After School Surf Program

Through our weekly after school program, Lovewater creates a fun and positive way for youth to hone their surfing skills while connecting with friends and experienced surf coaches from the area. Whether a beginner or an advanced competitor, Lovewater coaches use each after school session as a platform for building confidence, learning new maneuvers, strengthening friendships and enjoying a variety of local surf spots.   Our mentor-based after school program combines an in-water presence with video analyzation to create a personable and effective approach to achieving personal surfing goals.

  • Availability: September – June | Mon – Fri

  • Times: 3:15pm – 5:15pm (Stationary) | 3:00pm – 6pm (Travel)

  • I.S.P.E: Independent Studies Physical Education Approved

  • Ages: 5 – 18

  • Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced

  • Inspire School: Morning Options for Home-School & Inspire Students

After School Program
After School Surf Program in Santa Barbara

Head Surf Coach – Matt Coleman

As an experienced educator and mentor, Matt is passionate about finding ways of bettering lives through surf coaching, experiential education and community-based projects. After two years teaching in the Basque Country, Matt returned to his hometown (Santa Barbara) to pursue higher education, receiving his Masters from UCSB in 2009. He later went on to teach high school, coach a surf team, and direct a local mentor-based non-profit.  With over 12 years of coaching experience, Matt is confident in his ability to equip youth with the tools needed to grow in basic life skills and accomplish personal surfing goals.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts from Point Loma University

  • Master of Arts from UCSB

  • 4 years experience teaching High School

  • 4 years coaching a High School surf team

  • 3 years experience teaching English

  • 10 years directing a mentor-based nonprofit

  • 25+ years of surfing experience

  • International surfing experience in 20+ countries

  • CPR certified with lifeguard experience

Weekly After-School Program


Bi-weekly After-School Program