from United States, October 2017
"Amazing surfing and vacation "
I don't regret that I chose this surf camp. Ryan is a great teacher and friend. I was scared water and depth. But Ryan helped me to overcome my fears. Now I'm feeling like fish in the water :-) Besides surf sessions, he took us to Hollywood, made different surprises for us. He always helped in different situations. I recommend to everyone CaliforniaSurfExpirrence and I will come back there again.
We have gone surfing many times with Ryan and California Surf Experience. Every time it has been fantastic. He is very patient and helpful with our two boys, including one who is autistic. We keep going back because of the great rapport that he has with our children. We even have taken our kids friends who are visiting (and who have limited ocean experience) and he's gotten them to stand up within the first couple hours. We can't say enough about Ryan, and we will continue to come back as our two boys continue to progress in their surf abilities.
I took my 16-year old daughter for surf lessons with Ryan. I was hoping she would get a good first experience, and it was better than expected! Ryan was so personable and easy to talk with, he made her feel very comfortable and confident, and she was able to get up on her own after just a few tries. He is very knowledgeable about the area, the conditions, and her safety. He really is a professional and I would highly recommend him for a first time lesson. Had we stayed longer, she would have loved to go out again!
Me and my friend have both been surfing for 3-4 years now and are quite experienced, but wanted a place to stay plus some local knowledge about the spots. With California Surf Experience, we got so much more than that. Ryan took care of everything. He showed us the best spots and restaurants in the area and found us a super nice place to stay. In addition to that he gave us the best coaching and filmed us so we could see the mistakes that we made. I can really recommend California Surf Experience to surfers at any level, no matter if you've never tried it before or you are experienced. Hope you're doing good, Ryan, and hope to see you in the future.
I went to surf with Ryan for two weeks... and it was clearly some of the best weeks in my life. I knew how to catch waves before this trip but I wasn't good at it paddling for the wrong waves with wrong paddling techniques. After the first couple of days with Ryan, I had improved much more than since I started surfing in Denmark (approximately 1 year). Ryan is really good at spotting what you do wrong and how you can do it better. I've been to a surf camp in Portugal, where I also had lessons but, the guys there weren't able to spot my mistakes and tell me how to do it right. Ryan showed me video-footage of my mistakes, went in the water with me and had a lot of tricks to get better, which made me take my surfing to the next level(s). :) I highly recommend everyone who wants to try surfing or improve it to take some time with California Surf Experience. The guys, Ryan and Bryston, are really cool guys and they're always fun to hang out with.
Me and my friends had a fantastic day at Laguna Beach with Ryan and Bryston. On a day with perfect conditions, we had two set of surf and a lunch break in between. They were excellent instructors and made us beginners able to ride some really nice waves. I’m still stoked and this day will be a memory for life.