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 to have at least one other person with me in order to sign up for a group class?
No you donít! We can schedule you with other students, or you might get a private, but in any case, if you sign up for a group class, we will teach it.
Do I need my own gear?
If you have your own, youíre 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. Sandbar Surf Company sells a few great things to help remind you of your beach and surfing experience such as T-Shirts, Beach Towels and Reusable Water Bottles....so you might want to bring cash or a credit card too!
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.
Students meet their instructor at the time of the class (10am, 1pm or 4pm) right by the showers at the beach parking lot of Park Avenue in Pismo Beach.
At the end of the class (12pm, 3pm or 6pm), 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 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
When booking in person, payment can only be done by cash or check (to the order of Sandbar Surf Company), no credit cards will be accepted at this time.
No booking/payment can be done at the beach
In case of difficult/hazardous conditions (storm, pollution, beach closureÖ), 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 hourís notice, we will issue a class-credit and will reschedule the class. Any cancellation with no 24 hourís notice will not receive class-credit nor any kind of refund.