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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. 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.

After School Program Includes:

  • Monday – Friday after-school sessions

  • Ages 8-16

  • After School pick up and drop off

  • Beginner to advanced coaching options

  • Independent Studies Physical Education Option (I.S.P.E)
  • Positive & encouraging atmosphere

  • Morning Options for Home-School Students


Weekly After-School Program


Bi-weekly After-School Program

After School Surf Program in Santa Barbara
After School Surf Program in Santa Barbara
After School Surf Program
After School Surf Program

Head Surf Coach – Matt Coleman

After School Surf Program in Santa Barbara
Matt at Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa

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

Inspire Charter School Surf Program

Inspire After School Surf Program Santa Barbara
  • Official Inspire Vendor

  • Monday Through Friday Classes

  • Ages 5-15

  • Pick-up and Drop-off availability

  • Beginner to Advanced Options

  • Wetsuits & Surfboards Provided (if needed)

“I searched up and down the coast looking for a good surf coach/mentor for my sons.  More than thankful we found Lovewater.  My boys started surfing for the first time in September and it is now February. They just made the transition to short boards & I can’t believe the progress they have made in just a few months.” – Tiffany and Logan A.

After-School Program Info Form

Please fill out your info and a member of you team will contact you to discuss the details of our schedule/programs.
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