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Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson provided by Santa Barbara Adventure Company

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Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson

Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson
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About
Experience the best of the Santa Barbara coastline during an introductory surfing lesson at Mondo's Beach. Learn the basics with an instructor who focuses on the fundamentals of reading water, paddling, popping up, and riding as well as surf etiquette during your 2-hour lesson.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Hit the beaches of Santa Barbara for a fun-filled introductory surfing session. Whether you’re new to surfing or just hoping to take your skills to the next level, what better place to do it than the iconic surfing spots of Southern California? Start your trip in the morning at Santa Claus Beach, where you’ll get an introduction to surfing technique on the sand before heading to the water. During the course of your day in the water, you’ll learn all the skills needed to become a surfing expert. Learn how to watch for wave breaks, paddle into waves, stand up and ride. No matter your level of experience, you’re sure to have a great time in the water.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Hit the beaches of Santa Barbara for a fun-filled introductory surfing session. Whether you’re new to surfing or just hoping to take your skills to the next level, what better place to do it than the iconic surfing spots of Southern California? Start your trip in the morning at Santa Claus Beach, where you’ll get an introduction to surfing technique on the sand before heading to the water. During the course of your day in the water, you’ll learn all the skills needed to become a surfing expert. Learn how to watch for wave breaks, paddle into waves, stand up and ride. No matter your level of experience, you’re sure to have a great time in the water.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7270P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit provided according to your size
Exclusions
  • Booties
  • Transportation to Mondo's Beach
  • Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Mondo's Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001, USA Look for an Adventure Company van and park anywhere in this area. Your guide will be set up with boards and a Santa Barbara Adventure Company umbrella on the beach. If you cannot find your guide within a few minutes - PLEASE CALL  OUR OFFICE. 
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be at least 7 years old, comfortable swimming in the ocean and ducking under waves
  • Minimum numbers apply. Our surf lessons require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If you are a single traveler, please free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A full water bottle. 1 quart or greater - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle
  • A hat with a brim.
  • A beach towel
  • Beach shoes or flips.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt or sweater and a dry change of clothes
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Lycra rashguard. (optional)
  • Neoprene booties. (optional)
  • To ensure proper equipment, please provide your heights & weights. Thank you.
  • Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company . Channel Islands Adventure Company . 805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Surfboard
  • Wetsuit provided according to your size
Exclusions
  • Booties
  • Transportation to Mondo's Beach
  • Gratuity for your guide(s) - While optional it is very much appreciated and to be given at your discretion in return for their leadership, expertise, and professionalism.You can tip the guide in cash or via credit card at the end of your tour as you feel appropriate.
Departure details
  • Mondo's Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001, USA Look for an Adventure Company van and park anywhere in this area. Your guide will be set up with boards and a Santa Barbara Adventure Company umbrella on the beach. If you cannot find your guide within a few minutes - PLEASE CALL  OUR OFFICE. 
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be at least 7 years old, comfortable swimming in the ocean and ducking under waves
  • Minimum numbers apply. Our surf lessons require a minimum of 2 participants to run. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • If you are a single traveler, please free to call our office to confirm availability
  • Sun Screen (SPF 30 or higher).
  • A full water bottle. 1 quart or greater - please help us reduce our environmental footprint by bringing a re-usable bottle
  • A hat with a brim.
  • A beach towel
  • Beach shoes or flips.
  • Sunglasses with a neck strap such as "Chums" or “Croakies”
  • Swim suit or swim trunks
  • Sweatshirt or sweater and a dry change of clothes
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Lycra rashguard. (optional)
  • Neoprene booties. (optional)
  • To ensure proper equipment, please provide your heights & weights. Thank you.
  • Guests under 18 years of age MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign their release forms. If you need this paperwork sent to you ahead of time, please contact our office.
  • Santa Barbara Adventure Company . Channel Islands Adventure Company . 805-884-WAVE (805-884-9283)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun 2020
A note from Santa Barbara Surfing Lesson
Santa Barbara Adventure Company is actively following regulations and directives of county, state, and federal authorities to mitigate the possibility of COVID-19 exposure. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priorities.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

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daydreaming121
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Super accommodating...fun surfing!
Feb 2021 • Friends
Very happy with the experience! The company was friendly and helpful. Our sea cave kayaking around the islands was cancelled due to weather, but we were able to coordinate a surfing lesson on the same day through calling the company. The surfing lesson was amazing...wet suit, booties, and board included. Our instructor, Sean, was super knowledgeable, positive, and encouraging. Great instructor for 1st timers!
Written 18 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SJM
Buntingford, UK19 contributions
Awesome surf lesson
We were visiting Santa Barbara from the UK with our 7 and 8 year old children. We had a surf lesson with Marc and everyone loved it. My youngest was standing on his surf board straight away and my daughter pretty soon afterwards. A great success- thank you!
Written 1 November 2019
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HollyBeth20
Columbia City, IN4 contributions
Great place to stay & explore!!
I came with our 17 year old daughter, we stayed at Hotel Milo and drove to Mondo’s Beach for the surfing lesson. We had a great time!! Instructors were very helpful with all of the gear and were very friendly and patient. Our daughter had an awesome time surfing and would love to do it again!!
Written 6 September 2018
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Andrew C
St. Albans, UK115 contributions
Awesome Fun
Jul 2018 • Family
We actually did two activities with this company and both were great fun with awesome guides.

We had done a surfing lesson with another firm the day before near Venice Beach and the Santa Barbara Adventure Company was way better. Pablo and Piers were excellent instructors and were fully engaged with helping us learn how to surf. We even managed to stand up a few times towards the end of the lesson.

Shay and Paige were our guides for the Sea Kayaking and there were brilliant also. It was really cool going up the coast. Not sure both my kids enjoyed it as much as the surfing but my wife and I enjoyed it. Maybe it was because we had done single kayaks rather than doing twin ones.

If we are back again we would certainly book with them again.
Written 28 July 2018
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tallkayak
Boerne, TX4 contributions
Surfing
My wife set up a father-son trip to Santa Barbara and signed us up for surfing lessons. Pablo and Rachel were fun and helpful teachers. They kept us focused and we had some success by the end of the class. Great memories for us both.
Written 23 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Frode Å
Bergen, Norway4 contributions
Great instructor's
Really good experience surfing in Santa Barbara with great instructor's. We came by car and changed location during the session, but that just gave us the opportunity to see more of the great beaches.
Written 31 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Freedom756462
1 contribution
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Absolutely AMAZING time!! Highly recommended! Marc and Pablo were the absolute best instructors!! They got me standing up and surfing in no time at all! I couldn’t have ask for anything better! Extremely friendly instructors and very knowledgeable in their sport! Thank you so much guys! I could now check that off my bucket list!
Written 17 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JeffreyG72
Castro Valley, CA12 contributions
First Time Surfing
Dec 2017 • Couples
The guide was fantastic. He was very detailed in providing instruction both on the shore and in the water. He was very good in pointing out safety items to be aware of. The experience was very enjoyable and one that I will remember forever.
Written 5 January 2018
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Ron M
1 contribution
Very Helpful
Nov 2017 • Friends
Our guide Alex was very involved and patient with us. She was energetic and we all had a great time.
Written 20 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Experience of a lifetime
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Cool adventure!
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