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Surf Lessons In Santa Barbara

Learn From The Best

Learning to surf doesn’t have to be hard or intimidating. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve surfed for a while, catching waves, standing up, and turning your surf board is an art that can be difficult to get the hang of – let alone master – which is what the professionally trained staff at iSurf are here to help you with.

About Our Surf Lessons

Santa Barbara surf lessons are typically 1.5 hours, and are offered seven days a week, year-round — surf and weather permitting. If you don’t have any surfing equipment, don’t stress, we provide wetsuits and surfboards so all you have to do is show up and have a great time.

We offer several options, from individual and group private lessons, as well as wedding parties, corporate outings and memberships. In all of our lessons we will cover everything from how to get into the ocean safely, to paddling through the waves, as well as how to efficiently turn your board around to catch waves, along with when to pop up, how to pop up, and how to make bottom turns and cutbacks so that you can get the most out of your ride. Scroll down to find out more information and to register for your Santa Barbara surf lesson today.


Endorsed By The World Surf League

iSurf is the only surf school endorsed by the World Surf League between Santa Barbara and Ventura. Our professional staff are trained to help students of all ages and skill levels learn how to catch waves, better understand the ocean, and move on to more advanced surfing techniques. Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll design a surf lesson and choose a location suited to your needs.

The World Surf League (WSL) is similar to the NFL or the NBA, and organizes professional surf competitions for the world’s best female and male surfers to compete in some of the best waves all across the globe. The WSL are dedicated to promoting professional surfing and celebrating the history, the athletes, and their dedicated partners that embody professional surfing. So, why is it important that iSurf school has been acknowledged and endorsed by the World Surf League? It means that we are not only experts in surfing, but we also carry the culture, history, and honor of professional surfing like a badge. When you surf with us, know that you are learning from the best and that you will be taken care of with the utmost professionalism.

Private & Group Lessons

In your private and private group classes, your professionally trained instructor will acquaint you with the ocean from a surfer’s perspective as well as teach you how to safely and efficiently use your equipment to get into the surf and catch some waves.

Members Only Lessons

In our regularly scheduled group classes, students work on reading and catching waves on their own with and without assistance while also making bottom turns, cutbacks, floaters and more. One-month memberships are available!

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Can't wait to go back!

Zack is an amazing teacher! Patient, encouraging, excellent at demonstrating skills and providing the time to learn, and made every minute count! He definitely did not try to rush anything and made this such a fun and enriching experience.

– Rach L.
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We were a family of 6 each with different levels and fears of the water...Zach and Thomas were rock stars in everything they did to get each one of us to not only catch a wave but to stand up and surf! They were awesome. Our family couldn't stop talking after about how much fun we had and what a great experience it was. Awesome!

– Vanessa R.
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Safe and fun!

We had a great experience. My 10 year old twins took private lessons from Zach and not only had a great time. iSurf is very organized and the staff very nice to work with. The beaches were perfect for beginners: smallish waves and not deep. We all felt safe. My kids had so much fun we will definitely return to iSurf.

– Natalie U.