Learn to surf in San Diego
This surf Lesson has everything you need.
How our surf lessons work
A personal instructor makes learning to surf way easier. Not to mention safer.
Your lesson begins on the sand, where we review; safety, how to paddle out, and how to pop up and ride the waves. We start by practicing the 3 step pop-up method before charging out into the surf. Our instructors are hands-on and guide you and your board out into the perfect position to start analyzing the surf.
Once out in the waves, our teachers will help you paddle in and catch waves. Post-wave critiques and reviews are shared as we head back out into the lineup. These help you quickly dial in the needed moves and adjustments to build the needed muscle memory for surfing.
Where to take surf lessons? We recommend starting at a local beach break like La Jolla Shores or Mission Beach. There are parking lots at each, along with public bathrooms and showers. Both beaches are beginner/family friendly.
Are surf lessons worth it? Absolutely. You can spend years learning on your own and pick up all sorts of bad habits. Our experienced watermen will shortcut your efforts and have you riding waves that day.
How much are surf lessons? In San Diego, prices are on average $100 dollars for a single surfer. Group lessons and packages can bring that price down a little.
How many surf lessons do you need?
We recommend signing up for a 3 lesson package in order to solidify your practice safely with our surf team while you build your skills. Depending on your physical, weight, and height, it can take an entire season to become truly confident in most SoCal surf.
How to prepare for a surf lesson?
Stretch your shoulders and quads out. Yoga is great and highly recommended for surfing. Loosening up your low back is also important. We do not recommend paddling out without warming up for at least 5 to 10 minutes before.
Do I need surf lessons?
If you have little to no experience in the water or surfing we highly recommend taking a surf lesson before attempting paddling out alone.
Can I take a group surf lesson with my whole family?
We absolutely love taking out family surf groups. There is nothing like sharing a lesson together. Families over 6 require 2 instructors to keep with our high standard of hands-on instruction.