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Santa Barbara Surf School

736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
+1 805-708-9878
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Didn't do anything promised and credit card info likely at risk

This is the worst school/company I’ve run across in 7 years surfing. Hopefully this review will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edmonton, Canada
Great Choice for Rookies

My 17-year-old son & I had a really good time. Nolan was a great instructor. Very relaxed and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vancouver, Washington
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Private Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria are our specialty. We feel the best way to maximize your time is to have a surf instructor solely devoted to you, your family or friends. This insures you will be getting the most hands on practice during your time in the water. Typically our Instructors can coach up to 5 students at a time. If you want to surf privately with a larger group we will add instructors as needed. Our proven method for teaching surf lessons is one that has come together through the combined knowledge of our veteran surfers throughout Santa Barbara and the feedback we get from our students. We have carefully studied the most important steps to becoming a successful surfer, and how to make the most of your time. Which is why we’re confident Santa Barbara Surfing School will have you surfing in no time. Included: Surf Boards, Wetsuits, Leashes and Instructor. Group size discounts applied at checkout.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
+1 805-708-9878
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the worst school/company I’ve run across in 7 years surfing. Hopefully this review will help protect someones safety as well as credit identity as they do not manage information well at all. I arranged with Connor to have a 10 ft board and...More

Thank owen658
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 17-year-old son & I had a really good time. Nolan was a great instructor. Very relaxed and encouraging while giving good basic instruction. Saw a lot of younger kids having success as well and their instructors were patient and positive.

Thank ChrisFromTheCouve
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family came in from Norway to experience the Central Coast of Cali & surfing. From beginning to end, the Santa Barbara Surf School treated us with care. Sean was great on the phone lining up our reservation. Answered all the questions & sent directions. Once...More

Thank Magnolia3333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing experience we had with Dustin! He gave my East coast boys the total California surf experience. They did amazing and literally didn't fall once from Dustin's awesome instruction, direction and motivation. They surfed for an entire hour and a half non stop!...More

Thank kerlizzy
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I had a great time learning surfing with Kaitlyn! She is a amazing instructor, very nice to talk to and knows about surfing. she also taught me about safety, what to be aware of while in the water, she answered all of my questions about...More

Thank Johnny Z
CalCoastTeam, Manager at Santa Barbara Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Right on Johnny! Thank you! We are very proud to have a great teacher like Kaitlyn. We'll be sure to let her know how wonderful and rewarding your santa barbara surf lesson experience was! Good luck surfing on the east coast!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team was perfect and I felt like a pro straight away. Nothing to fault well done guys. Highly recommend it!!

Thank CBianca88
Reviewed 26 September 2015

For all my out of town visitors who want to learn to surf, I always book them a lesson with Santa Barbara Surf School. They are the best, and the local surfers I talk with agree. My visitors always have fun, and I am always...More

Thank Irene K
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Matt was fantastic!! My 11 yr old son and I had a lesson and had a Great Time. Matt was Great with my Son and now he has the FEVER!! Thanks MATT!! We had a Great Time.

Thank Cristella1
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

My kids had a great time learning to surf, so much so that we did it again a few days later. The instructor world's fantastic with kids and kept them safe, all while having fun. If you take lessons ask for Cooper, you won't be...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Cody and Jeremy for a great morning learning to surf! This Jersey family felt like Californians for the day!!!

Thank Melissa W
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