My child or I have never surfed before, is it safe?

At Better L8 Then Never Surf Experience, we take safety seriously. We believe that learning surfing and water safety skills should happen in a protected environment. That’s why our instructors are experienced surfers who possess extensive knowledge of ocean safety, as well as CPR, first aid, and Lifeguard certifications. Our instructors are trained to teach individuals of all skill levels, including those with little-to-no ocean experience. Our advanced safety protocols guarantee that everyone has a fun and safe time while building their confidence and developing long-lasting ocean-safety skills and a love for surfing.

Do I or my child need to know how to swim?

We highly recommend that all participants can swim the length of a 25-yard pool to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience. However, we understand that some individuals may not have a lot of experience with the ocean or may not be strong swimmers. If you or your child fall under this category, please add a note about it in the “notes” section when registering for the experience. Our team is fully equipped to provide the necessary support in the water to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

What should I bring to my experience?

Please pack sunscreen, a beach towel, a bathing suit, water, and a snack.

What if I’m going to be late?

If you’re running late, call or text us immediately on our business line at (714) 698-9026. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, and traffic can be unpredictable, so leaving your location an hour earlier than you planned is highly recommended, depending on how far you live from our location. Additionally, we advise arriving at least 30 minutes early to ensure ample time to find parking, especially during summertime when parking can be challenging.

What is your rescheduling policy?

To ensure a smooth and punctual experience for everyone, we kindly request that you provide us with at least 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule. Our office closes at 5:00pm, so please let us know as soon as possible if you require a change of date or time. This will help us to accommodate your request and keep our schedule running smoothly. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

What is the Experience timeline?
  • Arrival: Check-in and get ready for some fun!
  • Icebreaker: We kick off the experience with some activities designed to help everyone get to know each other.
  • Water safety: We’ll discuss important safety guidelines for the ocean and practice reading the conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
  • Land lesson: You’ll receive a step-by-step tutorial on the basics of surfing and what to expect in the water. Each land lesson focuses on building and developing new surf skills.
  • Surfing time: It’s time to hit the waves! Our experienced instructors will advise and guide you throughout your surf session to ensure you make the most of your experience.
  • End of the experience: After surfing, we’ll clean up and head back to the meeting area. We’ll also discuss what you learned during your session and your overall surf experience. For parents with kids, rest assured that we’ll stay with your child until you arrive.
How is Better L8 Then Never Surf Experience different from other surf schools?

At Better L8 Then Never Surf Experience, we stand out from other camps by providing a safe and enjoyable environment with top-notch personalized instruction and high-quality surf equipment. With over 38 years of ocean expertise and surf experience, our team holds certifications from B.W.R.A.G, Mavericks Rescue Ocean Safety, and the Red Cross, ensuring the highest level of safety and professionalism. Check out our about page for more information, and if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

What happens if the weather is bad, or ocean conditions are unsafe on the day of your experience?

Customers have the option to move their experience to another day and time, receive a credit for a future experience, or receive a full refund.

Can I bring my own equipment for the surf lesson?

If you own your own wetsuit, you are more than welcome to wear it. However, we recommend bringing your own surfboard only for private 1:1 or coaching sessions.

Can I take pictures during my surf experience?

Yes, we highly recommend taking pictures during your surf experience. However, please note that Better L8 Then Never Surf Experience is not responsible for any loss, stolen, or damaged cameras, phones, or any media equipment that you use for your personal use. We do offer customizable media packages to capture your surf experience.

How can I contact the surf school if I have additional questions or concerns?

You can contact or text us on our business line at (714)698-9026. If we don’t answer, please leave a detailed message, and one of our staff members will contact you as soon as possible. You can also email us at info@betterl8thennever.com.

Where are you located?

-We are located directly on 15th St on the sand in Sunset Beach,CA, look for our eazy-up with our logo. If you have any questions please call (714)698-9026.