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What is Lovewater’s contact info?

Phone: 805-636-1552

Email: info@lovewatersurf.com

How much are your surf lessons?

Our private surf lessons (1-on-1) cost $120, semi-private lessons (2 people) $85 per person, group surf lessons $75 per person (3 or more persons), and $65 for our larger group class.

What is included in the surf lesson?

Each surf lesson includes a full 2 hours of surf instruction as well as the use of surfboards and wetsuits.  All instruction includes ocean safety and surf etiquette tips, pre-lesson warm-ups, and personalized in-water instruction.  

Are GoPro photos/videos available during the surf lesson?

Yes.  If you are interested in GoPro photos/videos of your lesson, please let us know in the notes section of the checkout page.  All media can be later purchased off the Lovewater Media Store (photos.lovewatersurf.com).  

Are surf instructors CPR certified?

Yes.  All surf instructors are CPR certified and are experienced surfers. 

Do you offer lessons for young children?

Yes.  We specialize in teaching kids ages 7 and up.  We also offer after-school surf coaching programs for youth ages 6 to 16.

How do I book a surf lesson?

Simply go to our homepage, click on the lesson you are looking for, then use the easy online booking calendar to book your date and time.  You must book at least 18 hours in advance. 

Is your website SSL secure to protect my credit card info?

Yes.  Our website is SSL secure to protect your credit card info.  To see our SSL certificate, just click the “M” (McAfee) on the lower right of the screen.

Do you take credit cards?

Yes, we take all major credit cards through our safe and easy to use online booking system (Fareharbor). 

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes. Simply go to the homepage Booking Options, click on the “Give the gift of surfing” button. Purchase the amount of money you’d like to give, and you’ll be given a code which will be used by the recipient to book the lesson on our website. 

Where do we meet for the surf lesson?

We alternate between 3 different beaches (Campus Point, Leadbetter, and Mondos), depending on swell, tide and wind conditions.  If you would like to select a specific beach, you can do so on the checkout page.  If you don’t have a preference, click “choose for me” and we will pick the best beach for the day of your lesson.

How do I find the beach?  Below are directions to each of our beaches:

Option 1 – Campus Point (Goleta)

When choosing our Campus Point location, you will be meeting at parking lot #6, located just up the road from Campus Point beach. In order to get there, take the 101 North and get off at the UC Santa Barbara exit (right after Patterson Ave). Enter UC Santa Barbara and go around the round-a-bout getting off at Lagoon Rd.

Then take Lagoon Rd till you get to the parking lot on your left. Park and then buy a $5 2-hour parking pass ($4 on weekends) putting it on your dashboard.  If it is a weekday, make sure you park at the green stars in between the green arrows of the “Coastal Access” signs. Your instructor(s) will be waiting in the parking lot, where we can get our wetsuits on and walk down to the beach together.
Option 2 – Leadbetter Beach (Santa Barbara)

If you are located in central Santa Barbara, Leadbetter Beach is a great option for your surf lesson.  In order to get to Leadbetter, get off the 101 Freeway at the Castillo off ramp.  After you get off the freeway, turn towards the beach and drive two blocks.  When you get to Cabrillo Blvd, make a right on Shoreline Drive and drive approximately 1 mile, going up a slight hill alongside the beach.  After you go up the hill, make a left into your first parking lot at Shoreline Park.  We will meet in the parking lot.

Option  3 – Mondos Beach (south of Santa Barbara)

Regardless of where you are located, Mondos Beach is one of the areas most consistent and beginner friendly beaches.  In order to get to Mondos, leave Santa Barbara driving south on the 101 for 20 minutes. Then get off at Seacliff off ramp and take a right at the stop sign, driving along the frontage road for 5 minutes. Once you pass Faria Campground, you will see Mondos beach about 1 mile down the road. Look for our black and white signs along the road.

Do you have any reviews that we can read?

Yes, Lovewater is Santa Barbara’s highest (5 star) and most reviewed surf school on Tripadvisor.   We have a 5-star rating on Yelp as well. 🙂

Do you offer a weekly surf coaching program?

Yes.  In addition to our weekly after-school surf coaching program we also provide private weekly surf coaching for youth and adults. This is a great way to quickly progress into surfing bigger waves with more confidence and technique.

Do you host businesses, schools and large groups?

Yes, we specialize in hosting birthday parties, business team building surf days, and school surfing events.  Please ask us for details and info on our special group discounts. 

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