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Address: Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA
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+1 760-672-2770
08:00 - 19:00
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Even Prairie born Teenagers Surf

Rusty and Justin had 2 Canadian Prairie born boys catching there own waves in 2 hours and both of them feel in love with another sport :-) Rustys little extra explanation about... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Nanton, Canada
via mobile

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Nanton, Canada
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Rusty and Justin had 2 Canadian Prairie born boys catching there own waves in 2 hours and both of them feel in love with another sport :-) Rustys little extra explanation about reading waves helped them immensely and gave them the want to keep at it for many hours . If you want to learn to surf get Rusty to... More 

1 Thank TonyTomatoes
1 review
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

My surf lessons with Rusty were a highlight of my trip to Carlsbad. I was initially impressed with the detailed pre-lesson communication of where to meet and what to bring. As for the actual lesson, Rusty and Billy were great instructors, had a positive and patient attitude, and by the end of the lesson I was catching waves! They were... More 

Thank Michael H
Winchester, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My daughter and I took a surf lesson together at the end of June with SoCal Surf. Rusty, Billy and Jason were fantastic. They are all very professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. They have a large variety of boards and wet suits for all sizes. The staff is also great with any age student. They also offer camps which my younger... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Rochester, New York
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

On a whim, my son and daughter decided to learn surfing. We met our instructor an hour after calling about a lesson. The kids had a great lesson at a great location! Both were surfing before long and each was given instruction by Billy for their individual pace of learning and doing. I highly recommend SoCal surf.

Thank lpeterdy
Ladera Ranch, California
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317 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Met rusty at tower 30 just down from cannon road. we had 6 kids from 6-15 and they used 3 instructors to cover what was needed. they were patient with the 6 and 8 year olds and pushed the 12 and 15 year olds to really learn to surf. it worked by the way. nice beginner waves, safe environment and... More 

1 Thank Kathleen S
Surf City, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My dad and sister took a lesson here while I rented a board. The guys were great in the water with them and had them up and surfing in a matter of minutes. Highly recommend!

1 Thank chasonjohnson
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

During my 5 day stay in Carlsbad had I had the opportunity to take a surf lesson from the SoCal Surf people. I had a great day in the water and came away with some valuable knowledge not only about surfing, but about the ocean. I had originally signed up for the hour and a half lesson, but as the... More 

Thank Anne V
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Russell and Billy are an awesome duo. Just the right balance of information, encouragement and patience. They were great with our 3 kids (8,11,14). Would recommend them hands down! Chantal et Hugo Rémi Édith and Loulou

Thank Hugo C
Grand Junction, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We had an absolute blast. 2 parents and 2 kids ages 8 and 10 none of us had ever surfed. Rusty and his team had us all up on waves in the first half hour. Spent the morning catching a bunch more waves and the rest of the trip waiting for weather and waves to improve to get back out!... More 

Thank garmanyr
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2015

After spending time on Carlsbad Beach this past Summer (from Scottsdale); my 8 year old grandson decided he wanted surf lessons for his birthday. After exchanging a few emails with Rusty, we were good to go! On October 10, we met our instructor "Billy" at the beach where had surfboards and wet-suits waiting (although the weather and ocean temp were... More 

1 Thank Doug H

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