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Here at Maui Surf Academy in Encinitas, San Diego beginner and first time surfers are our specialty! Whether you've tried it a few times or never at all it's no problem. We can accommodate surfers of any level and personalize classes to suit your learning needs with beginner through advanced training. Our patient and skilled instructors will take you from the sand to the sea and be with you every step of the way. We are so confident in what we do that if you don't stand up and ride a wave the lesson is on us!* 


Maui Surf Academy Owner and Head Instructor Matthew Allen also offers a variety of specialized training and coaching for local contest circuits such as WSA and SSS as well as travel coaching to local breaks and travel coaching outside of the state and country. Matthew Allen learned to teach surfing from the Kinimaka family who are legendary in the Hawaiian "Sport of Kings" while living on Maui and Kauai. Coach Allen has taught surfing since 2003 nationally and internationally, has been featured on MTV's Living Lahaina in 2007, operated Maui Surf Academy since 2010, coached Sage Creek High School to an undefeated 1st season in 2015/16, and has competed in WSA and for The Swamis Club in the West Coast Coalition of Surf Club Events.   


*Refunds will be given providing the surfer is in reasonable shape and surfs for the duration of the lesson.