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  • What should I bring to my lesson?
    We recommend for your lesson you bring sunscreen, a towel, and drinking water. Surfing in San Diego during the summer months will be tropical. While surfing in the winter months might be colder.
  • Will there be time for Photos?
    Absolutely, we include photo opportunities at the beginning and end of ever lesson. Taking a surf lesson in San Diego should be memorialized with some awesome beach photos!
  • Can I lock up my things when I'm in the water?
    You will be able to lock all of your personal belongings safely inside your instructors vehicle while you are in the water during your San Diego surf lesson. Our crew uses a lock box to secure all personal belongings while in the water.
  • What is the best beach for first time surfers?
    For your first lesson we reccomend Ocean Beach located off the 8 West Interstate. The waves tend to be a little smaller and smoother than most San Diego county beaches.
  • How long are surf lessons in San Diego?
    Each lesson is 90 minutes in length. Longer lesson times are available upon request.
  • What is your cancelation policy?
    Our cancellation and rescheduling policy is 24 hours prior to your start time. We understand that when traveling schedules can change and we do our best to accommodate everyone based upon availability. Make sure to locate parking at the beach prior to your reservation as it can be challenging in Summer months.
  • What about gratuity?
    If you enjoy your lesson gratuity is appriciated and can be given to the instructor directly.
  • What if I can't swim?
    Not being able to swim is actually not a problem. We teach on beaches with smooth waves and rarely take clients out past where they can touch. In addition to that the instructor will stay by your side the entire lesson giving you hands on assistance.
  • What should a beginner expect when taking a surf lesson?
    At SaltWater Surf Lessons, we cater to beginners and offer a safe and supportive environment for those who are new to surfing. Here's what you can expect when taking a surf lesson with us: 1. Introduction to Surfing: You'll learn the basics of surfing, including how to paddle, stand up on the board, and ride a wave. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step of the process. 2. Safety Briefing: Safety is our top priority, and we'll provide you with a thorough safety briefing before you hit the water. We'll cover everything from how to avoid collisions with other surfers to how to identify and navigate rip currents. 3. Surf Etiquette: Surfing has its own set of rules and etiquette, and we'll make sure you're familiar with them before you hit the waves. This includes how to communicate with other surfers, how to take turns, and how to avoid interfering with other surfers' waves. 4. Practice Time: Once you're familiar with the basics, you'll have plenty of practice time to work on your skills. Our instructors will be on hand to provide guidance and feedback as you ride the waves. Overall, you can expect a fun and supportive environment where you'll learn the basics of surfing and gain the confidence to tackle the waves on your own. At Saltwater Surf Lessons, we're committed to helping you achieve your surfing goals while keeping safety at the forefront of everything we do.
  • Is surfing hard?
    Surfing can be difficult for beginners, but with the right instruction and practice, anyone can learn how to surf. At Saltwater Surf Lessons, our experienced instructors will teach you the basics of surfing, including how to paddle, catch waves, and stand up on the board. We also provide all the necessary equipment, including surfboards and wetsuits, so you can focus on learning and having fun. Don't be intimidated by surfing - give it a try with our experienced watermen.
  • What is the minimum age for a surf lesson?
    At Saltwater Surf Lessons, we welcome surfers of all ages and skill levels. However, we do require that our youngest surfers be at least 6 years old. This is due to safety concerns and the physical demands of the sport. Our experienced instructors will work closely with children to ensure that they are comfortable and confident in the water. For children under 6 years old, we recommend that they participate in our beach activities and games, which are designed to teach them about the ocean and its ecosystem.
  • Where is a good place to take surf lessons in San Diego?
    Saltwater Surf Lessons is the best place to take surf lessons in San Diego! Our experienced instructors will teach you everything you need to know about surfing, from basic techniques to advanced maneuvers. We offer lessons for all ages and skill levels, so whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, we can help you improve your skills and have fun in the water. Our lessons are held at some of the best surf spots in San Diego, including La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach. Contact us today to book your lesson and experience the thrill of riding the waves
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