For $89, today's side deal gets womanly wave warriors a two-day Women's Weekend Surf Clinic from Surf Diva (up to a $165 value). The clinic is held every weekend year-round (except for a few holidays) at La Jolla Shores. Surf Diva will provide everyone with a foam surfboard, a wetsuit, and a rash guard. Clinics are available for both beginning and intermediate surfer girls.
During each day's two-hour lesson, Surf Diva's expert instructors will cover every aspect of the sport, including ocean awareness, wave breaks, water safety, surf etiquette, paddling, balance, how to breathe underwater, and pop-up techniques. More importantly, you'll get to experience the addictive rush of flying over the ocean on the soles of your feet alongside new-friends-in-the-making. Surf Diva will bring the waves and the surfer slang; all you'll need to bring is a swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, and a positive attitude.
At the end of the clinic, Surf Diva graduates will receive a diploma and 10% off at the Surf Diva Surf Boutique. Call ahead to schedule your clinic, and develop surfing skills that will make you worthy of commemoration in a Beach Boys song.
The Tihanyi twins and their visionary school have been featured in the Los Angeles Times. Yelpers give Surf Diva a four-star average, and three TripAdvisors are thrilled to be catching waves, giving it an average of 4.5 owl eyes:
- two girlfriends came with me to the Surf Diva Surf School weekend beginner's clinic, and it was AMAZING! they make learning to surf fun, safe, and stress-free. – hadashi, TripAdvisor
- I liked the fact that the shop is owned by women and thus, I thought, a little more sympathetic to someone like me who is 39 and out of shape. – Travelisha, TripAdvisor
- We both caught waves on our first attempts and had a wonderful time. We came away wishing we lived near the ocean and could do this sport more. – Family, TripAdvisor
When twin sisters Izzy and Coco Tihanyi decided to pursue a career that combined their passion for surfing and their love of the ocean, their calling came in the form of starting Surf Diva. Before long, they were on course to becoming a lauded school for coed surfers in California and Costa Rica. Augmenting the pair's teachings is their team of certified instructors, all graduates of their school's intensive training program and certified in CPR and first aid. Committed to their expertise in surfing, many of the instructors also hold down careers as firefighters, paramedics, and snowboarders, granting them the combined know-how to put out beach bonfires with a casual backflip.
The team's instruction ranges from coed group lessons and competitive coaching sessions to two- or five-day women’s weekend surf clinics. When they're not teaching surfing, crew members commit themselves to alternative teaching programs in yoga and standup paddleboarding, helping surfers to conquer the water with their bodies as well as with their very buoyant hearts. The twins' Costa Rica program also helps women and families hone boarding skills abroad while becoming fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture.
La Jolla Shores
2160 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, California 92037Get Directions