Manhattan Beach Surf Lessons

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Surf Lessons in Manhattan Beach

Pacific Surf School is Manhattan Beach's Premier Surfing School

Manhattan Beach offers some of the best beginner surf lessons on its world-class beaches, and because it is so close to the airport it’s a perfect location for travelers that want to catch a quick wave who are short on time or even on a long layover. If you are ever in the area of Manhattan Beach, surf lessons with Pacific Surf School is the perfect option.

Pacific Surf School, along with its certified surf instructors, is dedicated to coaching surfers in a fun and safe environment tailoring our surf lessons in Manhattan Beach to your goals and specific needs. We offer a few options for you to live your dream of surfing.

Pacific Surf School’s Surf Lessons and Surf Camp are Offered Year-Round in Manhattan Beach

Our location in Manhattan Beach is open year-round for surfing lessons. Whether it’s your first time hitting the waves or you’re already surfing at an advanced level. With a variety of different surf lesson types to meet your specific needs, you can learn to surf in Manhattan Beach by taking our private surf lessons, semi-private surf lessons, or group surf lessons. We will make sure you reach your goal while having a great time. During your lesson, our water safety and first aid certified local surf coaches will tailor the lesson so you can have an amazing surfing experience.

We provide all the right surf equipment included in your surfing lesson experience (surfboard, wetsuit, rashguard & leash). If you have registered for advanced surfing lessons, we recommend bringing your own surfboard. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Find out more about learning how to surf in Manhattan beach


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


Sun Block, Towel, Water & Great Enthusiasm.


Professional Certified Surf Instructor; CPR and Lifeguard Certified.

1 Lesson - 90 min

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.

*Wetsuit not included.


1 Lesson - 90 min

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.


1 Lesson - 90 min

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.

*Wetsuit not included.


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ABOUT Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach is a coastal city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. The city is named after its central beach, Manhattan Beach, which is situated on a wide strip of sand that runs along the Pacific coast. The city’s other main attractions include its pier, which is one of the longest piers in California, and its lively downtown area, which is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and businesses. Manhattan Beach is known for its excellent public schools and for its close proximity to several major Southern California cities, including Los Angeles and Long Beach. It’s known for its laid-back vibe, great surfing, and beautiful beaches.

There are plenty of things to do and enjoy in Manhattan Beach, California. The beach is a great place to relax, swim, sunbathe, or just take in the stunning ocean views. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, and shops to explore in the town. For those looking for more active pursuits, there are plenty of options too, including golfing, tennis, stand-up paddle boarding, biking, and hiking. Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find something to enjoy in Manhattan Beach.

Maddi d
Maddi d
Wonderful experience learning to surf!
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Great experience with this surf lesson program. Booked online, super simple. Eric and Nick were our instructors...they were fantastic. My twins who have NEVER surfed before were up and surfing the waves within five minutes of hitting the water. Great coaching and encouragement. Thanks for a fantastic morning!
Great experience!
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Tate and Beth were great instructors! We had so much fun and we learnt a lot! Ideal for people who want to start with surfing
Stephanie R
Stephanie R
Great experience!
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Ricardo was excellent with our group of three teenagers. Very impressed by how much he taught them and interacted with them.


Pacific Surf is the leading surf school around the world with our headquarters based in San Diego, California. We teach surfing lessons in many different surf locations and our top priority is providing the best surfing experience.

We have instructors from all over the world that are surf experts. They are all trained with Water Safety Courses, with over a thousand 5 stars reviews and coached to teach to all ages, specialized in beginners and intermediate students.

In some of our locations, we partner with the best schools that provide the same kind of high level service in surfing lessons.

The easiest way to book your lesson is online through our website, on this page. You will be able to check dates and times we have available and choose what best suits you.

You can also book surf lessons over the phone by calling +1 (858) 488-2685, or in our headquarters store in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California.

You can find all levels of surfers in Manhattan Beach. With sand bottom, Manhattan beach has good swells for surfers who are developing their skills which makes it a great beach break for surf lessons. 

If you are looking for Manhattan Beach surf lessons, give us a call, and we will help you get started!

All surf lessons are one and a half hours. The surfboard, wetsuit, leash and rash guard are included.

The lesson starts with a land lesson. The surfing instructor will explain about water safety, board dynamics and dimensions, what to do and not to do and your stand on the board. After that you will enter the water with your surfing instructor to try the real thing, he/she will help place the board in the correct position and give you pointers.

A private surf lesson is a one-on-one lesson, which means an instructor just for you and more wave time. If your goal is really learning to surf and making it a habit, this is the best option.

A semi-private surf lesson means one instructor for a small group of two to three people. This is a great option if you want to learn how to stand up, ride some waves and have some fun!

A group surf lesson is an instructor for four to five people ratio. You would be with a small group, which can make it a more fun experience!

When you arrive for your surf lesson a wetsuit will be provided to you. You can wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing when going to the beach: boardshort, swimsuit or bikini, the wetsuit will go over.

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.

Check out all the locations you can surf with us:
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