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So we're from Illinois. Not much surfing in Illinois except for the internet. We contacted John at Learn to Rip and setup a 2 hour lesson for our 15 and 16 year old kids. Communication was great prior to the lesson, knew exactly where to...More
Me and my kids decided to take surf lessons while on our annual vacation to Oceanside and the experience didn't disappoint! John was very knowledgeable not just about surfing but taught my kids quite a bit about the ocean and their surroundings. Overall great time...More
My daughter really wanted to learn to surf during our visit to Oceanside. I waited a little too long to find her lessons, but Learn to Rip Surf worked with me and made something work out for us. My daughter had a great time and...More
I had a wonderful time learning to surf last week during a two-hour private lesson with John. I had no experience (except for some splashing around at the beach and some wimpy boogie boarding over the years!) but I felt comfortable and the two hours...More
Traveling for business to Oceanside and wanted to do a little surfing while there. I am a beginner and was unsure about where to go so I set up a lesson with John via email and things could not have gone better. He was extremely...More
John gave my husband and sons (ages 12 and 14) surf lessons during our vacation in Oceanside. They had never surfed before, and John was wonderful. He was patient, fun, informative and helpful -- moreover, he was an effective teacher for their varied abilities and...More
John Daniels & his team are exceptional at what they do. From helping people who have never seen the ocean before catch their very first wave to taking experienced, competitive surfers to the next level - John has a true gift for fun & effective...More
My son's couldn't stop saying how BEAST John was. They're 17 & 18 yrs old, which are not easily impressed. They were impressed! They did well with John's instructions, oceanography 411 and safety reviews. He is as awesome as they come. Mom's next.
John Daniels has a great reputation around the local surf shops and has an amazing surfing background, but Is able to remain humble and extremely kind, making these surf lessons super fun. I highly recommend these lessons for whoever wants to have a great time...More
I have been trying to learn to surf on and off for about a year now. Within the first 30 mins of working with John in the water I learned some game changers that I never been told before and that helped tremendously. I will...More