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. Kids age 8+ are welcome as well.
Julie currently teaches surf lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area including Linda Mar in Pacifica and Bolinas.
San Francisco / Pacifica Rates
1 Person 2 hr. Private Lesson: $160
2 Person 2 hr. Lesson: $300
Bolinas / Santa Cruz Rates
1 Person 2.5 hr. Private lesson - Santa Cruz or Bolinas: $250
2 Person 2 .5 hr. Lesson - Santa Cruz or Bolinas: $400
Pacifica 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, $15/wetsuit. She can also give recommendations on where to rent or purchase your gear if you don't own yet.
Cash, check, or Venmo accepted.
Packages: Surfing consistently is the only way to improve. Book a package of three lessons to learn new skills, build on the previous lesson, and get suggestions on style and technique from Julie. Each lesson includes ocean assessment, stretching, etiquette tips, and at least 1-1.5 hours in the water. Packages are tailored to your needs/skill level.
Three x 2hr private (1 on 1) lessons: in Pacifica: $450
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.
Dry Land Lessons: Learning to surf is more than standing on a board. Part of the fun is discovering a new culture, vernacular, and interacting with nature in new ways. If you aren't quite ready to get your feet wet, but are interested in all that surrounds surfing, join me for a dry land lesson. We'll meet at a Traveler and walk to Linda Mar Beach to view the waves from sea level, then walk and talk to see the beach from different angles. Topics include: California coastal geography, tides, surf culture, surfing etiquette and more. Bring your questions!
Private and semi private dry land lesson 1 hr. - $100 ($20 each additional person)