Offering Surf Camp and Surfing Lessons in Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach and La Jolla

Discover the Best Surf Lessons in San Diego

Are you eager to ride the waves and master the art of surfing? Look no further! At our surf school in Mission Beach, San Diego, we provide a fun and safe environment for surf enthusiasts of all levels. With over 20 years of experience, we are committed to making your surfing journey unforgettable.
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Recognized Excellence

We take pride in our reputation as The Best Surf School, consistently earning the prestigious “Travelers Choice Award” from TripAdvisor for seven consecutive years. Join us and discover why we are the top choice for surfers in San Diego.

Varied Surfing Experiences

No matter your skill level, we offer a range of options to suit your needs:

Private Surf Lessons: Enjoy one-on-one instruction tailored to your abilities.
Semi-Private Surf Lessons: Share the waves with a friend or family member while receiving personalized guidance.
Group Surf Lessons: Embrace the camaraderie of group learning and ride the waves together.
Surf Camps: Immerse yourself in a multi-day surfing adventure to hone your skills.

Committed to Safety and Quality

As a fully licensed surf school authorized by the City of San Diego, your safety is our top priority. We’ve dedicated two decades to teaching people how to surf because it’s our passion.

Unmatched Guarantees

When you choose our surf school, we ensure your success: You’ll stand up on your surfboard during your 90-minute surf lesson. All the necessary equipment is INCLUDED in your experience. Embark on your surfing journey with confidence and excitement. Join us today at the best surf school in San Diego, where waves and adventure await!
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Aloha and Welcome to

Mission Beach
Surf School in San Diego

Learn how to surf in a fun and safe environment. Voted The Best Surf School and "Travelers Choice Award" from TripAdvisor for over 7 years in a row. We offer Private surf lessons, semi-private surf lessons, group surf lessons, surf camps and more.
We are a fully licensed surf school in Mission Beach by the City of San Diego. With over 20 years in business teaching people how to surf is our passion. Your search is over looking for the best surf school and surfing lessons in San Diego. We guarantee you to stand up on your surf board during your 90 minute surf lesson and all of your equipment is INCLUDED.

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Surf Lessons

We have instructors on the beach teaching surf lessons every day of the week from Monday to Sunday.

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Surf Camp

Let your children have amazing new experiences, make new friends, create lasting memories and experiences.

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Stand Up Paddle

Stand up paddle board is a great alternative to surfing and boating for people of all ages.


You don’t need to bring anything for your surf lesson! Mission Beach Surf School will provide everything you need, including the Surfboard, Wetsuit, UV Protection, Rash Guard and Leash. Just remember to dress comfortably and bring any personal items you might need, such as sunscreen and water.

No, not at all. Our surf lessons are designed for all skill levels, whether you’re a seasoned surfer or it’s your first time on a board. Our experienced instructors will guide you according to your ability, ensuring a fun and safe surfing experience.

Booking a surf lesson is easy! Just click on the “Book Now” button on our website. After that, you can choose the type of surf lesson you want. We’ll handle the rest, and our team will get in touch with you to confirm the details.

If you need to cancel your surf lesson, please do so 48 hours before the start time of your lesson to be eligible for a full refund. However, reservations made within 48 hours will not be refunded. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late to your lesson, you will be considered a No-Show, and no refunds will be provided. If you need to reschedule your lesson, you can do so within 48 hours Monday – Thursday for $35 per person. Please email us at if you would like to reschedule your lesson. No phone calls will be accepted for rescheduling.

The typical duration of a surf lesson is 90 minutes. This includes time for instruction, getting geared up and plenty of surf time. We recommend arriving 10 minutes before your scheduled lesson to ensure you’re all set to go!

Yes, it is safe to surf in San Diego. While surfing does come with inherent risks, like any outdoor physical activity, our instructors are experienced and trained in ocean rescue and first aid, ensuring that every precaution is taken to maintain the safety of our students.

Absolutely, our surf lessons are designed for all skill levels. From people who have never surfed before to those who are looking to advance their skills, we cater to everyone.

Our surf instructors are highly experienced. They are all Red Cross certified in CPR and have been trained in Ocean Rescue and First Aid. They have many years of teaching experience under their belts and are passionate about sharing their love of surfing.

Yes, we do offer surf lessons for children. However, for the safety and security of all of our students, the minimum age for surf lessons is five years old and they must be able to swim.

Yes, equipment rental is included in the cost a surf lesson. This includes the Surfboard, Wetsuit, UV Protection, Rash Guard and Leash.