There’s no excuse not to learn how to surf while you’re in San Diego. All the opportunities are here. The weather is amazing, the beaches are sunny and warm, and there’s a surf school on every corner. Check out just a few of the top surfing classes in San Diego and get ready to be a surfing enthusiast for life.
Mission Beach Surfing School
Mission Beach offers a lot of options to learn to surf. You can choose between private, semi-private (2-3 people at a time, good for family and friend groups), group lessons, and multi-day clinics that offer lessons at a cheaper price than individual lessons. Group lessons here cost $65 and private lessons cost $95. Lessons last 90 minutes. You can also choose a surfing clinic. We love that Mission Beach Surfing School includes photographs in your lesson costs. It’s definitely has one of the best surfing classes in San Diego.
San Diego Surf School
San Diego Surf School gets great grades for its customer service and its focus on teaching surfers of all skill levels. Group lessons here cost $59 and private lessons cost $94. Lessons last 90 minutes. One of the most unique aspects of this school is that it hosts clinics for kids. A kids’ one-day clinic is just $124, and a five-day clinic, including an end-of-week pizza party, costs $350. You can choose between their Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach locations.
Pacific Surf School
Another place that has one of the best surfing classes in San Diego is Pacific Surf. Pacific Surf is one of the biggest surf schools in the area, and it’s been working with surfers since 1997. Group lessons here cost $65 and private lessons cost $95. Lessons last 90 minutes. Pacific Surf has locations in Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and Mission Beach.
Ocean Experience is San Diego’s first surf school, and the experience shows. This is where you’ll get the most bang for your buck. Group lessons begin at $105 and last for a full three hours, twice as long as most lessons. Private lessons cost $65 for every hour, with a two-hour minimum ($130). We love that surf students get free rentals the day of the lesson and half-off rentals for the remainder of the week. Ocean Experience has lessons in Mission Beach and Ocean Beach and has great surf lessons in San Diego.