CHECK OUT OUR PRICES FOR THE BEST SAN DIEGO SURF LESSONS

SIGN-UP WITH US FOR AN AWESOME WEEK OF SURFING WITH SURF LESSONS SAN DIEGO!

With surf lessons at Pacific Surf in San Diego, our surf instructors and day camp monitors/leaders/coordinators are qualified ocean lifeguards, certified in Water Safety, CPR and First Aid. Students will be taught water safety techniques and ocean environmental education training with our dedicated, licensed and knowledgeable staff. We provide a range of surf lessons including “SUP” otherwise known as stand-up paddleboarding in San Diego. Our surf camps in San Diego are offered to children between the ages of 7-17 with little or no experience necessary. Your child will have his or her own tailored surf instruction according to their age group and level of experience on and off the water by one of our highly experienced surf instructors.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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

WHAT TO BRING

Sun Block, Towel, Water & Great Enthusiasm.

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Professional Certified Surf Instructor; CPR and Lifeguard Certified.

STOKED PRIVATE

1 Lesson - 90 min + All Equipment Included

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.
$130 PER PERSON

STOKED SEMI-PRIVATE

1 Lesson - 90 min + All Equipment Included

Perfect for the first time surfer or experienced surfer looking to take their surfing to the next level. During this 90 minutes one-on-one personalized surf session you will learn to surf in no time with your own professional WSS & Lifeguard Certified Instructor.
$108 PER PERSON

STOKED GROUP

1 Lesson - 90 min + All Equipment Included

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.
$98 PER PERSON
ABOUT Mission Beach

With so many things to do in Mission Beach SD, we recommend googling the list of the best attractions in San Diego. Throw on your swimsuit and enjoy all that this beautiful beach has to offer! Don’t forget to book great San Diego hotels in the Mission Beach area to be as close as possible to the most exciting attractions for your next vacation.

SeaWorld San Diego is perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Mission Beach. Watch as the star of SeaWorld, orca whale Shamu, steals the show with his amazing flips and tricks. Featuring more than 200 acres of shows, amusement rides, animals and more, this family friendly SD attraction is a great way to spend an afternoon on your vacation in California!

ABOUT Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach (also known as O.B.) is a truly unique beachfront community. After your 90 minute surf lesson with Ocean Beach Surf Lessons, take a stroll around dog beach or chow down on a well deserved burger at Hodad’s, an OB local burger eatery recognized as one of the top 5 burger joints in the country by CNN and voted as NBC San Diego’s best burger!

Need a place to stay?

OB has some great places to stay on any budget!  For those travelers looking to stay in a fun, hip, outgoing, and colorful environment then the OB International Hostel is right up your alley. It is located right up the street from Ocean Beach Surf Lessons; you can walk to the beach from the hostel without even ordering an uber!

ABOUT Pacific Beach

Enjoy surf lessons in Pacific Beach (also known by the locals as ” PB ”). This beach strand has a beautiful three mile board walk surrounded by white sandy beaches and not to mentions tons of great local restaurants! We think it’s safe to say that PB is an ideal location for learning how to surf! 

Here at Pacific Beach Surf Lessons, we offer a variety of year round surf lessons, all day surf camps, half day surf camps, SUP lessons and kite surfing lessons! All centrally located in one of the most popular areas of San Diego for family fun- Pacific Beach!

Pacific Surf is the premier surf school offering lessons worldwide with our headquarters operating in San Diego. We offer surfing lessons in a wide variety of surf locations and our top priority is providing a unique and incredible surfing experience.

We have instructors from all over the world with an enormous range of surfing knowledge and experience. They are all Water Safety Specialist trained, with over a thousand 5 stars reviews.  Coaches teach all ages and skill levels, specializing in beginners and intermediate students.

If you already know what surfing lesson option you would like and what time works best for you to surf, the next step is to book online above on this page.

One of the “surfer’s dream” spots, the waves in San Diego has something for all leaning levels on its sandy beaches. From gentle waves to crashing swells, surf lessons are a great option in this paradise.

All surf lessons are ninety minutes. Equipment is all-inclusive with the cost of each lesson – surfboard, leash, and rash guard.

The lesson starts with a land session. The surfing instructor goes over water safety, board management, what to do, what not to do, and your stance on the board. Following the land session you will enter the water with your surfing instructor to practice the fundamental skills, he/she will help each student catch waves and provide corrective assistance.

Private surf lessons, semi-private surf lessons, or group surf lessons

A private surf lesson includes one-on-one instruction, meaning an instructor is focused solely on you. If your goal is learning to surf and developing a passion for the sport, this is the best option for you.

A semi-private surf lesson means one instructor for two to three individuals. This is an excellent option if you want to learn how to stand up, ride some waves and have some fun with a friend or two!

A group surf lesson is one instructor for a group of four to five people. You would be with a small group, which creates an inclusive and fun experience!

Private surf lessons, semi-private surf lessons, or group surf lessons.

A private surf lesson includes one-on-one instruction, meaning an instructor is focused solely on you. If your goal is learning to surf and developing a passion for the sport, this is the best option for you. 

A semi-private surf lesson means one instructor for two to three individuals. This is an excellent option if you want to learn how to stand up, ride some waves and have some fun with a friend or two!

A group surf lesson is one instructor for a group of four to five people. You would be with a small group, which creates an inclusive and fun experience!

You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in while spending a day at the beach: boardshorts, swimsuits, or bikini.

We recommend you bring a towel, sunscreen, and water to hydrate after the lesson.

Pacific Surf School Inc facilitates the booking of your surf lessons and camp in this location, but a partner surf school might be teaching the lesson. Read the full disclaimer here.

0 +
5 Star Reviews on
Tripadvisor and Google

2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - 2022

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS

star rating  This has been the best day of my life. I’ve never surfed before and I was so scared to get into the water. Thomas our instructor was perfect, always there... Read More

avatar thumb H3315QMvaleriaf
September 5, 2023

star rating  Super fun surf lessons! - We had Paul Gilmore as our instructor and he was awesome! He knew what he was doing! My mom even kicked him in the stomach and he still had a... Read More

avatar thumb Anna W
August 5, 2023

star rating  Great even for a more experienced surfer! - Highly recommend Pacific Surf School! They're one of the very few places that offer more than just beginner lessons. I took four solo lessons on the "outside" with Jack, and... Read More

avatar thumb E C
August 15, 2023
Check out all the locations you can surf with us:
Surf Lessons in Los Angeles

Manhattan Beach

Santa Monica Beach

Venice Beach

Surf Lessons in San Diego
(Head Quarters)
Pacific Beach

Mission BEACH

Ocean Beach

La Jolla

Encinitas

Carlsbad

Surf Lessons in Los Angeles

Waikiki – Oahu

Lahaina – Maui

We use cookies and similar technologies to follow our Privacy and Cookie Policy. The use of cookies improves security, your website experience, and measure visits to our sites, among others. By navigating the website you agree with our Privacy and Cookie Policy.