If your looking for Surf lessons, that means the ocean is calling you. Right on! Why not see what its all about by asking any questions you may have always had.
Learn how to Surf by Summer, or take your existing skills to the next level!
Your lesson(s) will be fun, but given in a logical format addressing the various topics that any beginner needs to know.
You will have a blast!
Overcoming fears (if any) Safety Pop up exercises Proper feet positioning Wave reading Board control Balance exercises Paddling techniques Safety Falling techniques Rip tide control Proper surf etiquette (gotta respect the locals, this way they give YOU waves whoo hoo)
Oh yea, and did I mention safety :-)?
Also, your lesson(s) are focused on proven teaching methods and techniques to have the beginning to intermediate student build confidence with the ocean and become comfortable in the water.
Advanced lessons also available.
Lesson prices are based on a number of things :D Give me a buzz and we'll work something out. Mention you're on Spring Break and enjoy a sweet discount.
Be careful about going with the cheapest school. Look for a balance of experience, excellence, talent and value.
The ideal location of your lesson is usually based on the tide, swell and time of day you are available.
I'm also happy to offer discounts if you bring a friend / for groups. The duration of your lesson will be for as long as you can hang. We'll spend some time on beach instruction where you will learn basic safety and ocean control techniques . Then we will hit the water and that's when the real fun begins.
"My son struggled with a fear of the ocean but all his friends are learning how to surf. Cary was patient, very respectful to my sons concerns, knowledgeable and just really cool. Cary adapted the first lesson for my son and focused on teaching my son how to stay in control in the ocean. The fears my son had quickly disappeared. My son stood and actually surfed for the first time at his first lesson! Now my son is showing what he learned to his friends. Cary says this is called being "stoked". Whatever its called its done wonders for his confidence" -Irvine
"Cary swam along side of me as I paddled out on a surfboard to the end of the Huntington Beach pier, (as a way to get me comfortable with the ocean and balance). Cary showed me huge, bright starfish which were amazing! I wasn't surprised that the lifeguards know him. It was peaceful yet challenging, but most of all incredibly fun. I stood and surfed day one, awesome. I'm hooked and am getting great workouts that I really enjoy. I look forward to my next lesson but not looking forward to going back to the office :-P".
- Long Beach
So, about me; I've been a water man for over 30 years with exhaustive experience as a surfer and a "free diver" (no scuba tanks) with dives to 40 feet.
I helped start and run the CCSA over 20 years ago, worked as surf contest judge for numerous circuits and currently am a master teacher for Surfriders Academy and the Cottonwood surf camp.
I've lived and surfed in Australia for 2 years charging 20 ft plus waves.
As a Southern California Beach native, I attended to Huntington Beach High and Long Beach State University (CompSi major) so as a local, I've got all the local breaks (waves) dialed.
I'm CPR certified bla bla bla :)
Individual and small group instruction, with special group rates are available.
I've exhaustive experience w children who haven't yet learned how to swim.
Girl Scouts of America and Special needs groups are frequent clients, humbly speaking (yea right ;) my teaching methods have been personally endorsed by Dr. Drew Penski of Celebrity Rehab as I was retained as a life coach for one of his patients.
You are provided with a soft long board(s) and I can hook you up with a wet suit(s).
I can also get you dialed in on what kind of board/wet suit you might want to eventually buy based on your skill and physical fitness level. This way you will not buy something overly priced which is common. I'm personal friends with the owners of a few local shops and can get you sweet discounts.
As someone who has surfed and traveled all over the word, I am available to join you as your private surf instructor / concierge for your next vacation.
We can't start until you call, so feel free to call me (even if you are just curious and have a few questions) at 949-300-0737.