WHO WE ARE

GoSurfing is a licensed and insured boutique surf experience company offering premium quality surf instruction to anyone with the desire to ride waves. Established in 2020, GoSurfing is the product of 20+ years of surf instruction, business operation and customer service experience of founder and instructor, Tommy Ostendorf. Our goal is to exceed our clients expectations in all aspects of their surfing experience.  Expert, professional and responsible instructors, well maintained, quality equipment, efficient online experience, accessible, adapted and inclusive instruction techniques. Although only just officially launching our operation, we have decades of ocean and operational experience and a wealth of knowledge to share with our clients. We are excited to share our passion with you.

GoSurfing is a branch of the established youth summer camp company, BeachSports, which has been operating in the South Bay since 1995. We are licensed through the LA County Department of Beaches and Harbors to operate on the local beaches (View all Beach Use Licensees). We follow a strict protocol established by LA County, which includes miniumum liability insurance coverage and employee protection and discrimination policies.

 

OUR TEAM

Tommy Ostendorf

OWNER / INSTRUCTOR

John Stokke

INSTRUCTOR

Matt Hodges

INSTRUCTOR

Joey Samuelian

INSTRUCTOR

Jake Rosenberg

INSTRUCTOR

TOMMY OSTENDORF

John Stokke

Hey! I’m John Stokke, 30 years of age, born and raised in San Diego, and have been surfing for 24 years! Over the years, I have taught and coached many people of all ages and skill levels. Patience, adaptability, and understanding are very important in creating a positive lesson. As an instructor, my goals are to coach each surfer on ocean/wave knowledge, safety procedures and surf courtesy, and to create unforgettable experiences and memories. Whether your flying solo, or you want the whole family involved, you can’t go wrong booking me as your guide to surfing!

Matt Hodges

Hi, I’m Matt! I am 22 years old, born and raised here in the South Bay. Surfing has remained my greatest passion for the last 11 years. I aim to pass on my love for the ocean, along with important knowledge on ocean safety and surfing technique. I have surfed competitively for Mira Costa High School and UC Santa Cruz Surf Teams, so I can provide competitive tips for more advanced individuals as well. No matter the waves or weather, I guarantee you will have an experience that is meaningful and an absolute blast!

Joey Samuelian

Hey I’m Joey Samuelian, 19 years old, raised right here in Manhattan Beach. I have been surfing ever since I was seven. Since then, I’ve competed against the top surfers in Southern California for over ten years. My goal in teaching is to educate about the ocean and everything else that comes with it. Whether it be ocean safety, information of the waves, advanced tips, or beginner advice I can provide it. Most importantly, I teach because I want to pass on the amount of joy that surfing has given me in my life. Come down and let’s get in the water together!

Jake Rosenberg

Hi, I’m Jake! I am 19 years old and have been living in the South Bay my entire life. I surfed competitively for Mira Costa High School’s varsity surf team and have completed 8+ years of Junior Lifeguards. Surfing has been in my life since I was 6 and since then, I have created an ever growing passion for it. Working as a head surf instructor at Beach Sports Surf Camp, my goal as an instructor is not only to teach all levels of surfers, but to share my knowledge and passion for ocean safety and to prepare people to go out on their own. No matter a person’s age, experience, or athletic capabilities, it is never too early or too late to start your surfing adventure. l will make learning to surf truly enjoyable and most importantly safe and comfortable. I am looking forward to spending time with you and helping you enjoy surfing and the ocean as much as I do.
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