Founder, Head Instructor
With thousands hours of water time logged and hundreds of surfers taught, Julie has developed a calm demeanor and a deep passion for surfing, its lifestyle, and history.
Julie opened Traveler Surf Club in 2016, and has lived a life of surf. She competed on the world longboard circuit, where she was ranked 5th in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She taught surfing in Mainland Mexico for many years, designed a women's specific line of surfboards, and was director of the California Surf Museum.
Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate surfer, Julie loves helping people pick up the skills and the water knowledge that can otherwise take years to learn.
|Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
- After payment is received, we will connect you with your instructor for scheduling.
- Lesson(s) must be scheduled within 1 month of purchase (for 1 lesson) and 3 months of purchase (for 3 lesson package).
- Each lesson includes a Drop-In Pass to the Surf Club.
- If you need surfboard or wetsuit rental equipment, please choose from drop-down menu.
Cancellation Policy: Traveler Surf Club requires at least a 24 hr. notification for any schedule changes including rescheduling or cancellation. If canceling appointment less than 24 hrs. from lesson time, customer will be charged in full for the lesson.
“It’s been 3 years since I had my twins and I was pretty nervous about getting in the water after such a long while. I’m definitely a beginner :) Julie was fantastic! She’s calm, professional, relaxed, supportive and an all round great instructor. I had a blast! If you want friendly, encouraging instruction from an expert then she’s your gal!” — Laura Vollset, Santa Cruz
“I took my first lesson with Julie over Labor Day weekend. I am a beginner and Julie immediately put me at ease and I learned so much in our first two hours together. She gave me hands-on tips that enabled me to pop-up our first time on the water together. I have since taken a few lessons with Julie and I cannot say enough about her coaching style and grace in the water. I bought my first-ever surfboard from her this fall and cannot wait to take it out. I highly recommend Julie to anyone looking to improve their skills. You’ll learn etiquette along the way. ” — Jill Callan, San Francisco