La Jolla Surfing Lessons: Experience Calm Waters
30 Ratings
San Diego
Learn to surf in the calm waters of La Jolla Shores with experienced instructors. No experience necessary, all equipment provided. Have fun and stay safe!
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • 2261 Avenida De La Playa - Our experienced instructors will teach you the fundamentals of surfing and ocean safety on land, before heading into the water to catch some waves with your group! Continually voted one of the best spots for beginner and intermediate surfers in San Diego, the calm waters of La Jolla Shores are an ideal place to learn how to surf in a fun, yet safe environment.

Throughout the lesson, your instructors will make sure you’re safe and having fun. No experience necessary, all equipment provided.

We donate a portion of every purchase made to Greenwave & Urban Surf 4 Kids through our partnership with 1% For The Planet.

What's Included
  • 90-minute surf lesson with expert guidance
  • Everyday California Rash Guard and surfboard provided
  • Extra hour of equipment use after the lesson
  • Complimentary wetsuit included
What's Not Included
  • Lockers are available to store belongs (small items) for $6.00 per locker for the day.
  • Concessionaire Percentage Fee
Additional Information

Always aspired to master surfing? Excellent ambition! The tranquil surrounds of La Jolla Shores presents an ideal place to start! Our skilled teachers are enthusiastic about passing their love for surfing to novice and intermediate surfers - no prior skills required, we provide all the gear.

Our teachers honor each learner’s decision concerning their involvement in the tutorial and their ease within the water. You’re sure to enjoy acquiring surfing skills in a secure environment!

2261 Avenida De La Playa
Avenida De La Playa
All participants must check-in for the activity at our store which is located at 2261 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA, 92037. Once you arrive at our store, our staff will get you ready, introduce you to your surf instructor and teach you the fundamentals of surfing. Arrive 30 minutes early.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(30 Ratings)
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Mar 14, 2024
Excellent Experience - We went to San Diego to get the full beach experience and this was amazing! Devan was super helpful and easy to talk to and Brandon at the shop was more than accommodating. We’ll definitely be back!
Review provided by Viator
Feb 12, 2024
Surf Lessons - Surf lessons in La Jolla were amazing! It was a beautiful day and our instructor, Josiah, was so thorough and kind. We had a great day and highly recommend them for your surf lessons!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 23, 2023
Surfing - Excellent place for a first time surf and the instructor was awesome helping us with riding waves after a few minutes on the water.
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Aug 28, 2023
Fantastic - Fantastic morning with Emily learning to surf. I booked a private lesson for my two sons and they had a great time. Fab teachers, fab shop, helpful staff. Would 100% recommend this company. Visiting from UK and taking home some great memories.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 26, 2023
Great Cali experience! - My two sons and I had an awesome time learning to surf with instructor, Jake. The water was very comfortable to be in with the wet suits and we all managed to get up on the boards and ride some of the waves 😊
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Jun 19, 2023
Great surf lesson experience - Surfer Instructor Jake was great. Patient, calm and knowledgeable. He got this middle-aged tubby dude up and riding a couple of waves in an hour. Very easy-going, amiable and you can tell he enjoys his job and enthusiastic to work with people teaching them something he loves to do himself.
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May 14, 2023
10 thumbs up! - We took our teens to do this while in town (13, 16, 19) and we are not sure who loved it more - them or us! Would definitely do again.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 16, 2022
Great Employees - Super nice employees and very knowledgable. I had a great time learning how to surf and working on my form.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jul 31, 2023
Carter and Dean were awesome teachers! Very professional and knowledgeable surf school. - Carter was the perfect first surf instructor for my teen daughter. He was patient, cautious and knowledgeable. Dean helped our two teen friends who had surfed before and he also was very skilled, professional and patient. I felt they all were very safe. They wear yellow long sleeve shirts over wet suits so they can easily pinpoint the students. Know that it is a good 15 min walk with the surfboard from the store to surf area on the beach. The only suggestion would be to have the rental surfboards down at the beach already and ask for credit card deposit before lesson. That way they can continue surfing immediately after lesson and not have to make the long walk to and from the store.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Sep 16, 2022
The instructor was very... - The instructor was very sweet and helped my kids with the basics and made them feel very comfortable for their first time ever surfing
Review provided by Viator
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up to 5 guests
1 Adult
April 2024