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Private Surfing Lesson

Bolinas, CA

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Feel invigorated gliding down the face of a wave as you learn to surf with a private lesson! 

  • Learn from experienced local surf instructors trained in life saving and CPR
  • Your private instructor will customize your experience to your skill level
  • For beginners to intermediates; this is a perfect experience for families & friends
  • Surf Northern California's best beginner spots during this 1.5-hour lesson!
Bolinas, CA
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March - October:
Daily - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*Pending instructor availability

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Essential Information
  • Equipment rental is an additional $40 for 3 hours or $50 all day and is to be paid upon check-in
  • Equipment rental package includes board, wetsuit and booties
  • Contact Cloud 9 Living to request kids' lessons
  • No experience necessary
Lessons last 1.5 hours total and consist of approximately 30 minutes of beach training and at least 1 hour of water time.
Experience Provider Info
Complete information for your Experience Provider, including contact information, will be included on your booking confirmation email once you or your gift recipient have scheduled the experience. Our Product Management team handpicks top-rated experience providers, removing the guesswork for you and ensuring your peace of mind.
Maximum Participants
Private lessons can range from 1 surfer to a maximum of 8 surfers in a private group.
Spectators are allowed and should go to the surf store with the participant. From there, you will receive directions from the instructor as to which part of the beach the lesson will take place.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions prior to the lesson.
What To Wear
Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel and change of clothes. Also, bring a wetsuit if you have one, if not, one can be provided at an additional cost.
Will I be cold if I try surfing in the winter? And how cold does it get?

Most people are surprised by how warm they feel in the winter with a good wetsuit and boots. The water temperature doesn't change much from summer to winter. The average summer water temp is about 56-58 degrees, whereas the average winter water temp is about 53-55 degrees. The coldest it gets is about 48 degrees and that's almost always in the spring when the NW winds are the strongest. The water temperatures are usually warmest in July or August, after a long stretch of high overcast skies and glassy conditions. Summer water temps can reach 60 degrees.

Is there anything I can do to prepare for surfing?

Yes, lie on the ground as if you were lying on a surfboard and try to jump to your feet, keeping your hands on the ground. You want your front foot to land in between your hands. Push-ups are good to build strength, and yoga is good for flexibility and body awareness.

Can I surf with contact lenses?
Yes, in fact, our instructor uses contacts every time he surfs. It would be difficult to catch waves without them. Generally, contacts are only lost when eyes are opened under water.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days.  All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Cloud 9 Living.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

Customer Reviews
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“My instructorwas nick Incredible guy he explained me all the technics of surfing and i managed to catch the very first wave that was awesome I had fun Thank you”
Response from Cloud 9 Living
Hello Alexey,  Incredible instructor for an incredible customer! Cheers to your first wave,  Kasia 
“The surfing instructor was very personal and knowledgeable. Highly recommended for first time surfers who want a secluded one on one lesson.”

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