WE ARE A SMALL TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS
We teach private and group 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!
Meet Your Instructors
FOUNDER AND LEAD INSTRUCTOR
Vanessa Rivers has over 15 years experience teaching private surf lessons. She began teaching surfing while attending college at UC Santa Barbara. After graduation she started her private lesson company offering beginning and intermediate surf lessons to adults and children of all ages year-round in Santa Barbara and Malibu.
Vanessa has also worked as a private ski & snowboard instructor at Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe and Big Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake, California.
When Vanessa isn’t teaching she can be found designing her eco-friendly bikini line SummerLove Swimwear, and sharing her adventures on her travel blog Glitter&Mud. Vanessa is also a founder of We Are Travel Girls and a proud mom to a little surfer girl in the making.
Paco began his surfing career at age five, with his uncle Mike Hynson (co-star of The Endless Summer), pushing him into waves. Paco has been passionate about surfing all his life and has been giving surf lessons for over 15 years.
Paco grew up in Santa Barbara and attended college at CU Boulder and UC Santa Barbara. In addition to teaching surf lessons, Paco also gives riding lessons, and takes groups out on beach rides, and has been playing Polo for over 20 years.