Directions
& INFO

A Customized Surf Experience

The Lovewater Surf Experience is unlike other surf lessons in Santa Barbara that we custom pick the day’s best surf spot in order to accommodate the constantly changing wind, tide, and swell. If there’s a specific beach that is more convenient for your party, simply select it in the checkout. Whether you’re in Santa Barbara, Goleta, or Ventura, we have a convenient, beginner friendly surf spot just for you. The day before your surf lesson, our team will analyze the conditions and then let you know if we need to move the surf lesson to a different location. Our customized beach option is one of the many reasons why Lovewater Surf School has been voted the #1 surf lessons in Santa Barbara and Ventura for years in a row.

The Lovewater Surf Experience is unlike other surf lessons in Santa Barbara that we custom pick the day’s best surf spot in order to accommodate the constantly changing wind, tide, and swell. If there’s a specific beach that is more convenient for your party, simply select it in the checkout. Whether you’re in Santa Barbara, Goleta, or Ventura, we have a convenient, beginner friendly surf spot just for you. The day before your surf lesson, our team will analyze the conditions and then let you know if we need to move the surf lesson to a different location. Our customized beach option is one of the many reasons why Lovewater Surf School has been voted the #1 surf lessons in Santa Barbara and Ventura for years in a row.

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Campus Point
Goleta, CA

Campus Point, Santa Barbara

Campus Point
Driving Directions

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 you can get your wetsuits on and walk down to the beach together.

Leadbetter Beach
Santa Barbara, CA

Leadbetter
Driving Directions

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 free parking lot at Shoreline Park .  We will meet in the parking lot across the street from 1214 Shoreline Dr. ***Please DO NOT meet at the parking lot next to Shoreline Cafe.  Also, please follow the directions above instead of Googling the name “Leadbetter Beach”.  

Mondos Beach
Ventura, CA

Mondos
Driving Directions

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 25 minutes. 

After you pass La Conchita (Cliff House Restaurant) you’ll 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 “Surf Lessons & Rentals” sign along the road across the street from the address 3674 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001. There are no signs for Mondos Beach, but you ARE able to Google the name to help with directions.

Surf Photos
& Videos

One thing unique about Lovewater Surf Co. is that we shoot GoPro photos & videos of our surf lessons. A perfect way to share your stoke with friends & family.
Visual Media
    • Ages: 5 & Up (kids 7 or under must book a private surf lesson)
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    • Media: GoPro Photos & Videos
    • Payments: Easy to Use SSL Secure Online Bookings
    • Equipment: Surfboards & Wetsuits Included
    • Safety: CPR Certified Surf Instructors
    • Cancellations: Risk Free 24 hour Cancellation Policy
    • Time: 1.5 Hour Surf Lessons
    • Towel
    • Sunblock
    • Swimsuit
    • Water

Secure Online Bookings

Don't stress. All our online bookings use a 2048-bit encryption which assures the safety of your details.

SURF LESSON INFO

Surf Photos
& Videos

One thing unique about Lovewater Surf Co. is that we shoot GoPro photos & videos of our surf lessons. A perfect way to share your stoke with friends & family.
Visual Media
  • Ages 7 & Up
  • Beginner to Advanced
  • GoPro Photos & Videos
  • Easy to Use SSL Secure
    Online Bookings
  • Surfboard & Wetsuit Included
  • CPR Certified Instructors
  • 24 Hour Cancellation Policy
  • 1.5 Hour Surf Lessons

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunblock

Secure Online Bookings

Don't stress. All our online bookings use a 2048-bit encryption which assures the safety of your details.

Visual Media Info


Due to the expenses of running and managing our Visual Media Site (photos.lovewatersurf.com), there will be a small fee for all photos and video downloads. Pricing fluctuates depending on the time of year, but usually is around $1 per download. Please leave up to 2 weeks for our team to upload your content. During peak season, this time period may extend if we have any types of technical difficulties. If any of our cameras happen to break before or during your lesson, we sincerely apologize. Please note that all photos & videos are considering a SEPARATE service and are not included in the surf lesson price.

Waiver Required for ALL Surf Lessons

In order to take part in a surf lesson, ALL members of you party MUST sign the participant waiver. Come the day of your lesson, any member of your party that has not signed the participant waiver (or had their parent sign) will not be permitted to participate in the surf lesson. If this is a last minute lesson, you are able to sign the waiver on your phone.