|The Surfari Surf School was started by a surfer, lifeguard and teacher named Rick Gehris. Surfari teaches people of all ages how to surf in a way that is safe, fun and rewarding. We have been in business since May 2000. Lessons last for 1.5 hours and include one hour of practice time when the lesson is over. Surfari is located in Mission Beach and equipped with bathrooms, showers, lockers and use of a loaner surfboard and wetsuit during the lesson.