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Address: 880 Nardo Rd Apt A, Encinitas, CA 92024-3854
Phone Number: +1 760-525-6186
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Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our...

Here at Maui Surf Academy beginner and first time surfers are our specialty! Whether you've tried it a few times or never at all it's no problem. We can accommodate surfers of any level and personalize classes to suit your learning needs with beginner through advanced training. Our patient and skilled instructors will take you from the sand to the sea and be with you every step of the way.

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Success on the first attempt!

I'm from Massachusetts and was traveling with some coworkers for customer meetings just north of San Diego. We realized we had an afternoon off so on a whim we decided to take a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 May 2012
adam_burnett
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Saratoga Springs, New York

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

I'm from Massachusetts and was traveling with some coworkers for customer meetings just north of San Diego. We realized we had an afternoon off so on a whim we decided to take a surfing lesson. Never tried it before, but have always wanted to. Matt stepped up on short notice and took us out for a lesson. We had an... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

I live in Hollywood, FL and contacted Matt, wanting to surprise my son, who is in the Navy, with a surf lesson. Matt was very accomodating - arranging everything with me long distance. Well, Travis went for his lesson today and it was unbelievable. Great instructions and he was up in no time! A couple of spills then he was... More 

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Thank Liz W
Aubrey, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Got up for the first time had a blast, Matt's a great teacher.

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Thank Robert P
Aubrey, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Well, this is the 2nd surfing lesson I have taken. The first in SD with a less than adequate lesson. I went for it again and despite being 42 and in suboptimal physical condition, I ACTUALLY GOT UP FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!! I was so thrilled and my instructor, Matt, was very...uh..motivating. I took my 15 yo son the first... More 

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Thank Maria P
Carlsbad, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

I booked a surf lesson with Maui Surf Academy for my nine year old son in September. Prior to the lesson, he was very cautious in the ocean... not very sure of himself after being hit by a big wave a couple of years ago. As I watched Matt work with him on the ground, and then get him into... More 

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Thank Nicole M
Newport Beach, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

My son learned to surf with Matt Allen from Maui Surf Academy when he was just six. Matt has a great talent for working with kids and adults alike, but his patience and ability to connect with kids is particularly impressive. In fact, despite the fact that we live in Newport Beach, which has many surf camps and instructors of... More 

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Thank Stacy P
Cleveland, OH
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2011

We booked a two hour lesson with Matt and there ended up being three of us with lessons that day so Matt brought along instructor, Cody. Now, we are all adults of varying ages and physical abilities, but by the end of the lesson we were all standing and riding waves in!. Matt is patient and understanding and was a... More 

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Thank julesroll
Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

I highly recommend Maui Surf Academy as a great place to learn surfing for young and old (or should I say young-at-heart) alike. Matt and staff are like surf gurus, ever patient and laid back, full of wise little pointers that help get you standing on those surf boards in no time. Matt is a little overwhelmed by the response... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

the instructors were super nice and helpful. my friends and i had an awesome time!

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Saas-Fee, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Hello everybody! we are a swiss family and had such a nice time in cardiff by the sea! we were travelling arround with a motorhome first to the national parks, then had 10 more days to spend at the beach. so we choose @ because of a swiss friend. he has a nice cottage in cardiff, we were so happy... More 

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