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Santa Barbara Surf School

736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
+1 805-708-9878
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It sparkled my love for surfing

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
United States
Absolutely the Best Surf School in Santa Barbara Area!

For all my out of town visitors who want to learn to surf, I always book them a lesson with Santa... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2015
Irene K
Santa Barbara, California
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26 Jul 2016
“It sparkled my love for surfing”
26 Sep 2015
“Absolutely the Best Surf School in Santa Barbara Area!”
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
736 Carpinteria Street, Carpinteria, CA 93103
+1 805-708-9878
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I had the best time at the surf school and it even made me book a trip to bali to surf. The team was perfect and I felt like a pro straight away. Nothing to fault well done guys. Highly recommend it!!

Thank CBianca88
Reviewed 26 September 2015

For all my out of town visitors who want to learn to surf, I always book them a lesson with Santa Barbara Surf School. They are the best, and the local surfers I talk with agree. My visitors always have fun, and I am always...More

Thank Irene K
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Matt was fantastic!! My 11 yr old son and I had a lesson and had a Great Time. Matt was Great with my Son and now he has the FEVER!! Thanks MATT!! We had a Great Time.

Thank Cristella1
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

My kids had a great time learning to surf, so much so that we did it again a few days later. The instructor world's fantastic with kids and kept them safe, all while having fun. If you take lessons ask for Cooper, you won't be...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Cody and Jeremy for a great morning learning to surf! This Jersey family felt like Californians for the day!!!

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Randy and his fellow instructor were both fantastic. They were not only incredibly kind and patient but also so very upbeat. The clear and precise instructions were so very helpful that it made a difficult sport quite easy. The location could not have been better....More

Thank D5h2o
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This is a great beach to learn to surf, waves are not too intimidating, nice long point break, and Randy was fantastic in getting us up and shredding in a few minutes. After a couple of hours, my daughter and I were catching some quite...More

1  Thank Arthurascii
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We set up a private group lesson for 20 students (grade 8-10) and 4 adults. The entire morning met or exceeded every expectation. The staff were upbeat, encouraging, and kept the kids safe while having a lot of fun. The ratio of instructors to swimmers...More

Thank Christy N
Reviewed 26 July 2014

My husband and I took a lesson with Randy. I get cold easily, so I was nervous about the colder water temps, but they provide wetsuits, so it wasn't cold at all. Randy was there on time and ready for us. He was so easy...More

Thank kl_waddell
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

We booked lessons for our 9 and 5 year old kids. The experience was fantastic. We were assigned Patrick, and he had the perfect temperament for younger kids. We could not have been happier with him. Both of our kids were up in no time...More

2  Thank Chad H
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Est ce que l'école est ouverte l'hiver ? Surf school is it opening on winter ?
13 September 2015|
Response from Lale W |
Oui. C'est toujours ouverte