Beginner Surf Lesson - Santa Cruz
Have you wanted to try surfing but don't know where to start? Our beginner lessons are a great place to begin. At Traveler Surf Club, our goal for beginner surf lessons is to get you acclimated with the ocean's ever changing conditions and help you gain the confidence to paddle for and catch your own waves. We welcome first time surfers to advanced beginners with this lesson offering.
Beginner Surfer Definition: "A beginner is a surfer who is yet to successfully paddle out alone and catch and ride a wave cleanly to its logical finish." -Surfline's Nick Carrol
Duration: We offer a two hour lesson which starts on land, going over everything from popping-up, paddling techniques, to proper etiquette when you are sharing the water with fellow surfers. Beginner lessons spend 15-30 minutes suiting up, talking and walking to the waves with their coach and spend 1-1.5 hours in the water.
Instructors/Bios: Our team of experienced instructors are well versed on the waves and conditions in Santa Cruz. Learn more about our experienced instructors in their bios below.
Scheduling your Lesson: Select a time and date based on instructor availability when purchasing your lesson and your instructor will consider ocean conditions for selected time/date.
Cancellation Policy: Out of respect for our instructors, Traveler must receive a cancellation notice a minimum 48 hours before the scheduled lesson time for customers to receive a full refund. For example if you book a lesson for 10am on Tuesday, we require cancellation before 10am on Sunday. If Traveler does not receive a cancellation notice within 48 hours of the booked appointment, there will be a $100 charge per customer and the lesson will be forfeited. No-shows on day of scheduled lesson and call ins to cancel on day of scheduled lesson will be charged the full price and forfeit their lesson and payment due to lack providing proper cancellation or rescheduling notice.
Weather and swell conditions:. Traveler Surf Club puts safety first. If Traveler Surf Club cancels due to weather or swell conditions, customer will be notified and lesson will either be rescheduled or refunded.Reschedule Policy - You may reschedule your lesson one time with a minimum 48 hours notice prior to schedule lesson time. For example, if your lesson is scheduled for Tuesday at 10am and you would like to reschedule, you must notify us before Sunday at 10am. No more than one rescheduling is permitted.