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Learn to Surf with a local in Surf City!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 56 reviews.Newport Beach, United States

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Experience hosted by Nick

2 hours
Includes tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll start by deciding on the proper meeting point in Huntington Beach or surrounding area according to the current conditions (decided the night before) and once on the beach we will go over basic ocean safety before suiting up (wetsuit provided) and learning techniques on the sand for 20 min.
After that we’ll jump into the water and practice in the shallows the basics of catching waves. If comfortable we’ll head to deeper water for a longer ride. I will be by your side the entire time coaching and capturing the moment on the GoPro camera (pictures included).
I tailor the experience to your abilities and desires- some guests want to progressively learn the skills to advance their surfing, some may want to try for the 1st time and conquer their fears and others want a photo for instagram. I'm happy accommodate
* For intermediate surfers I have a quiver of boards and a vast knowledge of where to get the best waves on the coast ( message me for inquiries on advanced surfaris).
After we Surf we can talk Surf and travel and I can recomend some local food or activities to do in the area. Then I’ll put together your best photos to remember your experience
We’ll start by deciding on the proper meeting point in Huntington Beach or surrounding area according to the current conditions (decided the night before) and once on the beach we will go over basic ocean safety before suiting up (wetsuit provided) and learning techniques on the sand for 20 min.
After that we’ll jump into the water and practice in the shallows the basics of catching waves. If comfortable we’ll head to deeper water for a…

What's included

  • Tickets
    gopro pictures of your experience
  • Transportation
    Pickup if needed (local only)
  • Equipment
    Surfboard, wetsuit and sunblock. Please inform me of your suit size. ( heig...
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Meet your host, Nick

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 56 Reviews
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Hi I'm Nick and I’ve been surfing up and down the California coast since I was a kid and traveled the globe to chase waves the last 15 years. I’ve been teaching lessons for 7 years in Orange County through a luxury hotel to people from all over the world and know all the best beaches to safely learn or find more advanced waves. Living in Huntington beach allows for multiple beach locations to meet your skill level.
My passion from surfing runs deep and I love sharing the experience with people of all ages and skill levels. Im dedicated to make sure you enjoy your surfing experience safely.
Hi I'm Nick and I’ve been surfing up and down the California coast since I was a kid and traveled the globe to chase waves the last 15 years. I’ve been teaching lessons for 7 years in Orange County through a luxury hotel to people from all over the world and know all the best beaches to safely learn or find more advanced waves. Living in Huntington beach allows for multiple beach locations to meet your skill level.
My passion from surfing runs deep and I love sharing the experience with…
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Where you'll be

Depending on current conditions and abilities, we will Surf either by the Iconic Huntington Beach pier, home to the worlds largest Surf competition or at Blackies beach by the Newport beach pier. We can observe the ocean and weather to decide the best place for us to paddle out in order to have fun, uncrowded waves!
* For intermediate surfers I know the coast like the back of my hand and we'll find the best wave to suit your abilities

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Pierre-James
November 2019
Nick was awesome! I was late and he was really chill about it. I didn’t feel a sense of urgency or like I was being rushed. Felt like a genuine new surfing friend!
Anna
October 2019
I would highly recommend surfing lessons with Nick. He is a very good teacher, looking after his students and ensuring safe, comfortable and fun experience. I had a great time learning about surfing, how to read waves and also become more confident in the ocean. The whole experience was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot of interesting facts about the ocean and area. Nick also offered a lot of advice about other activities and places worth to check out. I also got a bunch of awesome action photos, which are a great memory :)
I would highly recommend surfing lessons with Nick. He is a very good teacher, looking after his students and ensuring safe, comfortable and fun experience. I had a great time lear…
Emily
September 2019
I had the best time ever ! Nick was amazing ! Wish I was staying in California longer to do a second lesson .
Rudy
September 2019
Nick is a great surf coach. Had a great time. He was always with me on the lineup and did his best to meet my expectations. I would definitely recommend him.
Reed
September 2019
Nick is the man. Breaks surfing down to approachable steps and has a friendly, positive attitude. Was able to progress quickly over the course of the lesson. Highly recommend.
Amélie
September 2019
I spent two sessions with Nick and had a great time. It was all very well organised, and Nick took into account my surfing ability when choosing the right surfing spots. I hadn't surfed in about a year and Nick coached me and helped me catch some nice waves. Equipment was great, tuition was excellent and Nick was a really nice guy with an abundance of experience. I would definitely use Nick again and hope to see him again in the near future.
I spent two sessions with Nick and had a great time. It was all very well organised, and Nick took into account my surfing ability when choosing the right surfing spots. I hadn't s…

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Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

More tips

Guests must be a minimum of 7 years old and know how to swim. Must be in decent physical shape as we will be engaging in exercise for about an hour. You will get wet!
I can accommodate non surfing guests as well with chairs and umbrella

What to bring

Bathing suit, sunblock, beverage, towel and good vibes

please let me know your height, weight and shirt size so I can provide the proper suit and board