Journey back to a time when surfing was all about the ‘hotdogging' style of effortlessly gliding along with the wave, tucking into the curl and dancing up and down the length of the board. Tricks meant ‘hanging 5' or '10' toes over the end of your board, not the slashing and aerial maneuvers we see on today's shortboards. Surf the traditional way.
You will be taken to – not one, not two – but four of Santa Cruz's surf hotspots including Cowells, Steamer Lane and Capitola Jetty.
Our morning sessions will take you out into the ocean to watch the sunrise and lick the edges of the golden waves.
Ride or die with legends in the surf game Chad and Brooke.
Come together and meet likeminded people you will make life long friendships with.
Take some chill time in-between waves to explore the strip of beach side eateries. From Poke Bowls to Tacos.
Sample the Santa Cruz nightlife and party like a local. Find the best selection of clubs, lounges and bars to make the most of your nights and early mornings!
Our Daily Schedule
07.00am - Yoga and warm ups
08.30am - Breakfast
10.00am - Morning Surf
12.30pm - Lunch
01.30pm - Free time
04.30pm - Evening Surf
07.00pm - Dinner
08.00pm - Group gathering
Wetsuit (if needed)
Transfer to the surf spot
Drinks & Snacks
Our vintage campers are perfect for couples and solo surfers that prefer a more free-spirited mode of travel. Includes access to showers and other beach ground facilities.
Book a stay in one of these amazing beachside huts and you can live the dream beach shack lifestyle, at least for a while.
Obis Surf House sits just by the waters edge in Santa Cruz. Part boho beach hotel, part surfer’s retreat, Obis is a place to hang loose.
A Santa Cruz favorite for surfing, sunsets and the freshest seafood, Paradise Villas is a collection of private houses that can house up to 6 people
When it comes to classic surfing, there's no better guide than Chad and Brooke. They have collectively taught surfing for 15+ years to both beginners and advanced surfers.
Chad Du Toit first started to surf with his brother Bruce on the shallow and dangerous waves of Kauai, Hawaii, before being spotted by a local surfboard brand and flown CA to complete professionally. Chad will be taking the advanced level group.
As a Santa Cruz native, Brooke has surfed professionally in Indonesia, Spain, Panama, and Portugal and has coached surfers for 7+ years. Brooke is also a yoga teacher specialising in conditioning for surfers.
Transfer to the beaches
Online intro course
Welcome to "surf city"
I am not a good swimmer. Can I still learn to surf ?
You need to be able to swim, but you don’t have to be a ‘very’ good swimmer. You will surf in the foam of the broken waves where the water is not very deep and you will be able to stand on your feet.
What do I need to bring?
Once you are booked in, we will send you a travel sheet with information on your holiday.
How do I get from the airport to Santa Cruz Central?
You can get the local train or organise a private transfer online.
What level of surfing do you need to be to attend?
We can accommodate all levels, from beginners to advanced levels. You will be split into two groups, so that you can learn at your own pace.
Take a tour around Santa Cruz's best record spots including a guided tour of the old jazz district.
Head to the boardwalk with this all access ticket for rides, games, entertainment and a burger meal.
Want a little more action for your trip? Santa Cruz offers great forest trails for mountain biking