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Kapowui

300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
+1 310-985-4577
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Fun times!

We booked a surf lesson to celebrate my husband’s birthday - and we had great time! Our instructor... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ladyiswee
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2 hour lesson and I loved it

Having done already 2 days of surfing classes in Bali, I had some understanding of the basics but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Theodor A
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At kapowui, we live, eat, and dream surfing. We teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. All of our instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit. Kapowui believes we are all part of one big family, so when we are doing a lesson, we are 100% focused and in the moment with you. All of Kapowui's instructors live within blocks of the beach and surf every day. This is a life choice for us. We are not a corporate machine grinding out massive quantities of sub-par internet coupon lessons with minium wage non surfing employees. Kapowui is a locally owned business with soul that only hires real surfers. At Kapowui we truly care about your experince. So in the short time we have together we imerese you in the surf culture. Giving you the opportunity to feel the true surfer vibe, and gain a skill you can use forever. That is why many of the 4 and 5 star hotels in Los Angeles call us to service their guest (i.e. Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Shutters, Loews, Viceroy, Chateau Marmont, etc.) Whether surfing is a 1-time bucket list item or a new sport you want to pick up, we will have you up and riding waves your 1st lesson or your next lesson is free. At Kapowui, you are not just another number or dollar sign to us. You are family. So, come hang out with your brothers and sisters, and let's go catch some WAVES!!! Even if you don't do a lesson, come by and say "HI".Your lesson will take place at one of 4 iconic California beaches, Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, or Santa Monica, where the sandy bottoms are safe and perfect for beginner lessons. Your lesson includes surfboard, wetsuit, and instructor. We ofer 1 hr., 1 1/2 hr., and 2 hr. lessons. The first 20 minutes of each lesson is done on the beach, covering board design and dynamics, wave dynamics, beach safety, surfing safety, surf etiquette, pop-up technique and form. The remainder of your time is spent in the water, surfing with your instructor. Everything is included, you only need to bring a positive vibe, however people often like to bring sunscreen, towel, and water.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, Los Angeles, CA 90291-2409
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked a surf lesson to celebrate my husband’s birthday - and we had great time! Our instructor was very clear, surf-inspiring, charming and we had an amazing californian experience with him! He also made us feel safe in spite of the fact that ot...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having done already 2 days of surfing classes in Bali, I had some understanding of the basics but still wanted my 2 hour set to be treated as a first time and it payed off. My instructor was Jonny or Johnny (sorry dude, dunno if...More

Thank Theodor A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Will took my three young Kiwi boys and myself (40 year old Mom 😂) for a two hour lesson today. We all got up and had a blast. Will was patient and most importantly - fun! He understood each kids needs and responded appropriately. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandson had a marvelous experience with Lulu as instructor last year so for our vacation this year we arranged a lesson again with her. Kapowui does not guarantee that you get who you ask for or that when you sign up for a private...More

Thank 771fischer
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Kapowui, Owner at Kapowui, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Disappinted, I reflected on the way I handled this after you left and I felt terrible. I looked for you on the beach but I couldn't find you to make up for my mistake. FYI, Lulu's parents were in town from Brazil, whom she hadn't...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never surfed before! my daughter and I found them online - it was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had ! Todd was our surf teacher and he was excellent. Both my daughter and I were able to stand on the board...More

Thank twin411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great experience with our instructor Alex. He was kind, enthusiastic and could relay what to do with ease of understanding. I would do it 100 times.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best instructors around!! They have made a surfer out of our daughter. Our instructor “sea Best instructors around!! They have made a surfer out of our daughter. Our instructor “sea bear” was very patient with all of us and made sure we understood all instructions...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I booked a 1.5 hour lesson with Juan to celebrate me turning 30 and I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience. I get very anxious when trying things outside my comfort zone so naturally I was very apprehensive when I...More

Thank Cristiana24688
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jeremie was terrific! He was attentive to all three of my children ages 10, 13 and 15, and worked hard to make sure all four of us were successful catching waves. He was knowledgeable and super fun to work with. We all highly recommend Kapowui.

Thank Terri S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just completed 3 days of lessons with Eduardo and it was fantastic. One of the best times of my life. I am 60 overweight outa shape and he had me up on my first ride. He explained everything clearly, made me comfortable, offered constructive...More

Thank Dale J
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Flytimez
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Response from RickfromHamilton | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend it, but agree, it's best to contact the company They are a great outfit.
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