SUMMER
SURF CAMP
REGISTRATION
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN






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DAYS!

Welcome to
Lovewater Surf School.

Since 2011, Lovewater Surf School has been inspiring families, travelers, couples and kids with a love for riding waves. Our family run, grassroots vibe combined with coaching expertise and a team of joyful hearts, have made us known for having the #1 surf lessons in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California.  Lovewater Surf School’s Santa Barbara surfing lessons, nonprofit & corporate events, after-school programs and summer surf camps provide a little something for everyone, regardless of your past experience, age or skill level.  See you in the water!

Locally Owned & Operated
Surf School in Santa Barbara, CA

Locally Owned & Operated Surf School in Santa Barbara, CA

Meet our Founders
Matt & Abby


Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara & Ventura, CA

WHAT WE DO

Surf Lessons

Voted #1

Community Outreach

Summer
Surf Camp

A fun, flexible, surf-centric alternative to your full-day beach camps. While many “surf camps" tend to be a bit more like beach day care, we instead focus on working with a select group of kids who are truly excited about, yes, surfing!

After School Program

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Private
Surf Lessons

Our private surf lessons in Santa Barbara are a great option for those who want to quickly take their surfing to the next level. Throughout the surfing lesson, your surf instructor will walk you through important safety tips, pre-lesson pop ups and give you all the tools needed to catch the ride of your life. In addition, if you're aiming to start surfing on your own, we often customize multi-lesson packages to help get you ready for your first unassisted surf session.

$125

semi-private surfing lessons

Semi-Private
Surf Lessons

Our semi-private surfing lessons in Santa Barbara are a great option for those who are looking to share their surf lesson with a friend, relative or significant other. During your surf lesson, our skilled surf school team will walk you through safety tips, surf etiquette and pop ups. After that you'll head out with your surf coach to work on putting into practice what you learned on the beach. And if you're up for it, we'll even help you to start catching a few waves on your own.

$85

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Group & XL Group
Surf Lessons

Whether it’s a nonprofit, wedding party or family vacation, the Lovewater Surf School team knows how give your group a surfing lesson to remember. Above all, we are known for creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere where groups can learn to surf together and come away with an unforgettable surfing memory. Simply pick your time and date online and we'll provide the rest. By all means, come and see why we've been voted the #1 surf school in Santa Barbara & Ventura.

$65 & up

Surfboard
& Wetsuit
Rentals

Looking to rent? Lovewater has a large selection of top of the line surfboards and wetsuits to choose from.
RENTALS
    • Ages: 5 & Up (To ensure safety, kids 7 & under must book a private surf lesson.)
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    • Media: GoPro Photos & Videos
    • Payments: Easy to Use SSL Secure Online Bookings
    • Equipment: Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
    • Cancellations: Risk Free 24 hour Cancellation Policy
    • Time: 1.5 Hours
    • Towel
    • Sunblock
    • Water

Winner of Santa Barbara's 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Secure Online Bookings

Don't stress. All our online bookings use a 2048-bit encryption which assures the safety of your details.

Surf Lesson Info

  • Ages 7 & Up      
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • Photos & Videos Option
  • Easy to Use SSL Secure
    Online Bookings
  • Surfboard & Wetsuit Included
  • CPR Certified Instructors
  • No Risk 24 Hour Cancellation Policy
  • 1.5 Hours

Winner of Santa Barbara's 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Voted Tripadvisor's
#1 Surf Lessons in Santa Barbara & Ventura, California

Voted Tripadvisor's #1 Surf Lessons in
Santa Barbara
& Ventura, California

5/5
Katherine S.
Surfing with
Dolphins!
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For a last-minute plan to spend some time in the ocean surfing, my daughter and I were BLISSED out! The clear and simple payment process by phone, clear communication and passion for the surf, we felt supported for the BEST DAY of sunshine, surf, and with TOP guides we spent the afternoon with the whales and dolphins! The surf lesson couldn't have been any better!
Winn H.
Amazing surf lesson experience!
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I did the 1-on-1 surf lesson with Lovewater and could not recommend it more highly. This was my second time doing surf lessons in Santa Barbara, and my instructor (Austin) got me more comfortable with all aspects of surfing: popping up, balancing, timing the wave, turning down the wave, etc. When family visits, I will be bringing them back for more lessons!
Sierra C.
Encouraging leaders sharing their love of surf!
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The Lovewater Team made the instructions super attainable and easy to understand. They were so encouraging the whole time and very enthusiastic, celebrating each wave we caught! They were just so ready to meet us where we were at and share the love of the water with us. Would recommend to anyone looking for a extremely friendly and stress-free experience!

A Customized Surf Experience

The Lovewater Surf Experience is unlike other surf lessons in Santa Barbara due to the fact that we custom pick the day’s best surf spot in order to accommodate the constantly changing wind, tide, and swell. If there’s a specific beach that is more convenient for your party, simply select it in the checkout. Whether you’re doing your surf lesson in Santa Barbara, Goleta, or Ventura, we have a

convenient, beginner friendly surf spot just for you. In order to ensure the best possible experience, our team will analyze the conditions and then let you know if we need to move the surf lesson to a different location.  As a result, our customized beach option is one of the many reasons why Lovewater Surf School has been voted the #1 surf lessons in Santa Barbara and Ventura.

The Lovewater Surf Experience is unlike other surf lessons in Santa Barbara due to the fact that we custom pick the day’s best surf spot in order to accommodate the constantly changing wind, tide, and swell. If there’s a specific beach that is more convenient for your party, simply select it in the checkout. Whether you’re doing your surf lesson in Santa Barbara, Goleta, or Ventura, we have a convenient, beginner friendly surf spot just for you. In order to ensure the best possible experience, our team will analyze the conditions and then let you know if we need to move the surf lesson to a different location.  As a result, our customized beach option is one of the many reasons why Lovewater Surf School has been voted the #1 surf lessons in Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Summer Surf Days!

A half-day surf camp
in SANTA BARBARA

Enrollment Open for Summer 2020

Summer Surf Days! is Santa Barbara’s fun, flexible, surf-centric alternative to your full-day beach camps. While many “surf camps” tend to be a bit more like beach day care, we instead focus on working with a select group of kids who are truly excited about, yes, surfing. Whether your young one is a total beginner or a little shredder, our team will create a fun and encouraging atmosphere where kids can build confidence, meet new surf buddies and take their surf skills to the next level.

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