Kai has 30 years of surfing and ocean experience and over 17 years surfing instruction experience. Kai also holds a Master's Degree in Secondary Education, a California Teaching Credential in Social Science and Health Science. He is proficient in Spanish and can tell you how to get barreled en Español if you want!

Growing up on Pt. Dume in Malibu, the local surf spots have been his backyard since childhood. He has surfed most spots on the west coast of California and has extensive surfing experience around the world including South and Central America, Tahiti, South Africa, Fiji, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, France, Portugal and Italy! Recent surf trips have taken him to Nicaragua many times and to Baja’s East Cape, but his favorite spot in the world to surf is on a small, little traveled island “somewhere” in French Polynesia.

Kai's focus in the lesson is always on safety, understanding of the ocean, as well as the thrill of surfing. CPR and First Aid Certified.

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Colin LOVES water; he has 19 years of experience surfing the coast from San Francisco to the wastelands of Central Baja. Colin’s also an avid fisherman and free diver with experience in the California kelp beds and inshore reefs of Baja. He loves surfing anything with a fin…and especially things without them. A recent MFA graduate from UCLA, he is also a Los Angeles based actor and martial arts teacher. In both his studies of acting and martial arts, he has come to realize that the ocean is the greatest teacher and can’t wait to share his love and knowledge of it with anyone who’ll listen. Pray for surf!

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