Sandbar Surf Company FAQ's

How many students are in a group lesson?
Anywhere from 2 to 5 students! If you have a group larger than 5, we will add an instructor to keep the student/instructor ratio to 5/1 max.

Do I need my own gear?
If you have your own, you’re more than welcome to bring it and use it. Otherwise, we do provide all the gear you need: surfboards, wetsuits and rash-guards for any size and any skill level.

What should I bring with me?
Every student should bring a bathing suit to wear under your wetsuit. Bring plenty of sun screen, water to keep you hydrated, and a towel.

How can I pay for my lesson or merchandise?
Payment can be made online through our website or if needed, in person at our office. To make a cash or check payment, please call 805-835-7873 to arrange. No cash or checks can be collected in the parking lot or on the beach.

Meeting point
Students meet their instructor 15 minutes prior to the start of the class by the showers at the beach parking lot of Park Avenue in Pismo Beach. Look for the BIG White Box Truck, that's us!

At the end of the class, the students will be back at the same meeting point. Past this time, parents/guardians are responsible for their kids.

Instructors will wait 15 minutes for a late student, and then will head to the beach to start the class. If a student arrives after the start of the class, the instructor might not be able to let him crash (for safety reasons, the other students cannot be left without supervision).

Booking/payment
Booking/payment has to be done at least 24 hours prior to the class

Booking can only be done by someone 18 years old or older

Payment can be done by credit card if using our online registration center

No booking/payment can be done at the beach

Cancellation
In case of difficult/hazardous conditions (storm, pollution, beach closure…), the instructor can decide to cancel a class. In that case, we will re-schedule the class to a later date. No refund, class-credit only.

If a student cannot make it to a class, as long as we have a 24 hour’s notice, we will issue a class-credit and will reschedule the class. Any cancellation with no 24 hour’s notice will not receive class-credit nor any kind of refund.

Any questions? Please contact us.