At Ventura Surf School we provide private and group surf lessons year round, on a demand basis. Wether you are looking to catch your first wave or a surfer trying to sharpen your skills, let our team of professional instructors help you.

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Parent Reviews

      My friend and I had a lesson with Eric on Friday. We had such a great experience with him and had so much fun. He was patient and encouraging, and it made the whole experience that much better.

    thumb Talita H.

      Husband, son, and I had great first surf with instructor, Eric. Eric was very chill, patient, and encouraging. Great at explaining the basic moves and how to stay safe. Caught some waves first time out. Highly recommend!

    thumb Paula R.

      Eric was an awesome instructor. This was my first time even touching a board and he had me up and riding on my third attempt. Evan, the owner, is laid back but professional; these guys are the real deal.

    The lesson started shoreside with about fifteen minutes of instruction and demos. Then we paddled out into the surf and the real fun began. With Eric right by my side, helping me learn to read the waves and get my timing right, I had probably twenty attempts, and rode about a dozen times. Each time Eric provided great feedback so that I improved on every attempt. By the end of the class, I was exhausted but elated.

    What an adventure! I recommend Ventura completely; don't let uncertainty stop you from enjoying this amazing sport with top class instruction!

    thumb B C.

Our Team

Eric Dean

Head Instructor

Evan Caples


Luke Keen

Instructor / Alumni