It all started with a passion.. Since our beginning, VCSS has been all about helping others. Owner Van Curaza learned through his personal experience that giving back is the key to success and happiness. Utilizing his passion and gifts, he created Van Curaza Surf School and has been continuing to reach more individuals ever since through continued nonprofit work.
The origins of Van's surfing instruction trace back to 1984 in Avila Beach along the coast of his central California home, and developed through his years of teaching and competing experience in both individual and adaptive settings.
Taking his world-wide surfing ability and reputation, as well as his communication and teaching skills, Van took on the opportunity to open a surf school and take his passion to a whole new level. Since that day, VCSS has taught hundreds of men, women, and children of all ages and abilities the stoke of surfing.
With safety and quality our biggest values, Van has created a unique teaching curriculum and instilled it into the core of the company and every instructor it employees. We want everyone who comes to us to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.