In this series of How to Surf Tutorials, we explain some of the most important elements of surf techniques for beginner and intermediate surfers. Watching those tutorials will give you a good overview of some of the techniques you will be learning on our Surf Camps & Surf Trips. Our Personalized Surf Programs are designed to help Beginners and Intermediates develop their surf skills faster than they could ever imagine.

How to Paddle on a Surfboard

Want to catch more waves? Understand the fundamental paddling techniques that will help you paddle faster.

How to Pop Up

It becomes much easier to Pop Up properly on your surfboard with the proper Take Off technique. You can practice this technique at home!

How to Catch a Green Wave

Want to have more fun surfing? You need to get better at positioning yourself for unbroken waves & match their speed in order to catch more of them.

How to Angle your Take Off

Surfing is more fun when you start angling your Take Off and riding the wave’s face. Doing your Pop Ups with a slight angle will help you get the momentum you need to ride on a wave’s face, to either go right or left.

Surf Etiquette

Learn the important unwritten rules of surfing: A code of conduct to stay safe and be respectful of other surfers.


Learn To Surf with us !

We share our love of surf trips because they changed our lives.

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  • “The best part of my trip with Barefoot was how much I improved my surfing. I’d done a bunch of single surf lessons before & this was the first time I actually felt like the surf guides were instructing, critiquing & pushing me to get better at surfing.”


    Katherine G. 31 / Toronto, Canada
  • “The total experience exceeded expectations, staff was knowledgeable, professional, and gracious. Accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable. Everything was top notch!”


    Rick Osgood, 53 / Napa, USA
  • “I’ve been traveling to various surf camps for the last 2 years. This trip was beyond incredible, everything from start to finish was top notch and focused on improving my surfing while having a wonderful cultural experience.”

    Micheal, 41 / Boston, USA
  • “Created some great friendships, and experienced a beautiful country in the best week possible. Already trying to figure out when I can plan my next trip with them!”

    Emily P. 26 / Ventura, USA
  • “I couldn’t ask for time spent with more friendly, truly awesome people. The team is very responsive and well organized. My surfing was pushed to another level”


    Brittany M. 34 / Calgary, Canada
  • “The coaches are nationally acclaimed surfers and give great tips to better your surf technique. All in all a great experience.”


    Bao T. 33 / Montreal, Canada

Personalized Surf Program for your Level

Personalized Surf Coaching For your level
Surf Theory Class
Personalized Surf Coaching For your level
Surf Camp Progress

Level 1: Beginner Surf Coaching

Never tried surfing before? Or have you tried a few times, taking a few lessons here and there? If you still need to master basic techniques, this surf coaching level is for you.

Level 2: Intermediate Surf Coaching

Have you been surfing for many weeks, months or years? Can you paddle through the white water and catch unbroken waves by yourself? This coaching will take your surfing to the next level.