Surf Lessons

The best private surf lessons in San Diego


San Diego Surf Lessons has knowledgeable instructors who want to teach you the fundamentals of surfing correctly. Our private surf lessons which run 1 1/2 hrs teach students wave knowledge, wave etiquette, board positioning, and greatly increase your surfing ability while having fun!

Working with an instructor one on one greatly increase the growth of your surfing. You can relax knowing that an expert waterman is watching you at all times and prepared for any questions you may have in your lesson.

Private Surf Lessons

What is Included
in a Private Surf Lessons

Interested in our PRIVATE SURF Lessons

Pacific Beach, Mission Beach
and Ocean Beach

Private Surf lessons
90 min schedule
9:00 – 10:30 / 10:45 – 12:15 / 1:00 – 2:30 / 3:00 – 4:30


Private surf lessons are one-on-one sessions with a dedicated surf instructor, designed to provide personalized instruction and guidance. During a private lesson, you’ll have the undivided attention of your instructor, who will work with you to develop a customized plan based on your skill level, goals, and learning style. Private lessons are a great option for anyone who wants to accelerate their learning and improve their surfing skills quickly. They’re also ideal for those who prefer a more individualized approach to learning or who may have specific areas they want to focus on. Private lessons can be scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you and can be tailored to your specific needs and goals. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, our private lessons are a great way to take your surfing to the next level.

The benefit of taking a private surf lesson versus a group lesson is the level of individualized attention and personalized instruction you’ll receive. With a private lesson, you’ll have the undivided attention of your instructor, who can focus exclusively on your needs, abilities, and goals. This means that you’ll be able to progress at your own pace and receive targeted feedback and guidance on how to improve your technique. Additionally, private lessons can be tailored to your specific interests and can cover a wide range of topics, from basic fundamentals to advanced maneuvers. Group lessons, on the other hand, offer a fun and social learning environment, allowing you to learn alongside other surfers of a similar skill level. They can be a great way to meet new people and share the excitement of learning to surf together. Group lessons can also be more affordable, as the cost is shared among the participants. Ultimately, the choice between private and group lessons depends on your individual preferences and learning style. If you’re looking for personalized attention and rapid progress, a private lesson may be the best option for you. If you enjoy learning in a social environment and are looking for an affordable way to get started with surfing, a group lesson may be a better fit.

I apologize for the confusion earlier. Our private surf lessons are designed to provide personalized one-on-one instruction and are only available for one person at a time. However, we do offer semi-private and group lessons that are suitable for friends or family members who want to learn to surf together.

Our semi-private lessons are available for 2-3 people at a time, and our group lessons can accommodate up to 4-5 students. With both options, you’ll receive personalized instruction from one of our experienced surf instructors, who will tailor the lesson to your specific needs and abilities.

So to sum up, our private surf lessons are for one person, semi-private lessons are for 2-3 people, and group lessons are for 4-5 people. We offer a variety of lesson options to suit your needs and preferences, and we’re here to help you make the most of your time in the water. Please let us know if you have any further questions or would like to book a lesson.

Yes, private surf lessons are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners who have never surfed before to more advanced surfers looking to improve their technique. Our experienced surf instructors will customize the lesson to your individual needs and abilities, providing you with personalized instruction and feedback to help you progress at your own pace. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your surfing to the next level, a private lesson can be a great way to achieve your goals and gain more confidence in the water.

A typical private surf lesson with us lasts for 90 minutes, giving you plenty of time to learn new skills and practice your technique in the water. During your lesson, you’ll receive personalized instruction and feedback from one of our experienced surf instructors, who will work with you to improve your form, build your confidence, and help you catch more waves. We believe that 90 minutes is the perfect amount of time for a private surf lesson, giving you enough time to make meaningful progress while also allowing you to enjoy the beautiful coastline.

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, all of the necessary equipment, including wetsuits and surfboards, are included in the cost of a private surf lesson. We believe that having access to high-quality equipment is crucial for success in the water, which is why we provide everything you need for a safe and enjoyable surfing experience. During your private lesson, you’ll work one-on-one with one of our experienced instructors, who will provide personalized instruction and guidance tailored to your individual needs and skill level. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer looking to take your skills to the next level, we’re here to help you achieve your goals and have fun in the process!

The safety of our students is our top priority, and we take a number of measures to ensure that every private surf lesson is as safe as possible. First and foremost, all of our instructors are professional certified surf instructors and are CPR and lifeguard certified. Additionally, we carefully assess the weather and surf conditions before each lesson and will adjust the lesson accordingly or reschedule if conditions are deemed unsafe. We also provide high-quality equipment that is regularly maintained to ensure it is in excellent working condition. Finally, our instructors provide detailed safety instructions before each lesson and closely supervise students throughout the entire lesson to ensure that everyone is safe and having fun. If you have any specific safety concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your instructor.

San Diego Surfing Lessons based in the San Diego, California, area. The surf school serves clients throughout Southern California in locations such as San Diego, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas.