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"I have surfed before but need help"(time will vary weekly depending on tides)

  • La Jolla Shores Parking Lot & North Bathrooms

    8391 Camino Del Oro, San Diego, CA (map)

    32.858311 -117.255434

  • Our tent is set up on the farthest north end of the main parking lot next to the bathrooms, LOOK FOR THE OWL ATTACHED TO THE CANOPY

  • This session is designed specifically for those that want to work on their pop-ups and paddling out to the outside if it is not too big.

    YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN BOARD, YOU CAN RENT ONE DOWN THE STREET AT DIVA SURF, RUSTY SURF SHOP OR ONE OF THE OTHER SHOPS. GOOGLE THEM FOR THE EXACT ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NOW HOOKED TO SURFING, I RECOMMEND INVESTING IN A 8-9 LONG FOAM  SURFBOARD. 

    WETSUITS ARE RECOMMENDED TO KEEP COMFORTABLE AND WARM. RESEARCH STYLES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU. 

    *****Time will vary depending on high tide, check website regularly for changes on upcoming Saturday meet up*********

    Look for the tent with the owl, there is a picture on the top right of this page.  We try to put it right in front of the bathrooms at the North end of the main parking lot.   If you're late, well... look for the tent and sit near it because we'll probably be down in the water but I walk back to the tent every 20 minutes or so and will see you if you are by the tent.

    For the new members of the group, I wanted to give you a short history of this meet up. Scott Batchelor (aka BATCH, picture below) started this meet up in 2011 with the goal to attempt to help you learn how to be safe, to surf, and have fun-regardless of your skill level. We now have close to 2000 members in this meet up. Mikaela, Rob, Steve, Eugene, Justin and Rachel will be there regularly. These guys have a love and passion for the water and surfing. What is extra special about them, is the desire to spend time with others teaching them the steps to learn how to become a successful surfer too . We welcome other surfers that have experience to come out and help with instruction. 

    Look forward to seeing you all on Saturday

    -Carolyn Naylor

    Here is something new thanks to Kristen- - I HEREBY RELEASE FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP. By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: surfing can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and it's members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS - 

    EMBRACE THE SUCK!

    Check out this article on ADULT LEARNING- no, I didn't write it, and I don't teach people how to knit.

    http://www.kimwerker.com/2013/07/08/guest-blogger-kate-atherley-on-fear-and-learning-embrace-the-suck/

    I teach knitting, to adults. After ten years of doing this, I can say with utter certainty that adults are terrible students.

    As adults, we forget how to learn. We forget that you have to be bad at something before you can be good at it.

    Kids are learning every minute of every day, and they understand the process: you try something, it doesn’t work out, so you try it again. There’s no fear of failure. There’s no judgement.

    Adults are always judging themselves. As a knitting teacher, I see this every week. “But mine doesn’t look like yours.” I would hope not! I’ve been knitting seriously for over 20 years, and teaching knitting for 10. If your work looked like mine on first try, you’d be putting me out of business.

    Many adults, upon experiencing that first failure, shut down. “Oh, I can’t do it.” “This is too hard.” “I’ll never be as good as you.” “I’m just not talented at this sort of thing.” “My mother said I’d never be able to do it.” Trust me, I’ve heard it all.

    Adults judge their work against an impossible standard: mine. It’s not that I’m some sort of world-beating master at this stuff. It’s just that I’ve been practicing for a while. More than ten minutes, anyway.

    Adults believe failure to be bad. And so they don’t put themselves in a position to fail. And this totally shuts down the learning process. How can you get good if you can’t first be bad at something?

    If you don’t fail, you won’t know what you are good at. If you don’t fail, you won’t learn anything. If you don’t fail, you won’t get the pleasure of improving.

    Embrace the suck, I say. Be proud to fail!


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  • Eugene
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

    I started surfing in this very group about 3 years ago, and while I'm still learning, I'm happy... more

  • Steve H.
    Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    I've been surfing for about 5 years now, thanks to Batch. There's still so much to... more

  • Marcy

    Grew up in SD. Tried surfing a few times as a kid. Would love to learn now and share with my... more

  • laura

    Life goal since before 40, now 47... better late, than never!

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