Surfing Santa Teresa and surrounding beaches
Playa Santa Teresa is the spot where you’ll find consistent year round waves. Warm water and offshore breezes make for great conditions at this sandy beach break with tasty lefts and rights. Swells vary from waist high to double overhead. At low tide, this long sandy bottom beach it’s a great place for beginners to learn, while seasoned surfers get their crystal blue walls of water in the outside waves
Santa Teresa is one of the world’s top surf towns. Surfers of all levels won’t want to miss the glassy late afternoon waves when the sky explodes with color as the sun dips.
We offer a surf program to meet everyone's needs. Whether you have never surfed before and always dreamed of learning or if you just want to improve your skills, we have the coaching that will help you reach your goals.
Lessons can take place in the morning or afternoon, depending on the tide and swell conditions. Our instructors will take you to the best possible surf spots, and make sure that you do not get into any dangerous situations. Safety first!
Beginner Sessions Guide
This is where you will learn the fundamentals of surfing. If you have only surfed a couple of times or it is your very first time this is where the dream becomes reality. As always our focus is on you and to provide an excellent customized surfing experience to grow with your ability and goals.
- Safety First
- Board Placement
- Wipeout Techniques
- Ocean Awareness (Rips, Tides, Rocks)
- Beach Orientation: description of each beach safe zones and danger zones. Surfer-to-Surfer Awareness and Rules of Sport
- Basic Equipment Knowledge
- Paddling Techniques
- Paddling thru waves
- Catching Whitewater Waves
- Turning to catch wave
- Standing up / Pop up
- Correct Body Movements and Foot Placement.
Intermediate Beginner Sessions Guide
Once you have the fundamentals down in the whitewater, popping up to your feet successfully with speed and riding to the beach, it is time to move on to the next level of surfing. Open Faces…just one and you will never want to return to the whitewater again.
- Improving Wave Count and Wave Selection
- Pumping (Generating Speed)
- Head, Shoulder and leg movements and foot positioning
- Rail to Rail Transitions
- Bottom Turn to Top Turn Combo
- Video Analysis