5.0 (5)
12 employees
47 years in business

About this pro

Our founder Kip jerger, has been teaching surfing for over 30 years in The USA, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Australia. A 40 year veteran LACO Fire Department Ocean lifeguards, Junior lifeguard instructor, and Department of Beaches and Harbors inner city surfing program. Kip, certifies other surf camps instructors, and designed the rules and regulations for teaching surfing for LA County Beaches. He and his staff has taught surfing to over 30,000 surfers, including the Blind from the Los Angeles Braille institute, wounded wariors, and paraplegics. His gentle easy and fun way of teaching allows for the student to excel in a positive maner with safety first, fun always being the main goal. See him on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram under

Went I first stood up on a surfboard and road a wave all the way to beach it was the most exciting thing in my life at that time. I was so exhiharated, and happy that words could not explain it at 10 years of age in Venice beach. I get to revisit that bliss with every lesson when a student stands up for the first time. Teaching surfing is my passion, and The Hermosa Surfers Walk of Fame awarded my long detication to surfing in 2018.

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Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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5 Reviews


  • Allan

    They were very Knowledgeable and understanding and made our time at the beach wonderful

  • Oliver Hale

    I think the best thing was how fun he made the lessons. I was a little nerves at the being but we started slow and I got up right away! Besides making it easier to learn we were all have a great time.

  • Tia

    My grandchildren learned so much about surfing from Kip, being in the ocean & learning to recognize the wave sets for safety, the currents and rip tides. Kip taught them respect for ocean sea life while teaching them how to surf and have fun. Each day, the children developed more knowledge & confidence about being in the ocean waves and using a surf board. They couldn't wait to get to each surf lesson with Kip at Freespiritsurfla.

  • Will Cherry

    Kip is a hall of fame surfer and decorated life guard who is an amazing surf teacher. He has a great approach to surf instruction and is a super nice guy.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We meet in the parking at the Beach, i pick out the best wetsuit and right size surfboard to learn on. Once the wetsuit is on we go practice on the sand paddling, balancing, and falling safely, ussing protection protocals. Then once you have the technique down on the sand we go out in the water and practice what what you just learned. Im there the whole time and help you in small surf to go over the waves, spin the surfboard around and take off for the first time. Coaching, and Lifeguarding you as you progress. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Kip's education in surfring is 54 years of surfing, first place CIF surfing competion, he was on the World Professinal Championship Surf Team Kanoa, taught the Blind from the LA braille institute for 11 summers how to surf. He has taght surfing all over the world, including Mel Gibsond Children taught the wounded warriors, and Marines, at San Ofre, over 10,000 students in the LACO Water Program, Junior Lifeguard program, and owned 4 surf camps from Malibu to Huntington. He was inducted to the Surfers Walk of fame in Hermosa Beach 2018. In addition some of his clients were Mel Gibsons sons, actor Luis farara, Jim carey and his daughter to name a few.

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