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Surfriders Academy

224 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5118
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Better than Disneyland.

My wife and two daughters (age 8 and 10) were in Anaheim over Spring Break for a Disneyland... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corey S
Surf lesson with Marcus

Just returned from my 18 yr old daughter having her first surf lesson with Marcus! She had an... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
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Experience the most fun surf lesson ever! We Specialize in first time beginners, Private surf lesson rate:$120 includes Surfboard, Wetsuit, and a 1.5 hour surf lesson,or group surf lesson rate: 2 or more persons $90 each includes Surfboards, Wetsuits and a 1.5 hour surf lesson. All surf lessons take place at the beach, NOT AT THE 5TH STREET SURF SHOP... Call us for our Locations... Text or email us today to book a surf lesson by appointment only. We would need your Height ,Weight, Gender for wetsuit size. Plus a credit card number to hold to book Reservations.
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224 5th St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-5118

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and two daughters (age 8 and 10) were in Anaheim over Spring Break for a Disneyland vacation, and on our third day in town we took an introductory surf lesson at Newport Beach, with Marcus and Julio. None of us had ever surfed...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Just returned from my 18 yr old daughter having her first surf lesson with Marcus! She had an absolute blast and got up several times! So impressed for her first time every on a board! I highly recommend Marcus and Surfriders Academy! If I could...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Aloha Katie, thanks for the review about my surf lessons, it was a great pleasure meeting you and your daughter:) I’m always stoked to see a first time beginner surfing the first day ! We hope to see you all again some day soon !...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Our kids 9, 12 & 14 years old wanted to try surfing. Markus within the hour, met us at the beach with surf boards and wet suits for all three. All three kids had never surfed before and by the end of their session he...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hello Marlo, It was nice meeting you and family, and thanks for the cool review about me, I was amazed how well the kids did in surfing and I enjoyed coaching them, hope you all have a great vacation. Aloha 😊 Marcus the surf coachπŸ„

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Marcus is such a great instructor! His students’ safety is his first priority and that makes a great difference regarding my confidence in the water. I’m glad that I got to do a session with him, which resulted in an amazing experience.

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Hello Angelica Awesome to have you as a student ! you did so well in surfing πŸ˜‰ we greatly appreciate your review and hope to see you all again soon. Aloha Marcus the surf coach πŸŒŠπŸ„πŸ’¦πŸ€™

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had our first surfing lesson with Marcus. He was great!! We were both a little nervous, but he immediately put us at ease and gave us the confidence we needed to have a successful first time on the water! I would...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

It's always a pleasure meeting new people that come to us for surfing lessons and I am flattered in the kind review you wrote about me, Hope to see you all again soon, Have a great day, Aloha Marcus the surf coach πŸŒŠπŸ„πŸ’¦πŸ€™

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Highly recommended! We had our first lesson ever in the best location possible, but also with the most professional and friendly instructor: Marcus. He ensured that the lesson was not only fun and all the instructions clear, but safe too. We had an amazing time...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a nice review , It was a great pleasure to meet everyone and to teach you all surfing , I know the kids had fun 😊 Hope to you guys next year . Aloha marcus...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

We had a large group of 8, most of us had never surfed. The instructors were so accommodating and patient. All of us were able to get up on the board!!! I had a great time and I was the worst of the bunch. There...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Aloha from Huntington Beach! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us 😊 Our team also had fun teaching everyone how to surf , we hope to see you all again , until then hang ten 😊 Marcus the surf coach

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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful time with Marcus and the guys. They were so accommodating to our group. Our kids all had a wonderful time learning to surf and improving their newly acquired skills. I highly recommend Surfriders Academy to anyone interested in giving a...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hello Mitzi, it was a Great pleasure meeting you and all the girls πŸ˜‰ my instructors and I also were stoked to teach you all surfing πŸŒŠπŸ„β€β™€οΈπŸ’¦ hope to see you and your friends again next summer . Aloha Marcus the coach 🌺

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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Marcus made himself available via text/phone as soon as we contacted him for the lesson and afterwards. He was early for the lesson time. Luckily, we were too! He spent time with my 9 year-old daughter getting her used to the board, etc. prior to...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Awesome review! Thank you so much for your kind words and us, We really appreciate your business and it was a pleasure meeting you and family, Hope you have a great summer and maybe see you all next summer :) Marcus the surf coach...

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Marcus and Aloha were absolutely wonderful and provided personalized and supportive service to us! We were a group of four and he and Aloha divided us up into sets of two and away we went! We were all on our boards and in the water...More

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SurfridersAcademy, Owner at Surfriders Academy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Greetings Kati, We thank you beyond words can express, so nice to meet everyone that day, really proud of your son surfing also :) Aloha and I hope to see you all next summer if your in Huntington Beach, Have a blessed fun summer... Marcus...More

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