The Crew

Our experienced staff are truly outstanding people both in and out of the water.

The Crew

We’re incredibly proud of our instructors. All of them are truly outstanding people both in and out of the water. When it comes to your surf lesson in Santa Barbara they make all the difference in the world and are sure to make it a memorable one! Take a little time and get to know our team!

Connor Hustead

I can still remember the first time I stood up on a wave and the excitement and joy that came from it. I learned to surf for the first time at the ripe age of 7 and my dad bought me my first board just a year later. Surfing is truly addicting and nothing compares to the rush I get every time I paddle out. My passion for surfing has grown tremendously throughout the years and keeps growing with every single wave. Teaching people how to surf is truly rewarding and I am blessed that I have the opportunity to do so. There is no greater feeling than helping a new surfer into their first wave and seeing that excitement and joy fill their eyes. My clients range anywhere from 5 years old to 65 years old and I can honestly say that I have never had a bad lesson. Don’t let anyone tell you that you are too young or too old to shred!

I’m 21 years old

Friends call me “Huey”

Hobbies include: Professional racecar driver and amateur tattoo artist (I wish)

Lets surf!

Cody James Sangas

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Being born and raised in Santa Barbara my caring parents have always instilled a love for the ocean and mountains, which has always remained in my life. I began surfing for the first time when I was 10 years old at Santa Clause beach. I still have memories from great summer days spent in the ocean as a child with amazing people that I will always remember. The ocean to me is a place to put away stressful days, connect to Mother Nature and find inner peace with yourself. A perfect day in the life of Cody starts with solid morning of waves, local farmers market, motorcycle ride through some roads and a freshly organic home cooked meal.

Nathan Weber

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Ever since I hopped on a surfboard for the first time 14 years ago I haven’t stopped pursuing my passion for riding waves and learning about the ocean. I have now spent over a thousand hours in the water teaching people to surf. Surfing has taken me to the other side of the world and back finding new waves and an appreciation for surf culture in different countries. I love seeing surfing in its purist form, being overjoyed and the sensation of riding a wave, not what its typically stereotyped as a sport of too cool for school bros and babes. It’s not about how you look, how you talk, or what you wear. It’s about having fun and loving the ocean. My favorite moment as a surf instructor was watching a 55 year old man from Switzerland with a life long dream of one day learning to surf catch his first wave, stand up, and then look back at me with the biggest smile I’d ever seen. Those are the moments as a surf instructor that I look forward to every time I get to teach a surf lesson.

I am 24 years old.

I love Thai food and will suggest you go eat some after our lesson guarantied.

One of my favorite songs is Sampa Pa Ti by Santana.

Lets go surf!

Jeremy Frankel

Being born and raised here in Santa Barbara, I was fortunate to grow up in one of the most beautiful, pristine parts of the California coast. I grew to love the ocean from a very young age and have enjoyed surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and other ocean-based activities all my life. I first learned how to surf at only ten years old and have been hooked since day one. Surfing is a challenging, exciting, and healthy way to have fun with friends or to blow off some steam on your own. It is also a very special way to connect with nature and to take in the beauty of Santa Barbara.

As a surf instructor, my foremost goal is to get others to love surfing as much as I do. With over ten years of experience, I have all the skills necessary to pass on to get you up on your board and out in the line up. Whether you’re just starting out or want to take you’re surfing to the next level, give us a call at SB Fit Tours for a thorough, professional lesson and a great time enjoying what this beautiful place has to offer.

Kaitlyn Gruetzmacher

kaitlynnMy name is Kaitlyn and I have been exposed to the sport of surfing my entire life. I was born and raised right here in Santa Barbara County, where the beach has always been my front yard. Surfing has been incredibly important to me growing up as well as needed in my life. It’s an escape from a busy life, something that gets you out of bed every morning, and puts a permanent smile and glow on your face that lasts a lifetime. While being a surfer, it has taught me to love and appreciate the ocean on a very deep and meaningful level. The ocean is the most beautiful and amazing thing on this planet, as well as the waves that it creates. Every time that I catch a wave, it is the most amazing feeling in the world. Some would think that the repetitive motions of paddling out, paddling for a wave, and catching a wave, would get a little boring or routine, but it does the complete opposite. Surfing is an insatiable sport. After every wave or every session, you are constantly thinking how you want more and more! My passion and love for this sport is unexplainable, and the only way to experience this feeling is to get out in the ocean and do it yourself. I promise that after catching your first wave, it will be one of the most amazing and blissful moments of your life. My mission as a surf instructor is to make everyone that I teach feel comfortable in the ocean where this is a strong basis in becoming an awesome surfer. I am confident in telling you that if you choose to do a surf lesson in Santa Barbara with us, it will be a memory, feeling, and experience that lasts a lifetime!


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In Memory of Gregory Jon Lewis

Gregory Jon Lewis 1963-2013 founder of Santa Barbara Surf School. Thank you for your passion of surfing and your stellar instruction of teaching others the joy of catching a wave. You are missed and your legend lives on.

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