⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos

Marina del Rey, United States

Experience hosted by Stephen

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes tickets and equipment

What you'll do

OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in the ocean. The remaining time is yours to practice your skills and have fun in the water.

The classes are taught by myself or one of our great instructors. We usually have the 2nd instructor helping in the water when the group exceeds 6-7 people. We will take photos of you in and out of the water in the last 10-15 minutes of the experience. These are not professional pics but a great memory for you, your friends and family. If you would like pro photos please inquire, we do offer them at an additional fee.

If you want to book for kids under 12 yo - please contact me directly for private lessons
Your safety is our main priority that is why myself and all of our lead instructors are ISA (International Surfing Association), CPR & First Aid certified, we obtain Water Safety Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training) and I also completed 2 Level surf instructors program with ISA.
Other things to note
We do teach anyone 12 years old and up
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO HAVE AN EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE SURFING - whether its your first time or you're trying to advance your skills. We'll get suited up in the wetsuits I provide, grab the surfboards (we don't use 'one size fits all' Wavestorm boards - we offer custom boards in a variety of sizes to fit your needs) and head down to the sand. For the first 20-30 minutes we’ll be training on the beach, then it’s 60-80 minutes with an instructor in th…

What's included

  • Tickets
    We’ll take some cool pictures of you with your board and if we’ll have a ch...
  • Equipment
    I do provide 8 and 9 foot soft top surfboards and wetsuits of all the diffe...

Meet your host, Stephen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1,430 Reviews
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I am a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA Level 2) and obtain CPR, First Aid & Open Water Safety and Rescue Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training).

I've been surfing for over a decade and I'm really passionate about it. It's something that inspires me and makes me move forward.

I started surfing experience here on Airbnb a few years ago and it grew into a successful 5-star awarded surf school. We've taught over 6,000 happy students and are proud to be chosen by Google, Snapchat and Facebook to do lessons for their employees.

Throughout my teaching experience I've created a unique technique that allows each student to go at their own pace. We don't just put you on a board and give you a happy time, we explain how surfing works so you actually learn. My goal is for you to have fun and a great experience on a surfboard!
I am a Certified Surf Instructor (ISA Level 2) and obtain CPR, First Aid & Open Water Safety and Rescue Specialists certificates (surfing instructor safety training).

I've been surfing for over a decade and I'm really passionate about it. It's something that inspires me and makes me move forward.

I started surfing experience here on Airbnb a few years ago and it grew into a successful 5-star awarded surf school. We've taught over 6,000 happy students and are proud to be cho…
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Where you'll be

We’ll be giving lessons on Venice Beach—one of the most famous beaches in California. You’ll be able to not only enjoy the ocean and get surfing experience, but also explore the unique spirit of the eccentric cultural hub of Venice Beach.
We love this part of the beach because it's more mellow than most of the touristy areas and provides more space and safety for learning.
There is also a big parking lot right where we meet and a bus stop nearby.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 1,430 reviews.

Kristina
September 2021
Great experience. Was taught everything I needed for my first time out. Made sure we were safe even in a bit higher surf. Would do again!
Tyler
September 2021
Great day out on the beach. It was my first time surfing and they started right from the basics. Felt safe and guided while in the water.
BrieAnna
September 2021
An and her partner are absolutely top notch it was my first time ever surfing and she made me feel so comfortable and also pushed me to get back out there and I ended up getting up with their awesome instruction. The location and the water was absolutely beautiful 10/10 I now love surfing
Chelsea
September 2021
An unforgettable experience! Alexi was our instructor and he was awesome! He basically taught us surfing 101 in an hour. He was very passionate and patient. It was our first time surfing and he made us feel very safe. We loved this experience and would go again!
Никита
September 2021
Занятие сёрфингом сложнее чем кажутся, но ребята отлично объясняют и поддерживают, так что 2 часа пролетели незаметно!
Kayleigh
September 2021
Coming from Ohio, I’ve never experienced anything like this before. Matty and his partner were amazing and so helpful during the whole experience. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. I would absolutely do this again!

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  • Tue, 21 Sep
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Tue, 21 Sep
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Tue, 21 Sep
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Wed, 22 Sep
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    $80 per person
  • Wed, 22 Sep
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Wed, 22 Sep
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Wed, 22 Sep
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $94 per person
  • Thu, 23 Sep
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    $80 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water Bottles

Towels