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“moonlight beach”(14 reviews)
“gerry”(62 reviews)
At Moonlight Beach. 16 years in operation since 2002. All equipment, softboard and wetsuit, included. Year-around beginner surf lessons and summer surf camps for adults and kids. Fast results, surf on your first time out. Experienced Instructors...more
400 B street, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-635-7873
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Gerry and his team kept their promise of getting everyone standing up on their boards on the first day. Motivated by their success, the kids (11, 12 & 15) were eager to keep surfing for the five-day surf camp. He has a low instructor-student ratio,...More

3  Thank NMSwiss
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I felt that it was difficult to schedule with them, and they treated me in an unprofessional and rude manner. I was dissapointed.More

1  Thank NGW1
joeponto, Owner at Leucadia Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2013

This woman never took a lesson with us. She signed up and we confirmed her with our standard email. She then emailed back, "What kind of board and wetsuit do you provide." I emailed back that we would put her on a 10 foot board...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Had both my son and daughter ages 6 and 8 complete their first week at leucadia surf school, they had a so much fun and learned how to surf within the first two days. Gerry and his staff were so nice and accommodating. My kids...More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

My brother and I were just in town for 3 days and Gerry was very accommodating and fit us in. He’s very laid back and definitely made sure we had plenty of time out in the water. He taught us the theory of basic surfing...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Just got back from hitting the waves for the first time with with Gerry of Leucadia Surf School and had such a blast! Gerry went over the basics and was thorough in what to avoid - perfect for first time surfers like my wife and...More

Thank sbtophilly
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Gerry is great! He grew up in the area and knows what he is doing. He was super helpful, and will teach you to stand and surf, and make sure you stay safe.

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I had a great private lesson with Gerry. I've had a couple other surf lessons, but Gerry was the best in helping me learn what I need to go out on my own with confidence. Other surf instructors have done a good job getting me...More

Thank paigepennock .
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Have had my grandkids from the East coast in camp for years now. It's the only chance they get to surf and the highlight of their visit, The instructors are great and Gerry is the best. They love it. The perfect activity for a California...More

Thank maiar614
Reviewed 29 April 2018

When I was looking for some surf instruction for my two kids ages 19 and 20, I came upon Leucadia Surf School. The fantastic reviews made it an easy choice. Gerry was very easy to work with. We had a two hour private lesson. He...More

Thank SoFLamom2010
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Gerry was great to work with. He helped our family of five all get up on the board. Great dryland teaching that made it easy once in the water. He kept in contact with us prior to our scheduled day and adjusted according to the...More

Thank mferroggi
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Gerry and his staff are incredible! They took our "land mammals" family from Colorado and had us surfing right away. This was hands down one of the best vacation experiences we've ever had. We learned so much, had an absolute blast and can't wait to...More

Thank jennaphant
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I had a great surf lesson at Moonlight beach! Gerry taught me the basics and made sure that I would be able to surf on my own after one lesson. He is patient and encouraging. He is also strategic in making sure your lesson will...More

Thank Sara T
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