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San Diego Surf Lessons

  • Surf lesson in La Jolla Shores
  • Learn to surf at one of the most beautiful beaches in the San Diego area
  • Open to participants 12 and up and all surfing levels
San Diego Surf Lessons
From USD 75.50
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San Diego Surf Lessons
USD 75.50
Paddle, pop-up and ride a wave with a 1.5-hour surf lesson at La Jolla Shores, one of San Diego’s most scenic beaches. Learn the basics on the sand, then head into the water with expert instructors and a group of beginning surfers. Catch breaking sets as you surf alongside your instructors, and perfect your technique with their tips and advice. Watch for the dolphins and sea lions that live along the Pacific Coast, enjoy San Diego’s famously warm water, and get an unforgettable taste of California’s most iconic sport.
What to Expect
A coed group surfing lesson is a fantastic way to spend a day in Southern California and learn how to surf in a fun and encouraging environment. It’s the perfect introduction to learning how to catch waves and live the surfing lifestyle. The group setting makes learning to surf a fun activity, whether you’ve signed up with friends or you’re ready to make new ones.

If you have never surfed before or want to refresh your skills, this is the perfect course to get your feet wet! Expert instructors will cover basic aspects of surfing, from ocean safety and surf etiquette to paddling, pop-ups and wave-riding techniques. Surf instructors are certified in CPR, first aid and lifesaving and the surf school is permitted by the City of San Diego.
Reviews (29)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Surfing Experience!

I took a group surf lesson and had a fantastic time! Our instructor, Allison, was extremely knowledgable and more than qualified, not just to teach surfing, but about the ocean and safety in general. She was super nice, very attentive and made it so easy...More

Thank rr1289
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful 'Me' Time!

Decided to do something out of the ordinary (for me) and take a surf lesson while vacationing in La Jolla. (When in Rome...!) I left the hubs and kiddo behind for a few hours and was able to completely relax, even while fighting a few...More

Thank emcf17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Loved every minute of it!

My husband and I took private surf lessons w/ Dave O for our 15 year anniversary and we had the time of our life. The entire process from checking in to concluding the lesson was seamless and welcoming. Our instructor was patient, good at what...More

Thank SpokaneMegO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AWESOME DUDE / DUDETTES!!!!! No matter how well you do it's FUN.

The experience of surfing can be a challenge. This maybe an experience of a lifetime You may never go out again since you like in Iowa, but that feeling under your feet you will not forget!!! The less you weigh the easier it is go...More

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 29 August 2018
Awesome first time surfing experience for our teenager!

Our 15 year-old son signed up for a one hour private lesson. He received good instructions on safety and the basics and was up on the board in no time. The instructor was very enthusiastic, affirming, and supportive. The staff at the store was knowledgeable...More

Thank CraigM2986
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