Surfing Lessons in Santa Monica

Pacific Surf School in Santa Monica

PACIFIC SURF SCHOOL IS SANTA MONICA’S PREMIER SURF SCHOOL

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, 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 Monica 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.

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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.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

ALL EQUIPMENT INCLUDED: Surfboard, 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.

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.

$140 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.

$69 PER PERSON
FAQ

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 La Jolla we partner with the best schools that provide the same kind of high level service.

You can book the surf lessons in our store in Pacific Beach and over the phone, but if you already figured out what surfing lesson you want and when you want to go surfing the easiest way is booking it online through our website.

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

The lesson starts with a land lesson in which the surfing instructor explains about the safety, board information as dynamics and dimensions, what to do and not to do and your stand on the board. After that you enter the water with your surfing instructor to try the real thing, he 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 an instructor for a small group of two to three people. This is a great option if you want to learn how to stand up and have some fun!

A group surf lesson is an instructor for four to five people. 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, so you just need whatever you would wear when going to the beach. Boardshorts or swimsuits for men, and bikinis or swimsuits for women.

La Jolla is well known for being the main spot in San Diego where the seals live during the year. It is considered one of the nicest neighborhoods with a great sunset view.

Learn More About La Jolla Shores

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. Read the full disclaimer here.

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      Pacific Surf School is top notch! My wife and I took a lesson with David and he was an exceptional instructor. He was extremely professional, patience and very knowledgeable! Most... read more

    Jersey_Jeff
    10/17/2019

      Took surfing lessons with my 2 sons for my birthday. We had a great time. My kids did very well. Me, well, not so great. Our instructor was Caleb.... read more

    RichardG972
    6/14/2020

      My husband had Caleb as his instructor, and had an absolutely amazing time surfing. Easy to schedule, reasonable price (not cheap, but worth it), and a terrific experience. My husband... read more

    eaa179
    2/18/2020

      I'm a 41 year old male, never surfed before, and my wife set me up with a private lesson as an anniversary present. We surfed at Mission Beach starting... read more

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    10/02/2019
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