⭐️Learn to Surf and Get Free Photos

Marina del Rey, California, United States

Experience hosted by Stephen

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

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
  • 1,504 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

Where we'll meet
Venice Beach
Marina del Rey
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 1,504 reviews.

  • Rebecca
    January 2022
    Alexi was great at explaining what to do. He made it simple to understand. We had a great first time on real waves. Will be back for more!
  • Jia
    January 2022
    This was such a great experience! We were able to learn the basic foundations for surfing and got to practice doing so on the actual waves. Stephen was a great instructor and he explained everything so well and gave great tips for what to do. This is definitely something that I would love to try out again and enjoyed very much!
  • Sulaiman
    January 2022
    It was my first time surfing, I had a great time! Perfect amount of instruction followed by plenty of playtime in the water
  • Sydny
    January 2022
    Awesome experience! Stephen was very detailed about the lesson, was super nice and made sure we all were able to catch a wave. Location was perfect and easy to find. Will def do again next time I’m in LA! Felt sore but super light and 10x happier afterwards!!
  • Britney
    December 2021
    So much fun! Yes it was cold but after a few minutes we barley even noticed. Alexi was very nice. He was very patient with my son and gave him the needed attention and he did great for his first time surfing!
  • Dominique
    December 2021
    Has a blast with Alexis and the class, first time experience surfing, I was a little nervous. The instructor was very encouraging to get out there, lol most definitely would recommend!

Choose from available dates

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  • Fri, Jan 21
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $59 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $69 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Sun, Jan 23
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    $59 per person
  • Sun, Jan 23
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $69 per person
  • Sun, Jan 23
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    $69 per person
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