How to Clean and Care for Your Wetsuit

Own a wetsuit that needs some good cleaning n’ love? Gotten a little crusty and funkdafried from all the sun and salt abuse? Our one-and-only Colin Simon shows you some proper wetsuit cleaning and care to help extend the life of your prized surf gear and get the most use out of it for many surf sessions to come (bonus ghetto tip at the end included...!).

The Perfect Holiday Gift? A Zuma Surf & Swim Training Gift Certificate

Want to beat out Santa with the perfect stocking stuffer this year? It’s simple! Surprise your friends and family with a gift certificate for a surf lesson, or a 3-lesson package for the serious surf student. We also offer ocean swim lesson gift certificates for those who are training for their next triathlon, or simply want to build their confidence in the ocean.

Just choose one of the
surf lesson or ocean swim lesson options, click the PayPal link and purchase the gift certificate with a credit card or your PayPal account. Feel free to call us at 310-455-6900 or email us if you have any questions, or prefer to pay for your gift certificate by check.

Bring a friend, get a deal, catch some waves!

Whether you’re making your annual overseas or coastal LA visit and surfing with us, or simply carving time out of your busy schedule every week to fight LA traffic for an 8am surf session with us - you all make us truly love what we do. So as we approach the holidays, we wanted to offer a big thanks to you with a gift: Bring a friend and you both can surf together for the price of one.

Simply
book your lesson between now (Nov 15) through January 31, 2014 and get ready to catch some 2-for-1 winter waves together (don’t worry, we have some new toasty 4/3 suits for ya)!

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Regular/currently existing clients only.
Must redeem lesson during promotion time: Nov 15 - Dec 31, 2013.
Can be used toward gift certificate purchase. If gift certificate is redeemed after promotion time, it is redeemable for the promo amount paid ($120) and giver/recipient must pay remaining balance (if applicable).
Subject to schedule availability & weather conditions.
24-hr or more cancellation notice required for refund.
Not valid with other vouchers, deals or offers.

Tips for Beginning Surfers, Surf Tip #2

Continuing on with our “10 Tips” for beginner surfers series…
We know, it’s been awhile since we posted
Tip #1, but it’s been a busy summer of fun surf and as we move into the fall and winter months, it’s now time for Tip #2! So here ya go:

Tip #2: Be aware of your surroundings.

This will help you in life and it will help you in surfing. Carefully observing your surroundings will help you to:

1) Understand where the right spot is.
2) Maintain your position in the right spot.

Once out in the water, observe and notice if there is seaweed around, different shades of bottom color, or if there are “boils” from water being pushed up by rocks. Are there fish jumping, birds diving or dolphins swimming by? Where are the waves breaking? Where are most of the surfers sitting?

When you first get out in the line-up, orientate yourself and estimate on the best location to wait for waves. At beach breaks you can use landmarks on the shore. For example, you may decide that you want to stay between the pier and the ugly pink house. If you find yourself out of that zone, paddle back there. At point breaks or rocky zones you can use landmarks, but you may also have to also use patches of seaweed and “boils” to determine where the best spot to be is.
Paying close attention to where you are will help you get more waves.