Pacific Surf School in Santa Cruz
Pacific Surf School is Santa Cruz's Premier Surfing School
Santa Cruz is an awesome place to learn how to surf. It holds one of the most consistent waves and has among the widest variety of surf breaks in the Northern Hemisphere. Santa Cruz has some of the best beaches in The Golden State. Pacific Surf School, along with its certified surf instructors, is dedicated to coach surfing in a fun and safe environment tailoring our lessons to your goals and specific needs. We offer a few options for you to live your dream to surf.
Pacific Surf School’s Surf Lessons and Surf Camp are Offered Year-Round in Santa Cruz
We are open in Santa Cruz year-round for all your surfing needs. Whether it’s your first time hitting the waves or you’re already surfing at an advanced level, we’re open year-round so that you can schedule your next lesson when it’s convenient for you. With a variety of different surf lesson types to meet your specific needs, the Pacific Surf School in Santa Cruz offers private surf lessons, semi-private surf lessons, and 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 your surf lesson so you can have an amazing SoCal surfing experience.
The first step in getting started surfing is selecting the right instructor, and we have the best instructors in the business. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment. All the surf equipment is 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.
ALL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED: Surfboard, UV Protection, Rash Guard and Leash.
WHAT TO BRING
THE STOKED PRIVATE
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.
$150 PER PERSON
THE STOKED SEMI-PRIVATE
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.
$130 PER PERSON
THE STOKED GROUP
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.
$100 PER PERSON
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Pacific Surf is the leading surf school around the world with our headquarters based in San Diego. 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.
If you already figured out what surfing lesson you want and when you want to go surfing the easiest way is book it online on this page.
One of the “surfer’s dream” spots, the waves in Santa Cruz has something for all leaning levels on its sandy beaches. From gentle waves to crashing swells, surf lessons are a great option in Santa Cruz.
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.
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