The Surf Institute’s private and small group surf lessons and coaching are available in California, including the Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Malibu, and Santa Monica. We coach at surf locations with easy-going waves that offer novice surfers a forgiving take-off and smooth ride, while giving intermediate and advanced surfers the ultimate canvas to perfect style and technique. Students of TSI’s program, which was created by surfing stylista, Carla Zamora, are guaranteed to receive the best tools and tips to progress swiftly.

Generally, Carla oversees all intermediate and advanced clients in Malibu and Ventura. Beginner sessions may be handled by one of TSI’s experienced coaches.*

*All TSI coaches are insured as well as CPR/First Aid certified for adults and children by the Red Cross.

Rates

Beginner Private Lesson

1 hour – Beginner surf lesson; includes equipment. (First-timer session includes additional 15 min beach lesson.)
$140

2 people

1 hour – Beginner surf lesson; includes equipment. (First-timer session includes additional 15 min beach lesson.)
$250

Beginner 3-Lesson Package

3 sessions, 1 hour – Beginner surf lessons; includes equipment. Lessons must be used within 4 weeks of purchase.
$390

2 people


3 sessions, 1 hour – Beginner surf lessons; includes equipment. Lessons must be used within 4 weeks of purchase.
$720

Upper Beginner/ Intermediate Private Session

1 hour – Coaching session for upper beginner / intermediate level surfers who can catch their own waves. Equipment not included.
$100

2 people


1 hour – Coaching session for upper beginner / intermediate level surfers who can catch their own waves. Equipment not included.
$180

Upper Beginner/ Intermediate 3-Session Package

3 sessions, 1 hour – Coaching sessions for upper beginner / intermediate level surfers who can catch their own waves. Equipment not included. Sessions must be used within 4 weeks of purchase.
$270

2 people


3 sessions, 1 hour – Coaching sessions for upper beginner / intermediate level surfers who can catch their own waves. Equipment not included. Sessions must be used within 4 weeks of purchase.
$510

On Land Video Coaching

1 ½ hours – Carla will video your session from land, then offer feedback for improvement.
$100

w/ Professional Edit

Receive a personalized edit of your On Land Video Coaching session containing useful tips & feedback.
$175

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