“I am from London, England and was on holiday in San Diego last week and really wanted to give surfing a try while I was here. I had a private two hour lesson as a gift for my birthday with Pat and I am so happy that I did the lesson totally made my holiday in San Diego. Pat is the best, I had never surfed before and my goal was to just be able to stay on the board. Pat’s clear, straightforward teaching style and very clever way of keeping it simple meant that I was able to stay up on the board and ride the waves in on just my first couple of attempts. The experience surpassed all my expectations, I was so excited but then within an hour I was already out on bigger waves and when I rode my first big wave in and then returned to Pat, he asked how that felt, again I was so excited that I was choked up and could have cried, so happy what a feeling. I knew that Pat knew just what I was feeling too. I told him you could end this lesson now, as I felt nothing could feel better than what I had just felt. Pat is also a very safe coach and explained a lot about the safety of others as well as yourself plus telling me about the surfing etiquette. Also another thing that impressed me was that he was not a clock watcher, we went past the two hour mark because Pat was more interested in me achieving something, he could see I had already fallen in love with surfing and I felt that meant more to him than time. I would highly recommend Pat and the San Diego Surfing Academy to anyone looking to give surfing a try, beginner or advanced. Thank you Pat Weber” Gari Glaysher
- San Diego Surfing Academy Video Vault – 1997 Discovery Channel
- Dr. Jimmy, in town for a conference, takes time out for a San Diego Surfing Academy lesson!