Mon, 18 Jan
10:00 - 12:00
£45 per person
£45 per person
Mon, 18 Jan
12:00 - 14:00
£45 per person
£45 per person
Tue, 19 Jan
10:00 - 12:00
£45 per person
£45 per person

Meet your host, Stephen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1337 Reviews
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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. My goal is for you to have fun and take a great experience on board.
Every year my friends and I would go for surf trips all over the world from Costa Rica to Bali to gain more experience and knowledge that we would be happy to share with you.
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 fun time, we explain how surfing works so you actually learn.

I am CPR and First Aid certified and completed ISA (International Surfing Association) surf instructors course, our lead instructor also obtains Lifeguard certification.
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. My goal is for you to have fun and take a great experience on board.
Every year my friends and I would go for surf trips all over the world from Costa Rica to Bali to gain more experience and knowledge that we would be happy to share with you.
Throughout my teaching experience I've created a unique technique that allows each student to go at their own pace.…
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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.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 1337 reviews.

Mannan
December 2020
Stephen was wonderful. I had to reschedule and he was more than accomodating, and kept in touch even after I left the area. Thank you, Stephen!
Larissia
November 2020
This was a great lesson. He made it easy to understand and get going quickly. After this one lesson I was able to successfully ride a wave, and it felt great. I will definitely be surfing again in the near future thanks to Stephen!
Basheer
November 2020
Pedro, my instructor, was fabulous. I was able to surf on my first lesson; it was the first surfing lesson I ever took in my life. Definitely taking more future lessons.
Brandon
March 2020
Josh took me out and it was superb. He’s funny, and gives great instruction. I actually caught waves and learned which I was only expecting to wipeout every time. 🏄🏻‍♂️👌🤙
Richard
March 2020
I had a fun time! Stephen allowed me to join the last minute. However someone else other than Stephen led the class. It was a cool experience :)
Brooke
March 2020
SO much fun! Definitely book this experience. Great intro, Stephen was a great teacher and I was able to get up for several waves by the end! Would recommend to anyone :) Thanks Stephen!

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  • Mon, 18 Jan
    10:00 - 12:00
    £45 per person
  • Mon, 18 Jan
    12:00 - 14:00
    £45 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    10:00 - 12:00
    £45 per person
  • Tue, 19 Jan
    12:00 - 14:00
    £45 per person
  • Wed, 20 Jan
    10:00 - 12:00
    £45 per person
  • Wed, 20 Jan
    12:00 - 14:00
    £45 per person
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    10:00 - 12:00
    £45 per person
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    12:00 - 14:00
    £45 per person

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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

Swimsuit

Towel