Surfing Lessons in Mission Beach

Nominated "Travels Choice Award" for 7 years in a row, Mission Beach Surfing School offers surf lessons for all ages! From beginner to intermediate surfing lessons, we specialize in spreading stoke through surfing.

San Diego Surf Lessons

Mission Beach Surf School offers surf lessons everyday of the week and is open year round. With many different options for surf lesson types you can choose from Private surf lessons, Semi-Private surf lessons for 2-3 people or even Group surf lessons for groups of 4-5 people.

Our Water Safety Certified surf instructor make learning to surf a fun and safe experience. 

All the surfing equipment is included in all surfing lessons and we even guarantee you to stand up by the end of your surf lesson.

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Come visit us right on the sand in Mission Beach.

Your surf lesson start with a land instruction covering topics on

Check out our Different options



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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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Great 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.

Choose your Experience


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.


Absolutely! Mission Beach Surfing School has been providing surfing lessons for nearly two decades, and we specialize in making beginners feel comfortable and confident on the water. Our instructors are experienced, patient, and love to teach, making our surf lessons an ideal learning environment for beginners.

The best time to surf at Mission Beach can vary based on the specific conditions on any given day, but generally, the early morning hours are popular for catching consistent waves before the wind picks up. Also, check the surf report for the day as swells can affect the conditions.

While we believe Mission Beach offers exceptional surfing conditions, there are several other great surfing spots in the area. Some of the other beaches considered suitable for surfing include Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla.

The type of surfboard that will be most suitable for surfing in Mission Beach can vary depending on your skill level, the specific wave conditions, and personal preference. However, for beginners, we typically recommend using a longboard as it provides good stability and is easier for learning.

There is a designated area for surfing that is marked off by black and yellow checkered flags. The area between these flags is considered a surfing-only zone. The only restrictions would be to respect other surfers, follow etiquette rules, and adhere to lifeguard instructions.

Everything you need for the surf lesson including the surfboard, wetsuit, rash guard, and leash is provided by us. You just need to bring a towel, sunscreen, bathing suit, and water or snacks if needed.

Yes, absolutely! We encourage booking lessons in advance to ensure your preferred timing and availability. You can easily book a lesson through our website or by giving us a call.

Absolutely, surf lessons are available for children at Mission Beach. We recommend that children be at least 5 years old to start taking surf lessons with us. For the child’s safety and comfort, we also require that they have basic swimming skills. Our instructors have a wealth of experience teaching children of all ages and will ensure they have a fun, safe experience learning to surf.

Mission Beach Surf School has experienced instructors and provides quality, safe lessons, which set us apart from other beaches. Also, with less crowd and excellent wave conditions, Mission Beach provides an ideal environment for beginners to learn and practice surfing.

Yes, after your surf lesson, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in Mission Beach. You can take a stroll on the boardwalk, enjoy local food at numerous eateries nearby, visit Belmont Park for their amusement park rides, or rent a bike and explore the area. Mission Beach also offers a beautiful beach for those who want to relax and soak in the sun.