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SoCal Surf Lessons

Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
+1 760-672-2770
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Up an surfing in 30 minutes

Was swapping emails with school proprietor for several weeks before we arrived in Carlsbad, and was... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Chorley, United Kingdom
STILL the best!

We contacted Rusty again before our most recent trip to Carlsbad. This man knows how to run a... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Queen Creek, Arizona
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Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
+1 760-672-2770

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Was swapping emails with school proprietor for several weeks before we arrived in Carlsbad, and was a bit scornful of Rusty's claim to have us standing and surfing within the hour. Man was as good as his boast. 11year old son was standing and riding...More

Thank victerr4
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We contacted Rusty again before our most recent trip to Carlsbad. This man knows how to run a business! He's super fast responsive to emails, makes setting up the lessons so easy, and is there early to lay out the wetsuits and boards. We had...More

1  Thank RHOQC
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Rusty and Justin had 2 Canadian Prairie born boys catching there own waves in 2 hours and both of them feel in love with another sport :-) Rustys little extra explanation about reading waves helped them immensely and gave them the want to keep at...More

1  Thank TonyTomatoes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My surf lessons with Rusty were a highlight of my trip to Carlsbad. I was initially impressed with the detailed pre-lesson communication of where to meet and what to bring. As for the actual lesson, Rusty and Billy were great instructors, had a positive and...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My daughter and I took a surf lesson together at the end of June with SoCal Surf. Rusty, Billy and Jason were fantastic. They are all very professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. They have a large variety of boards and wet suits for all sizes. The...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

On a whim, my son and daughter decided to learn surfing. We met our instructor an hour after calling about a lesson. The kids had a great lesson at a great location! Both were surfing before long and each was given instruction by Billy for...More

Thank lpeterdy
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Met rusty at tower 30 just down from cannon road. we had 6 kids from 6-15 and they used 3 instructors to cover what was needed. they were patient with the 6 and 8 year olds and pushed the 12 and 15 year olds to...More

1  Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My dad and sister took a lesson here while I rented a board. The guys were great in the water with them and had them up and surfing in a matter of minutes. Highly recommend!

1  Thank chasonjohnson
Reviewed 26 April 2016

During my 5 day stay in Carlsbad had I had the opportunity to take a surf lesson from the SoCal Surf people. I had a great day in the water and came away with some valuable knowledge not only about surfing, but about the ocean....More

Thank Anne V
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Russell and Billy are an awesome duo. Just the right balance of information, encouragement and patience. They were great with our 3 kids (8,11,14). Would recommend them hands down! Chantal et Hugo Rémi Édith and Loulou

Thank Hugo C
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