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About Pro Surf Instruction

My philosophy and approach to surf lessons

Beginner Private & Group Lessons

My approach to surfing is based on the safest way to enjoy yourself in the ocean; the safest way to get the most enjoyment out of your surfing experience. Everybody’s relationship with the ocean is personal. I consider waves to be opportunities.

There really is nothing in this world like surfing. Its not an exact science, it is an art. How you choose to ride a wave may be different from any one else’s ride. No two waves are exactly the same. Surfing is your opportunity to interact with a unique natural phenomena, a gift if you will.

I teach the techniques useful in expanding your choices and abilities in the unique circumstances presented by the surf on any given day.

Advanced lessons

My favorite part of surfing is riding inside the tube. This preference has led me to travel the world in search of the longest, most perfect hollow tube riding waves our planet has to offer. There’s nothing like paddling out to perfect waves, in some exotic local, with just a few friends.

If you are an intermediate to advanced level surfer, I work as a personal or group guide in and out of the most challenging and beautiful and exotic surf spots known to man. It is like having a coach and lifeguard by your side in dream conditions, helping you get the most enjoyment in the safest way for your vacation surf trip. Explore the travel section for more info.

Enjoy the ride…

Lesson Inquiry

Let us know your desired dates and any surf experience you have or Call (310) 502-0356