Private Surf Lessons

Learn to surf with Pacific Surf School
Private Surf Lessons San diego
+1345 reviews
Winner of Tripadvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” 8 years In a Row

Pacific Surf Schools Private Surf Lessons are perfect for the first time surfer or experienced surfer looking to take their surfing to the next level. During our 90 minute surf lesson you will learn essential fundamentals to guide you through the process of learning how to surf with our passionate, certified and knowledgeable surf instructors. We guarantee surfing results after your first lesson no matter your skill level.


ALL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED: Surfboard, Wetsuit, UV Protection, Rash Guard and Leash.


Sun Block, Towel, Water & Great Enthusiasm.


Professional Certified Surf Instructor; CPR and Lifeguard Certified.


1 Lesson - 90 min

All Equipment Included

Private Surf Lesson

No experience necessary. During this 90 minute one-on-one personalized surf session you will learn to surf in no time with your own professional Water Safety Specialist & CPR Certified Instructor.


4 LESSONS for the price of 3

All Equipment Included

Private Surf Lesson

No experience necessary, this is the perfect package to take your surf beyond the basic level. Each lesson is tailored to your specific level guiding you each time to become a more improved surfer.
$560  $420 PER PERSON


1 Lesson - 90 min

All Equipment Included

Group surf lessons with 4-5 people.

During this 1.5-hour beginner’s surf lesson, you will learn the fundamentals of surfing, including ocean awareness, water safety, riding skills, and proper etiquette. Enjoy personalized instruction from experienced surfers.

Group lessons require at least 4 participants. If you don’t meet this, we'll attempt to find others to join. If unsuccessful, you'll pay the price difference.

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star ratingSurfing for the first time, pacific style - Pretty cool experience watching the kids and grandkids learn to surf, do the sting ray shuffle and navigate sting rays. Good size waves too. Out of 6 kids, they all did it and rode their waves.

avatar thumb ShawnA0207
July 6, 2024

star ratingRussel the Dolphin Whisperer  - Awesome experience. I had Russel as my instructor for a private session and it was perfect. Russel quickly met me where I was in my progression and tailored his tips/tricks to help me fine tune my surfing. I still have a long way to go but I would definitely use him and Pacific Surf School again.

He also arranged for dolphins to pop up nearby and it made the expereience that much cooler. (That's a joke, he has no way of doing that but it still happened.)

avatar thumb Dan I
June 6, 2024

star ratingWith many choices for a learn to surf program, choose this one!!!!  - There were many learn to surf programs I looked at for our recent trip to the San Diego area. I chose Pacific Surf School because they seemed to have a well structured program. I wanted my son’s first experience surfing to be a safe one. I wouldn’t be in the water with him and I wanted to ensure that he would be in great hands and he was. Both Russel and Gannon were very attentive to my son and his progression in surfing. The last couple of days in the water were not the most ideal but Russel continued to work with my son and helped him to try to make the most of his session. My son said that this was a life changing experience. Thank you immensely for giving that to my son.

As an added bonus, the customer service was exceptional and communication was very thorough. If you’re looking and comparing surf schools in the San Diego area don’t miss out on this school. Don’t hesitate and make Pacific Surf your choice today.

avatar thumb Larahbee
April 4, 2024
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