Whitlock Surf Experience


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Lifelong surfer leads shop where CPR-certified instructors impart basics of surfing & paddleboarding to small groups

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Excelling at water sports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Outfit yourself for aqua play with today’s Groupon to Whitlock Surf Experience in Carlsbad. Choose between the following options:

  • For $49, you get a two-hour surfing lesson (a $99 value).
  • For $49, you get a paddleboard lesson (a $99 value).

Led by lifelong surfer Rusty Whitlock (RW) and his sons Cory and Ricky, Whitlock Surf Experience draws on generations of wave-riding wisdom to help surf students find their webbed wings, year-round. The shop's CPR-certified instructors emphasize safety and fun as they turn the Pacific Ocean into a practical classroom, keeping the student-to-teacher ratio at a five-to-one maximum to ensure individualized attention and prevent doubling up of Marx Brothers nicknames. Surfing students gain an introduction to all critical skills, from paddling out and standing up to catching waves and evading errant seaweed. Paddleboard aspirants master balance and oaring techniques, skimming atop the water and ferrying shipwrecked children away from their island colonies. Board and wetsuit rentals last the entire day, allowing pupils to test their newfound skills on the frothy edges of incoming waves.

Whitlock Surf Experience

The patriarch of more than three generations of surfers, Rusty Whitlock began shaping smooth surfboards almost 50 years ago. Accompanied by sons and professional surfers Cory and Ricky, the men of Whitlock oversee a collection of oceanic enterprises that include surf lessons, custom surfboard construction, and custom merchandizing. Whitlock Surf Experience trains budding boardsmen through small classes with a 1:5 instructor-to-student ratio. All teachers boast at least 10 years of experience and are CPR certified to save any waterlogged sand crabs. RW Surfboards fashions wave-riders of all sizes, from 6'5'' tubers to 11-foot longboards, as well as individual rentals for soft surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits, and bikes.

Customer Reviews

Great non-intimidating experience. The instructor took his time teaching and stood in the water for 2 hours coaching us to get up on the board. Great experience and I highly recommend for beginners.
Daniel R. · December 8, 2016
I took my 13-year-old son and his friend there for a private 2-hour surfing lesson. It's my son's first time ever. The instructor, his name I believe Sean, was very nice and very good with teaching skills. He worked hard every minute of the whole 2 hours to get my son and his friend able to stand on the board and surf, even though the weather was cold that day. My son and his friend were able to achieve standing on the board only after about 15 minutes. I am so pleased with the services, my son and his friend were also very happy. I strongly recommend this place to everyone.
Brandon L. · November 22, 2016
The staff was awesome! They're so nice and helpful. The lesson was sweet and to the point. The instructors were really helpful and I was able to get up a few times! They also have some pretty sweet merchandise! I'll most definitely be going back!
Kailea · September 7, 2016
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