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Ryan Croteau, a highly respected surfer and world traveler who calls Laguna Beach home, founded California Surf Experience in 2015. Ryan’s passion for surfing and desire to provide the ultimate California surfing experience led him to create a company solely focused on surfing. As a dedicated surfer, Ryan offers a range of surfing experiences, from beginner lessons to advanced coaching, all year round.

At California Surf Experience, you can expect top-of-the-line equipment and exceptional instruction in the clear waters of Laguna Beach. Whether you’re looking to catch your first wave or hone your skills for competition, Ryan’s expertise and experience will help you achieve your surfing goals. In fact, in 2022, one of Ryan’s students won the West Coast Champion title in the Western Surfing Association and another qualified for the USA surf team.

California Surf Experience’s mission is to provide an unforgettable experience on the beautiful California waves, allowing you to live the California dream. With the motto “Life’s all about the experiences,” Ryan and his team are committed to creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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