4) The other place you can try is the lagoons near Cotillo, near the lighthouse. There's a four hour window at high tide which you can take advantage of. There's lots of talk of people being banned, etc but I've seen a few operators out there, and having done Flag Beach and the lagoons, I'd rather learn at the lagoons.
Hope that helps!
You are seriously recommending that a beginner should learn in a small lagoon (more of a pool) surrounded by sharp rocks and directly upwind of a road? You have got to be kidding me!!