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Adventure Out is California's premiere outdoor school specializing in surf camps, rock climbing classes, backpacking trips, mountain biking, and wilderness survival skills instruction.
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Santa Cruz, CA 95061
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 October 2012

Recently had an amazing weekend with these guys - a couple friends of mine and I put together an Adventure Weekend with Adventure Out. We did the Rock Climbing class on Saturday, and the Wilderness Survival class on Sunday. Total blast! Great instruction, fun group,...More

2  Thank Dan J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Adventure Out is a group that provides services (surfing, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking) in different areas on the West Coast. It looks like it's mainly California. I signed up for surfing Pacifica, CA. The instructor was Joey. They provided wet suit, booties, and surf...More

5  Thank michtsao
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Huge kudos and thanks to instructor, Jess, for going above and beyond. I booked my nephew (visiting from the UK) on to a beginner surf lesson. On the day, the lesson had to move due to surf, so I got a call that morning from...More

Thank britishbird_us
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon with Adventure Out surfing in Pacifica and had such an awesome time. We had a small group (3 students) and were able to practice quite a bit each. The instructor JD was really great! He wanted to make sure we each got...More

Thank Rhiannon2
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Our company team had a great time in the Santa Cruz mountains at the one-day Survival Skills workshop. We had a group of ten, which was a great size for a private class. We participated in a wide variety of activities with different sized teams...More

Thank Alilu007
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing experience yesterday with my first surf lesson in Pacifica! So far my dealings with Adventure Out have been awesome - I emailed in 2 weeks ago before booking my class and got an immediate and lengthy response with all the info I...More

Thank Morgan H
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Avoid this school. They're cheap because they hire bad instructors that treat you like money bags. Hated by Pacifica regulars for their behavior on the beach.

3  Thank Charlotte L
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Super stoked, On my first lesson in Santa Cruz!!!! The Instructors where great the best place to learn if your a beginner... Nothing but amazing views all around you! No pressure at all Just pure bliss. So Amazing, Adventure out is all around super professional...More

3  Thank Angiefieber
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my eight year old daughter enjoyed this class a lot, even with the rain! -good combo of practice appealing to even very young kids and deep knowledge sharing worthy of any inquisitive adult mind. Highly recommend

Thank VeraandVeronika
advout, Owner at Adventure Out, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

thank you! you guys did great!

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 (3 kids ages 5, 7, and 8) went out with Grant for a day of climbing instruction in Pinnacles National Park. He was very patient with my husband and I as we leaned knots, anchor set up, and climbing. He answered...More

Thank Mandyusf
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Our older kids went with my husband and I stayed to take pictures with my 5 year old who was unable to participate. I was amazed with Joey's joy in teaching surfing. He has taught thousands of people and he made it seem as if...More

Thank It2wlps
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Took my daughters (ages 11 and 15) surfing for the first time and the experience was great! Chase was an excellent instructor and very patient. The location was excellent and a perfect spot for beginners,

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