At Alive Surfing, you can expect a quality surfing experience provided by people with integrity and enthusiasm! We truly enjoy teaching and passing on our lifelong love for the sport of surfing. 

Alive Surfing is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Kirk and Tara Lantz.  We bring many years of surfing and teaching experience to the business, as well as our individual talents and areas of expertise (see below). We are both South Bay natives are blessed to be the parents of three kids - high school, junior high, and elementary aged!

CPR/First Aid Certified and Current.

All proceeds from our surfing instruction business support our work with underprivileged youth in the Los Angeles area, and around the world, especially in Central America on Mexico/Guatemala border with orphans and poverty stricken families (see For more information about our nonprofit activities, please call us, or take a look at our Global Boardsports link on this website.

Quality surfing lessons and coaching taught by highly experienced professionals

Tara Lantz - Surfing for 30 years, teaching surfing for 20 years. Former Professional Surfer and NSSA National, State, and College Champion.

Holds a B.S. Degree in Biology, and a Master's Degree in Public Health, with area of emphasis in health promotion and behavior.

Kirk Lantz - Surfing for 33 years, teaching surfing for 15 years. Former 10 year High School Varsity Surf Team Coach, National Federation of State High School Associations Coaching Certified, and extensive experience coaching youth sports (15+ years).

Holds a B.A. Degree in Recreation Administration and Communications.