L’Auberge Del Mar, the little ocean-front boutique hotel situated in the colorful village of Del Mar, California, wants to immerse guests in the SoCal lifestyle with its new ‘Get Wet’ surf program. “There's something special about feeling like a local when on vacation," said Bob Harter, director of sales and marketing. "Surfing plays a huge role in the Del Mar lifestyle and brings the community together. With Get Wet, our guests can easily connect with locals at one of the area's most popular breaks that happens to be just steps from the hotel."
L'Auberge Del Mar has partnered with locally-owned Fulcrum Surf School for the package that includes an extended lesson with a personal surf coach to greet them at the hotel and escort them to the beach, surfboards, wetsuits and more.
For reservations and more information go to www.laubergedelmar.com or call (800) 245-9757. If you book online you have the option of selecting any rate code or package and to choose the Get Wet surf lesson. Lessons last an hour and a half and include surfboard and wetsuit rental. Private lessons start at $95 per person; group lessons start at $75 per person. A personalized photo package can be booked for an additional fee.
The 120-room L'Auberge Del Mar sits steps from Powerhouse Beach & Park and is easily accessed by car or train (Amtrak) from Los Angeles in about two hours or more. www.destinationhotels.com
Fulcrum Surf School was founded by California native Dan Mori, a former World Qualifying Series (WQS) professional surfer and past head surf coach for Del Mar's Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy. Mori has more than 30 years of surfing experience and shares his passion for surfing through teaching, traveling and honing his own surf skills. His team of qualified coaches has been working with clients of all ages and abilities since 2003. Fulcrum Surf offers a complete range of instruction from beginner to advanced coaching, summer surf camps, Independent Surf PE, media services, corporate events and international travel. www.fulcrumsurf.com
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