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San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's no longer at Cardiff State Beach...but not gone completely. The State didn't renew their lease (boo) so that $400 per night "glamping" can be established. But the good news is that this GR8 local surf school, who is an asset to our community is...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Best experience ever. 2 novice kids are now hooked on surfing. Excellent, responsible, fun instructors. Can't wait for next year.

Thank Tracy Z
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Our kids do a week every summer. Darrell is a great instructor! Emily and staff are great with the kids

Thank gflynnsd
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I bought my out of town nephew (21 years old) surf lessons at Eli Howard. The experience was the highlight of his trip. After 15 minutes of beach instruction with Taylor, my nephew got in the water and after 15 minutes he was catching waves...More

Thank MariaM4354
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We go every year and Emily and her crew are simply the best. They WILL get you looking like you have been riding waves like a native for much longer than a few surf lessons. Plus, you can get street cred with a photo to...More

Thank dovehollow
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We absolutely loved this camp. Our 6 year old daughter started the week very unsure about surfing. I watched her confidence grow each day. By the end of camp, she was having a blast and riding wave after wave. We will be back next summer!

Thank melanie m
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

These guys know their stuff. If you want to give your kids a fun camp to learn the basics of surfing and have a blast at the same time, this is your place. A family owned enterprise, Greg and Emily live and breathe this surf...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is our third year running with Eli Howard and our daughter loves it. Emily and the staff are amazing! We will be back next year for sure.

Thank hchutchison
EliHoward, Public Relations Manager at Eli Howard Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Hey, thanks! We are always stoked to be in the water with her:) Don't forget that next summer registrations just opened on Small Business Saturday! Call us today!

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Everyone at Eli Howard is unbelievable! My daughter has been going to camp for six years...She learned to surf here when she was 6 years old and she's loved it ever since. The instructors are amazing! Not only are they talented surfers who manage to...More

Thank Tiffany S
EliHoward, Public Relations Manager at Eli Howard Surf School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Thanks a lot! We have had many great times with Kylie:) Maybe try the teen Overnight Surf Trip this year for a new & cool experience just for teens! As always we hope to see you at the beach soon!

Reviewed 27 July 2016

My kids love this camp. They had a great time and caught tons of waves. The Eli Howard staff are excellent at helping the kids get the hang of surfing and make sure everyone is having success at standing up on their boards.

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