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Address: Linda Mar Beach, South Parking Lot, Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone Number:
+1 650-556-6515

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Wonderful experience

For my birthday I decided to splurge in a private lesson. AJ was great! He provided me with a lot of insights about the spot (Linda mar beach) and gave me very helpful tips and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
San Francisco, California
via mobile
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For my birthday I decided to splurge in a private lesson. AJ was great! He provided me with a lot of insights about the spot (Linda mar beach) and gave me very helpful tips and advices appropriated for my level and weaknesses. The vibe of this surf school is super chill and very family friendly. The attention you get is... More 

Thank vroux
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I've had three lessons now, and would highly recommend University of Surfing. Matt is extremely knowledgable and generous with his time in prepping for lessons and gear (wetsuits and booties are a LOT higher quality than competitors I've worked with). Matt is also incredibly easy to reach via phone and email, responsive, and flexible. When we've had to reschedule, even... More 

Thank katierea17
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The instructors arrived over an hour late for my group. We tried to contact the company, but the voicemail box was full. When the instructors did arrive, they appeared unprepared and dismissive. After numerous attempts to contact the company over the phone, a polite and professional email was sent to University of Surfing addressing these concerns. The University of Surfing... More 

Thank shase908
Bensheim, Germany
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had signed up my 13 year-old son for a group course. The instructors spontaneouslyrics invited me to join free of charge! You could tell they were really into the sport and teaching others about it. We spent about 1,5 hours in the water and caught some great waves. Even got coffee and doughnuts afterwards. This was a great experience... More 

Thank John G
Vernon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

From BC. Had a private lesson with Matt. My 10 year old daughter who had never been in the ocean was standing riding her board within the 1st 1/2 hour. Thank you Matt. Next time we are down your way again we will definitely give you a call! Thanks again!!

Thank wake720
Redwood City
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

My surf lesson with Matt was fantastic. Matt was able to craft a lesson based on my experience and ability. Matt was engaging and energetic. Matt used every moment of our lesson effectively, raising my level of expertise in many areas including how to judge waves, how to paddle efficiently, how to balance on the board, and how to read... More 

Thank Julian C
northern Michigan
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114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My 16 year old niece had a private lesson with AJ. We were very concerned with safety prior to the lesson. AJ took excellent care of her and we felt very comfortable with him as an instructor. He was completely focused on her at all times and paid constant attention to her safety, as well as her success. He constantly... More 

Thank upnorthjodie
Livermore, California
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I had a group surf lesson scheduled today at 11AM. I showed up at 10:30AM and waited until 12PM for an instructor to show. My first thought is that I hope the instructor is okay, my second thought is this appears to be a trend for this company. Please understand that this cost me a great deal more than just... More 

2 Thank Ben S
Redwood City, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Me Again. I just want to say that I had a great class with Jonathan. Initially they missed my class. But he emailed me back and offered a private 1-on-1 class which was very fun. I was be able to pop up on my first class on the board. Yes. So, all is good. Please ignore my previous review.

Thank 877tony
Level Contributor
3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I've always wanted to learn how to surf. I can't recommend this school enough. Here's why I feel University of Surfing is the BEST place to go: We practiced 10 minutes on the beach how to do pop-ups & went right into the water. I must admit as a Midwest (Chicago) Native, I felt a bit apprehensive stepping into the... More 

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