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2013 Beginner Day! (Student Only Sign-Up)

This sign up is only for the people taking lessons . If you are RSVPing for a friend and are not taking a lesson please count your RSVP as your plus one and make a note of it in the comments (if you have guests taking a lesson, RSVP to include them too). If you are hanging out or instructing, please rsvp on the instructor sign up (even if you have RSVPed here because that's not you).

UPDATE:

THERE WILL BE TWO LESSONS FOR TWO DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE, DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

9:10 AM THE FIRST LESSON BEGINS

9:40 AM THE SECOND LESSON BEGINS

After each lesson, you will pair up with your instructors for private pop-up practice and then enter the water with them for the rest of the event, prior to lunch.

 



Hello new surfers!

I'm excited to have you join us and to help instruct you in the great sport of surfing. Please make sure to read this entire post as it will detail what you should expect and what will be required of you to make this year's Beginner Day run nice and smooth.

First and most important you should expect to have fun!

You should plan to get to Porto a bit early so you can find parking, change into your wetsuit, and be on the beach by 9am. Make sure you have at least $5 in quarters. Parking is 10min per $.25.

Come on down to the beach and introduce yourself. We will split everyone up into groups based on your ability level and pair up students and instructors.

For first-time surfers and those that would like a refresher course (most of you), we will do a beach instruction on surfing fundamentals, then your instructor will take you into the water.

Please feel free to ask questions.

The lessons will last around 2 hours but some of the instructors will be available to stay with you if you want to stay in the water and continue practicing.

Between 12 and 1 PM, we will pack up and relax with some food and beers at Sharkeez. They will be giving us the hookup!

 

Money

While it may be disappointing to see that we're charging for this event, the meager $5 fee is quite cheap compared to the typical price of around $120. Proceeds will be reinvested into the group to pay for meetup dues and various other things.

 

Thanks,

Ryan

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  • Rosa Maria R.

    I had a blast. I'm so glad I went out. It was great the way were were separated in small groups. Heather was super awesome and I'm very thankful for her help and advice out in the water. It was a great day! Looking forward to more of these.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Markius

    This was a great day. Met some cool people and I stood up for the first time. My weekend was Gnar thanks to this surf session.

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • Ruby

    Great day, terrific instructors :)

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Al M.

    Awesome to meet all of you! Shred the gnar dude!

    3 · June 16, 2013

  • Stephen

    It was a great day.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Stephen

    It was all so GREAT , the teachers, The new beys, the water, the after party. I'LLL be there to do it again. thanks for a great day. I spent so little & got so much

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Paul H.

    It was great meeting everyone of you that came out today. I hope we get a chance to hang out many more times in the future. It was truly worth it to se you all having a great time. Now go catch as many waves as you can.

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Celeste P

    I had a great time! I look forward to seeing everyone again!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Renata

    It was great meeting everyone today!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Murielleh

    So sorry cannot make it – last minute issue.

    June 15, 2013

  • andy

    quick question, will the organisers supply boards/wetsuits for people that havent got one? and if not, is there some board/wetsuit rental at the spot?
    THANKs.. see ya tomarra

    June 14, 2013

  • Justin

    Hey there super excited for tomorrow!

    I don't have a board or wetsuit, might anyone have one I could borrow?

    Or know an early spot where I could rent one?

    I just rsvped, and am a bit far from the beach, I imagine any surf shops would be closed by now!

    Any help appreciated!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Kai

    I'm excited!

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm NOT taking a lesson BUT! I have a spare 9' Softtop which is RIPE for learning. I'll be there tomorrow to SURF. Anyone wants to borrow this board, CONTACT ME NOW!
    First come first serve!

    1 · June 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      OK, board is yours!

      June 14, 2013

    • Kat

      sweet! Thanks David! See you tomorrow

      June 14, 2013

  • Kat

    Anyone with a spare long board I can borrow or rent? I heard surf shops won't be open early on sat.

    2 · June 14, 2013

    • Ryan

      Kat, contact Heather about an extra board. She mentioned planning to bring one here: http://www.meetup.com...­ Otherwise, you can always rent one for 24 hours starting tonight.

      June 14, 2013

    • Kat

      Thanks Ryan! I'll try to contact Heather

      June 14, 2013

  • Jessica

    I'm such a newby in LA and it'll be my first time in El Porto - Anyone know an address I can put into my navigation? And is there beach parking right on 45th st or beach parking lot like in santa monica?

    June 14, 2013

    • Ryan

      Welcome to the group. There is beach parking like in Santa Monica. For your navigation just put in 45th Street Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

      1 · June 14, 2013

  • Priscila G.

    dope!

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Jessica

    I just move to LA from NY - been surfing for about a year but definitely excited for more info and to meet people to surf with!!

    1 · June 13, 2013

  • Sebastian K.

    Hey really interested in coming out to the lesson. I was given a 6'2" board and wanted to know if that would be ok to use during the lesson.

    June 12, 2013

    • Ryan

      No that would not be recommended. You should rent a board that is a couple feet longer and that is preferably foam.

      June 12, 2013

  • Celeste P

    I have been trying to surf for a while. I am looking forward to meeting fellow newbies & instructors.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Rosa Maria R.

    I started about a year ago but haven't been out as much as I would like since I live in the SF Valley. Glad I found this meetup. Looking forward to this weekend!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Milene

    Hello, I haven't surfed in a couple of years so I'm looking for a refresher. Thanks.

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Renata

    There will be 2 of us. We have a board, if anyone has another board they can spare, we would be eternally grateful.

    May 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      great then you can for sure use it :) its an NSP board so its not a foamie but it is very light and durable. I drive a pick up so its no problem for me to just bring it with me to the beach. I will bring it for you june 15

      1 · May 31, 2013

    • Renata

      Excellent! Thank you so much.

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey there :) im new to the LA area and have been surfing for about 4months (although im still very bad) I love being in the ocean and am really excited to have found this group, its def more fun to have people to go surf with.

    2 · May 31, 2013

  • Rakan T.

    Hey I'm a new member, I've surfed once before but it has been a while. I'm going to try my best to attend this meetup!

    1 · May 21, 2013

    • Ryan

      Hi Rakan, welcome to the group. Please RSVP when you know if you can make it.

      1 · May 21, 2013

    • Rakan T.

      Just did it. I'll be there!

      May 27, 2013

  • Trinh B.

    Do we need to bring our own gear and surfboard? Thanks!

    May 17, 2013

    • Ryan

      Yes, you will need to provide your own wetsuit and surfboard. There are many rental shops around that can help you out if you don't own these things. They typically don't open early on Saturdays though, so renting the night before is advised.

      1 · May 17, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

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