East Side Surf Guide (Intermediate) - Santa Cruz
East Side Surf Guide (Intermediate) - Santa Cruz
East Side Surf Guide (Intermediate) - Santa Cruz
East Side Surf Guide (Intermediate) - Santa Cruz

East Side Surf Guide (Intermediate) - Santa Cruz

Regular price$ 150.00

Santa Cruz’s “East Side” is a neighborhood jam-packed with world class surf breaks. There are over 10 spots walkable from our 41st Avenue Traveler location that vary in difficulty from beginner to expert. Our East Side Surf Guide program is an offering for intermediate to advanced independent surfers who are searching for an introduction and understanding of the area’s diverse waves.

With the purchase of an East Side Surf Guide session, you’ll receive a 1 hour private session with a local expert that will break down how to effectively approach, forecast and surf the breaks from Capitola to Pleasure Point and beyond.

Your guide will review the East Side break options on the day of your lesson and give you insight into which break is best for the day as well as characteristics of other spots and conditions.

Your guide may choose to spend more time on land, or paddle out with you at the best spot for that time. Total time spent with the guide is 1 Hr, but you may choose to extend your time in the water and surf on your own beyond the session.

Please Note: This session is different from beginner lessons!  The East Side Surf Guide Sessions are designed for intermediate surfers who are comfortable and independent in the water. (See definitions below) If you are simply new to surfing in the area or a seasoned Santa Cruz surfer looking for deeper insight on local waves then this is the perfect session for you! Surfers who book as individuals or double sessions should both be at the independent/ intermediate level.

What's Included - 

These coaching sessions are intended for surfers that can paddle out and catch their own waves. Sessions are tailored for your needs and goals. 

Intermediate Surfer Definitions:  "An intermediate surfer is a surfer who can successfully paddle out alone at a familiar location and catch and ride waves to a logical finish frontside or backside, confidently using the three basic surfing turns – bottom turn, top turn and cutback." -Surfline's Nick Carrol  

"An intermediate surfer is a surfer who has mastered the basics of paddling, popping up, and riding cleanly across the open face of a wave." -Malibupopoyo.com

You can use your own personal equipment, or, at no additional cost, you may borrow one of our fiberglass demo boards for your session. 

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.

Waiver:  All lesson clients must Sign Digital Waiver save time by clicking this link.