See what our guests are saying.


“I visited LA in March (2012) for a work conference and my boss insisted on taking me surfing for the first time, something I have always been interested in learning, and since I am considering moving to SD I jumped on the opportunity! I am a skier and mountain biker, so sideways board sports are relatively new to me (besides long boarding). I liked Nicole’s approach to teaching; we first covered what we could on land, balance, stance, popping up etc. She was extremely thorough and gave great feedback. After a 30 minutes and some “practice pops” we moved to the water where her instruction and experience really shined. Getting up on the board wasn’t hard for me, timing and paddling gave me the most issues. Nicole helped me learn when to start paddling and then would yell when pop up which I found very helpful. Not only did we get great instruction but she also provided wet suites and boards! The best part about the lesson with Nicole though is her laid back personality and her love of the sport. Nicole is not only insanely experienced but she is deeply rooted in the surfing community, to which she is constantly giving back to through her many children’s camps. I consider our lesson a phenomenal success and I will definitely be coming back for more! ”
— Jake, CO
“Nicole responded to an online inquire very punctual! The techniques Nicole taught on the land were excellent. How she showed various options to pop up on the board and of course the experience in the water was amazing. I took group lessons at a different surf camp and was never able to stand up on my board. The first day with Nicole I was up and riding, in fact the first wave I caught I stood up. I would recommend Surf with Nicole to family n friends.
In fact I’m thinking of taking one more private lesson with you this summer.”
— Rohini, CA
“Nicole is the most amazing surf instructor. the first time I was out in the water with her I was nervous at first, but she quickly demonstrated that she was capable of taking control of me and the board even if bigger waves came through, which made me feel safe and able to concentrate on learning to surf! Since then I’ve had the opportunity to take multiple lessons from her. And continue to learn every time. She is great at identifying what I need to work on to improve, and articulating it to me in a way that makes sense. Plus she is really upbeat and fun to be out in the water with! Whether you are a beginner who’s a little nervous about trying surfing out, or intermediate looking to improve your skills surfing with Nicole will be so worth it!! I can’t wait till my next opportunity to do so!”
— Claire, NJ
“Nicole is the best surf teacher we have ever encountered. She is incredibly knowledgeable of local conditions and takes time to understand the abilities and limitations of her students. She makes it fun and my boys and I truly enjoyed it. She also was very concerned about her client’s time and money and called me to reschedule due to poor conditions prior to us showing up.”
— Brian, NJ
“Nicole helped me learn to surf! I went to her surf camp in the fall of 2007 and she and her team were fantastic. I can’t say enough positive things about Nicole as a person and an instructor.
I had a fantastic time and learned so much. Thank you Nicole.”
— Jill, WA
“Nicole is a phenomenal surf instructor! She is knowledgeable about surfing techniques and gives you the confidence needed to get better every time. I was fortunate to have Nicole as my instructor with the Las Olas Surf Camp this year, and I would definitely go back to her for future lessons.”
— Megan, WA
“Nicole is a great surf instructor, no matter what your level of skill or comfort-ability in the water. She was very personable and professional. I never felt as inept as I really was – she was very encouraging and made surfing possible.”
— Heidi, CA
 
“I’ve surfed with Nicole three times over the past year and a half as a beginner surfer and each time I surf with her I always come away feeling pumped. As an instructor she has an amazing ability to make you feel safe out in the ocean, and then before you know it, she has you up and surfing. When I look back at the first time I surfed with Nicole, and compare it to the last time I surfed with her, I can honestly say that both my confidence and skills have improved.
Nicole is totally prepared when you show up at your lesson time. Boards are ready on the beach, wave conditions are assessed, and she has her plan ready as to how the lesson is going to roll out for that session. She’s great at figuring out what your level and abilities are and working with you to progress at your own pace. On top of her teaching skills, Nicole is just plain fun to spend a few hours or a few days with. No matter what level or what age you are, Nicole will have you surfing waves quickly and loving it!”
— Laura, TO
“Nicole is awesome! I am fortunate to have had Nicole as a surf instructor three times in Mexico and once in NJ. Nicole has a great teaching style and has increased my love of surfing. I feel safe in the water with Nicole – I witnessed her rescue an injured surfer and was amazed! Nicole is professional but fun. I can’t wait to surf with her again and look forward to the day she can teach my sons to surf. I highly recommend anyone who has thought they would like to learn to surf to book a lesson with Nicole. You will not be disappointed!”
— Stephanie, NC
“Nicole is the absolute best! She provides customized instruction and feedback on how you are surfing, where you need to adjust all while being thoughtful and patient through the learning process. I would recommend her to anyone who is learning to surf or is interested in fine tuning their skills.”
— Jen, VA
“Thanks so much for the great lesson. My time with Nicole and Quaid was a great investment. The fundamental tips you taught me helped a lot, and the next 2 times I surfed I felt like I was finally heading in the direction of reaching that next level…”
— Greg, NY
“Nicole is awesome! Not only is she a fun/nice person, she is very thorough in the lesson. This was my first time surfing and I was able to get up on the board and ride some waves, which I wasn’t expecting to do at all. Definitely worth every cent!”
— Mikey, NJ
“Surfing requires timing balance and feel. Nicole is the perfect instructor with patience and guidance to get you to the next level. A sense of humor and a big encouraging smile rounds out a perfect surf lesson.”
— Therese, OR
“I had the pleasure of meeting Nicole in Mexico on a Surf Trip. She was an excellent instructor, very patient, very understanding and beyond personable. She made everyone at every level feel comfortable and confident. I would highly recommend her as she is responsible, trustworthy and very friendly.”
— Dawn, CA
“Nicole is an extremely skilled surf instructor. Her confidence and calm demeanor immediately put one at ease. I have highly recommended Nicole to others and continue to do so.”
— Jenifer, CA