(or fiberglass for intermediate surfers).

 All packages can be modified, mixed and matched.

They are designed to provide the maximum amount of fun and time in the water.

If you do not find something that you like, give us a call.

We will make sure to arrange something that makes you happy. 

Personal Surf Lessons are based out of Santa Monica.

However, depending on swell (waves) size, tides, wind, and students ability we take our students to other locations.

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 SERGIO PEÑALOZA 

 Owner/Instructor 

 SURFING IS MY PASSION 

Since 2004, I’ve taught hundreds of people around the world to catch waves. From beginners catching their first roller, to intermediates perfecting their turns, seeing their faces light up when they finally catch the perfect wave is AWESOME.

 

I'm discreet, enthusiastic and professional - you are guaranteed a fun and exciting surf lesson. I borrow techniques from my vast experience in the fitness industry as an instructor and personal trainer to help my students learn quickly and SAFELY.

 

My students range from 4 years old to the young-at-heart with skill levels from absolute beginners to intermediate surfers looking to improve.

I have taught people from all walks of life…Los Angeles locals, high-profile executives, celebrities and visitors from all over the world.

 

My promise to you is I will show you why surfing is so fun and addicting. Unlike many sports, you don't have to be a pro to experience the zone when surfing. The feeling is truly indescribable,​ I'd love to share it with you!

"I loved my surfing lesson with Sergio!  He is very patient and encouraging, and has a great technique in the way he teaches.  My only regret is that I didn’t book a four hour lesson with him.   I didn’t want to stop.  The next time I am in Los Angeles I will definitely be calling him for another lesson."

-Diane, Salt Lake City, Utah​

 Instructor 

 I grew up in and around San Diego. I spent a lot of time in the ocean: sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Surfing is now how I spend most of my free time. I spent several years in Mexico teaching kids with a nonprofit program and I discovered that I enjoy teaching. Surfing is my favorite subject and I’m excited to help anyone accomplish learning how.

 

 Instructor 

I started surfing about 15 years ago in San Diego. My older brother gave me my first lesson, which I felt was a disaster, but I had so much fun I decided to pursue it. About 8 years ago I decided to take it more seriously and devoted countless hours to surfing. I’ve been teaching both surfing and SUP full time for a handful  of years now, and I truly believe that if you “choose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life”.

 

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& CALIFORNIA SURF TOURS

SURF RETREATS

What could be better than surfing?

 

Traveling California and the globe with your surf buddies, making new friends and catching waves at some of the most beautiful breaks on the planet!