Pacific Surf School https://www.pacificsurf.org Surf lessons and surf camps Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:38:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 5 Facts About Surf [Part 1] https://www.pacificsurf.org/5-facts-about-surf-part-1/ Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:28:51 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=3015 Facts that made history and things that only surfing can provide. Surfing, this wonderful sport that allows us to glide over the waves, connect with nature and recharge our energies. Do you know how surfing started? We list here ten curiosities about the trajectory of this sport that makes us sigh whenever we look at […]

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Facts that made history and things that only surfing can provide.
Surfing, this wonderful sport that allows us to glide over the waves, connect with nature and recharge our energies.
Do you know how surfing started? We list here ten curiosities about the trajectory of this sport that makes us sigh whenever we look at the office window, wishing we were the beach.

1. Surfing Roots

Early reports say surfing was introduced to Hawaii by Polynesian King Tahito. Others say that Peruvian peoples already practiced the sport with canoe species. But the first record was made by English navigator James Cook, who claimed to be a relaxing sport practiced on wooden planks.

2. Power Exchange

Since the boards were made by the surfers themselves, they believed that by making them they transmitted positive energies to them, and by using them all negative energies were released. The practice of surfing was considered a “worship to sea spirit”.

3. Royalty Sport

Surfing was called the “sport of the gods” and because of this, in Polynesia, only kings could stand on the board. The subjects were to lie down, for they were considered inferior.

4. Duke’s Arrival

Considered the father of modern surfing, Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was a swimming champion at the 1912 Olympics, where he spread the word about Hawaii and surfing, described as riding the waves with wooden boards. This fact drew international recognition for the small American archipelago and the sport and made Duke the largest disseminator of surfing in history.

5. Surfing around the world

In 1913, Duke introduced the sport in the United States. In 1915, it was the turn to teach Australians how to surf. In the 1940s, the sport became popular in the US coast, and especially on the beaches of southern California. With the start of the first surfing championships in 1974, surfing gained worldwide presence and thus its professionalization. Duke died in 1989 at the age of 94 and earned a statue in his honor on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu.
Do you want to learn how to surf and connect to the surfing lifestyle? We are the best Surf School in San Diego, come surf with us!

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The importance of surf schools https://www.pacificsurf.org/the-importance-of-surf-schools/ Sun, 11 Aug 2019 00:51:23 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=3012 Surf is a hugely popular sport in California. The long Pacific coast and excellent beaches have tourism as an important partner. Even with its popularity, we can say that the sport keeps growing and it becomes more desired every day. With the growing demand for surfing, the offer also became a necessity along the coast. […]

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Surf is a hugely popular sport in California. The long Pacific coast and excellent beaches have tourism as an important partner. Even with its popularity, we can say that the sport keeps growing and it becomes more desired every day.

With the growing demand for surfing, the offer also became a necessity along the coast. Nowadays it is rare to see a touristic surfing spot that does not have a surf school. The teaching and dissemination of the sport are very important.

The role of surf schools is crucial and very important as they are often responsible for providing the first steps into the sport and giving the first lessons to future surfers, but also for conveying the values ​​of the surfing lifestyle.
The main goal of surf schools is to teach surf safely and correctly under the supervision of trained teachers, who are also Water Safety Certified. Depending on the tides and sea conditions, surfing can be one of the most complete and natural experiences ever known. One thing is certain: fun is guaranteed!

The mission of Pacific Surf School is to provide a service of quality, good relationships, good times and help our students develop an interest in the practice of sports in a natural environment. We intend to offer a fast, safe, healthy and fun learning.

Come learn how to surf with us and have a brand new experience. We are the best surf school in San Diego.

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How to “read” waves https://www.pacificsurf.org/how-to-read-waves/ Sun, 11 Aug 2019 00:49:57 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=3010 When surfing, one of the most frequently asked questions is: how do the waves break? How will a wave break over a particular ocean topography? And when you have the answers to these questions, you’ll always know when and where to paddle – left, right or if the wave is not even worth paddling for. […]

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When surfing, one of the most frequently asked questions is: how do the waves break? How will a wave break over a particular ocean topography? And when you have the answers to these questions, you’ll always know when and where to paddle – left, right or if the wave is not even worth paddling for.
Knowing how to interpret when the waves will break and anticipate the direction in which they will break is one of the most important surfing skills.

Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate practitioner or a professional, you should always know how to read a wave. Choosing the right wave entails observation and opens up a whole universe of advantages over other surfers.By mastering this art, you will catch the best waves more often, fall less often, get less tired and, above all, have much more fun.More experienced surfers can understand exactly how the waves will break and flow even though they are not familiar with where they are.

Wave Reading: Closeouts Are Not Great For Surfing
The first lesson is the simplest of all: if you learned how to surf or is even using a shorter board already, waves that close completely are not good for surfing. They do not have a face to which the surface of the board can adhere.
Closeouts are good if you are still learning how to stand on a foam board. Foam boards are very floatable which makes them the best option to learn.

Now that you know about closeouts, how to crack a wave’s “genetic code” or how to figure out if it will break left or right?
When watching waves that are still forming, here are the things to watch out for:

Look at the horizon line:

1. When a wave set is emerging, compare the horizon line with the wave angle;
2. Identify the highest point (peak) of the wave;
3. The side with the steepest slope or angle indicates where the wave will break;
4. The direction in which the wave breaks is the direction in which it should be surfed;

Once explained how to know if a wave is left or right, let’s cover two other possibilities that may occur: an “A-frame” wave or a closeout.

An “A-frame” wave occurs when the peak in formation has an identical angle on both sides, such as an inverted “V”.In these cases, the wave will break left and right simultaneously. If you are perfectly positioned at the peak of the wave – the starting  point – you can choose to go left or right.

Closeouts are waves that close all at once and as mentioned earlier. Those are generally not great for surfing.

By observing them you will notice that the wave line is parallel to the horizon line. There are no angles or inclines, which means that the wave will break simultaneously all over the face.

As a rule, the highest point – the peak of the wave – is where the wave will break first, so this is where it should be positioned.Now that you know what you have to do, start observing and reading the waves on your time at the beach and you’ll quickly learn what you need to know.

If you don’t know how to surf and are eager to learn, we can help. We are the best surf school in San Diego and we are ready to have you for surfing lessons.
Click here and access our websites to know a little more about us and our surf lessons. We are looking forward to surfing with you.

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Fast guide for women that want to learn how to surf https://www.pacificsurf.org/fast-guide-for-women-that-want-to-learn-how-to-surf/ Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:47:31 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=3006 Frequent questions that many women ask when thinking about learning how to surf. Do you see yourself as a girl or woman that would love to learn how to surf but feels insecure and doubts just thinking about it? Usually, our fears limit us and they are built on lack of information. Therefore, we listed […]

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Frequent questions that many women ask when thinking about learning how to surf.

Do you see yourself as a girl or woman that would love to learn how to surf but feels insecure and doubts just thinking about it? Usually, our fears limit us and they are built on lack of information.
Therefore, we listed some frequently asked questions that might be on your mind. Probably, with some of these answers, you will feel more secure and encouraged to follow through, put a swimming suit on and jump in the water.

Do I need a teacher?

You don’t need a teacher to learn how to surf but, we highly recommend it! Having a surfing lesson will assist you to learn about safety and will definitely help you learn faster how to surf.
You can always have group lessons but, if you have the option, the best option is to have a private surf lesson. A little push is always helpful.

What are the best places to learn how to surf?

This is a primary question because it can determine your success or a major trauma.
The idea is not to tell you all the best beaches in the world to learn how to surf but to give you information to evaluate what are the best wave characteristics for learning.
As we stated previously, the best option is to have a surfing lesson, and you can find surf schools on beaches that are good for learning. Either way, you are looking for chubby and slow waves. On beaches like that, you can find quite a lot of longboard surfers.
In San Diego, great options are some locations in Pacific Beach and Mission Beach.

Which board do I use to learn?

The best board to learn is a longboard. Those boards are longer and wider consequently their flotation proves more stability.
With boards like that your chance of standing up is higher.
Soft boards are great options because in case of impact they don’t hurt and they have great flotation.

How long until I am surfing?

This answer depends on your skill with sports and your balance. It also depends on your capability to face your feard and dedication. Surfing is not an easy sport but with a little bit of ability you will stand up in your first lesson and we have to tell you that is one of the most rewarding experiences.
Also, persistence is the main key, so more you practice better you are going to get.

We are a surf school in San Diego and we would love to help you to learn how to surf! We guarantee you stand up on your first lesson and it can be a great start for you to fall in love with this sport.
Pacific Surf School is the Best Surfing School in San Diego. Get in touch with our school or book your lesson online.

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A Surfer’s Lifestyle: what surfing teaches us about life https://www.pacificsurf.org/a-surfers-lifestyle-what-surfing-teaches-us-about-life/ Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:20:06 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=3001 More than just appearance, a surfer’s lifestyle is about balance. Surf has become one of the most famous sports in the past decade. A sport that is now part of the Olympics and has brands like Mitsubishi eager to have their images attached to its athletes changed people’s general notion of what surfing is. Even […]

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More than just appearance, a surfer’s lifestyle is about balance.

Surf has become one of the most famous sports in the past decade. A sport that is now part of the Olympics and has brands like Mitsubishi eager to have their images attached to its athletes changed people’s general notion of what surfing is.
Even so, there is still a stereotype associated with the surfing lifestyle that people seem to hang on to. The Californian bleached hair, laid back attitude and the “I don’t care for much” look, often connected with surfers, is now more than ever an outdated concept.

When you spend some time with a surfer you realize that surfing can be a mindset or a lifestyle for those who make it a habit to be in the water and have the need to feel the connection with the ocean. But searching for that connection constantly, surprisingly, teaches us quite a lot about life.

Timing is everything

When in the water a surfer has to wait for the perfect instant to paddle into that incredible wave. This has to become almost natural for the surfer, since being a few seconds off means losing the wave.
In a world where everyone is rushing and anxious, being able to wait and feel the right time is quite a rare and life-changing practice.

Being present

Mindfulness is a new concept which consists in being present and focusing all your attention on what is happening right now. People feel so disconnected that there are actually people making millions with coaching, books, and lectures about how to learn to be and concentrate at the moment.
When surfing presence is everything, it requires a lot of focus and attention to detail to succeed and become better every day.

Resilience and humility

The ocean can be quite unpredictable, from the condition of the water to the sea life, you have to be prepared for unexpected changes.
A powerful force of nature, the sea has a way to keep your ego in check reminding you how small you are in that immensity. Understanding your limits and listening to your fears is essential.
A great example of resilience and humility is Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who lost her arm from a shark bite when she was 14 years old. Right after she healed she was back into the water. She is now one of the most recognized female professional surfers. “My love for surfing helped me overcome my fear of sharks,” she told The New York Times, perseverance and resilience were the main keys for her recovery.

Failure and success

You can be a beginner learning how to surf or a pro surfer trying to ace a maneuver, it is very probable that you will fail a great number of times before you achieve your goal.
And one thing we learn about life is that failing is inevitable. But, the way you deal with failure will define who you are and, possibly, your chances to succeed.
Surfing teaches us that failing is part of life and if you insist it will also teach you how to deal with it to turn the fear of failure into fuel for your persistence and success.

Surfing can instruct us to live a life to the full. It also shows us that fear is normal and stepping out of your comfort zone can be very frightening until you give it a try. Also, the moment you decide to do it you will only focus on that instant and naturally forget about the fear.

If this lifestyle intrigues you and you want authentic learning to surf experience Pacific Surf School is the Best Surfing School in San Diego. Get in touch with our school or book your lesson online.

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Why Booking a Surf Lesson Will Make You a Better Surfer https://www.pacificsurf.org/why-booking-a-surf-lesson-will-make-you-a-better-surfer-2/ Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:27:06 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=2994 Read on and discover why booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf now will make you a much better surfer in the future. If you dream of becoming a surfer, then the best place to begin your journey is with a surf lesson. This applies to just about everyone. Even if you’re already familiar with […]

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Read on and discover why booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf now will make you a much better surfer in the future.

If you dream of becoming a surfer, then the best place to begin your journey is with a surf lesson. This applies to just about everyone. Even if you’re already familiar with other boardsports such as snowboarding of skateboarding.

The reason for this is that there’s so much more to surfing than simply grabbing your board and hitting the waves. Things like the beach you’re surfing at, the equipment you’re using and your technique will all determine just how well you’ll perform. Add the fact that you’re dealing with the whims of Mother Nature while in the water and the whole learning process becomes much more complicated.

Booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf is therefore the best option for beginner surfers. Not only will we show you the basics, but we’ll also make you a more well-rounded waterman or woman. Check out some of the ways we do this below.

Supervised introduction

Many would be wave riders have had terrible first experiences when it comes to surfing. Being caught in a rip, bowled over by the shorebreak or separated from your board are just some examples of surfing gone bad. But that doesn’t mean your first attempt at surfing has to go this way.

By booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf, you can look forward to a fully-supervised introduction to surfing that ensures you’re eased into the experience. This begins with our qualified instructors assessing your skill level.

We then provide a thorough lesson on the basics of surfing on the beach before you even hit the water and monitor every wave you catch. Thus guaranteeing your first surf session goes smoothly and that you develop a positive first impression.

Proper Technique 

Bad habits can seriously cripple your progress. With some poor practices stopping you from levelling up your surfing skills all together. The good news is that by booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf, any bad habits you may have picked up will be totally ironed out.

This is done by first identifying which behaviors or actions are having a negative impact on your performance. We then show you how you can change for the better by drawing from over 20 plus years of surf school expertise. Before you know it old habits that were holding you back will be eliminated, and you’ll feel yourself getting better with every wave.

Water safety 

The ocean can be a dangerous place. Strong currents and a shallow impact zone are just two examples of problem areas for beginner surfers. This makes having an understanding of general water safety imperative for newcomers. Which is why we also coach you on various best practices as they pertain to surfing.

Our reasons for instructing you on the basics of water safety are twofold. Firstly, it ensures you understand the risks involved with surfing so as to better manage them while in the water. Secondly, it allows you to feel more confident about standing up on a surfboard for the first time, which contributes to better performance and a more satisfying learn to surf experience.

Supportive environment

Our instructors are patient, caring and highly qualified at their job. We also employ people who know how to work with individuals of all backgrounds and athletic abilities. Another great thing about them in addition to their coaching skills, however, is their ability to create a supportive environment for everyone in our classes.

By learning in a supportive environment, you’ll be better equipped to handle the ups and downs that come with surfing for the very first time. Falling off for instance becomes an opportunity to correct your mistake, rather than an outright failure. While each success you have is celebrated using positive reinforcement.

The end result is that you feel motivated to continue surfing, instead of simply giving up after a few failed attempts, and become hooked on this exciting pastime for years to come. 

 

Book a surf lesson with Pacific Surf in San Diego today and become a better surfer in a shorter amount of time!

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The Best Learn to Surf Beaches in San Diego https://www.pacificsurf.org/the-best-learn-to-surf-beaches-in-san-diego/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:23:59 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=2973 Discover where the best learn to surf beaches in San Diego are located or get in touch with Pacific Surf to book a surf lesson with our trusted team today. San Diego is a veritable surfers paradise with dozens of epic waves on offer and an eclectic local surf scene. This makes it one of […]

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Discover where the best learn to surf beaches in San Diego are located or get in touch with Pacific Surf to book a surf lesson with our trusted team today.

San Diego is a veritable surfers paradise with dozens of epic waves on offer and an eclectic local surf scene. This makes it one of the most ideal places for beginners to try their luck at surfing for the very first time.

Before you paddle out though, check out the following article the team here at Pacific Surf have put together. Complete with a detailed list of the best learn to surf beaches in San Diego. See you in the waves everyone!

Pacific Beach

Known locally as PB, Pacific Beach is regarded as a dream surf spot for beginner wave riders, due to its gentle waves and consistent conditions.

A sand bottom break, it is also incredibly forgiving. So if you do happen to have a tumble while attempting to stand up, you can rest assured you’ll live to fight another day. Lifeguards, public toilets, plenty of restaurants and bars plus a lively surf community make it one of the best learn to surf beaches in San Diego.

Chalk it up as one of those must-visit destinations if you’re ever in town and enjoy the small waves that seem to be breaking here on the regular.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is a funky little area with a throwback vibe that makes it popular amongst trendy locals and curious travelers alike.

As a beginner surfer in the area you’ll no doubt enjoy the fact it almost always has surf and that all the waves are pretty mellow. On the downside, it can get crowded, but with such an interesting mix of people in the water you’ll always have something to look at.

When it’s small, the peaks near Newport Avenue can be super fun if you’re only just learning to surf. As you progress though you can move further north towards what’s known as “Avalanche Jetty”, where peeling righthanders run down a man-made rock wall.

Just remember when you paddle out that you pay respect to the local crew who surf here. Many of whom have been chasing waves here since the 70s and 80s.

La Jolla

You can’t make a list of the best learn to surf beaches in San Diego without mentioning La Jolla. With its predictable lineup, quality waves and ample parking, many surfing neophytes will find it easy to reach and hard to leave. As such, there are often people surfing La Jolla from the moment the sun rises till just after sunset.

La Jolla is also protected from the southwest trade wind. This means that a stiff onshore won’t blow out the waves in the same way it would at many other spots along the coast.

There are lots of surf schools and many grommets who use La Jolla as a testing ground before moving onto bigger and better waves, so you’ll need to learn how to share the lineup. That being said, if you book a surf lesson with Pacific Surf, you’ll still get more than your fair share of decent rides on any given day.

Mission Beach

Head south of Belmont Park and you’ll run smack bang into one of the best learn to surf beaches in all of San Diego – Mission Beach.

Perfect for those who are only just learning to surf, Mission Beach is a sand-bottom break that can deliver some seriously fun sessions. Visit it when the swell is small and clean and the tide is high for your best chance of catching some short but epic left and righthanders. 

If you’re feeling confident, head down to the South Jetty at the southern end of the beach. Here you’ll stumble upon a better-quality wave with more to offer in terms of rideability and size.

Note that like many other places in San Diego, Mission Beach can get crowded. To ensure you still rack up a solid wave tally though, consider booking a surf lesson with the team at Pacific Surf. Something that’s easy to do given that our surf school is situated directly in front of The Best Western Blue Sea Lodge Hotel on Mission Beach.

Choose the best learn to surf beach in San Diego to improve your skills at and kickstart your surfing adventure with Pacific Surf today.

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7 Things You Should Look for When Booking a Surf School in San Diego https://www.pacificsurf.org/7-things-when-booking-a-surf-school/ Thu, 11 Jul 2019 00:07:39 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=2967 Want to learn to surf in southern California? Then check out our following article for more information about the 7 things you should look for when booking a surf school in San Diego. First of all, we’d like to congratulate you on making the decision to learn to surf. Even though just about everyone would […]

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Want to learn to surf in southern California? Then check out our following article for more information about the 7 things you should look for when booking a surf school in San Diego.

First of all, we’d like to congratulate you on making the decision to learn to surf. Even though just about everyone would love to try it, the truth is that only a select few ever actually follow through with their curiosity. To us here at Pacific Surf, this makes you incredibly special and we’re stoked that you’re willing to give it a shot.

As you may already know, surfing is unlike many other sports and pastimes. This means it isn’t easily mastered and that even the fundamentals can prove difficult to pick up for individuals that would consider themselves athletic. For this reason, we recommend scheduling a session with a local surf school.

So with that in mind, here are 7 things you should look for when booking a surf school in San Diego.

1. Friendly instructors 

You’ll never learn from an instructor that simply yells at you from the beach and offers no encouragement. For this reason, we only employ instructors who are approachable as well as knowledgeable. Not only does this make your learn to surf experience more enjoyable, but you’ll also progress much quicker.

2. Quality equipment

Learning to surf is hard enough without poor or faulty equipment complicating the experience. Luckily for you we here at Pacific Surf stock soft-top surfboards, wetsuits, rash guards and leashes that will enhance your performance in beginner waves. But keep in mind when booking a surf school in San Diego that not all surf lesson providers are created equal.

3. Great track record

A great track record is like a beacon of good business. As such, you should do your research when booking a surf school in San Diego and only go with accredited surf lesson providers that feature excellent Trip Advisor reviews. Pacific Surf for example has been honored as San Diego’s Best General Interest and Recreational School in the reader’s poll by the San Diego Union Tribune, which more than cements our reputation as a reliable surf school.

4. Choice of lesson types

We don’t take a one size fits all approach to the learn to surf experience, which is one of the reasons why we offer a range of lesson types to suit all preferences. Prefer small groups? Then perhaps a semi-private lesson is perfect for you. Want one on one tuition? The private lesson will be right up your alley. Keen to learn to surf with a crowd? Check out our group surf lesson packages we currently offer.

5. A ‘Stand Up’ guarantee 

There aren’t many things in this life that are guaranteed, but with Pacific Surf you can rest assured we’ll get you to your feet by the end of the lesson. In fact, we’re so confident that we will have you surfing before your session is over that we even include a ‘Stand Up’ guarantee on our site. Talk about getting what you paid for, right?

6. Experienced team 

When booking a surf school in San Diego, special consideration should be given to the team you’re booking with. In relation to Pacific Surf, every member of our team is certified in CPR, first aid and have a Level 1 or higher surfing coaching accreditation. Not to mention that as a surf school we’ve also taught more than 40,000 students since 1997.

7. Affordable lesson packages

Surfing is a pastime for everyone to enjoy and as such, we believe in providing you with a range of affordable packages to choose from when booking a surf school in San Diego. Check out some of the pricing information on our website when it comes to our group, semi-private and private lessons or send us a message for more details about seasonal specials.

Don’t waste time with other surf lesson providers. When it comes to booking a surf school in San Diego, your number one pick should be Pacific Surf!

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South Mission Beach Surf Camp is Up and Running! https://www.pacificsurf.org/south-mission-beach-surf-camp-is-up-and-running/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:23:03 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=2905 South Mission Beach Surf School is ready-set-go for its first day of SURF CAMP! Pacific Surf School is catching the waves for first-timers, veteran-swimmers of the waves, and our awesome instructors. Although “June Gloom” of San Diego is in its midst, it doesn’t mess with the diligent students and avid surfers trying to catch a […]

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South Mission Beach Surf School is ready-set-go for its first day of SURF CAMP! Pacific Surf School is catching the waves for first-timers, veteran-swimmers of the waves, and our awesome instructors.

Although “June Gloom” of San Diego is in its midst, it doesn’t mess with the diligent students and avid surfers trying to catch a wave.

South Mission Beach just killed its first surf camp yesterday. Like, literally.

Yeah, sure, the water was cold, but that is why these kids are resilient. They put their wetsuits on, grab a board, and learn from the best!

Pacific Surf School at South Mission Beach got off to a great start. Our instructors were tentative about making sure all the kids were on the same page, safe, and ready for when it’s time to get in the water.

So, what are the benefits of attending surf camp at Pacific Surf School?

Plenty!

You will be surrounded by CPR Certified Surf Instructors to make sure you are safe in every type of weather condition. Friendships with your fellow surfers will be forged for life. The bonding experience between learning a new activity lasts for a lifetime.

South Mission Beach is next to the North Jetty, has plenty of parking, beautiful views, and in front of a brand-new lifeguard tower. It is perfect for beginners to get their feet wet and cruise on the waves. We make sure that you will be able to stand up on the board in one lesson. And, if you fall – that’s ok! We will make sure you will succeed and reach your potential out in the water.

Learning to surf should be on everyone’s bucket list. So, the sooner you join one of our surf camps the sooner you will be out on the waves and shredding through the water.

The best thing about Pacific Surf School’s surf camp is it’s for everyone, it’s safe, friendly, and the beaches of San Diego are clean and in great condition for surfing. Our instructors are trained to make sure that everyone gets into the water safely, stands up, and achieves their goal.

It doesn’t matter your age, just get out there and pursue your dream. The surf camp is the best way to hang out and learn a new sport. And, who doesn’t like the beach? It’s the best classroom to learn in.

Pacific Surf School makes sure that our surf camp is full of safe fun and in the company of experienced instructors. We want everyone to get the most out of the surf culture that resides in San Diego. We have the best beaches to learn how to surf, forever friendships will be made, and, basically, having the best time ever!

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Why Booking a Surf Lesson Will Make You a Better Surfer https://www.pacificsurf.org/why-booking-a-surf-lesson-will-make-you-a-better-surfer/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 22:45:39 +0000 https://www.pacificsurf.org/?p=2898 Read on and discover why booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf now will make you a much better surfer in the future. If you dream of becoming a surfer, then the best place to begin your journey is with a surf lesson. This applies to just about everyone — even if you’re already familiar […]

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Read on and discover why booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf now will make you a much better surfer in the future.

If you dream of becoming a surfer, then the best place to begin your journey is with a surf lesson. This applies to just about everyone — even if you’re already familiar with other board sports, such as snowboarding of skateboarding.

The reason for this is that there’s so much more to surfing than simply grabbing your board and hitting the waves. Things like the beach you’re surfing at, the equipment you’re using, and your technique will all determine just how well you’ll perform. Add the fact that you’re dealing with the whims of Mother Nature while in the water and the whole learning process becomes much more complicated.

Booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf is, therefore, the best option for beginner surfers. Not only will we show you the basics, but we’ll also make you a more well-rounded waterman or woman. Check out some of our techniques to make you a successful surfer below:

Supervised introduction

Many would be wave riders have had terrible first experiences when it comes to surfing. Being caught in a rip, bowled over by the shore-break or separated from your board are just some examples of surfing gone bad. But that doesn’t mean your first attempt at surfing has to go this way.

By booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf, you can look forward to a fully-supervised introduction to surfing that ensures you’re eased into the experience. This begins with our qualified instructors assessing your skill level.

We then provide a thorough lesson on the basics of surfing on the beach before you even hit the water and monitor every wave you catch. Thus, guaranteeing your first surf session goes smoothly and that you develop a positive first impression.

Proper Technique

Bad habits can seriously cripple your progress. With some poor practices stopping you from leveling up your surfing skills altogether.

The good news is that by booking a surf lesson with Pacific Surf, any bad habits you may have picked-up will be totally ironed out.

This is done by first identifying which behaviors or actions are having a negative impact on your performance. We then show you how you can change for the better by drawing from over 20 plus years of surf school expertise. Before you know it old habits that were holding you back will be eliminated, and you’ll feel yourself getting better with every wave.

Water safety

The ocean can be a dangerous place. Strong currents and a shallow impact zone are just two examples of problem areas for beginner surfers. This makes having an understanding of the general water safety imperative for newcomers. Which is why we also coach you on various best practices as they pertain to surfing.

Our reasons for instructing you on the basics of water safety are twofold. Firstly, it ensures you understand the risks involved with surfing so as to better manage them while in the water. Secondly, it allows you to feel more confident about standing up on a surfboard for the first time, which contributes to better performance and a more satisfying learn to surf experience.

Supportive environment

Our instructors are patient, caring, and highly qualified at their job. We also employ people who know how to work with individuals of all backgrounds and athletic abilities. Another great thing about them in addition to their coaching skills, however, is their ability to create a supportive environment for everyone in our classes.

By learning in a supportive environment, you’ll be better equipped to handle the ups and downs that come with surfing for the very first time. Falling off, for instance, becomes an opportunity to correct your mistake, rather than an outright failure. While each success you have is celebrated using positive reinforcement.

The end result is that you feel motivated to continue surfing, instead of simply giving up after a few failed attempts, and become hooked on this exciting pastime for years to come.

Book a surf lesson with Pacific Surf in San Diego today and become a better surfer in a shorter amount of time!

By Lachland Campbell

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