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Let's Go Surf School provides private and group surf lessons in Orange County beaches Sunset and Huntington Beach for ages 8 and up.  We offer a private coaching experience with a maximum of 3 students per instructor. This type of small private lessons helps individuals reach a higher level of surfing faster where they begin to have fun quickly by focusing on the individual's needs and skill level.  

Our mission is to bring the joy and magical healing powers of surfing to those who want to learn and those who never had the opportunity.  We are a team of experienced ocean-conscious surfers who are considerate, patient, First Aid/CPR Certified, and love teaching our passion for surfing and the ocean to others.




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meet the staff



Carlos Zavala

Owner and Chief Instructor

Carlos has been surfing for 38 years and is an experienced international student tour operator.  Having surfed all over the world including trips to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and Australia, he's patient and dedicated to helping you reach your surfing goals.


Jason Perez


Jason has been surfing this area for over 35 years. He has a great appreciation for the ocean and the sport of surfing. JP has surfed all over the world and enjoys sharing his knowledge. Whatever you're after in your surfing quest, JP is a great resource to get you where you want to be.

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Rod Mendenhall


Rod was raised in Huntington Beach and has been surfing since he was 12.  From Baja Mexico through all of California to Central Oregon and two Hawaiian Islands, Rod knows how to read the ocean.  He has also worked in the scuba diving industry on Maui.  He will get you up and riding in no time.


Jillie Varona


Jillie first learned to surf in Santa Barbara and has surfed places like Australia and Bali. She loves working with kids has years of experience with children of all ages as an after school program leader. She is dedicated and excited to teaching you how to surf in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 


Bob Bellamy


If you're looking to go into competitive surfing or to get the essence of what it means to be a Soul Surfer, Bob is your go to instructor. With over 40 years of surfing experience, Bob is a contest winner, wave knowledge expert, and master board shaper. His calm, cool demeanor makes him a great instructor, regardless of your surfing goals. 

Group Surf Lessons


562-725-6023  |


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We will absolutely come back to Let's Go Surf. Jason was amazing. Our 8 year old son has sensory challenges, and Jason was so patient and so understanding.

We felt very comfortable with the experience and our son has a blast.

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Carlos is absolutely amazing! I've always wanted to learn surfing but never found the right time to start. I love the ocean but the only water sport I've done is a little bit of swimming. Finally this week I just decided to give it a try. I had contacted another surf school but after they didn't reply I found Carlos here on Yelp.  I am SO LUCKY it worked out this way.

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Rod was excellent! He was super helpful and patient and had a love for the water. He was very encouraging and helped me succeed in my first time surfing!

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