The ocean is your ultimate teacher; let Julie be your guide.
The sheer exhilaration of riding energy generated by wind or storms thousands of miles away is indescribable. As all surfers know, there is much more to surfing than the single act of standing up on a wave.
With thousands hours of water time logged and hundreds of surfers taught, Julie has developed a calm demeanor and a deep passion for surfing, its lifestyle, and history.
Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate surfer, Julie loves helping people pick up the skills and the water knowledge that can otherwise take years to learn.
For beginning surfers, she can help you with rental gear and give you your first lesson. If you already surf, but feel that you are in a plateau, she is happy to schedule coaching sessions to help you advance more quickly.
Julie currently teaches surf lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area including Linda Mar in Pacifica and sometimes Santa Cruz.
Traveler Surf Club is owned by Julie and offers lessons as well. Learn more about the female surf instructors here.
Linda Mar, Pacifica Rates
1 Person 2 hr. Private Lesson: $225
2 Person 2 hr. Lesson: $375
Rates include a Drop-In Pass to the Traveler Surf & Swim Club with hot showers, changing rooms, heated outdoor furniture, and hot coffee or tea after your session.
Rates do not include gear. Julie is happy to provide rental gear at additional cost of $30/surfboard, $20/wetsuit.
Cash, check, or Venmo accepted.
What to expect: Get suited up, then spend 30-45 minutes on the beach for safety essentials, surfing etiquette, how to read a tide chart and why its important, paddling and pop-up simulation, and wave and crowd assessment. Spend 1-1.5 hrs. in the water with Julie by your side providing feedback, wave advice, and encouragement. Lessons are tailored to your needs, so let Julie know if there is anything you'd like to focus on.