Pacific Surf School | Surf Lessons in San Diego
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Best Thing In San Diego

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Had a great time yesterday with Abraham as my instructor. I actually managed to get up on the board and Abraham was super fun and helpful and patient. Had a great time here! Pick this school!

Learned a lot!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My instructor, Anton, was great! Taught me so much about surfing and the ocean. It took me a little while to be able to stand up on my board but he was patient. Good fun.

Best Vacation Ever

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I love the ocean but live in the midwest so obviously don't spend much time in it. When I do get to the ocean it is very difficult to get me out of the water. This vacation I decided to try surfing and it was GREAT! My instructor was super cool and I learned a lot in an hour and a half. I think this just solidifies the fact that I need to move to the west coast! Thanks Pacific Surf School!

San Diego Fun

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My brother and I were out in San Diego this week and were staying at the Blue Sea Beach Hotel. We would wake up in the morning go out on our balcony and watch this surf school give lessons. Finally, we got the courage to do it ourselves. Talked with a nice lady, Nicole and next thing you know we were on the website signing up and bam it was time to surf. I had a lesson with Adam and my brother had a lesson with Leo and both guys were awesome! Highly recommend this school.

Awesome Surf School

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Had my first surf lesson with Alisson. It was so great. We spent about 30 minutes on the sand going over the fundamentals and about an hour in the water. The staff was so friendly and made the whole experience so enjoyable.

Surf Trip

Private Lesson
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5 5 1
Came down to San Diego for a work conference and had promised myself I was going to take a break from work at one point and do something adventurous. Talked to the concierge at my hotel and Pacific Surf School was highly recommended so I went with a surf lesson. I had such a blast and everyone at the conference was jealous. Request Erik he was great!

Surfing USA

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My husband and I took a surf lesson with Abraham a couple days ago and had the BEST time! The waves were a little bigger than I was hoping for but Abraham made me feel safe and confident out there. My husband did great and had so much fun. The rest of the staff was very pleasant to work with!

Surf San Diego

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I took private lesson with Anton. It was very fun and I learned a lot. I also got to keep the board and suit for afetr the lesson. Highly recommend!

Sorority Sister Surf Lesson

Group Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I convinced a few of my sorority sisters to come out to PB to take a surf lesson with me. There was a total of 4 of us. It was so much fun and the instructor was awesome! (and really cute!!) We all decided we have to take another lesson and will definitely be coming back to Pacific Surf School!!

Surf's Up!

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Overall great experience with Pacific Surf School! My husband and 2 children took a lesson and I got to watch from the beach. We got a photo package for each of them which was awesome! Definitely get the photos! Their instructor was Adam. He is such a goofball and my whole family loved him. We will definitely be coming back next summer and fingers crossed Adam is still there!

San Diego Surf Lesson

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Just took a private surf lesson with Erik and it was awesome! He is super knowledgeable and very patient. We had a great time. I would recommend requesting him! Booking online is very easy as well.

Surf Lessons

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My mom gave me and my fiance a gift card for a semi private surf lesson as an engagement gift. She said "Couples that surf together, stay together". We had so much fun with our instructor Leo. The whole experience was great and now we have a new hobby 🙂

Surf San Diego

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Wow wow wow! Love this surf school! Booked a lesson online which was very easy and straight forward then met the friendly staff at the beach. Lesson was 90 minutes and went by wayyyy to fast! Ended up signing up for another the net day because it was just too much fun! Highly recommend.

Bachelor Party

Group Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Took my boys out to San Diego for my best friend's bachelor party. We were not feeling to perky the morning of our surf lesson (due to festivities the night prior) but as soon as we got suited up and begun our lesson with Adam and Kevin, all of that changed. Those dudes were so awesome and we all had so much fun. There were 9 of us and we all managed to stand up on our boards and catch a few waves. They also gave us a discount for the bachelor party so call the office and ask them about that before booking!

Kids Surf Lesson

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I signed my 3 kids up for a semi private surf lesson this past weekend. They are ages 10, 13, and 16. Their instructor's name was Anton and man was he awesome. My kids were smiling the whole time. Since then they have all asked for surfboards for Christmas.

Conquered my fear!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Alright, I know it may be silly but I have always been afraid of sharks and it has definitely kept me from spending much time doing ocean activities. My brother Jason peer pressured me into doing a lesson with him and I'm happy to report that not only did I very quickly get over my fear, but I also surfed way better than he did! Take that bro! Haha definitely recommend this surf school!

Shredding the gnar!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Took my wife out to San Diego for our anniversary and decided to do something different. We are both in our 40's but in good shape so we felt like conquering surfing. Booked lessons through the website, easy! Then met the instructors and Nicole at the beach! Safe to say I am going to have to work really hard next year because this anniversary was hands down the best. As the surf instructors said, we were shredding out there!

Surfer Chick

Private Lesson
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5 5 1
I have always dreamt of being a surfer chick and today Pacific Surf School made that dream a reality! Thanks to Kevin I am feeling extremely confident with my surf ability even though I know I still have a lot of work to put in. The staff was very friendly and booking a lesson was easy! Book with this school and ask for Kevin! You won't regret it!

Best Day Ever!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Had a private surf lesson with Abraham and man was it sweet! Abe is the man and got me up and surfing on my first wave. He is very knowledgeable and patient. I definitely had my fair share of wipeouts but he kept encouraging me the entire lesson. Would recommend to anyone.

So much fun!!!

Group Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Went surfing for the first time. Our trainer, Adam, was awesome! He kept us laughing and was extremely encouraging throughout the lesson.

Surf Lessons San Diego

Group Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Very friendly, professional, energetic staff and Anton was awesome!! The surf was high today and he kept my son Zeke super pumped and safe! My nephew and husband also had a great time. Thanks so much you guys for great service and for a rockin' surf session! 🙂

Surf Lessons Rocked!

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
We took a 90-minute surf lesson with Alisson on our honeymoon and it was fantastic! Alisson is from Brazil and has a ton of surfing experience. He was very patient and helpful. Would definitely recommend this surf school.

Kev was AWESOME!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I came to San Diego for my birthday and Kev definitely made it a great experience. It took me a little while to get up (first timer) and I crashed a couple times but he kept encouraging me until I was up and riding a wave all the way into the sand. I definitely recommend this for anyone looking for surf lessons in San Diego. 100 out of 5 stars if I could.

Pacific Surf School

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Had a great time learning to surf with these guys! I'm 27 years old and this was my first time surfing. OUr instructor, Dan, you could tell had a lot of experience and enjoys teaching all levels. He explained all the fundamentals and helped me accomplish a lot in 90 minutes.

Second Day Surfing

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Today it's my second day surfing with Daniel. I had to book another lesson. I had so much fun. I learned how to turn to one side and to the other one. Great waves and a great time.

Proud dad moment!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I have been trying to get my son in the ocean for a couple years now and always struggled. We came to San Diego for vacation and he saw the surf lessons going on in front of our hotel and looked interested. So I signed him up. His instructor's name was Daniel. Not only was my son "shredding" out there after 20 minutes but he still hasn't stopped smiling and I don't think he will for a while... Highly recommend!

Best Surf School

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I have been to San Diego many times and like to check out the different activities in the area. I have tried a few surf schools over the years and Pacific Surf School was hands down THE BEST! I would recommend them to anyone. Also ask for Adam Smith!

Surf Lesson in San Diego

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Was a little nervous to surf but once I got in the water with Kevin I forgot all fear and had such a great time. Thank you Pacific Surf School and Kevin for the exhilarating experience.

Can't wait to surf again!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Took a private lesson with Adam! Wow! I've been dreaming about surfing every night since!

Best vacation experience!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Had an awesome experience and a lot of fun thanks to our instructor Anton Dodds! Total thumbs up to Pacific Surf School!

Surf Lesson in San Diego

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Alisson was a great teacher. He was very upbeat, informative and helpful the entire time. He made it a fun and enjoyable experience and was really rooting for us to succeed!

Ask for Kevin!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Kevin taught me how to surf over the past weekend! Wow! What a great instructor! I had surfed a few times before taking this lesson but I was really terrible especially my technique. He had me charging in under an hour. It was a phenomenal experience and I would for sure ask for Kevin again!

So much fun!!!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Had a great time at Pacific Surf School with my instructor, Anton! He got me up on the board in no time and was extremely enthusiastic & patient, I will definitely be taking lessons again!

Dan is the man!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Daniel has great energy! He was very informative and gave me practical/helpful advice. Dan is also a fun guy with the perfect temperament for being an instructor. I caught several waves during my first lesson - overall great experience!

Great Surf Experience!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My sister and I have never surfed before but we had a blast and were very successful under Allison's instruction. He was patient and informative and we learned a ton. We had a wonderful time, We would highly recommend this school!!

Best experience

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Awesome school,

San Diego Top SURF SCHOOL

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Pacific Surf School . is was amazing!!!!! I really love them. cant wait to come back and have another surf lessons with them 🙂 thank you

Fantastic private surf lesson!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Ask for Kevin- he was upbeat and encouraging for the entire lesson! I had never surfed before but he had me standing up on the board immediately! A highlight of my San Diego trip!

Amazing!!!!!!

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
Took our daughters for lessons with Kevin, and it was gnarly dude;). The photos were extra, and worth every penny. The staff was organized, fun, enthusiastic, and worked hard to make sure you had fun.

Thank you Pacific Surf School!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My boyfriend had two awesome private classes. Our instructor was patient and super helpful. My boyfriend even stood up a few times on his first try! I would highly recommend taking surfing lessons at Pacific Surf School. They are professional, friendly, and definitely embrace the Californian surf culture. Parking can be a bit of a pain in PB, so just keep that in mind. They are set up as a little tent on the beach, so there aren't changing facilities or places to lock up your belongings - just bring the necessities. There is always someone at the tent, so you can leave your shoes, clothes, towel, etc. in one of their plastic bins. Public restrooms are nearby.

This was a great experience

Group Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
A friend and I drove down from LA for a 2 hour group lesson, but it was just the 2 of us and Kevin, our instructor. Kevin was super enthusiastic and capable, with 5 years of teaching and 20 yrs surfing. Started by giving us large soft boards (go big blue!) that ended up handling perfectly for beginners. Got some excellent instruction on popping up on dry land, then had just over an hour in the water, which was plenty of time to practice technique and even catch a few waves. Best part was they let us keep our gear for free for the rest of the day. Beach, water, and locals were awesome. Good times!

Kevin is great!

Semi Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My friend and I joined one other person in a semi-private 1.5 hour lesson with Kevin. Kevin was quick to get us in the water, encouraging, and an effective teacher! Really enjoyed the lesson, the time just flew by.

Anton is great!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
My son and I were visiting San Diego for summer vacation this last week, and my son really wanted to try surfing. He had a 90 minute private lesson with Anton at the Pacific Surf School, and after a few tries in the water, my son was able to successfully stand on his board and ride a few waves. He had a blast and says it was his favorite part of the trip. Anton was super friendly and helpful, and did a fabulous job in getting my son introduced to surfing.

What a great experience!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
I had a private lesson with Adam in January and it so exceed my expectations that it's hard to describe. Adam was incredibly knowledgeable, supportive, and fun. He was able to get me standing up and riding waves by the end of the lesson; I couldn't have been happier. Thanks Adam and Pacific Surf School!

I had a great private lesson with Anton!

Private Lesson
★★★★★
5 5 1
It was my very first time surfing and he was very patient throughout the entire lesson. Anton was aware of my skill level and pushed me to try bigger waves while also noting what I needed to work on after each wave. I've had some scary experiences in the past in the water and Anton was great at helping me to feel comfortable in the water, but to also feel confident in my ability to navigate the water and waves as the session progressed! Overall such a great experience, I'd come back again for a lesson and I highly recommend pacific surf school and Anton as a surf instructor!!‍

Pacific Surf School

– San Diego, California –

Pacific surf school offers a variety of surf programs for all ages and skills levels! Currently Pacific Surf School is offering; year round year round Surfing Lessons, private clinics, corporate and group surf lessons. Our programs also feature kids’ and teen surf camps and luxury overnight surf camps for youthsand or families. Our friendly, safe, qualified instructors will teach you the correct process in learning to surf!

Women and surf instructor

For everyone visiting the San Diego area Pacific Surf School has three locations! Pacific Beach right off of Pacific Beach Drive, is in front of the beautiful Blue Sea Hotel. Like always the school is under the RED canopies right on the sand. Our second location is in beautiful Ocean Beach just North of the pier and in front of the main life guard station. For all you dog lovers out there Pacific Surf School is just down the sand from dog beach, so don’t forget your K-9 friends! Our third location is Mission Beach, one of the most famous spots with great waves everyday.

Surf With Us

Our locations were defined to bring our students the best waves conditions does not metter where and the day of class. Our certified instructors warranty the perfect condiction to learn and to improve your technics inside and outside of the water.

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located directly off the sand in Pacific Beach, in front of our school!
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