What You'll Get
The first rule of surfing is to look at where you want to go, rather than at the angry merman climbing onto your board. Learn the second rule with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for one 1.5-hour semi-private surfing lesson with video (a $150 value)
- $150 for one two-hour private introductory surfing lesson with video and/or photos (a $300 value)
The veteran instructors at University of Surfing tutor pupils on the basics of wave riding through classes. After steadying their footing on land, students mount longboards that help them safely outsmart the ocean's waves and the air's wayward seagulls. A maximum of four students convene during semi-private lessons to get 30 minutes of instruction and one hour of surfing. During this time, instructors document each student’s surfing technique and progress with video, using GoPro cameras and a Solo Shot robotic filmer. Alternately, private, two-hour introductory lessons use the GoPro device in addition to regular still cameras. For both options, instructors will send students a link that includes a collection of all the media recorded.
Since classes are taught in shallow waters during low tide, instructors can accommodate students aged 5–70 who possess basic swimming skills. An included wetsuit, booties, and hood keep skin comfortable no matter the weather or water temperature. Classes are usually held Saturdays and Sundays, with some exceptions; click here for the full calendar.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 21, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 7-day cancellation notice required, or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About University of Surfing
University of Surfing partners with the Jean Brink Pool in Pacifica to offer brand new classes that focus on surfing, water safety for kids, and underwater training. The "Surf Training" class with the instructor/owner Matt Cole consists of ocean safety, paddling, surfing skill development, and more. The "Intro to Surfing for Kids" class teaches the basics of surfing and water safety in a fun environment. In addition, there is also the "Underwater Training" with professional big wave surfer Iggy. During the underwater training, Iggy focuses on breathing techniques, underwater awareness, leash escapes, water orientation, relaxation, and more.