I looked for surfboard rentals while passing through San Clemente and found a link to his shop. Had no real expectations but; to get a decent surfboard and at a reasonable price. Matt met and exceeded them. He went out of his way to pick up new boards, ones’ I recommended and got back to me as quickly as he could. Only issue I had was the type of construction of the board. Still had fun that day and highly recommend you check him out when in town. He gives great advise due to his local knowledge and is straight up when I dealt with him.
My friend and I walked in and asked for board rentals and lessons. Matt called up another instructor, Lexie, and got us in the water in 20 minutes to get some surfing in at T Street before the tide came all the way in. He made sure we could paddle out, time a green wave, and pop up. The next day he looked up the surf report for us and sent us down to Old Man’s and told us to paddle all the way out to catch the first breakers and ride the longest waves. Matt really helped us make the most of the situation at our beginner skill level, and we really benefitted from his long local experience. P.S. get the booties, because the stingrays are nasty without them.