Kapowui Surf Club
At Kapowui, we live, eat and dream surfing. We teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport. All of our instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit. Kapowui believes we are all part of one big family, so when we are doing a lesson, we are 100% focused, and in the moment with you. All of Kapowui’s instructors live within blocks of the beach and surf every day. This is a life choice for us. We are not a corporate machine, grinding out massive quantities of sub-par lessons with non-surfing employees. Kapowui is a locally owned business with soul that only hires real surfers with the shaka spirit. At Kapowui, we truly care about your experience. So, in the short time we have together, we immerse you in the surf culture, giving you the opportunity to feel the true surfer vibe, and gain a skill you can use forever. ThiS is why many of the 4 and 5 star hotels in Los Angeles call Kapowui to service their guests (i.e. Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Shutters, Loews, Viceroy, Chateau Marmont, etc.) Whether surfing is a 1-time bucket list item, or a new sport you want to pick up, we will have you up and riding waves on your 1st lesson, or your next lesson is free! You are family to us, so come hang out with your brothers and sisters, and let’s go catch some WAVES!!! Even if you don’t do a lesson, come by and say “Hi”.
Your lesson will take place at one of 4 iconic California beaches: Venice, Marina Del Rey, Malibu, or Santa Monica, where the sandy bottoms are safe and perfect for beginner lessons. Your lesson includes a new safe soft top surfboard, new high-end wetsuit and a courteous professional surf instructor. We offer 1 hr., 1 1/2 hr., and 2 hr. lessons. The first 20 minutes of each lesson is done on the beach, covering board design and dynamics, wave dynamics, beach safety, surfing safety, surf etiquette, pop-up technique and form. The remainder of your time is spent in the water, surfing with your instructor. Everything is included, you only need to bring a positive vibe. You may also want to bring sunscreen, a towel and water. After your lesson, if you decide you love the sport and want to pick it up, we will give you advice on what board and wetsuit to buy, where to get the best deals, where to surf and everything else you need to know.
At Kapowui we set the standards that others try to imitate. So if you appreciate quality and service, and want your experience to be with a local Icon, we are the company for you, We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to exceed your expectations . And we always deliver!
Stay after your lesson and lay out on the white sandy beaches, bike or walk on the boardwalk, experience the Venice freak show, discover all the local artists, check out the Santa Monica and Venice piers, beach-side restaurants, bars, skate park, hotels, street performers, basketball, Volleyball, and hand ballcourts, Muscle Beach and so much more.