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.

Pacific Surf is one of the leading surf schools 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. We specialize in beginners and intermediate surf lessons.

In some of our locations we have partnerships with local surf schools. All surf schools that we partner with are registered and licensed surf schools that provide the same quality service as we do. They follow all the guidelines to properly perform surf lessons.

The easiest way is booking lessons online through our website, here you will be able to choose the date, time and location that works best for you. You can also call us at +1 (858) 488-2685 and we will be able to book your lesson over the phone.

This beach is famous for having great waves for beginner surfers throughout the year. Santa Monica Beach is a “must visit” when going to Los Angeles.

All of our surf lessons are one and a half hours. All the equipment is included: surfboard, wetsuit, leash and rash guard.

The lesson starts with a land lesson, you will learn about safety, board information like dynamics and dimensions, what to do and not to do, and pop up technique to stand on the board. 

Right after 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 so you can catch your first waves!

Private Surf Lessons, Semi-private Surf Lessons and Group Surf Lessons.

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 to really learn surfing and make 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 with peers!

A group surf lesson is an instructor for four to five people. You will have less wave time, although, having lessons with more people can make the experience more fun!

Some of our partners might not have the semi-private options in their locations.

When you arrive for your surf lesson we will provide you with a wetsuit, so we recommend wearing a swimsuit or board shorts to wear the wetsuit over it. 

You should bring a towel and sunscreen to the lesson. Also, we recommend tipping your instructor after the lesson if you had a good time, therefore, make sure you bring some cash for it. 

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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