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7x7 | Hang Ten: Learn to Surf (at Last) at 6 California Surfing Schools

7x7 | Hang Ten: Learn to Surf (at Last) at 6 California Surfing Schools

Surfing is about as Californian as you can get. For most beachgoers, watching the pros catch waves is a favorite pastime—they make it look so effortlessly fun, who could resist wanting to join in? But when it comes to actually getting on a board yourself, it can be intimidating.

But really all a barney (that's lingo for new surfer) needs to get up and running is a lesson or two to understand the basics—how to paddle, how to pop up on the board, and how to lean into the ride.

Luckily, there are plenty of surf schools to help. This summer, if you want to finally check surfing off your bucket list, sign up for a class at one of these six spots down the coast. You'll be hanging ten in no time.

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