Semi Private
Surf Lessons

The best semi private surf lessons in San Diego

Semi Private Surf Lessons


2 - 3 People

Semi Private surf lessons consist of 2-3 people per lesson and is a great way to learn with your friends or loved ones. Here at San Diego Surf Lessons, we take the frustration out of your first surf lesson by introducing surfing in a fun, energetic, and friendly atmosphere.

Learn to surf with one of our highly trained instructors here at San Diego’s premier surf school.  San Diego Surf Lessons offer safe yet fun surf lessons to beginners and intermediate surfers.  Whether it be your first time in the water or a weekly experience, San Diego Surf Lessons  will accelerate your surfing.

Surf Lessons begin with ages 5 and up
Semi Private Surf Lessons

What is Included
in a Semi Private Surf Lesson

Interested in our Semi Private Surf Lessons

Pacific Beach, Mission Beach
and Ocean Beach

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


Semi-private surf lessons are a great option for those who want a more personalized surfing experience but still enjoy learning alongside a friend, family member, or partner. In these lessons, you’ll be part of a small group, typically consisting of 2 to 3 participants, allowing for more focused attention from our experienced instructors. This format ensures that each participant receives tailored guidance and feedback, while also benefiting from the group dynamic and shared learning experience. Semi-private lessons are perfect for couples, friends, or family members who want to learn and progress together in their surfing journey.

There are several benefits to taking a semi-private surf lesson, including:

1. Personalized Instruction: With a smaller group size, our experienced instructors can provide more focused attention to each participant, ensuring that everyone receives customized guidance and feedback based on their individual skill level and progress.

2. Faster Progress: The increased attention from instructors in semi-private lessons allows participants to receive immediate feedback and adjustments, helping them to improve their surfing skills more quickly and efficiently.

3. Shared Experience: Learning to surf alongside a friend, partner, or family member can be a fun and memorable experience. It allows participants to encourage and support each other, creating a positive and enjoyable learning environment.

4. Cost-Effective: While still offering a personalized experience, semi-private lessons are more affordable than one-on-one private lessons. This can be a great option for those who want a tailored learning experience without breaking the bank.

5. Flexibility: Semi-private lessons can be scheduled according to the availability and preferences of the participants, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules or specific time constraints.

6. Build Confidence: The supportive atmosphere of a semi-private surf lesson allows participants to build confidence in their surfing abilities while also learning from the progress and experiences of the other group members.

A semi-private surf lesson works as follows:

1. Booking: To schedule a semi-private surf lesson, you’ll first need to gather your group of 2 to 3 participants. Once you have your group, you can book your lesson through our website.

2. Arrival: On the day of your lesson, we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time to check in, meet your instructor, and get fitted for the necessary equipment, such as wetsuits and surfboards.

3. Warm-Up and Safety Briefing: Your instructor will begin the lesson with a brief warm-up and safety discussion, covering essential topics such as ocean safety, surf etiquette, and proper stretching techniques.

4. Land-based Instruction: Before entering the water, your instructor will provide a land-based demonstration of essential surfing techniques, such as paddling, the pop-up, and proper stance. You’ll have the opportunity to practice these techniques on the beach with guidance from your instructor.

5. Water-based Instruction: Once you feel comfortable with the basics, your group will enter the water with the instructor. They will assist each participant in catching waves, offering personalized feedback and support throughout the session.

In a semi-private surf lesson for two participants, the surfing partners are typically determined by the participants themselves. As you make your booking, you’ll have the opportunity to inform us of your desired partner, whether it’s a friend, family member, or significant other. This allows you to learn and progress alongside someone you know and feel comfortable with, ensuring a more enjoyable and customized experience.

Yes, semi-private surf lessons are suitable for all skill levels, from complete beginners to more advanced surfers. Our experienced instructors are trained to adapt their teaching methods to accommodate the unique needs and abilities of each participant within the group. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to refine specific techniques, our instructors will provide personalized guidance and support to help you progress and achieve your surfing goals. It’s ideal if the participants in a semi-private lesson have similar skill levels, as this allows for a more cohesive and effective learning experience for everyone involved.

Our surf school offers a variety of scheduling options for semi-private surf lessons to provide flexibility and convenience for our participants. The available options include:

1. Weekdays and Weekends: Semi-private surf lessons can be booked on both weekdays and weekends, allowing you to choose a day that best fits your schedule and preferences.

2. Morning and Afternoon Sessions: Lessons are typically available in the morning and afternoon, offering multiple time slots to accommodate your availability. Surf conditions, such as tide and swell, might influence the optimal time for your lesson, and our team will advise you accordingly.

3. Custom Scheduling: For those with special scheduling needs, we can work with you to find a suitable time and date for your semi-private surf lesson, subject to instructor availability and surf conditions.

Please note that scheduling is subject to availability, and it’s recommended to book your semi-private surf lesson in advance to secure your preferred date and time. You can visit our website to check availability and book your lesson.

The typical duration of a semi-private surf lesson is 90 minutes. This time frame allows ample opportunity for participants to receive personalized instruction, practice essential techniques on land, and gain valuable experience catching waves in the water. The 90-minute session ensures that each participant has enough time to learn, improve, and enjoy their surfing experience while also providing sufficient time for the instructor to address individual needs and offer tailored feedback.

Yes, equipment rentals are included in the cost of a semi-private surf lesson for two participants. Our surf school provides all the necessary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable learning experience. This includes surfboards, wetsuits, UV protection, rash guards, and leashes. With everything provided, you don’t have to worry about any additional rental fees or bringing your own gear – simply show up ready to learn and have fun, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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.

Our surf school prioritizes the safety of our participants, and we implement several safety measures for semi-private surf lessons to ensure a secure and enjoyable experience. These measures include:

1. Certified Instructors: All of our instructors are certified and experienced, with extensive knowledge of surfing techniques, safety protocols, and first aid.

2. Small Group Size: Semi-private lessons maintain a small group size, typically consisting of 2 to 3 participants, which allows instructors to closely monitor each participant and provide personalized guidance.

3. Equipment: We provide high-quality, well-maintained equipment, including surfboards, wetsuits, UV protection, rash guards, and leashes, to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.

4. Safety Briefing: Before entering the water, instructors conduct a safety briefing to cover essential topics such as ocean safety, surf etiquette, rip currents, and how to handle challenging situations.

5. Location: Our surf lessons take place at suitable locations with favorable conditions for learning, ensuring a safe environment for participants.

6. Instructor-to-Student Ratio: We maintain an appropriate instructor-to-student ratio, allowing our instructors to closely monitor each participant and quickly address any safety concerns.

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.