San Diego Surf Lessons
Surf Lessons at the Best Surf School in San Diego
SAN DIEGO SURF LESSONS
Welcome to San Diego Surf Lessons! San Diego’s premier surfing school.
We offer you a range of Surf lessons and camps to choose from. Whether you are looking for private lessons, group lessons or day surf camps, we are here to cater to your specific needs. For your convenience we offer surf lessons in Pacific Beach, La jolla Shores, Ocean Beach and Mission Beach Surfing School.
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Summer and Day Surf Camps
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Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Lessons and Rentals
To have a surf lesson with us, you don’t need to worry about bringing any equipment. Our surf school provides everything you need, including Surfboard, Wetsuit, UV Protection, Rash Guard and Leash. You just need to bring Sun Block, Towel, Water, positive attitude, willingness to learn, and maybe some sunscreen.
No previous surfing experience is required to take our lessons. We welcome all skill levels, from complete beginners to more experienced surfers who want to improve their technique. Our instructors are trained to tailor the lesson to your individual needs, whether you are looking to learn the basics or refine your skills. So, if you have never surfed before, don’t worry – we’ll help you catch your first wave and have a great time!
You can book the surf lessons in our store in Pacific Beach and over the phone, but if you already figured out what surfing lesson you want and when you want to go surfing the easiest way is booking it online through our website.
If you need to cancel your surf lesson, please follow the guidelines below to ensure a smooth cancellation process:
– Check in at least 15-20 minutes before the lesson starts.
– Arriving 10 minutes after the lesson start time will be considered a no-show.
– Late arrivals will not be refunded but may reschedule the reservation for 50% of the price of a future reservation.
– One ID is required per reservation at check-in.
Cancellations and Rescheduling:
– Reservations must be canceled by email at least 48 hours before your lesson to receive a refund, credit, or reschedule the lesson.
– There are no refunds or credits for no-shows and/or cancellations requested less than 48 hours before the scheduled lesson.
– Changing or rescheduling your reservation within 72 hours is subject to a rescheduling fee of $25, and no refunds will be provided for the initial booking.
– No refunds will be given on surf lesson packages after the lessons have started.
– There are no refunds once you arrive at the beach unless lifeguards or instructors shut down the lesson for safety reasons.
– We want to get you on the water, and credit can be applied in certain circumstances.
– There is no expiration on the credit, and it is transferable to friends and family.
Please note that traffic throughout Southern California can be unpredictable, so plan accordingly, especially if driving from the LA area. We do not grant refunds or reschedule lessons for any late arrivals. Participants under 18 must have a legal guardian present to sign a liability form, or use an online waiver if a guardian will not be in attendance.
Parking can be challenging, especially on weekends, so allow at least 30 minutes to find a spot. On the day of your lesson, bring a comfortable bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Wetsuits and surfboards will be provided by the surf school.
Our surf lessons typically last 90 minutes, which we believe is the perfect amount of time to learn and practice new skills while also having a great time in the water. During this time, you’ll receive personalized instruction from one of our experienced surf coaches, who will help you improve your technique and get the most out of your lesson. We find that 90 minutes is the ideal duration for both beginners and more experienced surfers, allowing for a full and rewarding surfing experience without getting too fatigued.
Yes, it is generally safe to surf in San Diego, as long as you follow basic safety guidelines and take necessary precautions. San Diego has a reputation as one of the best surf destinations in the world, with consistent waves and a vibrant surfing culture. However, like any ocean activity, surfing can also have some risks, such as rip currents, wave impact injuries, and collisions with other surfers. It’s important to always pay attention to the ocean conditions, check the surf report before heading out, and obey any posted warnings or closures. Additionally, wearing a proper wetsuit and other safety gear, such as a leash, can also help minimize the risks. At our surf school, we prioritize safety and always provide our students with a thorough safety briefing before each lesson.
Yes, our surf lessons are suitable for all skill levels, from complete beginners to more experienced surfers. Our instructors are trained to tailor each lesson to the individual needs and skill level of the student, so you can be sure you’re getting the best instruction possible. If you’ve never surfed before, we’ll start with the basics and help you build a solid foundation of skills and techniques. If you’re a more experienced surfer looking to improve your skills, we’ll work with you to refine your technique and help you reach your surfing goals. No matter what your skill level, our lessons are designed to be fun, safe, and informative, giving you the tools you need to become a better surfer.
Our surf instructors are highly experienced and qualified, holding certifications such as Professional Certified Surf Instructor, as well as CPR and Lifeguard certifications. They have extensive experience teaching students of all skill levels and are trained in the latest techniques and best practices for surfing. In addition to their technical knowledge, our instructors are also skilled communicators and are committed to creating a positive, supportive learning environment for all students. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, you can trust our certified instructors to provide top-notch instruction and help you achieve your surfing goals, all while ensuring your safety in the water.
Yes, surf lessons are available for children at our surf school, with a minimum age requirement of 5 years old. We welcome young surfers and believe that learning to surf can be a fun and rewarding experience for kids. Our experienced instructors are skilled at teaching children and ensuring that they have a safe and enjoyable time in the water. It is important for children participating in surf lessons to know how to swim. Being able to swim confidently is a crucial safety aspect of surfing, as it ensures that the child can navigate the water effectively and handle any situations that may arise while in the ocean. Before enrolling a child in surf lessons, we recommend that they have basic swimming skills and are comfortable in the water. Our instructors focus on teaching the fundamentals of surfing while emphasizing water safety and building confidence. We tailor our lessons to meet each child’s needs and abilities, providing a supportive and encouraging environment for them to learn and grow as surfers.
Yes, equipment rental is included in the cost of our surf lessons. We provide all necessary equipment, including surfboards, wetsuits, and other safety gear, to ensure that our students have a safe and enjoyable surfing experience. Our equipment is regularly maintained and updated to ensure that it’s in top condition and suitable for a variety of skill levels. So, whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, you can be sure that you’ll have access to the best equipment available. By including equipment rental in the cost of our surf lessons, we aim to make surfing accessible and affordable for everyone.