about cannon beach surf lessons & rentals
Cannon Beach Surf Lessons & Rentals was formed from a love of surfing. We've been teaching surfing lessons at our local beaches for 20 years. We love getting people in the water and we're looking forward to your next wave!
Julie Adams comes from a long line of water lovers. She taught swimming lessons as a kid to other kids. She was on the swim team in her early years. Her parents were avid scuba divers, her mother performed as an "aqua-folly", professional synchronized swimmer in the cold lakes of Minnesota, and her grandmother swam first thing every day into her 80s. Julie has had the pleasure of teaching surfing to people from all walks of life since 2002, as well as training multiple instructors. She also teaches yoga. She loves surfing and how it empowers people. Her teaching style is about getting people in the water to have fun, focus on safety, learn solid skills on how to ride the board, and find a connection to the ocean. In addition to her surf life, she is also a professional photographer, Julie Adams Photography , and a singer/songwriter/musician in the band Adams & Costello .
Michael Costello comes from a love of water, and surfing the East Coast with his family and friends. A native of Boston, Mass., he grew up spending summers swimming in Cape Cod. When surfing came into his life, he hit the beaches of the Outer Cape with the East Coast Surf Crew! Michael has lived in Cannon Beach for over a decade and knows these beaches well. In addition to his surf life, he is a singer/ songwriter/guitarist in the band Adams & Costello , and avid nature photographer. Almost all surf/nature still images on this website were done by Michael. He loves hiking, biking, and finding ways to appreciate the amazing rugged beauty of this area.