Surf Happens Mission

Why Us?

Surf Happens is Santa Barbara’s premier surf school, this is our profession and our passion. We are a community based business dedicated to sharing the spirit of Aloha and the life style of surfing with people of all ages and abilities. Founded in the local waters of Santa Barbara, California in 2000, we are a complete full service surfing school offering year round private and group lessons, surfing camps for kids and adults, after school program, our womens program Surf Happens Sisters, beginning to advanced coaching, and community surfing competitions including the annual Rincon Classic.

The Surf Happens Teaching Methodology

Fueling the rapid growth and popularity of Surf Happens beginning to intermediate programs is the Surf Happens teaching methodology that approaches instruction through phases of mental and technical learning that resembles a martial art in its progression. Each phase builds upon the learning and understanding of the one before paving a strong foundation for growth along with proper education on oceanography, safety, etiquette, and the history of the sport.