Surf Happens

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In the last twenty years, Surf Happens has grown into the undisputed top dog of surf schools on the South Coast with a team of world-class instructors – many of whom were once Surf Happens students themselves. In addition to providing the highest quality surf lessons, camps and coaching to locals and visitors in Santa Barbara, Chris and his team have also trained students in Costa Rica, the Philippines, and most recently in China where the Surf Happens method was utilized to start the first youth surfing camps in the country. His wife Jenny, who also travels the surfer’s path, came on board in 2009, and together, Chris and Jenny formed Surf Happens Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to provide scholarships and programs for physically, financially, and emotionally challenged children who need some ocean love.

Upcoming Classes at Surf Happens

Reviews for Surf Happens

4.8 out of 5

Based on 28 provider ratings

Vanessa S.

Nov 28, 2021

Loved:

Great Instructors, my daughter had so much fun and improved on her surfing skills.

Improvements:

Nothing

Fall Surf Camp
Location: Santa Claus Lane | Instructor: Ally Bortolazzo

Christina M.

Nov 27, 2021

Loved:

Ally and Marcus were outstanding!

Fall Surf Camp
Location: Santa Claus Lane | Instructor: Ally Bortolazzo

Barbara H.

Sep 19, 2021

Loved:

The kids were out in the fresh air. Instructors made sure every girl participated.

Improvements:

More sessions in Pismo Beach.

Girls Surf Curl Surf Series- Pismo
Location: Pismo Beach Pier | Instructor: Ally Bortolazzo, Chris Keet

Elizabeth L.

Sep 19, 2021

Loved:

The results!

Improvements:

None

Girls Surf Curl Surf Series- Pismo
Location: Pismo Beach Pier | Instructor: Ally Bortolazzo, Chris Keet

Griselda S.

Jul 24, 2021

Loved:

Girl Scout event, fun to see my daughter surfing with friends

Improvements:

More enthusiasm from instructor, she didn’t seem to excited to teach. One of friends who came with us didn’t have wet suit. One was provided but no initial help with getting wetsuit on, once we asked for assistance, then they did help

Girls Surf Curl Surf Series- Summers Beach
Location: Summers Beach | Instructor: Jade Perkins

Surf Happens Locations

Mondo's Beach, Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001, USA

Pismo Beach Pier

Pismo Beach , CA

Lagoon Rd

Isla Vista , CA 93117

Shoreline Dr

Santa Barbara , CA

Santa Claus Ln

Carpinteria , CA 93013

Rincon Beach Park, El Camino Real, Carpinteria, CA, USA

Carpinteria , CA

, CA 93013

Pacific Coast Hwy

Ventura , CA 93001

FAQs about Surf Happens

Surf Happens provides classes in the following types: Outdoor, Sports

Surf Happens provides classes for kids ages 4 - 18+ yrs.

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Surf Happens does not currently offer online activities.

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