Joe H.

Every instructor here is cool, knowledgeable, and friendly.  After one lesson, I was hooked.  I came home and bought the five-lesson package.  I burned through that in less than a month -- that's how much fun I had with Locals.  Sure surfing is a sport that lends itself to addiction, but the kind of instruction they give goes beyond just standing up on the board.  You'll get lessons on etiquette (super important), wave selection, and general adjustments as they observe your technique.   

I surfed all summer with them.  Then all of fall with them.  Then I went to Costa Rica, rented a car, and surfed the Pacific Coast and felt confident in doing so thanks to their tutelage.  I even bought myself a 5.4mm suit and continue to go out with them in the winter (when I have the courage).  I came to them in the spring of 2015 with the intention of taking one or two lessons; I haven't stopped since.  

Locals didn't just teach me how to surf.  I learned just how much I really love surfing.