Semi Private Surf Lessons

Enhance Your Surfing with the Advantages of Semi-Private Lessons

What’s better than a group lesson? A semi private lesson that brings the best of a private lesson and a group lesson to offer you increased privacy and more accessibility at a low rate.

Mission Beach Surfing School offers private lessons for people interested in learning to surf. These lessons are suitable for both beginners and experts as they offer increased privacy and a chance to learn at your own pace. 

Our semi private surf lessons are designed with care and are suitable for all kinds of learners, including new and experienced surfers. They offer great privacy as each group consists of 2-3 people. You can get enrolled with your friends or family members, including your spouse, children, siblings, or parents. Or be a little social and mingle with other individuals with the passion to learn to surf.

Semi-private surf lessons are available at various San Diego locations, including Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, and Mission Beach

Surf Lessons Focused on Safety and Enjoyment

Enjoy a great surfing session during the day and stroll around the area in the evening to get the feel of this buzzing town. The beach is picture worthy and buzzing throughout the day. 

We promise you a great time with our trained and certified instructors who have received years of training, including CPR AIR training, Water Safety Specialization training, and LifeGuard training. We put safety first and ensure learners learn in a safe and secure environment.

All lessons are designed according to the learners and their goals and include topics such as waves, ocean safety, and performing stunts. We believe in making surfing easy for everyone and put no pressure on the learner. You will get a chance to learn at your own pace and enjoy the process.

You will begin your surf lesson with land instruction covering topics on

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one-on-one Surf Lesson. Perfect Option for the surfer that is looking for a tailored lesson to meet you Surf level needs.



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Perfect Option For smaller groups of 2-3 people



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Group surf lesson
with 4-5 people


One free Surf Lesson when you purchase in a package






Our four lesson package was created for you to learn the basics of surfing and develop your surfing skills. Our instructors will teach you the fundamentals of surfing including how to paddle, pop-up and maintain balance while surfing. Advance from surfing the white wash to surfing the glassy part of a wave and learn proper surfing etiquette.​

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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.


Semi-private surf lessons are those where two students share one instructor. It’s a perfect blend of private and group lessons that offers personalized learning along with the joy of sharing the surfing experience with someone else, be it a friend, sibling, partner, or coworker.

Semi-private surf lessons offer the best of both worlds. You receive personalized attention, detailed feedback, and tailored instruction from your instructor, similar to a private surf lesson. At the same time, you get to share this unique experience with a friend or loved one, motivating and supporting each other’s progress. This setup can often make learning faster, more enjoyable, and more inspiring.

In a semi-private surf lesson, a pair of students share one instructor. After a brief on-land training session, you and your partner will head out to the water. While one student rides the wave, the other can observe, rest, or receive more personalized feedback from the instructor. This rotation system allows both students to maximize their practice and learning time.

Typically, the surfing partners in a semi-private lesson are determined by the students themselves. We advise choosing a partner who’s around your skill level for the best learning experience. If you’re booking a semi-private lesson, you’ll generally be asked to provide the name of the person joining you. If you’re looking to be paired for a semi-private lesson but don’t have a specific person in mind, get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to pair you with a suitable partner.

Absolutely, semi-private surfing lessons are suitable for students of all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, our instructors can cater the lesson to meet you and your partner’s skill level and surfing goals.

Scheduling options can vary, but we generally operate 7 days a week, at various times throughout the day to accommodate different schedules and tide levels.

A typical semi-private surf lesson lasts approximately 90 minutes. This should provide ample time for both participants to receive personal feedback and instruction, while also getting plenty of time out on the water.

Yes, equipment rentals are indeed included in the cost of a semi-private surf lesson. Each participant will be provided with a surfboard, wetsuit, UV Protection, Rash Guard, and Leash.

Yes, surf lessons are offered to children. In the case of both private and semi-private lessons, we do require that the child is at least five years old and capable of swimming. This ensures that they can safely enjoy their time in the water.

As with all our lessons, safety is our top priority at Mission Beach Surf School. Each of our instructors is certified in CPR and is trained in Ocean Rescue and First Aid. In a semi-private lesson, the small student-to-instructor ratio allows for focused, individual attention and rapid response to any safety concerns that may arise during the lesson. Instructors are always alert and vigilant, ensuring a secure environment for both students.