Recommend a surf instructor / school for one-time intermediate "lesson" in Santa Cruz?
March 20, 2012 10:56 AM Subscribe
Recommend a surf instructor / school for one-time intermediate "lesson" in Santa Cruz? I've got half a day and want to get wet, and want some local knowledge to help pick the equipment & spot, plus help me improve.
posted by ElGuapo to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
I'm headed out to San Francisco for work next week and will have Friday off. I want to get in the water on Friday before spending the weekend with extended family. I'll have a car and will be staying in Santa Clara for the weekend.
I'm a reasonably skilled but mediocre surfer - no airs or buckets of spray here, but I've spent multiple vacation weeks in Nosara CR and can handle myself in surf up to about head high. OTOH, I'm really uncomfortable paddling out at an unfamiliar location solo.
I'm considering paying for a 2-hr lesson so I'd be hooked up with board / wetsuit / spot selection appropriate for the swell and my skill level. Pie in the sky: I'd like the opportunity to surf decent (non-extreme) waves in a reasonably mellow lineup with some feedback.
I've found a few places on Google, but they all advertise as catering to beginners. I'm willing to pay a premium (but not too much) for a fiberglass/epoxy board rental and local knowledge to somewhere besides Cowells.
Any suggestions for a reputable / fun outfit? Should I look up the coast a bit, like Pacifica?