learning to surf california

Learn to Surf and Why You Should Take a Lesson

We LOVE everything about surfing.  Surfing is totally eco-friendly considering it doesn’t require anything other than a surf board (and definitely some courage).  We love spending time on the beach, hangin’ in cool beach towns and we love surfers that have the laid back “Aloha” spirit.  That being said……most of our lives we’ve been land locked in Texas!

Other than wake surfing behind the boat at the lake, we’re newbie’s when it comes to surfing.  While hanging out in Pacifica CA, a surfing hot spot for San Francisco, we had to take advantage of the opportunity to catch some real ocean waves!

Not really knowing where to start or where to get gear, we reached out to the locals!  We’ve become very comfortable with talking to strangers; in fact, we highly encourage it!  The local surfers recommended taking a surf lesson from Surf Camp Pacifica.  Not because we couldn’t figure it out on our own (at least that’s what we tell ourselves), but more for the education of surfing etiquette, understanding of the ocean, and how to read the waves.  Great advice from the locals, the lesson was loads of fun and worth every penny.  Taking a surf lesson is a different experience compared to our normal “wing-it” style: rent a cheap board, find some waves, get thrown off the board and eat sand.  So, if you find yourself wanting to surf, don’t be cheap…..get a surf lesson, you can thank us later.

Watch the video…it’ll give you an idea of what to expect and you can watch Nikki look like a pro:  now, you wanna see the pros, watch our video on the Pedro Point Kahuna Kaupuna Classic Surf Competition

Have you taken a surf lesson or have a great surfing story…share in the comment box below!

Famous for my "how-not-to" videos, and typically the man behind the camera, sometimes I’m forced to be here in the “spotlight”. When you see my face you’re probably reading something more technical than adventurous, but either way I do my best to tell it like it is and infuse my opinions into the commentary…after all this is a blog and not MSN.

Comments (5)

  • john

    Beats a KOA campground don’t it? Rule of thumb when near the ocean is to never turn your back on the waves!

  • You make it look so easy! Another fun adventure!

  • kitty kat

    I think if I tried it I would wipe out real bad! But it still looks like a lot of fun and something I definitly want to try.


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