Surfing can't be taught. All schools are doing are crowding lineups with people who have no clue but think they do since they 'went to school'
So not true. Reading threads on this forum has actually taught me a ton. Watching other (better) surfers while out in the water has taught me a ton. I've probably learned a few pointers from you, pumpmaster.
You might say I'm self-taught since I had no teacher. The truth is there's a big difference between self-taught and being a good student. I'm a good student. I learn by observing and listening to other people. Very little is actually self-taught.