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Experience the ultimate joy

"Ride a wave at your very first surf lesson & improve your skills. Teaching and coaching is a passion for us and we are happy to help you improve your surf abilities and find a new passion for life. Start riding the waves of a new adventure!"

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

South California is a year-round surf destination, but wave sizes will vary according to the time of the year. From September to March, wintertime, the north swells come through. That's when we get bigger and more consistent waves.

From April to September, we have the south swells, usually peaky. Prime swells are a mix of north and south to give peaks.

We offer a large stock of quality new surfboards and longboards for sale or rent. We have 3 surfboard lines, each designed with the best features for surfing the breaks in Southern California. Our boards are high-quality, locally made, and competitively priced.

The adventure

Enjoy the ultimate rush of riding a wave in a single surf lesson in our all-inclusive 1.5-hour package. This is the perfect introduction to surfing for vacationers, team-building events, and professionals on the go. We provide everything. All you need to bring is beachwear, a towel, and a water bottle.

We’ll teach you the basic skills for surfing: paddling, popping-up, balancing, and surfing waves. Depending on weather and surf conditions, various locations are available.

We offer comprehensive surf lessons for anyone that wishes to become an independent surfer. Our students include beginners that wish to learn to surf, self-taught surfers that have hit a plateau and intermediate surfers that want to enhance their skills. Group surf lessons are scheduled so that you learn with other surfers in your skill range.

We strive to promote a fun atmosphere, encouraging students to help each other improve. Many students continue to surf together outside of the program. For experienced surfers, we provide advanced surf lessons and coaching.

Getting there
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From there, it's a 15-minute drive to Manhattan Beach.
Fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). From there, it's a 15-minute drive to Manhattan Beach.

One Wave Surf was established in 2003 by Tyler Trafas, is a Los Angeles local with over 25 years of surfing experience and a Master in Education. Tyler came up with the idea while repairing surfboards in his garage during a summer break as a school teacher.

He recognized that countless surfboards being thrown away or incinerated could easily be restored to full-use. He began buying and refurbishing surfboards, creating an eco-friendly business: high-quality boards at low cost, keeping considerable synthetic materials out of the landfills and atmosphere.

Tyler soon discovered that many clients requested surf lessons. Utilizing his Masters degree in education, Tyler developed distinct training programs: a comprehensive course to develop serious, independent surfers, and a one-day class providing the rush of riding a wave. Tyler has been teaching to a wide age range in private and small group sessions for over six years.

Since then, One Wave Surf has also added advanced coaching, surf guides, adventure travel, and surf-oriented Yoga instruction to the list of services.

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What's included?
Surf lessons, surf equipment and surf instructor.
What's not included?
Flights, travel insurance, transportation, accommodation, meals, and activities.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.