Check out our friend Eric Imsland for individual and group lessons in Santa Cruz, California. You can find Eric via phone at: 1-831-325-1339 or via email at:

I taught my first surf lesson through some family friends when I was 17 and now going on 27, I haven’t looked back. Teaching and coaching surfing is and has been my main passion and profession. Surfing has brought me to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Mexico and all over the west coast of the US. I have taught every type of beginner; from the 6 year old wild child to the trepid adult. Normally my students stand up within the first hour of class and sometimes on the first ride. My teaching style is adaptive and I build from the ground up. Focusing on the fundamentals such as good paddle form, ocean safety, strong stance and foot placement, line up positioning and wave knowledge. Intermediate to advanced lessons focus on body positioning while on the wave and ways to hold speed and power throughout a ride.

Santa Cruz is a great place to learn and I have all the warm wetsuits and foam boards to get one person or 20 riding some awesome waves! For private or small group lessons I charge 80$ for two hours or 50$ for one hour. Medium to large groups are discounted and team building and company retreats are available. Past clients include Facebook interns, various startups, Google groups etc.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Eric Imsland

Check out Eric’s website here: Santa Cruz Surf Lessons