Drop in and Learn to Surf!
We are the original surf camp at Santa Claus Lane. Santa Claus Lane is one of Santa Barbara’s most beloved beaches and officially dubbed “the world’s safest beach.” This is a great place to learn!
- 4 - 17
- June - Sep | Mon - Sat
- 9am - 3pm
Surf Happens Mission
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 lifestyle 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 programs, our women’s program Surf Happens Sisters, beginner 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 beginner to intermediate programs is the Surf Happens teaching methodology that approaches instruction through phases of mental and technical learning that resembles a martial arts program 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.