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Life's ride is best ridden on waves

The best experience in Capitola

Capitola Surf and Paddle is a woman owned, permitted surf school, offering personalized instructional surf and stand up paddle lessons to all skill levels.  Our instructors are licensed and experienced watermen & woman trained in ocean safety, and certified in CPR and first aid. 

We are a professional operation prioritizing safety and fun with the goal of providing you an experience of a lifetime!

Thanks for voting Capitola Surf and Paddle the Good Times Best Surf School of Santa Cruz 2024. It is an honor to apart of this rad community!

Surfing is an extraordinary and enriching experience

Paddle Board for fun and exercise, while experiencing
the adventure of exploring Capitola’s sea life!

Why choose Capitola Beach?

Nestled within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Capitola has a variety of surf locations ideal for all skill levels. Due to the angle of the Monterey Bay, we are in one of the most consistent places on earth to catch waves year round.  Capitola is often sheltered from the wind, and has one of the few remaining healthy kelp forests exploding with sea life along the West Coast. Backed by coastal cliffs and views of the Monterey Peninsula offshore, Capitola offers stunning views of the Bay both above and below the sea. Join us for a Stand Up Paddle excursion or a surf expedition, and sea for yourself the magic of Capitola. 

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