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. 

After School Surf Program


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.
After School Surf Program
Our mentor-based after school program combines an in-water presence with video analyzation to create a personable and effective approach to achieving individual surfing goals.
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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.
Head Coach


  • BA from Point Loma University
  • Masters from UCSB
  • 4 Years Experience Teaching High School
  • 10 years Experience Directing Youth Based Non-Profit
  • 25+ Years of Surfing Experience
  • 15 years Surf Coaching Experience
  • 4 Years Competing on the NSSA Collegiate Level
  • CPR Certified w/ Lifeguard Experience


  • Ages: 5-17
  • Time: Flexible Schedule
  • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Media Included: Photos & Video Analyzation
  • Equipment Provided: Surfboards & Wetsuits
  • Transportation: Pick Up & Drop Off Options
  • Home School Options: Inspire School Vendor
  • Surf Science: Students learn about oceanography & other surf related science
  • Home School Options: Inspire School Vendor

Weekly Program

After-School Coaching
$ 65 /session
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Available
  • Photos & Videos Included

Bi-Weekly Program

After School Coaching
$ 55 /session
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Available
  • Photos & Videos Included

Surf Photos
& Videos

One thing unique about Lovewater Surf Co. is that we shoot GoPro photos & videos of our after-school sessions. These videos are used to as a visual component to our coaching methodology.