SURFING: THE OFFICIAL SPORT OF CALIFORNIA
Guided Tours and Surf Lessons here in Half Moon Bay
A BIT ABOUT US
The Mavericks Experience offers surf lessons at Surfer's Beach and educational guided tours at nearby world-renowned Mavericks. Our tour guides and instructors are well-established local surfers with years of experience, ocean knowledge, and CPR/first aid training. We are focused on providing customers with a great experience whether it's the exhilaration of riding a wave, or a guided tour to encounter where the famous Mavericks surf break is. We look forward to sharing with you what the Pacific Ocean has to offer. Thank you for dropping into The Mavericks Experience and we hope to see you at the beach soon.
Owner, Tour Guide, Surf Instructor
Ella is a born and raised local, who fell in love with surfing at the young age of 9 years old. Ella learned at a young age that the ocean and surfing are what make her heart sing. She participated in the California State Junior Lifeguard program in Half Moon Bay for six years, a program that furthered her love of the ocean.
Ella loves to share her love of the ocean, surfing and environmental causes with all whom she come into contact with.
What is Expected?
Our one and half hour surf lesson includes a wetsuit, Stormblade soft-top surfboard, and changing mat to make your lesson enjoyable and comfortable. Our lessons take place at beginner-friendly Surfer's Beach with our CPR/first aid certified instructors who are also experienced, local surfers.
Thank you for considering us for your surf experience. We look forward to seeing you on your first wave with us!
SMALL GROUP SURF CAMP!
Experience where one of the biggest waves in the world comes crashing down registering shockwaves on the Richter scale. This wave is unique to all others, capable of reaching 100 feet tall. Our 1.5-hour tour is guided by owner, Ella, and other experienced, knowledgeable surfers, who will explain in detail the characteristics of the wave and many personal experiences.
The tour is guided along a 1/2 mile long trail inside of Pillar Point Harbor from the Mavericks parking lot, out to the beachfront overlooking Mavericks. During the walk, your guide will explain details about marine life, Pillar Point Harbor, military history, and above all, Mavericks. We are happy to answer any questions about the wave and the local community to help make your visit enjoyable and exciting.
Much like the workplace, the ocean is a great place to learn how to trust others and learn to push your personal limits. With our team building option, companies have the opportunity to do a day trip and partake in our group-focused lessons that help participants establish relationships with each other in an exciting environment, next to Mavericks. It also allows for a break from the mundane workday to be out in nature and learn something new!
You have the option to take a 2-hour surf lesson as a group at Surfer’s Beach. Through the lesson, you build a relationship with our surf instructors and other group members. You will also learn skills that can be applied in your day-to-day work life.
You also have an opportunity to take a private tour of legendary waves at Mavericks by land. Throughout the tour, our guide will explain details about marine life, Pillar Point Harbor, military history, and most importantly Mavericks!
You and your group are offered a 2 hour surf lesson at Surfers beach. Through the relationship with our surf instructors, participants learn skills that they can apply in their day to day work lives.
Your group is given the opportunity to tour one of the biggest waves in the world via land. Throughout the tour, our guides explain details about the marine life, Pillar Point Harbor, military history, and above all Mavericks.
All of our team building activities include a catered lunch from one of our local BBQ's or Deli's.
Our program is a great chance for companies to breathe the ocean air and simply get away from the office space while learning valuable group focused lessons at the most famous big wave in the world.