Take your surfing to the next level with coaching from Garrett Wax!


Garrett is an incredibly gifted surf coach for all ages and abilities. He is patient, upbeat, and especially great with kids. Both my 5 year old and I have been taking lessons with him and have made significant improvements. He quickly assesses a student’s skill level and then focuses on the fundamentals that will help them progress, always putting safety first. Garrett has a deep understanding of the ocean (conditions, swell, wind, waveshape, etc) and shares that knowledge during his lessons. He also knows the best local breaks for all skill levels. I highly recommend taking surf lessons with Garrett.
— Belinda W.
I started taking lessons from Garrett last summer. If you are looking for a surf instructor look no further! His years of teaching experience are evident the moment you step into the water. His calm way of guiding me through the waves led to a sense of self-confidence that I had trouble finding on my own. I got some great waves with Garrett and had the time of my life. I couldn’t recommend him more!
— Patrick Connor
I couldn’t be happier with my decision to hire Garrett as my instructor. He mixes positive reinforcement with constructive feedback to make sure you’re always getting the most out of the lesson without feeling discouraged. He is committed to making sure that you have the best session possible. I think what I like best is his commitment to making me an independent surfer. Even though he has a vested interest in his clients continuing to book more lessons, it is important to him that you are able to learn and progress to the point of not needing him. You get the sense that he genuinely wants other to learn and enjoy the sport he loves.
— Chloe Cross

What sets a surf session with me apart from other experiences available?

  • Surf The Best Waves

    • I have extensive knowledge of the Southern California coastline and work hard to ensure that you get the best waves possible for your session based on your skill level and the day’s conditions. I will take you to some of the best surf spots on the coast and teach you how to safely navigate the lineup. Having access to the best conditions allows my students to get the most out of their surf session.

  • Small Group Size

    • With a maximum of 3 students in the water, you will receive highly individualized attention that will allow you to progress quickly.

  • Personalized Classes

    • My classes are tailored to the needs of my students. I am confident that I can help you progress faster, whether it’s learning the basics, mastering a new technique, or getting comfortable at a challenging surf break.

  • Experience as an Instructor

    • I have 10 years of professional surf instruction experience and a passion for sharing my knowledge with others. I have taught and managed at well established surf schools in California, Australia, and Chile.