Welcome to Santa Cruz Surf Academy. I am Ron Deetz, owner and operator of SCSA. I have been surfing for over 35 years, and have close to ten years teaching all aspects of riding waves, to all ages. From children as young as 5 years old, to a Grandpa celebrating his 72nd birthday with a surfing lesson, we offer various opportunities for people to enjoy the ocean. Whether it be a surf lesson, going on a surf ride, or simply going on a leisurely wildlife paddle with a few friends, here at Santa Cruz Surf Academy we will provide you with a step by step process that opens up the fantastic fun of wave riding.
One of the most beneficial aspects of our school is that we have the ability to instruct at different locales. The ocean is constantly changing from day to day (sometimes even hour to hour), and the ability to choose which spot will be the most learner friendly for that day is a great benefit and advantage. We also strive to introduce our students to a crowd free surf break, giving students the opportunity of learning to surf without the added distraction of other surfers in the water. This allows students to focus on learning, to feel more relaxed and less intimidated with the whole experience, enabling a greater chance for an enjoyable experience.