Private surf lessons year-round in Santa Barbara & Malibu, California
It’s never too late to take up a great new sport like surfing! Learning how to surf is a wonderful way for adults of all ages to get and stay in shape, relieve stress, bond with the earth and have fun. And learning how to surf is a great way for children and teenagers to be active, have fun, build confidence, overcome fears, and develop an appreciation for the ocean. Change your life. Learn how to surf!


Vanessa Rivers has over 15 years experience teaching surf, ski and snowboard lessons. She began teaching surfing while attending college at UCSB. After graduation she started her private lesson company offering beginning & intermediate surf lessons to adults and children of all ages year-round in Santa Barbara & Malibu. Vanessa has also worked as a private ski & snowboard instructor at resorts such as Northstar at Lake Tahoe and Big Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake, CA. When Vanessa isn’t teaching she can be found designing for her eco-friendly swimwear line & writing about her adventures on her travel blog Glitter&Mud.



Paco began his surfing career at age 5 with his uncle Mike Hynson (Endless Summer), pushing him into waves. Paco has been passionate about surfing all his life and has been giving lessons for over 10 years. He grew up in Santa Barbara and attended college at CU Boulder & UCSB. In addition to teaching surf lessons Paco also gives riding lessons, takes groups out on beach rides and has been playing Polo for 15 years.