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My name is Jason and I am the founder of Encinitas Surf Lessons.

I have over 25 years surfing experience, 10 years as a surf instructor, and 5 yrs as an ocean therapist. My Passion is to be of service to others with what I love, empowering others using the ocean as a catalyst!

My life has revolved around the adventure of surfing and the ocean since I was a young boy. Its beautiful spirit of strength and invincibility / vastness and peace has astounded and intrigued me ever since I road my first wave in Manhattan beach when I was 12 yrs. old. I remember when I lived in Los Angeles I would drive an hour each way to surf Malibu in the wee hours of the morning before school even started! During college and afterwards my sense of adventure for surfing and life along with my curiosity about other people and ways of existence brought me to far off lands like Central and South America, Hawaii, Mexico, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India, Bali, and Indonesia. I was fortunate enough to be able to not only surf some of the best world class waves in these places but also experience the profound connection to the Ocean and magical energy that these waves blessed me with.

When back in San Diego during one summer I decided to try out a surf instructor job awhile which I really enjoyed. I continued doing this on the side for a few years and eventually felt a calling to help people in a deeper way with “Surf/Ocean Therapy” and “Surfing for Empowerment” work. My intention and mission in this work is to assist people in overcoming their fear of the Ocean or water using specific techniques in a safe space so they can feel empowered not only in the water but in all areas of their lives.

Whether you want to overcome your ocean fears, enjoy a new adventure, reduce stress, get in shape, or realize your goals (surfing or life!), I am here to service your needs! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer, I am confident I can help you attain your goals in the water!

My passion is to be of service to others with what I love. I give my humble gratitude and appreciation to the Pacific Ocean and to my guests for enabling me to witness and facilitate deep healing, transformation, and contribute to their feeling of well being and peace using surfing as that catalyst! We are made up of well over 50% water. It is part of our Being. Let us be ONE with it and its FLOW in Body, Mind, Soul, and Heart!

Surfing is a journey my friends and I hope you choose to embrace it like I have!