Our Experienced Instructors

Caliblu has only the finest surf instructors in Southern California with decades of experience. Caliblu instructors are second to none and make sure your surf lesson is a memorable one! Find the perfect instructor for you and book a lesson today!

Reggie Chavez


Reggie has loved the ocean his entire life. An avid surfer for over three decades, Reggie turned his passion into a part-time job as an instructor in SoCal for almost a decade. 

He has always said, "I just wanted a job where sandals were part of my uniform."

As fate would have it, Reggie would be teamed up with Ray Morquecho (fellow Co-Founder of Caliblu) at a local restaurant where they both bartended. After giving Ray his first surf lesson, the two sat down for lunch at a local taco spot and Caliblu was born.

Greg Velasquez

Greg has been surfing for over three decades. 

Greg has surfed in Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico, Central America, Japan, and Indonesia and has worked throughout the surfing industry for years.

"Surfing has contributed to my life: great health and a positive outlook to each day. Friendship and comradery are why I enjoy sharing my experience with others."

Paul Bonser

Paul is a SoCal native and now calls Laguna Beach home. He lives for his loves: 

Surfing, playing the bass and guitar, riding mountain bikes, hiking, and sharing his love for the ocean and nature in all its forms. 

"Happiness is doing what you love and I am truly happy."

Sean McKean

Sean was born and raised in SoCal. As an avid surfer, Sean brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to his lessons.

"I love seeing people ride their first wave. There really isn't anything better than sharing that feeling with my students."

In his spare time, Sean volunteers at Best Day, an organization that offers special-needs kids an opportunity to tandem surf and body board.

Eric Strobel

Eric is a lifelong surfer and decided to take his East Coast skills to the West Coast.

With a one-way ticket to Southern California, Eric came to the West Coast and never looked back. He now enjoys sharing his passion for surfing with others.

"I'm just living the dream and wake up everyday happy to share the joy of surfing."

Angie Rivera

Angie is a native of Huntington Beach and started surfing almost 20 years ago on the Huntington Beach High School surf team. After graduating Angie spent a couple of years competitively surfing and now enjoys surfing just for fun again.

Angie has surfed in San Diego, Hawaii, and up and down both coasts of the USA. She calls HB home again but now with her husband and beautiful daughter. 

"Do what you love, love what you do...Do Be do BE Dooo."