Instructor Nick Krieger hits the lip close to home.
Bolinas Surf Lessons, the premiere surf school in the Bay Area, was established in 1998 by Nick Krieger.
Nick grew up surfing in Bolinas and quickly stood out as an exceptional surfer.
Prior to starting Bolinas Surf Lessons, Nick worked in the surf industry and as a Head Lifeguard, which taught him the
importance and techniques of ocean safety. This unique background, coupled with Nick's positive attitude and love of surfing,
inspired him to begin giving surf lessons. Nick's infectious enthusiasm and endearing patience quickly made him a favorite
with all his students.
Bolinas Surf Lessons has continued to grow and thrive as a result of Nick's desire to share his love of surfing with others.
Nick's passion for surfing has not diminished since he made it his business. He has surfed continuously for over 20 years
and has logged over 10,000 hours of water time.
Nick is in charge of all of Bolinas Surf Lesson's operations. Feel free to contact him at any time with questions, concerns, or to schedule a lesson.
Ian Mac Laird
Ian Mac Laird, brings over 15 years of local surfing knowledge to every surf lesson. Ian was born
and raised in Bolinas and started playing on the beach and in the water before he could walk. Ian
is one of the best surfers living in Bolinas, but you would never know it because of his humble
down to earth attitude. Ian is one of the kindest hearted and patient people you will ever meet and
thinks the waves of his home break are perfect for anyone learning to surf as long as they respect
the ocean, the beach and the other surfers in the water. Ian is available for lessons during the
week or on weekends in the summer (only) and is the right choice for any lesson.
Ben Anderson started surfing on the Sonoma Coast and quickly became hooked. Since his first ride he has been scheduling
his life around surfing. For the past few years Ben has been teaching people to surf all summer and traveling in search
of perfect surf all winter. Although Ben has found many amazing advanced surf spots he hasn't found better beginner waves
than in Bolinas. Ben loves sharing his knowledge about waves, wind and tides and is likely to be your instructor in a
private lesson or group class during the summer. Ben is also training to become an E.M.T. and paramedic and is now
available for private lessons on the weekends during the winter months.