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.

 

$156 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.

$120 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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FAQ

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.

TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS

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    Phaeon
    1/05/2020

    star rating  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

    star rating  My 13/y/o grandson had a great experience with Ryan MacDonald. This was his first time on a surf board. Ryan was clear with his instructions and encouraged Joshua... read more

    daveflyfish
    8/07/2020

    star rating  Heather is amazing! My family of five had our first lesson today. She was so helpful to all of us. How she managed to physically help two young boys get... read more

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