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All skills levels welcomed. Beginners to advanced. Specializing in all beginners, women, children, children with disabilities. Learning how to surf from a girl who has been doing it for over 30 plus years. CPR, First Aid and LifeGuard Certified. Foam Surfboards, fiberglass surfboards, bodyboards, wetsuits and swimfins provided.
Beginner Level to Advanced Surfing- Learn basics and advanced techniques of popping up, paddling, going left and right, timing, positioning, maneuvering such as bottom turns, cutbacks, off the lip snaps, aerials, getting barreled, etc as well as acquiring ocean knowledge such as reading waves, tides, swells, surf forecasts
Beginner Level to Advanced Bodyboarding - Learn basics and advanced techniques of paddling, going left and right, timing, positioning, maneuvering such as bottom turns, cutbacks, 360s, aerials, barrel rolls, etc as well as acquiring ocean knowledge such as reading waves, tides, swells, surf forecasts
Beginner Level to Advanced Skimboarding - Learn basics and advanced techniques of throwing your board, timing your un, timing a wave, maneuvering such as turns, shove its, snaps, floaters, aerials, etc as well as acquiring ocean knowledge pertaining to skimboarding such as reading waves, tides, swells, surf forecasts
Beginner Level Longboarding - Learn basics and advanced techniques of turning your board, setting up a ride, cross stepping, fading, bottom turns, snaps, etc as well as acquiring ocean knowledge pertaining to skimboarding such as reading waves, tides, swells, surf forecasts
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Co-ed and female only coaching groups, social events and guided surf travel throughout Southern California, Baja and beyond available. For female only groups sign up for the GoSurf Girl! MeetUp at https://www.meetup.com/SurfGirlSurf-SurfTou...
Competition coaching available. Private lessons available.

Upcoming events (4+)

One-Day Baja Surf Camp - Beg. Intermediate - All Women

Needs a location

$380.00

Baja One-Day Surf Camp

Beginner Intermediate

All inclusive

6:00am - 3:00pm (plus time to cross border)

Min. 3 surfers - Max. 4 surfers

Recommended Skill Level

Must catch own waves and make it to the lineup

Important

This surf camp is not advisable for individuals who:

- have very little to no ocean experience

- are intimidated or not comfortable in an ocean environment

- are not confident in their swimming skills

(If any of the above describes you it is strongly emphasized that you take private lessons before engaging in any group sessions. Please message me to schedule a private session )

What is Included

- Full-time expert surf coach and guide CPR, First Aid, lifeguard certified

- Foamboards and wetsuits (if needed) ($90 value)

- One two-hour coached and filmed surf session ($200 value)

- One one-hour guided session ($120 value)

- Videos analyzed during lunch

- Light snacks

- Potable water

- Non-alcoholic drinks

- Ground transportation

- Midsized SUV

- Fully Mexican insured vehicle

- Toll Road fees

- Safe parking fees

- Bomb food for lunch

-authentic Mexican tacos and non-alcoholic drinks

- Scenic route sightseeing by car

- Pics and videos of you surfing will be shared on social media
(files available for delivery at extra charge)

Itinerary Sample

6:00am - Pick up at disclosed meeting location in San Diego

7:00am- Arrival at surf spot

7:30am-9:30am Two-hour coaching session

9:30am-11:00am- Free time to rest, hang out, take pics, explore the beach, etc

11:00am - 12:00pm - Early Lunch/Bomb Authentic Mexican tacos

12:30pm-1:30pm - One-hour guided session

2:00pm- Sightseeing by car on scenic route. Visit and stop for pics at a beautiful scenic beach location or beach village

3:00pm- Start border crossing

Come mentally prepared to possibly spend anywhere between 4 to 6 hours in the border crossing line

What to bring
PASSPORT

-Face masks

-Pack a SMALL BACKPACK (one bag per attendant only) with sunscreen, sunglasses, refillable water bottle, towel, light snacks and a change of clothes. Please travel light.

How to Sign up
$ 380/per person

Non-Refundable deposit to secure your spot due immediately
(last day for deposit is June 12)

-$206 Venmo @sd_learnhowtosurf or
@www.PayPal.me/learnhowtosurf

-$200 Zelle @learnhowtosurfsd

Remainder due before June 18

-$186 Venmo @sd_learnhowrosurf or
PayPal @www.PayPal.me/learnhowtosurf

-$100 Zelle @learnhowtosurfsd

Cancellation Policy
-$100 processing fee
-Within 72 hours prior to event - no refund

About your female surf coach

Instagram.com/sabrinastokes_sd

-Female coach/instructor lifeguard, CPR and First Aid Certified

-30 years in surfing, longboarding, competitive skimboarding and competitive bodyboarding

-20 years experience in International traveling. Brazil, Mexico, Hawaii, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Holland

- 3 years experience in Baja trips

- 6 years of full time surf coaching

Everything is taken care of by your female surf tour guide and coach. All you have to do is just show up and have fun! 🌊🏄‍♀️😎🤙

Friday Surf Coaching. Level 1 Beginners - Intro to Surfing - White Wash ONLY

Needs a location

$80.00

Please read entire page before RSVPing and/or messaging me with questions :)

Follow our group

  • IG: Instagram.com/learnhowtosurf_sd
  • FB: Facebook.com/LearnHowtoSurfinSanDiego
    This is a Co-Ed session

Have you ever wanted to get into surfing but just have been too intimidated? Or, have you been surfing for some time but still struggling with getting some nice rides and consistency in your popups? Do you want to surf out the back with all the other surfers but your skills are not up to par yet?

This is the right place for you to get all the foundational building blocks to get you as far as you want to go in your surfing journey. Getting barreled in sick 10 foot waves in Indo? I can get you there! Longboarding and cross stepping mellow 4 foot point break waves in Tourmaline? I can get you there! Surfing is pure stoke and I can share all my 30+ years of knowledge with you and stoke you out!

Where

Coaching takes place anywhere between La Jolla Shores and Ocean Beach. A message with the location will be sent the day before the session to the people who have secured their spot

***Recommended Skill Level ***

  • None to very little surf experience
  • None to very little paddling skills
    (Must be able to swim. If you can't swim I can provide private swimming lessons)
  • Inefficient popup such as using knee or one-two step
  • Can't get a long ride all the way in
  • Still struggling with wave reading, popup timing and nosediving
  • Still working on accomplishing riding 90% of all waves

Coaching will be held in the inside surfing broken waves (white foam). We might paddle out if conditions allow (forecast in the 1-3 foot range)

Important

This group session is NOT advisable for individuals who:

  • have very little to no ocean experience
  • are intimidated or not comfortable in an ocean environment
  • are not confident in their swimming skills
  • have not been active in many years

(If any of the above describes you it is strongly emphasized that you take private lessons before engaging in any group sessions. Please message me to schedule a private session )

What you will learn

-Ocean awareness
-Board handling and board positioning
-Popup techniques
-Wave reading
-Paddling techniques
-Surfing etiquette
-and of course SURFING WAVES :)

*** What to Bring***

  • a smile
  • friendliness
  • a go-for-it attitude and enthusiasm

Your female surf coach

Instagram.com/sabrinastokes_sd

  • CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid Certified
  • 30 plus years experience in longboarding, surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding at international competitive level
  • World class waves and water athlete having surfed Hawaii (Pipeline, Waimea, Sunset, Rocky Point) Mexico and Brazil
  • 5-years full-time surf coach
    -Expert surf coach having helped hundreds of individuals

How to Sign up

  • Please sign up 48 hours in advance. If you sign up for a group last minute there is a chance it will be canceled.
  • Please only RSVP at the same time of payment. RSVPing only doesn't guarantee your spot or that the session will take place in case nobody else signs up .
  • RSVP list will be edited out to make room for others or to reflect session will not take place due to no one committing to it

If you have your own gear:
$80 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$83 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf

If you need a wetsuit OR foamboard
$95 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$98 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf
Please message saying exactly what you need along with height + weight

If you need BOTH a wetsuit AND foamboard
$105 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$110 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf
Please message me height + weight

IMPORTANT: Having the right size board for this session is where you do not want to cut corners. Not having the right board for you size will only cause frustration and hinder any progress. If you are 6' or taller and/or over 170 lbs you will need a 9' board. Or, if you are not a strong paddler, ocean inclined and haven't been very active or athletic lately a bigger board is a MUST as you will NOT BE ABLE TO STAND UP with a smaller board unless you are extremely athletic

  • If you need a 9' foamboard
    (for wetsuit message me height +weight)

$115 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$120 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for a full refund will be accepted with a 48 hour notice only. No refunds for no shows.

Looking forward to see you surfing soon!!

Saturday Surf Coaching. Level 1 Beginners. White Wash ONLY

Needs a location

$80.00

Please read entire page before RSVPing and/or messaging me with questions :)

Follow our group

  • IG: Instagram.com/learnhowtosurf_sd
  • FB: Facebook.com/LearnHowtoSurfinSanDiego

This is a Co-Ed session

Have you ever wanted to get into surfing but just have been too intimidated? Or, have you been surfing for some time but still struggling with getting some nice rides and consistency in your popups? Do you want to surf out the back with all the other surfers but your skills are not up to par yet?

This is the right place for you to get all the foundational building blocks to get you as far as you want to go in your surfing journey. Getting barreled in sick 10 foot waves in Indo? I can get you there! Longboarding and cross stepping mellow 4 foot point break waves in Tourmaline? I can get you there! Surfing is pure stoke and I can share all my 30+ years of knowledge with you and stoke you out!

Where

Coaching takes place anywhere between La Jolla Shores and Ocean Beach. A message with the location will be sent the day before the session to the people who have secured their spot

***Recommended Skill Level ***

  • None to very little surf experience
  • None to very little paddling skills
    (Must be able to swim. If you can't swim I can provide private swimming lessons)
  • Inefficient popup such as using knee or one-two step
  • Can't get a long ride all the way in
  • Still struggling with wave reading, popup timing and nosediving
  • Still working on accomplishing riding 90% of all waves

Coaching will be held in the inside surfing broken waves (white foam). We might paddle out if conditions allow (forecast in the 1-3 foot range)

Important

This group session is NOT advisable for individuals who:

  • have very little to no ocean experience
  • are intimidated or not comfortable in an ocean environment
  • are not confident in their swimming skills
  • have not been active in many years

(If any of the above describes you it is strongly emphasized that you take private lessons before engaging in any group sessions. Please message me to schedule a private session )

What you will learn

-Ocean awareness
-Board handling and board positioning
-Popup techniques
-Wave reading
-Paddling techniques
-Surfing etiquette
-and of course SURFING WAVES :)

*** What to Bring***

  • a smile
  • friendliness
  • a go-for-it attitude and enthusiasm

Your female surf coach

  • CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid Certified
  • 30 plus years experience in longboarding, surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding at international competitive level
  • World class waves and water athlete having surfed Hawaii (Pipeline, Waimea, Sunset, Rocky Point) Mexico and Brazil
  • 5-years full-time surf coach
    -Expert surf coach having helped hundreds of individuals

How to Sign up

  • Please sign up 48 hours in advance. If you sign up for a group last minute there is a chance it will be canceled.
  • Please only RSVP at the same time of payment. RSVPing only doesn't guarantee your spot or that the session will take place in case nobody else signs up .
  • RSVP list will be edited out to make room for others or to reflect session will not take place due to no one committing to it

If you have your own gear:
$80 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$83 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf

If you need a wetsuit OR foamboard
$95 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$98 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf
Please message saying exactly what you need along with height + weight

If you need BOTH a wetsuit AND foamboard
$105 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$110 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf
Please message me height + weight

IMPORTANT: Having the right size board for this session is where you do not want to cut corners. Not having the right board for you size will only cause frustration and hinder any progress. If you are 6' or taller and/or over 170 lbs you will need a 9' board. Or, if you are not a strong paddler, ocean inclined and haven't been very active or athletic lately a bigger board is a MUST as you will NOT BE ABLE TO STAND UP with a smaller board unless you are extremely athletic

  • If you need a 9' foamboard
    (for wetsuit message me height +weight)

$115 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$120 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for a full refund will be accepted with a 48 hour notice only. No refunds for no shows.

Looking forward to see you surfing soon!!

Sunday Surf Coaching. Level 1 Beginners - Intro to Surfing - White Wash ONLY

Needs a location

$80.00

Please read entire page before RSVPing and/or messaging me with questions :)

Follow our group

  • IG: Instagram.com/learnhowtosurf_sd
  • FB: Facebook.com/LearnHowtoSurfinSanDiego
    This is a Co-Ed session

Have you ever wanted to get into surfing but just have been too intimidated? Or, have you been surfing for some time but still struggling with getting some nice rides and consistency in your popups? Do you want to surf out the back with all the other surfers but your skills are not up to par yet?

This is the right place for you to get all the foundational building blocks to get you as far as you want to go in your surfing journey. Getting barreled in sick 10 foot waves in Indo? I can get you there! Longboarding and cross stepping mellow 4 foot point break waves in Tourmaline? I can get you there! Surfing is pure stoke and I can share all my 30+ years of knowledge with you and stoke you out!

Where

Coaching takes place anywhere between La Jolla Shores and Ocean Beach. A message with the location will be sent the day before the session to the people who have secured their spot

***Recommended Skill Level ***

  • None to very little surf experience
  • None to very little paddling skills
    (Must be able to swim. If you can't swim I can provide private swimming lessons)
  • Inefficient popup such as using knee or one-two step
  • Can't get a long ride all the way in
  • Still struggling with wave reading, popup timing and nosediving
  • Still working on accomplishing riding 90% of all waves

Coaching will be held in the inside surfing broken waves (white foam). We might paddle out if conditions allow (forecast in the 1-3 foot range)

Important

This group session is NOT advisable for individuals who:

  • have very little to no ocean experience
  • are intimidated or not comfortable in an ocean environment
  • are not confident in their swimming skills
  • have not been active in many years

(If any of the above describes you it is strongly emphasized that you take private lessons before engaging in any group sessions. Please message me to schedule a private session )

What you will learn

-Ocean awareness
-Board handling and board positioning
-Popup techniques
-Wave reading
-Paddling techniques
-Surfing etiquette
-and of course SURFING WAVES :)

*** What to Bring***

  • a smile
  • friendliness
  • a go-for-it attitude and enthusiasm

Your female surf coach

Instagram.com/sabrinastokes_sd

  • CPR, Lifeguard and First Aid Certified
  • 30 plus years experience in longboarding, surfing, bodyboarding, skimboarding at international competitive level
  • World class waves and water athlete having surfed Hawaii (Pipeline, Waimea, Sunset, Rocky Point) Mexico and Brazil
  • 5-years full-time surf coach
    -Expert surf coach having helped hundreds of individuals

How to Sign up

  • Please sign up 48 hours in advance. If you sign up for a group last minute there is a chance it will be canceled.
  • Please only RSVP at the same time of payment. RSVPing only doesn't guarantee your spot or that the session will take place in case nobody else signs up .
  • RSVP list will be edited out to make room for others or to reflect session will not take place due to no one committing to it

If you have your own gear:
$80 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$83 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf

If you need a wetsuit OR foamboard
$95 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$98 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf
Please message saying exactly what you need along with height + weight

If you need BOTH a wetsuit AND foamboard
$105 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$110 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf
Please message me height + weight

IMPORTANT: Having the right size board for this session is where you do not want to cut corners. Not having the right board for you size will only cause frustration and hinder any progress. If you are 6' or taller and/or over 170 lbs you will need a 9' board. Or, if you are not a strong paddler, ocean inclined and haven't been very active or athletic lately a bigger board is a MUST as you will NOT BE ABLE TO STAND UP with a smaller board unless you are extremely athletic

  • If you need a 9' foamboard
    (for wetsuit message me height +weight)

$115 Venmo@sd_learnhowtosurf
$120 Paypal.me/learnhowtosurf

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations for a full refund will be accepted with a 48 hour notice only. No refunds for no shows.

Looking forward to see you surfing soon!!

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