Learn how to surf in one lesson.
Here is just some of what I will teach you in one or two hours. All the
gear is included - surfboard and wetsuit. Essentially, you
the same surf
instruction I taught at
the college level. Surfing is like riding energy from the
is the only sport I can do for decades and not get bored. I
forward to teaching you and your family/friends surfing.
20 years experience. Like
the captain of a
ship, when it comes to the ocean experience counts.
College level surf coach
confident you are getting the best possible surf
Learn what size surfboard
is best for you.
This is probably the most important choice in making surfing work for
Learn where and when to
surf. Some spots
are good in the summer and others in the winter.
How tides effect wave
shapes. Some spots
only break on low tide and others on high tide.
How to paddle for the
wave and where to
paddle from. Timing takes time to learn. I show you what to look for.
Which way to go on the
wave. You don't
want to go the wrong way and have a wipe out.
What wetsuit is best for
come a long way since the 60's. The proper one will be the warmest and
How to paddle out thru
waves. So you can
get out to where the waves break best.
How to put the brakes on
Needed for safety.
How to pop on the
surfboard. This is
practiced on shore first.
rules and etiquette.
A must for every surfer so you don't crash into some other
One hour of free
each lesson. You get to use the gear for one hour after the formal surf
lesson is over.
how to ride the wave
of your life with the most experienced, permited and insured
instructor in Los Angeles.
Angeles Times calls him "the
coolest guy ever" Find
out how fun this sport really is with a professional
surf lesson with Matt.
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Matt, thought I'd drop you a quick note to say thanks! My
their surfing lessons and by the end of it - they looked like real
pro's! (ok, so I'm exagerating slightly!). My
thanks to you.
recommend you guys to everyone I know heading your way!
how to duck
dive your surfboard see video lesson at bottom of this page.
out why Sony Pictures,
Bull, ABC, Fox Sports call me to take them surfing.
for surfing in Santa Monica is right next to Casa Del Mar Hotel 2030
Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405
days a week - year round -
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Beach - Santa
Malibu - Ventura - Santa Barbara
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Del Rey, Venice, Santa Moncia, Pacific Palisades,
hour surf lessons with gear.
Order as many as you like or add
Santa Monica College, University
of Redlands, and 1000 surf students call on us to take them surfing year
teach surfing in all LA
areas, including Santa Monica, Malibu, Zuma, South Bay and
surfing areas. Expert private
taught daily and all levels / ages welcome.
years experience and
SMC College level surf instructor in
Angeles, Palos Verdes, Venice, Pacific Palisades. Group and individual
surf lessons year
round. 310.467.6898. Sponsored
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In the LA area? Go ahead and text your reservation option to
We are surfing. I am at the beach
everyday - ready. My mission is to get you to be able to practice
properly after one surfing lesson.
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next surf party, surf event or surf group.
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reservation to 310.467.6898.
Matt, it's Amanda. I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing
day. I don't think that I would love surfing as much as I do without an
awesome instructor like you. Also, thanks for dealing with my slow slow
slow paddling. I
can't wait til next Friday and our next lesson!
and directions for Santa
Monica Surf Lesson Surf
Camp Surf Class location:
4 South 2030 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA
westbound Interstate 10 Santa Monica freeway, take the 4th/5th
Street exit and stay to the
left. Turn left onto 4th
Street. Turn right onto Pico
(second signal). Go west past Main
Street to the
second signal. Take a diagonal left turn onto Ocean
(not the hard left onto Neilson Way). Continue along Ocean
Avenue and watch for blue
parking lot signs. Next
Lifeguard tower 20 directly infront of Casa Del Hotel. You
can call when you park. Malibu location varies, call
Private one on one surf lessons always welcome. Get a 3-pack of surfing
lessons and save big!
I use the best equipment known to man. My surfboards cost 3x to 5x more
than my competitors - find out why.
less than 20 years surfing experience, bail is best. There are more
qualified surf instructor options available to you. Go with the real
ton for the
Friday. I had a blast and really came away with some great
insights into getting better. I went out again on Saturday
morning in San O and had a great day, learned a lot again.
I’ll see you again sometime for sure. Take care and
keep up the fun! Doug.
surfing tips below
Matt, thanks so
much again. it was amazing and I loved every minute of
it (yes, even the wipeouts)"
Alex 13, CA
surf lessons as seen on National TV! Hi,
this is Matt
I specialize in teaching group
and one on one private surf
over Calif. and more. Call now for details to improve your surfing
All levels and ages welcome.
teach surfing classes
for Santa Monica College and teach surfing for TV/Corp companies like
Red Bull, ABC, Fox Sports, WB and more.
also provide all sizes
surfboards and wetsuits for one on one private surf lessons or special
group rates available in South Bay, Malibu, Santa Monica and Ventura
(28 years experience) all the surf spots that will work best for your
and time. Let me show you
how fun this sport really is.
is the key in learning how to surf correctly the first time out in the
water. It is critical that you deal with someone who has
and that would mean at least 10 years but better if 20 years surfing+
I would say it took me at least that long to figure it all out.
Hey Matt, Great first
thanks again, I know that I am
going to take at least
one more and a third lesson from you."
Chuck.You can pay
online with paypal or when you arrive is cool
My friend Carla and I had a great time during our first
Thank you! We're very happy and enthusiastic about
surfing! Thank you
Alessia Silverlake, CA
School in California.
of the only surf schools
in the country teaching surfing at the
one cares more about
you having fun then me!
Insured and Beach Permitted
CPR certified instructor.
Had a lot of fun at my lesson last week. Do you have an
opening this coming Tuesday morning around 10am?
from New Orleans and was
recently in LA on Business trip. Matt worked with my schedule
and gave me the opportunity to take a lesson. I learned more
in one day than the 2 years I have spent surfing on my own. I
surf the Gulf Coast and I have been able to take back with me valuable
experience I might not have been able to
obtain. I recommend anyone experienced or not to
take a lesson with Matt!
I just wanted to say thank you for my surfing lessons. I really
appreciate your willingness to teach me yourself. I feel really safe
and comfortable with you and that is very helpful since I am
self-conscious due to my fitness level and body size. I am committed to
becoming a skilled surfer and look forward to learning more.
See you soon.
just wanted to thank you for the lessons on Sunday and Monday
– I had a great time! I’m back at work now, but
wish I could still be on the beach with y’all… all
the best - until next time!
Diana gave me your card so I could send you some pictures from the surf
lesson that Carolyn and I had with you and Jay last week. Thanks again,
we had so much fun!
you are the greatest! I had so much fun! And I will be calling you for
you so much, Jill, Burbank, CA
from LA, CA "I had such
a great experience with you,
had a great lesson, and
he really helped me get a grasp on surfing.."
Hi Matt. I just wanted
to say thanks so much for putting that lesson
on such short notice.
I had such an awesome time.
was a great instructor
and I got some really good rides."
Hi Matt, i'm returning
to l.a. next week, will be there about ten days.
love to get in another
surf lesson or two..."
& Santa Monica
and Beach Day
Matt, my name is Stephen, you and another girl taught me and my
Jennifer how to surf back in May at Santa Monica. I just wanted to tell
you how stoked I am to have learned to surf. I have gone out almost
since that day, (even when the surf is not good) just to be on the my
Thanks again, surfing has definitely changed my life. Stephen
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TV, WB, Fox Sports TV,
Date Nike, Red
of LA , Santa
Monica College, plus numerous
hotels, Beverly Hills Hotel,
Bonniventure, Casa Del Mar, celebs and their families call on us to
them surfing year round.
Master Surf Instructors:
Andersen" 35 years surfing experience 25 years teaching surfing
"Jerry Angel" 30 years surfing experience, 20 years teaching surfing
Rosas" 27 years surfing experience, 15 years teaching surfing
competitors don't even come close.
H. from Ventura writes.."Thanks
again - we all had
a great time and the surfboard for Jeff is perfect."
Hey it was a
pleasure meeting you Matt and I appreciate the great job you did for us
out there. Surfing was really cool and I know the kids loved
this is Matt@malibulongboards.com.
to reserve a surf lesson or email is
am sure we can exceed
your surfing expectations. Whatever your request we can set that up for
you. We offer private surf lessons for groups and individuals. The surf
lesson includes everything, surfboards and wet suit. The private lesson
last about 2 hours and you get about 20 to 30 rides. One surf lesson
us is like 3 lessons anywhere else. The private lessons are done year
Typically, after one lesson you are good enough to practice on your
We can assess that again when you do the lesson. All lessons are done
Zuma Beach and Santa Monica Beach by appointment only. We go over the
instruction for about 15 minutes on shore getting it all perfected on
first and then spend the rest of the time in the water.
If your surf instructor
does not consider the tides for that day you are getting ripped off.
your instructor how
the tide is? This not only determines your ride length but your safety
always go for the best
tide for safety and ride length. It would be like taking a snow board
ski lesson when there is no snow. I want to make sure you get the
everything is good, you
will achieve wave rides for 20 to 30 seconds.
is better than most
surfers get in their first year of surfing. That is what gets me stoked!
is only sport I know
of that I can do 25 years in a row and not get bored.
I first started surfing
25 years ago, I spent the first six months trying to catch a wave on my
6'4 Plastic Fantastic. I was totally frozen in my spring suit but I was
still stoked on surfing.
I caught my first
real wave and the stoke continues decades later.
is a very tricky
deal and surf lessons can help eliminate some of the pains and
a beginner can have. The location for learning should be a surf spot
for an easy entry into the wave. A nice mellow slow roller is
Thanks again, Matt
SURF TIPS, Surfing
gear, Surfing Rules.
The long and
short of it.
surfboard size is probably
the most critical gear choice. When in doubt get the bigger one.
will make it easier to
start learning. Start with a used board or
board is a good idea.
you have questions on
what size board is right for you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your height and weight and I will get right back with some
and wet suit. A leash
is a must and should be the same length or longer than the surfboard in
most cases. Wet suits are not optional in most areas of Southern
A full suit is the usual in the Fall, Winter and Spring. Make sure you
get one that fits snug but not restricting.
Wax. You use this for grip.
to surf is a biggie. There are
some spots that are better for
and more friendly than others. It is best to email if you are not
sure you study the
waves if they have any size before you paddle out.
are looking for the
best spot to paddle out with the least amount of white water
Watch others who paddle out and see where it is easiest. Then walk out
until you get about waist deep( most areas )and get your stroke going
paddle as hard as you can. Keep your chest up when you paddle for more
your wave. Timing
takes time. Just like a baseball batter waiting for the
surfer is waiting for the wave, sets and then paddles to catch it. The
timing required usually comes with surfing experience or jump started
a professional surf lesson. Try to start with the small waves first.
in the white water if you are having trouble getting out. Watch others
who are successfully catching waves. Pay attention to when and where
start paddle from when they catch a wave. That is close to what will
for that day. Paddle until you feel the momentum of the wave under your
board and then goto stand up.
Pop Up. Practice this
at home if you want. You want to be able to pop up to stand in one
Bringing your feet underneath your body without using your knees. It
take a little practice. Note: There are some pros who don't pop up like
this but it is really rare.
you are surfing. To go
faster lean or move forward on the board. . To slow down lean or move
on the board.
person closest to the curl or the white water is the owner of that wave.
you take a wave in front
or behind that person already surfing you would be penalized if it was
a surfing contest. It is a good idea to surf by this rule.... contest
original surf pics click here
here ( English girl
who you taught to surf) . Just to say a big thanks for the surf lessons
two weeks ago. They really were FANTASTIC.
again, you were a
great teacher and I had so much fun.