Surfing Lessons in Pacific Beach San Diego

Surfing Courses, Lessons and Surf Camps. Pacific Surf School Pacific Beach has shaped thousands of surfers and nourished both their skill and love for surfing!





  • 2-3 People – 1 Instructor
  • 90 Minutes
  • All Equipment Included ; Surfboard, Wetsuit, SPF 50 Rashguard, and Leash
  • CPR, Lifeguard and Water Safety Certified Instructors
  • Guaranteed to stand up by the end of your lesson


  • 4-5 students to 1 Instructor
  • 90 Minutes
  • All Equipment Included- Surfboard, Rashguard, Wetsuit and Leash  (Just bring a towel, sunblock, and water)
  • CPR, Lifeguard and Water Safety Certified Instructors
  • Great for families and friends wanting to learn how to surf together
  • Guaranteed to stand up by the end of your lesson


The atmosphere here is informal but yet, full of energy and fun things to do. Basically, it is the perfect scenario if you are asking yourself where to learn to surf in San Diego. PB, short for Pacific Beach, is a neighborhood full of everything. Great beaches, all flavors restaurants, a lot of shops and definitely, a lot of people strolling around. 

The young vibe comes along and makes it flawless to take your first surfing classes. Being in one of the most popular San Diego beaches alone already brings that feeling of joy and you won’t want to miss it.  Pacific Beach Surf Lessons is right there at the beach directly in front of the Blue Sea Hotel, at the very end of Pacific Beach Drive. 

To explore, biking is one of the best and pleasant ways to see the neighborhood. Bike rental shops are all over the place. Garnet Avenue is where all the fun stuff is. Tons of food, drinks, clothes and surf shops on every block. Two very recommended spots to kill some cravings after your private surf lessons are the Pacific Beach Fish Shop – for a fresh caught of the day any style you want and less than half mile away you can make your own custom ice cream sandwich at Baked Bear.

Where to stay

Not only the feeling is casual, but also most of the hotels have that same ambiance. The seaside vibe can be easily found in the ones closest to the boardwalk. The Blue Sea Beach Hotel l is the perfect place if you are looking for something beachy and a priceless sunset.


There is a lot of parking in the residential streets off Pacific Beach Drive as well as free parking all up and down Mission Boulevard. There is also a paid parking structure across the street from our surfing school called the Promenade Parking.  If none of these work you can always valet your car for $7 at World Famous Restaurant directly in front of our surf School.  In any case, we always recommend giving yourself some extra time to figure all this out before you arrive for your California surf experience! 



For the last 20 years, Pacific Surf School San Diego have developed a range of services and lessons targeting all types of surfers: high levels and beginners, women, children, tourists, parents or just beach lovers. We provide the best instructions in the world!

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Check out our programs to see what works best for you and come out and enjoy the waves with us!


Life is a Wave

Why do so many people love surfing? Simply put, because it’s awesome! To Pacific Surf School La Jolla Surfing Lessons, surfing is more than just a sport – it’s a way of life!

Pacific Surf School in San Diego is happy to open up a whole new world of opportunities for ocean lovers by giving surfing classes and lessons at La Jolla Shores to passionate surfers of all ages. We offer surfing lessons in La Jolla Shores, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, and you can choose the type and dynamics that work best for you – private, semi-private or group lessons.

Kids are simply crazy about our camp in San Diego! We give surfing lessons for beginner and intermediate kid surfers. At our surf school San Diego, with our fantastic surfing lessons, we make surfing a fun activity for the whole family!

Learn to shred waves and enjoy the ocean with the Pacific Surf School in San Diego that has produced over 200,000 surfers since 1997.

We provide all of the surfing equipment, support and protection needed to emerge a great surfer. All you need to bring is enthusiasm! See you at the beach!

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We look forward to seeing you SURFING with us SOON!