Surf Diva expands

Surf Diva of La Jolla Shores has expanded north to Venice Beach, where the business is now offering surf instruction for ages 5 and older.

Twins “Izzy” and “Coco” Tihanyi launched the La Jolla surf instruction program in 1996 and were awarded “Small Business of the Year” by the state of California.

The business duo also runs a program in Costa Rica.

Izzy Tihanyi said the surf school’s approach hasn’t changed over the years.

“We teach people how to surf in a very nonjudgmental way,” she said. “Our motto is: The best one surfing in the water is the one having the most fun.”

Izzy Tihanyi added that surf instruction is all about “the journey” and learning to enjoy being in the water and not feeling pressure to achieve a certain goal.

“It’s about enjoying the ride whether you’re on your stomach, knees or feet,” she said.

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