Surfing in LA, Part 2: The South Bay

Back for more, again. The South Bay has some of the most hardcore spots for surfers in LA. This time I’ll just go over two, since I have a whole blog about Hermosa pretty recently down there. El Porto Perhaps the most gnarly break in LA as far as size goes. It’s not...

Surfing in SD

Time for one of the guys at Learn to Surf to give a bit about his favorite spots to surf at in San Diego. Now before I go on, I should say that the beginners should stay away from some of these spots, for a number of reasons. Intensity and vibe are the two key notes...

Woof! The first surf school for dogs?

Here at Learn to Surf, we want to be the first “surf school” to teach dogs to surf. Maybe eventually. How cool would that be? Are these guys kidding? Maybe 😉 On a serious note, I feel like I’d be the guy to do it. I volunteered and trained dogs at a shelter all four...

Time for a jacket?

As the water warms up, you’ll notice your 3/2 (or 4/3) wetsuit might get hot. I’ve been in a 4/3 until like a week ago, because I’m a baby. But for the rest of you, you might be thinking about ditching the suit entirely! “But is so suit too cold?” Maybe not at first,...

Wetsuit Care

Nothing wrong with buying a new wetsuit, but if you’re constantly needing to, it’s probably a good idea to learn some proper wetsuit care. Step 1: Rinse it out Salt eats away at neoprene. So timing is everything, just like in the lineup. The faster you can rinse the...

Surfing at Hermosa Beach

Summertime means Hermosa is ready for the crowd. Some of the most fun surf I’ve ever had were those all-evening sundown sessions on the log right by the Hermosa Pier. That was actually where a huge surf fundamental clicked for me as a teenager: weight distribution....

Surfing in Santa Monica

The waves in Santa Monica are almost entirely at beach breaks. The way they break/crash can seriously vary, depending on the swell strength, period, and direction. This sounds pretty standard for a beach break, and that isn’t wrong. But I’ve seen SaMo completely close...

With and without Surfline

It’s weird to some of us at Learn to Surf to hear colors or numbers when people talk about conditions. “Aw man it’s blue today!” Really? Aw, man? Some of my most fun days have been blue, or as Surfline calls it, POOR TO FAIR.  “It’s only 2-3 out today.” Are you...

Who are we?

It’s great to see how many people on the planet have enough of an interest in surfing to take freakin’ lessons with US! Like, who are we?! Well, I’ll tell you. We started as two guys, one a competitive surfer on the east coast, and one California military boy who went...