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Our epic surf lessons offer a private and personalized experience, tailored to your individual needs and desires by expert surf instructors. Join us for an awesome surfing adventure that you will never forget.










Step 1: Decide which one of the three lesson options available that you would like to book (ages 6+).

Step 2: Text or call James (949) 464-7123 to check scheduling prior to payment.

Step 3: Complete credit card payment online. Cash or Venmo are options as well. On this site card transactions require an additional 4% charge.

Step 4: Bring your towel, sunscreen, bathing suit, warm layers, and drinking water. Boards & wetsuits are included in your lesson and provided by us! 

Are you looking for our Youth Summer Surf Camp at Cayucos Pier? Click here for more details. 

Meeting Location: 101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430. By the staircase and the county parking lot on D street and Ocean Front Ave.

1.5 hr private
lesson $125

2 hr private Group
lesson $99 p.p.

Buy 3 lessons get the 4th one free!

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Mariz T., CA

“James is amazing. I personally had a lesson with him and he made me feel comfortable and I was able to get up on the board my first time. My kids have been taking lessons with James for the last three summers. He’s so patient and kind and the kids love him. I recommend James and Serene Waters Surf Adventures to anyone who wants to have an amazing experience.."

The Owner

Meet James 

I have been surfing since age 7 and have also been instructing since 2014. I love the ocean and enjoy getting to help people of all ages, and skill levels. I am certified in CPR/ first aid & surf instructor safety training. Surfing is not just a sport. The ocean is for healing, fun, and recreation. Salt water is medicine.


I grew up in Southern California, and have surfed breaks from San Diego to San Fransisco. My favorite break in California is San Onofre A.K.A. Old Mans which is a world class longboarding wave.  I have also been blessed to surf around the world in Mexico, Fiji, Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica, and my personal favorite Nicaragua.


Outside of the water I enjoy being a Father, Fiancé, Dog Dad, Mentor, & Substance Abuse Counselor. I have also developed a separate surf therapy program (Serene Waters Adventure Therapy)  for people recovering from substance use disorders, & other mental health disorders. The program incorporates, surfing, mindfulness, empowerment, & connection. I can't wait to meet you. Surfing is for everyone. Let's go surf!

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