Santa Monica Surf Lessons

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Surf Lessons Santa Monica


Pacific Surf School offers a unique and exciting way to explore the beautiful California coastline. Our seasoned instructors provide top-notch surf instruction in a safe and engaging environment so you can confidently enjoy the waves and have an awesome time! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you to make sure that you have an enjoyable, safe experience no matter what your skill level is. With Pacific Surf School, you can be assured that our lessons are tailored to meet your goals and get the most out of your surf adventure!

For the best surf lessons Santa Monica has to offer, come join us here at Pacific Surf! Santa Monica is one of the most iconic spots in Los Angeles. With an endless supply of waves almost all year long, Santa Monica is a perfect place to learn how to surf

Well-known for its palm trees and wide beach, its world-famous pier, and Pacific Park amusement park featuring its 1920’s built carousel, Santa Monica is a beach break with great surfing conditions for beginners and advanced surfers alike.

Pacific Surf School’s Surf Lessons and Surf Camp are Offered Year-Round in Santa Monica

We are open in Santa Monica 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, you can schedule your next lesson when it’s convenient for you. We offer both beginner and advanced lessons for adults and children alike. With a variety of different surf lesson types to meet your specific needs, our Santa Monica surf lessons offer 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. If you are interested in Santa Monica surf lessons, click the link below to register!

Click here to register for your surf lesson today

Ready for Surf Lessons in Santa Monica?

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 for your Santa Monica surf lessons.

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


Sun Block, Towel, Water, and 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 Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA is a bustling coastal city nestled between Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. It’s known for its gorgeous beaches, diverse cultural attractions, and vibrant nightlife. Santa Monica offers something for everyone; from the beautiful palm-lined boardwalk to the iconic pier that stretches out into the Pacific.

The city also has world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife. Santa Monica also boasts a variety of family-friendly activities for all ages, including a carousel, aquarium, playgrounds, and an amusement park. The city’s culture is vibrant and diverse; from the historic downtown area to trendy Ocean Avenue, you’re sure to find something that appeals to your interests.

Whether it’s soaking up the sun on the beach, exploring a museum or gallery, enjoying the nightlife, or taking surf lessons, Santa Monica is truly an amazing place to visit. With so much to offer and see, it’s no wonder why Santa Monica is one of California’s premier destinations.

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.

Absolutely! Santa Monica is a fantastic spot for beginners. Our seasoned instructors tailor lessons specifically for novice and intermediate surfers, covering everything from basic paddling techniques to catching your first wave confidently.

Prime surf conditions in Santa Monica typically occur in the morning when the winds are lighter and the waves are more consistent. We also monitor the daily surf reports to ensure we schedule our lessons at the best possible times. Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most enjoyable surfing experience.

Yes! Apart from Santa Monica, we also offer surf lessons at the nearby Venice Beach and Malibu. These spots are well known for their beginner-friendly waves and beautiful scenery. Depending on the day’s conditions, our instructors might choose the best spot to enhance your surfing experience.

For beginners, we recommend using longboards, which are provided during our surf lessons. They offer stability and easier wave-catching capabilities, which are perfect for those just starting out. As you progress, our instructors will help you transition to other types of boards that match your advancing skills.

Santa Monica beaches are governed by local regulations, including specific surfing zones and times especially during peak tourist seasons. Our instructors are well-versed in these regulations and will ensure you surf within the guidelines set by local authorities, prioritizing safety and respect for other beachgoers.

Within our 90-minute lesson, you’ll be up and riding waves thanks to our effective teaching methods. Most students feel comfortable enough to keep surfing after just a few lessons, but like any sport, practice is key to mastery.

We provide all the necessary gear, including surfboards and wetsuits. Just bring your sunscreen, a towel, plenty of water, and your enthusiasm for fun and learning.

Yes, we love teaching little grommets! Children aged 5 and up are welcome, provided they can swim. We ensure that our lessons for kids are safe, fun, and educational, focusing on confidence-building in the water.

Surfing in Santa Monica means you learn in an iconic setting known for its long stretches of beach and consistent waves. It’s also less crowded than other popular spots, allowing for a more focused learning environment. The local area is buzzing with activities and sights to enjoy after your surf session.

Santa Monica is a bustling area with attractions like the Santa Monica Pier, Third Street Promenade for shopping, and numerous bike paths and parks. There’s always something to do or see, whether you’re into cultural activities or simply soaking up the Southern California sun.

For specific details on our cancellation policy, please refer to our website at Pacific Surf School Cancellation Policy. This page provides all the information you need if changes to your plans are necessary.

Yes, all our instructors are certified in surf instruction and have CPR and Lifeguard certifications. They are seasoned surfers passionate about sharing their love of surfing while prioritizing your safety and enjoyment during the lesson.

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