Ocean Beach Surf Lessons




Ocean Beach is a vibrant, bohemian neighborhood, with a classic SoCal beach vibe. Surfers and sunbathers fill the namesake beach due to its slow rolling tide which makes it a perfect place to learn how to surf. If you are feeling adventurous and looking for some surf stoke check out our options for surfing lessons and other activities in Ocean Beach.

Meet Pacific Surf School

Pacific Surf School was founded in 1997 by Emiliano Abate, a former pro-surfer and ocean enthusiast. Our experienced instructors have provided over 200,000 lessons to beginners and intermediates. If you don’t succeed, your next lesson is free. 

Join us for a thrilling surfing adventure today.

Ocean Beach Surf Lessons

Here at Pacific Surf School we offer a variety of fun ways to learn how to surf, regardless of your skill level! From private surf lessons, to semi-private and group lessons, you are guaranteed to find a lesson and teaching style that suits you! With our advanced surfers showing you the way, you’ll learn not only how to surf but also learn ocean safety, wave dynamics, surfing etiquette and much more.

Private Surf Lessons

Pacific Surf School’s also offers private surf lessons for both beginners and experienced surfers. The 90 minute lesson covers essential fundamentals and is taught by certified and knowledgeable instructors. Results are guaranteed after the first lesson, regardless of skill level.

Semi-Private Surf Lessons

Learn to surf with your friends and family in a semi-private setting with our semi-private Ocean Beach surf lessons. Pacific Surf School offers fully-guided experiences for groups. Get the benefits of a private instructor while creating unforgettable memories together. Make this summer one to remember with your squad.

Group Surf Lessons

Experienced instructors lead our group lessons for families, friends and new friends(!) to enjoy surfing as an activity together. The lessons provide fun, laughter, and adventure while also teaching something new. These experiences create lasting memories and strong bonds. Join Pacific Surf Schools Group Lessons to learn and succeed in surfing.

Surf Camps

Pacific Surf School’s San Diego surf camp offers a great opportunity for kids and teens to learn how to surf during the summer. The school has qualified instructors and has received over 1,000 5-star Google reviews, making it a reliable choice for your San Diego surf camp.

At our surf camp, students receive instruction on both surfing and water safety, as well as education on the ocean environment. Our team of certified surfing instructors are dedicated to helping each student improve their skills and understand their impact on the environment.

Ready to Learn How To Surf with Pacific Surf at Ocean Beach?

Catch a wave and learn to surf with the best at Pacific Surf School! Our experienced and qualified instructors will guide you through your first lesson at Ocean Beach in San Diego. Don’t have a board? No problem! We’ve got wetsuit and surfboard rentals available for both kids and adults. So what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of surfing and make some unforgettable memories with Pacific Surf School.


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

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.


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.


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.
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About Ocean Beach, San Diego Surfing

Ocean Beach in San Diego, California is home to some of the most incredible surf conditions the west coast has to offer. With its consistent swell and warm water temperatures, it’s the perfect place for beginner and intermediate surfers alike to take advantage of learning how to ride the waves.

Get in touch today and book your surf lessons in Ocean Beach with Pacific Surf School, the premier surf school in Southern California.

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.
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Surf lessons in Ocean Beach are administered by our partner schools. All surf schools that we partner with are registered and licensed surf schools that follow all the guidelines to properly perform surf lessons. Therefore, Pacific Surf School does not represent any school. Thus, Pacific Surf does not control and is not responsible for any interaction between the customer and the surf school such as the content of the lessons, products and customer service, among others. The parties are independent operators, Pacific Surf School has no association and does not represent these partner schools. Accordingly, Pacific Surf School does not accept any liability of any error, omission or misrepresentation in relation to information or for any loss, damage, cost or expense (whether direct or indirect) suffered by the individual user. Similarly, the partner school does not control or is not responsible for any interaction between the customer and Pacific Surf School, such as bookings, customer service before or after booking, etc. Accordingly, the partner school does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense (whether direct or indirect) suffered by the individual user for any issues related to booking. A full release of liability waiver for the partner surf school will have to be signed prior to the lesson.
By purchasing a lesson with us in Ocean Beach you acknowledge and agree to have your lesson taught by a partner surf school.
Pacific Surf School Inc facilitates the booking of your surf lessons and camp in this location, but a partner surf school will be teaching the lesson.

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