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Surf Guidance


Surf guidance with Ashley starts with declaring one's intentions for the session. Respect, ocean safety, and surf etiquette are the foundations, and through this Ashley sets one up to achieve their surf goals. As our needs are all unique, Ashley provides help for beginners, intermediates, and even more experienced surfers looking to further their skills or boost them from the plateau they may be on. 


Whatever it may be that you may need from the ocean, surfing can be a beautiful discovery and adventure in self-growth.  Ashley loves the potential and opening she sees people create for themselves as she celebrates with them, sharing her knowledge and presence. 

We may be strengthened through our challenges.   Ashley recognizes what is working for her clients in a positive way, as well as what ways may use a shift of perspective.  While Ashley’s expertise is in surf refinement, she acknowledges that her suggestions are purely an offer for people to experience through surfing, another pathway to further refine the trust in their own being.

Instructional Focus


- Ocean safety awareness

- Paddling

- Surfing technique (turns, pop-up refinement, walking the board, kick-outs, floaters, stance)

- Where to sit in the lineup, wave judgement & commitment

- Energy efficiency and finding ease

- Clarifying etiquette

- Competition skills

- Charging bigger surf or small wave preciseness!

- Dialing in the quiver

- And anything else you may want to adventure into with Ashley’s expertise. 

Photo by Beth O'Rourke 

Programs & Pricing

Sessions are approximately 1.5 hours long.  This time includes prepping before and after ocean session. 

Surfboards available for use.

Santa Cruz: Wetsuit can be rented separately at Freeline or Rip Curl on 41st Ave.

Meet-up spot: Traveler Surf Club on 41st Ave. (unless otherwise arranged)

Scheduling is dependent on availability and ocean conditions such as tides and swell.

Gift Certificates available!

Feel free to reach out to talk about what option is best for you and your surfing needs. 

Day Rate and Retreats available. 

I am honored to be a part of your surfing evolution!  

With Joy,


Other Surf Instructor and Surf Retreat suggestions: 

Traveler Surf Club (Private Lessons in Pacifica, Santa Cruz, Ventura)

Siren Surf Adventures (Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii, San Diego)

Kassia (Nicaragua, California)

A Week Awake (Costa Rica)

Surf Simply (Costa Rica)

Surf With Amigas (Nicaragua, Mex, Morocco, Indo)

Las Olas (Sayulita)

Surf Simply (Costa Rica)

AWOW (Surf Therapy Malibu, and more)

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