AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAM

THE LOVEWATER
AFTER SCHOOL 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. 

After School Surf Program

BEGINNER TO
ADVANCED

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.
after school program santa barbara

STATIONARY SURF CLASS

  • Location: Campus Point Beach

Our 12 and under stationary after school sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 to 5:15pm at Campus Point.  These sessions are great for beginner to intermediate surfers looking to gain new surf buddies and quickly take their surf skills to the next level.

After School Surf Coaching

STATIONARY CLASS
DETAILS

  • Ages: 5-12
  • Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Time: 3:15 - 5:15pm
  • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Equipment Provided: Surfboards & Wetsuits
  • Transportation: Pick Up Options
  • Surf Science: Students learn
    oceanography & other surf related science
  • Media Included: Photos & Videos
  • Home School: Inspire School Vendor
  • Discount: 2-Day/Week Discount
  • Discount: Sibling Sign Up Discount

TRAVEL SURF COACHING

  • Travel: Travel to Multiple Surf Locations

Our 13 and older intermediate to advanced travel sessions will be running on Tuesdays and Thursdays this year.  These sessions are a great option for surfers that want to start to surf a variety of more advanced waves between Santa Barbara and Ventura. 

After School Surf Coaching

TRAVEL SESSION
DETAILS

  • Ages: 13-18
  • Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Time: 3 - 6pm
  • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Transportation: Pick Up & Drop Off Options
  • Media Included: Photos & Video Analyzation
  • Home School: Inspire School Vendor
  • Discount: 2-Day/Week Discount
  • Discount: Sibling Sign Up Discount

SURF COACHES

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 accomplish their personal surfing goals.
Head Coach

HEAD COACH
EXPERIENCE &
QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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

COACH
IAN KISTNER

An avid surfer and small business owner, Ian has been surf coaching with Lovewater since back in 2012. Raised in central Santa Barbara, Ian has been surfing up and down the California coast since grade school. After graduating Westmont College in 2018, Ian went on to marry his lovely life Natalie and start a small surfboard sharing business called Trove Surf Club. The combination of Ian's teaching gift, surf skills, and encouraging attitude have set him apart as one of the top surf coaches in the area.
Coach

Weekly Program

After-School Coaching
$ 65 /session
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Available
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • School Pick Up Options
  • Stationary & Travel Options

Bi-Weekly Program

After School Coaching
$ 55 /session
  • Surfboards & Wetsuits Available
  • Photos & Videos Included
  • Discount Applies to Siblings
  • School Pick Up Options
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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.