- $69 for a two-hour introductory surfing lesson for one ($100 value)
- $135 for a two-hour introductory surfing lesson for two ($200 value)
The veteran instructors at University of Surfing tutor pupils on the basics of wave riding during two-hour introductory classes. Students may also take Beginner with Kids or Namaste Surfing yoga classes with Laura Labrador, a pro surfer from Hawaii. After steadying their footing on land, students mount Safe Soft longboards that help them safely outsmart the ocean’s waves and the air’s wayward seagulls. Since classes are taught in shallow waters during low tide, instructors can accommodate students aged 10–65 who possess basic swimming skills. An included wetsuit and booties keep skin comfortable no matter the weather or water temperature. Classes are usually held Saturdays and Sundays, with some exceptions.
University of Surfing
As the owner and operator of the University of Surfing, Matt Cole has transformed incredibly talented surfers into an accomplished team of instructors. From Kyla Langen, the 2012 Bud Light Lime Tour Champ, and her globe-spanning surf career to veteran teacher and decorated pro surfer Kevin Rhodes, students reap the benefits of the instructors’ years of experience during two-hour introductory surfing lessons.
The University of Surfing designed their own method for teaching surfing—Surf Tourism—where first-timers can ride a wave like a real surfer. The staff also coaches intermediate surfers and offers private lessons, giving advice about paddling, proper standing technique, and proper burial technique for broken surfboards. In addition, the wave-loving group hosts daylong and overnight camps that cover the deepest aspects of surfing.