KAPOWUI SURF CLUB

Kapowui, was awarded best surf school in Venice beach for the last

5 years in a row.

Kapowui is a family run business and and an icon of southern California. 

We live, eat, and dream surfing and teach surfing because we want to share our love and stoke for the sport.  This is a life choice for us and what gives our

lives meaning.

All of Kapowui's  instructors are imbued with the Aloha spirit, live within blocks of the beach (4 of them live in surf vans), surf every day and have many years

teaching experience.

When we are doing a lesson with you, we are 100% focused and in the moment with you.

At Kapowui we truly care about your experience because we know the pure unfettered joy you are going to feel when you catch a wave and we get to vicariously experience that with you.


 Whether surfing is a one time bucket list item or a new sport you want to pick up, we will have you up riding waves, 100% guaranteed! Additionally you will be immersed in the surf culture, giving you the opportunity to feel the true surfer vibe, while

learning a skill you can use forever. 

This is why many of the 5 star hotels in Los Angeles call us to service their guest, i.e. Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Beverly Hills Hotel, Shutters, Loews, etc.

 If you want your lesson to be a  unforgettable "surfing experience"and  a lifelong memory, then Kapowui is the company for you.

LESSONS ARE AVAILABLE FROM 6AM TO 5PM EVERYDAY!

KAPOWUI IS A MOBILE SERVICE LOOK FOR ONE OR MORE OF THESE VANS AT YOUR LESSON SITE.

300 OCEAN FRONT WALK VENICE BEACH CA 90291  IS THE ADDRESS OF A PARKING LOT WERE WE MEET YOU.

PARKING IS $4 TO $18  DEPENDING ON TIME OF DAY AND YEAR. 

300 Ocean Front Walk, Venice beach CA 90291. Kapowui

Year round 

6 am to 4pm

Your lesson includes all the equipment - surfboard, wet suit, and instructor.

Your lesson will take place on the border of Venice and Santa Monica, where the sandy bottom is safe and perfect for beginner lessons.

We offer 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour lessons. The first 30 minutes of your lesson is done on the beach, covering board design and dynamics, wave dynamics, ocean safety, surfing safety, surf etiquette, pop-up technique and form.

The remainder of your time is spent in the water, surfing with your instructor.

Just  show up wearing your swim suit, sun screen, and a smile. We'll supply the equipment and good vibes. 

Beginners Lessons

EST.  2008

KAPOWUI IS A CERTIFIED MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SURFING ASSOCIATION AND ONE OF THE VERY FEW LA COUNTY PERMITTED, LICENSED, AND INSURED SCHOOLS TO LEGALLY OPERATE IN LOS ANGELES. ALL OF OUR EQUIPMENT IS NEW AND WELL KEPT AND WE ONLY HIRES PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTORS.

Due to city regulations, we are allowed to do a finite amount of lessons each summer and each day. The last 2 years we max'ed out on our quota, So make your reservation as soon as possible to guarantee a lesson with us, the Icon of Venice Beach, Kapowui.

Kapowui is a certified member of the The International Surfing Association (ISA). Founded in 1964, the ISA is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the World Governing Authority for Surfing and membership includes the Surfing National Federations of 103 countries.

 ALL LESSONS RECEIVE A FREE KAPOWUI SURF CLUB MEMBERSHIP SOUVENIR.

When doing a lesson with us,  you will automatically be a member of the Kapowui Surf Club and given all the perks and discounts that entails. 

Kapowui 

Best time 

11am to 7pm

 

Stay after your lesson, lay out, and get tan on the white sandy beaches, bike or walk on the boardwalk, experience the mayhem and chaos that is Venice. Check out muscle beach, the iconic Venice sign, Venice murals, skate park,  street performers, discover all the local artists, bike to the Santa Monica and Venice piers, eat at the beach-side restaurants, bars, and shop at the beach side stores. 

Things to do in Santa Monica and Venice

Available 

7am to 7pm

 

If you need a place to store your valuables during your lesson, to charge your phone, wifi hotspot to make calls, check emails, or post your surf lesson on social media, store you luggage for a few hours before you check in to your hotel of a few hours after you check out before you your next flight, or someone to  take a few pictures of you before or after your lesson, beach umbrellas and chairs,we got you covered, all free of charge. 

Kapowui Extras

 

THIS WEBSITE WAS BUILT BY SURFERS WHO WOULD RATHER BE SURFING. THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS LIKE A KINDERGARTNER BUILT THE SITE. WE ARE OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT. 

FOR BREVITY  OR WEBSITE, MANY TIMES YOU READ " SURF LESSON" IT IS USED  INTERCHANGEABLE WITH "SURF CAMP". 

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