San Francisco, California

San Francisco is home to one of the best beach breaks on the entire west coast. Ocean beach can be surfed from 1ft to 20 foot and remains world class depending on the wind and swell. From beginners to advanced surfers this wave has something for everyone.

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Location #1

Pacifica Beach – The true gem of Northern California for surfers in the beginner to intermediate range. Highly recommended for people who are new at surfing and looking to get some experience without getting overwhelmed by the powerful surf that Northern California often produces.

Location #2

Ocean Beach – A world class beach break offering up some of the best waves on the entire west coast.
From 1ft to 20 ft this wave has everything!

Location #3

Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz is a surfers paradise. There are a number of different point break set ups there and it is much more user friendly than Ocean Beach. Depending on the conditions for the day your instructor will notify you which point break you will be surfing.

Location #4

Secret Spots in the surrouding areas – Exact details on the surfing location will be determined depending on swell direction, tide and wind.


A world-class professional surfer with more than 25 years of surfing experience, Zack Howard grew up in Malibu, California, and began surfing at the age of 5. He started competing in amateur contests at the age of 9 and turned pro at just 15 years old when he was discovered during the World Longboard Championships in Malibu. With French sportswear company Oxbow as his sponsor, he began traveling and competing all over the world in places such as South Africa, Costa Rica, Brazil, Tahiti and Indonesia.

During his career, he’s garnered an impressive list of accolades, including third place at the World Championships in Australia in 1999 and second place in the U.S. Open of Surfing in 2003. He was ranked in the top 10 on the Association of Surfing Professionals World Longboard Tour for 10 years and graced the cover of Longboard Magazine twice.

Zack moved to Maui in 2005 and began teaching surf lessons full-time a year later. A Malibu lifeguard for 10 years, he is Red Cross CPR- and first-aid certified, which means his clients’ safety always comes first.

With more than 15 years of teaching experience behind him, Zack brings in-depth knowledge of the ocean and incredible enthusiasm for the sport to each and every lesson. No matter what your level, Zack Howard Surf ensures unforgettable surfing adventures on the beautiful beaches of Maui. Zack is a soul surfer at heart and loves to share his passion with others. We hope you get out there and try it!

Private Lesson $220
Semi-Private Lesson $260
Group Lesson $100/person
Guided Tours Call for quote: 808-214-7766

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