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Surfing OUT in the lineup

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 99 reviews.Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Glen

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Surf with an out-and-proud local

Join me for a loose, fun day of learning to surf. Together, we'll connect with the ocean and explore Venice's surf culture from a queer perspective. First, we'll fuel up with coffee and açai bowls and chat about the day's surf conditions. Then we'll hit the beach for some surf instruction at a calm, uncrowded break. By day's end, you'll understand why Venice attracts surfers from around the world.

What's included

  • Equipment
    We'll rent wetsuits from the surf shop next to The Cow's End.
From ₹7,643
/ person
Fri, 14 Aug
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
₹7,643 per person
₹7,643 per person
Sat, 15 Aug
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
₹7,643 per person
₹7,643 per person
Fri, 21 Aug
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
₹7,643 per person
₹7,643 per person

Meet your host, Glen

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 99 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I began surfing as a gay teen in Santa Monica. I helped produce "OUT in the Line-Up," an award-winning documentary about LGBTQ surfers working to change the misconception that gay surfers don't exist.
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Where you'll be

Venice Beach is the epicenter of LA's laid-back surf culture. We'll meet for breakfast at The Cow's End Cafe, one of my favorite local spots. After our time on the water, we'll grab burgers and beers or hit Gjelina, an upscale pizzeria where Beyoncé and Jay Z have been seen dining.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 99 reviews.

Tim
October 2018
Glen was great! Quick to respond when messaging and made the day one to remember. Great instructor and had us getting up on the boards and catching waves! Great guy who really enjoys Venice and the surfing scene. It’s not just a job it’s his lifestyle and passion, makes it well worth it!
Glen was great! Quick to respond when messaging and made the day one to remember. Great instructor and had us getting up on the boards and catching waves! Great guy who really enjo…
Paul
September 2018
Really nice way to take your first waves on a surfboard! Glen was professionally easy on tutoring yet pointed out the obvious mistakes I made. Recommend!
Eduardo
August 2018
You want a very relaxing surfing experience glens the guy. The day surfing with him was great he taught me in’s and out’s of surfing. At first I was nervous getting in the water (first time surfing) but Glen made everything smooth sailing I got up on the board my first time! Thanks to the teaching of surf master glen! 🤙🏼🌊🏄🏽‍♂️
You want a very relaxing surfing experience glens the guy. The day surfing with him was great he taught me in’s and out’s of surfing. At first I was nervous getting in the water (f…
Jessica
August 2018
Glen is the best! You meet at a local cafe and instantly you feel a part of the group. He makes sure you are so comfortable in the water and is always there providing good advice and tons of encouragement. Can’t wait to come back!!
Alexa
July 2018
This was hands down the best part of our trip to Venice Beach. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed Glen's presence. He was so patient, hilarious, and an all-around great teacher. We loved the time we spent learning to surf with him. If you're THINKING about booking with Glen... JUST DO IT! You won't regret getting the best surf lesson, and some local knowledge of LA from the Venice Beach Mayor .. Glenice Venice! (and Stewy :))
This was hands down the best part of our trip to Venice Beach. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed Glen's presence. He was so patient, hilarious, and an all-around great teacher…
Yue
July 2018
Amazing experience! Glen is super friendly and has lots of local tips to offer! He’s the best person to learn surfing from in a relaxed setting!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Beginners welcome, but you must be in good shape and able to swim.

What to bring

Please bring a beach bag with plenty of sunblock, water, snacks, towels and a change of of dry clothes for after surfing. If you need to rent a wetsuit, I’ve got the hook-up for you!

a wetsuit!